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Explore Dubai’s spectacular cinematic experiences this winter

Drive-In theatres or outdoor cinemas, take your pick. Dubai has it all and more

Exploring Dubai's various cinematic experiences in 2023

Unique cinematic experiences in Dubai that blends the magic of the silver screen with the allure of the great outdoors.

In 2023, the city boasts a delightful lineup of outdoor cinemas, providing an exclusive opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy their favorite films under the starry Arabian sky. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best open-air cinemas in Dubai for 2023.

Dubai’s State-of-the-Art Cinema

Dubai offers a diverse array of cinematic experiences for movie enthusiasts. The city boasts state-of-the-art theaters with cutting-edge technology, providing an immersive and high-quality viewing experience. From mainstream blockbusters to independent films, Dubai’s cinemas cater to a wide range of tastes.

Moreover, the city’s unique settings, such as open-air screenings in the desert and iconic locations, add a distinct charm to movie-watching, making Dubai a compelling destination for all film lovers.

Aljada Movie Nights

Aljada’s Movie Nights feature an impressive lineup of blockbuster films. The drive-in cinema, situated in Sharjah, offers these movies at no cost, but it is purely based on a first-come, first-served basis with all screenings commencing at 9 p.m. To enhance the cinematic experience, moviegoers can indulge in a variety of delectable cuisines available at Zad. They have the option to either use the drive-thru before entering the cinema or conveniently order their meals through a dedicated website, with the dishes being delivered to their cars in a secure and contactless manner.

Zero Gravity: Cinema by the beach

Exploring Dubai's various cinematic experiences in 2023

Zero Gravity Cinema On The Sand is back for an exciting new season. Located in one of Dubai’s most iconic beachfront venues, this open-air cinema offers an extraordinary experience. For an entrance fee of AED 75, which is entirely redeemable on food and beverages, movie enthusiasts can recline on comfortable beanbags, sun loungers, or director’s chairs. The combination of sea breeze, fine dining, and cinematic delight creates an unforgettable movie night.

Cinema Akil

Exploring Dubai's various cinematic experiences in 2023

Tucked away in Alserkal Avenue, the heart of Dubai’s thriving arts district, Cinema Akil stands as a beacon for cinephiles seeking exceptional storytelling. As an independent cinema platform, it curates a selection of high-quality films from around the world, enriching the cultural landscape of the UAE. This is the go-to place for those who appreciate the art of filmmaking.

Winter Nights in JBR

Exploring Dubai's various cinematic experiences in 2023

JBR Winter Nights is set to illuminate the waterfront promenade every weekend until December 31. This unique cinematic experience unfolds every Friday and Saturday, with screenings at 5 pm and 7 pm. The location offers a panoramic view of the Persian Gulf, making it an ideal spot to enjoy a film with family and friends.

Vox Outdoor Cinema, Galleria Mall

Exploring Dubai's various cinematic experiences in 2023

Perched atop The Galleria Mall, Vox Outdoor is a single-screen open-air cinema that elevates the movie-watching experience. Although currently undergoing renovations, it promises to return with a revamped cinematic setting. The open sky and the urban backdrop create a unique ambiance for film enthusiasts.

Roxy Outdoor Cinemas

Exploring Dubai's various cinematic experiences in 2023

Roxy Outdoor Cinemas located in Galleria Mall Al Barsha is situated on a rooftop, designed to pamper its guests with a VIP experience. Plush and comfy couches, coupled with a delectable selection of food and beverages, ensure that movie-goers can unwind in style. This is the perfect setting for those who appreciate a touch of luxury while watching their favorite films.

These outdoor cinemas provide a unique blend of entertainment, where the magic of cinema meets the charm of the outdoors. Whether you prefer the beachfront, the urban arts district, or the tranquil ambiance of Al Khawaneej, Dubai’s open-air cinemas offer something for everyone. So, get ready to savor your popcorn and embark on a cinematic journey beneath the Arabian night sky in 2023.

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