Where to go for a movie night out
Dubai’s top outdoor cinemas for a night under the stars
Fancy a movie night under the stars? Here are Dubai’s top outdoor cinemas to enjoy before the scorching summer hits again. Vox Outdoor at the rooftop, Galleria Mall, Jumeriah
\n\nA lounge style cinema where you can catch the latest blockbusters while snacking on popcorn, nachos, a hotdog or cookies – options included in the price of the standard ticket. The area features single seats and bean bags with tables as well as VIP couches in true Dubai-style.
Outdoor courtyard, Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
\n\nIf you’re a believer that old is gold, opt for this outdoor cinema at British venue Reform Social & Grill, where its green-filled courtyard hosts bean bags, lounges and picnic blankets for a movie night under the stars. The food options are not bad either (and by not bad, we mean superb).
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
\n\nNot a fan of blockbusters? Independent cinema platform Cinema Akil in art district Alserkal Avenue plays foreign films and old classics. However, screenings are not regular and visitors will need to check the venue’s official website beforehand. Entry is free of charge.
Rooftop gardens, Wafi Pyramids, Oud Metha
\n\nScreening a diverse range of films every Sunday at 8:30pm until the end of April, this outdoor cinema has free seating on beanbags and offers several snack options such as popcorn and burgers. Bookings are not required.
Urban Entertainment outdoor cinema, Habtoor Grand Resort, Dubai Marina
\n\nWatch a movie with the skyline of JBR as a back drop at Urban Entertainment’s outdoor cinema in Habtoor Grand Resort. Screening a mix of old classics such as Casablanca as well as family-friendly releases such as Up, the cinema takes place every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tickets are sold online on the firm’s website as well as at the door.