6 outdoor cinemas in Dubai to enjoy over the cooler months


Fancy an al fresco film? You’re in the right place…

Now the winter season is upon us, there’s nothing we love more than being outdoors.

And with the weather in Dubai finally starting to play nice, we’re all about any excuse to be outside. So what better way to do it than with an al fresco film?

Here are six outdoor cinemas in Dubai to try. 

1. Daily: Vox Outdoor at Rooftop Galleria Mall

This rooftop cinema above the Galleria Mall has re-opened for the winter season and is showing a host of blockbusters. Each ticket includes a food and beverage pack, as well as a blanket to cosy up with in case it gets chilly. Seating options vary from beanbags and single seats to cushy couches suitable for two.

The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, daily, various timings, from Dhs130. More info on website

2. Saturday, Sunday and Monday: Habtoor Grand

The Urban Outdoor Cinema shows a variety of family-friendly classic films three times a week on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Plus, there’s food service from the hotel’s pizza restaurant and poolside lounge as well as a pop-up bar serving popcorn and bites. Wrap up warm as it gets cool at night!

Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 7.30pm onwards, Dhs75. Tel (056) 895 6280. More info on Website

3. Tuesday: The Backyard

Outdoor Cinema Dubai has a brand new home and this season it’s screening a collection of classics at The Backyard in The Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay. They’ll be showing a different film every Tuesday at 8pm, with tickets priced at Dhs75 and food deals throughout the evening. Films showing this month include When Harry Met Sally and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, 8pm onwards, Tuesday, Dhs75. Tel (050) 213 5816. More info on Facebook

4. Thursday: Rise Dubai Creek Harbour

Reel Cinemas is hosting a free weekly outdoor cinema pop up at Rise Dubai Creek Harbour every Thursday through the winter months. The outdoor cinema will show a variety of films including Inception and La La Land.

Rise, Dubai Creek Harbour, Thursday, 7.30pm onwards, free. More info on website

5. Thursday: West 14th Steakhouse

The outdoor movie night is back at West 14th Steakhouse on The Palm every Thursday. It’s free entry, with snacks and drinks charged separately. There’s two films shown each Thursday – a family-friendly option at 6.30pm, and a classic showing at 8pm.

West 14th, Oceana beach club, Palm Jumeirah, Thursday, 6.30pm and 8pm, free. Tel: (04) 447 7601. More info on website

 6. Friday and Saturday: Golden Mile Galleria

Golden Mile Galleria is bringing a month-long series of free outdoor family movie nights to Palm Jumeirah. Families can enjoy a fun line-up of children’s films every Friday and Saturday, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Friday and Saturday, free. Tel (04) 390 3333. More info on website

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