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4 outdoor cinemas to try in Dubai this week



A drop in temperatures is the perfect excuse to make any indoor activity an outdoor one. And if you’re looking to ditch the air-conditioning for Dubai’s winter breeze this week then make your way to one of these outdoor cinemas. After all, it’s hard to go wrong with a good film and a bag of popcorn.

Vox Outdoor Cinema
Located on Galleria Mall’s rooftop, VOX Outdoor is the perfect place to chill after a long day at work. The lounge style set up includes large comfy couches, bean bags and single seats. Ticket prices start from AED137 per person or AED316 for a couple and include access the movie screening as well as a food and beverage package. Should you still feel hungry, there’s an à la carte menu available too. There’s blankets too, in case it gets a little too chilly.
When: Daily
Where: Galleria Mall
Price: From AED137 Sunday to Wednesday and AED158 Wednesday to Saturday
Contact: website

Cinema Akil
This independent movie theatre in Alserkal Avenue has one goal: to bring great films from across the world to cinema goers in Dubai. Instead of the latest Hollywood flicks, expect documentaries and short films from movie makers across the globe and the region. January’s schedule showcases the newest in independent and alternative Palestinian cinema. Screenings are free of charge. Check Cinema Akil’s website for timings.
When: 7.30pm, daily
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Price: Free admission
Contact: websiteThe Backyard
With Dubai Canal as your backdrop and street art adorning walls and pillars, this is probably the coolest outdoor cinema in town. Every Tuesday, the urban garden terrace in Business Bay screens Hollywood classics at 7.30pm with a repeat screening right after. For AED75, you can sink yourself into a bean bag and nibble on unlimited popcorn and a hot dog while watching your fave rom-com or drama. They serve unlimited soft beverages too.
When: From 7.30pm, every Tuesday
Where: Steigenberger Hotel
Price: AED75 per person
Contact: websiteWest 14th
Every Thursday, the lawns are dotted with bean bags and sun loungers for you to lie back and enjoy a classic movie along with snacks, popcorn and beverages. The movie starts at 8.30pm and entry is free. Food and beverages are charged as per consumption. And there’s a screening for little ones at 6.30pm, too. That’s the whole family is sorted then.
When: From 6.30pm, daily
Where: Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah
Price: Free admission
Contact: website

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