Dubai’s cinema experiences range from VIP screenings to open-air, under the stars. The magic of big screen and fantasy world is alluring to say the least. Dubai augments movie experience by sweeping you off your feet. Whether you are seated beneath the stars, being waited upon in a plush lounge or chilling off in a swimming pool – a cinema experience in Dubai is a must experience.
Reel Cinemas at Dubai Marina Mall
A boutique branch of Reel Cinemas is at Dubai Marina Mall. The only all-premiere-class cinema in the UAE, the cinema comprises twin recliner seats with plenty of legroom with an offering of gourmet food and beverages. Blankets and pillows are also available at an extra charge. So just cuddle up like at home!
Vox Gold offers fully reclining leather armchairs, cooked-to-order food from an exclusive menu and a private butler service. There are five Vox Cinema outlets across Dubai – Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Centre, Mercato Mall and Burjuman Mall, all offering the Gold experience.
Vox ThEATre by Gary Rhodes
Vox ThEATre by Gary Rhodes takes the cinematic experience to a higher level than Vox Gold. Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes launches his very own cinema experience, where viewers enjoy a world-class meal with their film. With Rhodes famous for his classic British cuisine with a touch of Arabian flavour, Vox ThEATre is the most delicious way to watch. Expect gourmet shawarma, classic grilled steak and delicate desserts served with all the finesse for which Rhodes’ restaurants are known.
They say cinema is getting more realistic, and with Vox 4DX (at Midrif City Centre and Deira City Centre), this is certainly true. The most immersive cinema experience, 4DX really throws viewers into the action. As well as motion seats, cinemagoers may also experience rain, fog, wind, water, lightning and even smell during a movie.
Cinema under the stars
The open-air theatre in the park at Jumeirah Lakes Towers runs throughout the cooler months of the year, showing indie films and family favourites. Wafi Mall’s Sunday evening Movies Under The Stars night offers free showings of comedy classics in the resort’s rooftop gardens; and British favourite Reform Social and Grill in The Lakes solicits votes on its social media channels to decide which films it will show on its big waterside screen.
Swim and watch at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club offers a truly unique way to experience films – while immersed in the resort’s pool! Every Thursday and Friday night from 7pm onwards, a family favourite is shown first, before a film for the grown-ups is aired. Each ticket includes access to the pool, a towel, and a carton of popcorn.