Mall of the Emirates is a popular destination for shopping and entertainment in Dubai with an abundance of family-friendly activities and recreational facilities. The brand new VOX drive-in cinema is the latest addition to the list of things to explore in this highly-visited mall. The old-fashioned concept has made a comeback to give moviegoers a chance to enjoy the experience, in a safe way. Let’s find out more about the VOX Cinemas Drive-in Dubai.
VOX CINEMAS DRIVE-IN DUBAI LAUNCH EVENT
Majid Al Futtaim Group launched the VOX Cinemas Drive-in theatre at a private, invite-only event on Wednesday, 13 May 2020. During the event, the guests and the hosts followed strict social distancing protocols established by the Government of Dubai.
As part of the occasion, Cameron Mitchell, the chief executive of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas said in a statement that the VOX Cinemas Drive-in allows visitors to enjoy the big screen experience without compromising on their health and well-being.
“With the gradual easing of restrictions on people’s movement, it’s also the perfect opportunity for people to safely enjoy the big screen experience again with a family member,” said Cameron Mitchell, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim – Cinemas.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT VOX CINEMAS DRIVE-IN?
The VOX Cinemas Drive-in screens movies on Level 3 of MOE’s outdoor parking space, which can be accessed via Exit 39 on Sheikh Zayed Road. The rooftop cinema has a 20-metre wide screen and can hold 75 cars.
After driving in, the ushers scan the QR code provided, provide the F&B package and place a coloured sticker on the windshield of the car indicating a row and slot number. Traffic controllers then guide the vehicles to a designated spot based on the colour of the sticker.
Before the movie starts audience will then have to tune-in to a special frequency (VOX 87.6 FM) to listen to the accompanying audio of the movie being played on a giant screen.
A popular concept in the past, interest in drive-in cinemas had waned in recent years, thanks to the multiplexes and immersive theatre experiences provided by modern cinemas in the UAE. But prior to this, drive-in cinemas were popular with moviegoers in the UAE, especially during the cool, winter months. Old-timers in Dubai used to frequent Rex’s Drive-In Cinemas on Al Khawaneej Road, an outdoor drive-in cinema close to Mushrif Park while long-time residents of Abu Dhabi often reminisce about the drive-theatres in the capital. Who knew that this old-school idea would provide a solution to a modern-day problem? With the new drive-in cinema by VOX at Mall of the Emirates there is now a safe way to enjoy the latest flicks without compromising on one’s safety.
As the drive-in cinema is located in the popular mall, you can also check out other popular activities at the Mall of the Emirates, after watching the movie.
VOX DRIVE-IN CINEMA TICKET PRICE
You can have a unique movie experience at the VOX Drive-in Cinema. The VOX Drive-in cinema ticket price of AED 180 plus VAT per car includes an F&B package that offers:
- Two popcorns
- One Nachos Supreme
- Two soft drinks
- Two water bottles
- One large M&Ms
The tickets at the drive-in cinema in the Mall of the Emirates are paperless that can be scanned with a QR code. A maximum of two passengers per car are permitted on a single ticket, whereas children aged three to 12 and adults over 60 are not allowed.
Tickets are available on the official UAE VOX cinemas website. All proceeds from the May 17, 2020 ticket sales will go to the 10 Million Meals, one of the biggest charities in Dubai in Ramadan.
The complete VOX Cinemas Drive-in movie schedule can be seen here. The movie schedule for Dubai’s new drive-in cinema will be updated every Monday, so don’t forget to check out the official website for more updates.
VOX CINEMAS DRIVE-IN DUBAI LOCATION
The new drive-in cinema in Dubai is located at Mall of the Emirates, on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The most convenient way to reach VOX Cinemas Drive-in at the Mall of the Emirates is to drive down Sheikh Zayed Road and take the exit on the 4th interchange.
For any questions related to the drive-in cinemas by VOX in Dubai, please contact 600-599905. The customer support teams are available between 10:00 am and 12:00 am from Sunday to Saturday.
VOX Cinemas Drive-in Dubai is one of the most anticipated new entertainment projects in the city. Now that VOX Drive-In Cinema is successfully launched, the residents of Dubai have a new entertainment hotspot to visit at the Mall of the Emirates.
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