Watching a movie on the big screen, with the smell of popcorn permeating the air and the booming sound effects immersing you in the adventures of the onscreen characters is an experience unlike any other. If you are a film buff who loves to get dressed up and go to the cinemas with your significant other or even as a large group of friends, there are a few unique movie theatre experiences in Dubai you are sure to enjoy. Let’s take a look at these unique cinemas in Dubai where you can get a whole different movie-going experience.
Licensed Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown
We all would love to curl up after a good movie and head straight to bed instead of facing a long drive home in heavy traffic, wouldn’t we? Now you can do exactly that at one of the newly opened licensed cinemas in Dubai operated by Reel at Rove Downtown, where you can head to one of their quirkily designed hotel rooms after catching a movie. The cosy new movie theatre in Dubai features 46 comfortable single seater sofas, and boasts state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, with a Barco Laser projection for “a truly immersive experience”. Ticket prices include a pack of popcorn (many interesting flavours to choose from including strawberry and cream, cappuccino etc) and a soft drink. You can also purchase additional snacks and drinks at the counter.
Ticket prices start at AED 70 including popcorn and soft drink of your choice.
Theatre by Rhodes at Vox Cinemas
One of the high concept Dubai movie theatres, this novelty experience at Vox Cinemas is perfect for date nights, as it combines two of the best ways to spend a romantic evening – a movie and a three-course meal! The package deal comes with a movie ticket, choice of one starter, main course and dessert from Gary Rhodes’ award-winning menu along with a soft drink or mocktail and tea or coffee to finish off your gourmet meal. After enjoying the meal, you can even request for a blanket and relax in the reclining chairs for a fantastic experience at a movie theatre in Dubai.
Packages for ThEATre by Rhodes are currently priced at AED 265 including the ticket and gourmet meal.
Guy Fieri Dine-in Cinema at Jebel Ali Recreation Club
The concept of dine-in cinemas in Dubai appears to be gaining in popularity as can be seen with the newly launched upscale Guy Fieri movie theatre experience at the Jebel Ali Recreation Club powered by Reel Cinemas. The American celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s eclectic menu featuring lobster rolls, insta-worthy burgers and loaded nachos paired with an entertaining flick seems like the perfect start to a weekend. The dine-in movie theatre is also one of the newly licensed cinemas in Dubai. Currently, the Jebel Ali Recreation Club has 180 seats spread across four Reel Cinema screens with a stylish restaurant and bar to cater to the moviegoers. They serve brunch, lunch and dinner at this unique concept movie theatre in Dubai.
A ticket which includes a two-course meal is currently priced at AED 160. Desserts and beverages can be purchased separately.
Screen X with a 270-degree screen at Dubai Mall
Rounding off our list of unique movie theatres in Dubai is the latest screening experience at the Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall. Featuring a 270-degree screen, Screen X is a multi-projection screen and one of the most immersive movie-viewing experiences there is. If the IMAX doesn’t seem good enough, chances are you will love this technology that expands the image on the screen onto three of the walls covering the audience’s entire viewing angle. This unique panoramic cinema in Dubai is perfect for watching movies featuring stunning visuals and high-octane action entertainment.
Prices vary based on timings and additional options chosen.
While these four unique cinemas in Dubai are certainly bringing in a new flavour to the movie-going experience, when the weather gets better you could also explore some of the old school outdoor movie theatres in Dubai and watch as the stars fall in love, fight mega monsters or triumph over evil under the blanket of the midnight blue skies.
Which of these concept cinemas are you going to explore for this Eid Al Adha in Dubai? Let us know in the comments section below. We hope you enjoy the weekend and if you are still wondering about what to do over the festive period, check out some of these awesome UAE staycation deals for Eid Al Adha!