Movie fans all over the world cherish the experience of tucking into fresh popcorn while enjoying the action in front of a large cinema screen. The capital city has it’s fair share of movie buffs, who frequently visit the cinemas in Abu Dhabi.
List of cinemas in Abu Dhabi
From the exclusive National Cinema Abu Dhabi to the immensely popular Novo Cinemas Abu Dhabi Mall, there are several movie theatres for film fans to enjoy. From surround sound to VIP sections, these Abu Dhabi cinemas offer every service you could imagine. Abu Dhabi cinema timings varies based on the movie, screen and dates, so keep an eye out for the ones that suit your schedule.
1. Grand Al Mariah Cinema
This cinema built in 2000 has a capacity of 2,065 persons. It has nine movie theatres in Abu Dhabi screening the latest flicks from across the world. Over the years this cinema has grown to become a state-of-the-art modern-screen facility.It comes with digital surround sound, discounted prices, as well as upholstered seats in both Gold Class and VIP sections.
There are dedicated sections for families, ladies and couples in this Abu Dhabi movie theatre.
You can enjoy 2D and 3D Dolby digital cinema system movies in Grand Cinemas Abu Dhabi making it the perfect venue to attend advance screenings and premiere nights. Movie fans are fond of the high-quality experience this cinema in Abu Dhabi offers. Al Mariah Cinema aims to provide you the best movie theatre experience.
- Address: Al Najda Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Contact: +971-2-678-5000
2. Novo Cinemas, Abu Dhabi Mall
Novo Cinemas is a group of cinemas in Abu Dhabi that screens the latest Arabic, Bollywood and Hollywood movies. The most popular one in Abu Dhabi Mall is a multiplex cinema. You can enjoy their 7-star luxury experience which allows access to their private VIP lounge, a personal butler, fine-dining food and automated reclining chairs.
- Address: 3rd Floor, Abu Dhabi Mall, 10th Street, Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-645-8988
3. Star Khalifa City Cinema, Abu Dhabi
This is a good cinema for people who want to avoid large crowds. It is a quiet space and offers tickets at reasonable prices. The Star Cinemas group operates two more cinemas in the city: Grand Safeer Cinema and National Cinema. The Khalifa City cinema is peaceful compared to the others in Abu Dhabi.
- Address: Central Mall, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-627-5999
4. Cine Royal Cinema, Khalidiyah Mall
For people who want to enjoy a relaxed silver screen experience, Cine Royal Cinema is the best choice. It is a chain of cineplexes that offers technologically advanced cinemas.
The Cine Royal Cinema at Khalidiyah Mall has nine screens. There are larger cinemas as well since both the Cine Royal Dalma Mall and Cine Royal Deerfields Mall have 14 screens each. This cinema airs Hollywood, Middle Eastern as well as Bollywood movies. Cinema goers can choose from standard, platinum and royal tickets to watch a movie. The Cine Royal Cinemas are held by Royal Group of Companies in the UAE, which was the first cinema to bring 3D movie technology to Abu Dhabi.
- Address: Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-681-9444
5. VOX Cinema, Marina Mall
Vox Cinemas in Abu Dhabi is spread over four locations: Abu Dhabi Mall, Nation Galleria, Yas Mall and Marina Mall. The Marina Mall branch has nine screens and also offers a lounge, waiter service and reclining armchairs for a luxurious movie-viewing experience.
This Abu Dhabi cinema was the first one in the UAE to introduce IMAX with Laser and it also has a MAX mega-screen offering Dolby ATMOS surround sound for blockbuster hits. VOX Cinemas also operates KIDS, a cinema dedicated just to children.
- Address: Marina Mall, Level 1, Breakwater on Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-600-59-9905
6. Oscar Cinema Al Raha
Oscar Cinema Al Raha Mall has nine screens and a capacity to accomodate 1,500 guests. It has all the luxurious amenities typical of the UAE, including gourmet food, touch-button callboards, pushback seats and even recliners! The cinema has advanced technology including high-resolution 4K digital projection systems, VIP and premium seats, fully digital screens, Dolby surround sound and immersive digital 3D content.
- Address: Al Raha Mall, Channel Street, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-556-2008
7. National Cinema in Abu Dhabi
Owned by Star Cinemas group, National Cinema is another cheap cinema in Abu Dhabi.
It is at a walking distance from Madinat Zayed and has lower ticket prices than those of other cinemas in Abu Dhabi.
- Address: Baniyas Najda Street, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-671-1700
8. Grand Safeer Cinema, Mussafah Safeer Centre
Rounding up our list of the top cinemas in Abu Dhabi is Grand Safeer Cinema. You can enjoy a good cinematic theatre experience at a much lower cost at this cinema, which is also part of the Star Cinemas group in Abu Dhabi.
- Address: Safeer Mall, Mussafah Industrial Area, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-552-1515
That’s all for our list of best cinemas in Abu Dhabi. There are also a few must-try cinemas in Dubai which you should visit if you are in the city. If you are a connoisseur of art house cinema and enjoy indie flicks, check out our review of Cinema Akil, one of the best places to watch independent movies in Dubai. And during cooler months, don’t miss out on watching your favourite movies in the outdoor cinemas in Dubai.