All the festive films showing at Dubai's outdoor cinemas
Don your Christmas jumper and curl up under the stars for a screening of Home Alone, Love Actually, Elf or The Grinch…
Outdoor cinemas are one of our favourite past times during cooler climes in Dubai. And this December as we edge ever closer to December 25, they’re getting a festive makeover, screening some of the best Christmas classics.
From Love Actually to Home Alone, here are all the festive films showing at Dubai’s outdoor cinemas.
Saturday December 14: Home Alone 2
The first two Saturdays of December will be dedicated to showing festive films at The Pointe’s outdoor cinema by the beach. On December 7, it’ll be Home Alone 1, then on December 14, we journey to New York for Kevin’s second run-in with The Sticky Bandits, with a screening of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Event Plaza, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Saturdays, 8pm onwards, free. facebook.com/ThePointePalm
Sunday December 22: Home Alone
Zero Gravity’s fortnightly Sunday cinema will host its festive edition on Sunday December 22, with a screening of Home Alone. If you’ve never seen Home Alone (but seriously, who hasn’t seen Home Alone?!) it follows the story of Kevin, an 8-year old boy accidentally left behind at Christmas time by his family. Left in charge of the house, Kevin’s solo break takes a hilarious turn when thieves attempt to break in.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, 8pm onwards, Sundays, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 399 0009. Facebook.com/Zero.Gravity.Dubai
Urban Outdoor Cinema
Saturday December 21: Home Alone
Sunday December 22: Love Actually
Monday December 23: Elf
The Urban Outdoor Cinema has a full three days of festive films planned just before Christmas, from Saturday December 21 to Monday December 23. It’ll kick off on Saturday with Christmas classic, Home Alone, followed by rom-com Love Actually on Sunday, rounding off with Will Ferrell’s Elf on Monday.
Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 7.30pm onwards, Dhs75. Tel (056) 895 6280. urbanoutdoorcinema.com
Wednesday December 25: The Grinch
Once you’ve filled up on Christmas dinner, why not head out for a film alfresco on Christmas Day? The December 25 screening of Azure Beach’s popular Wednesday sea-nema nights will be dedicated to family-friendly festive film, The Grinch. Doors open at 9pm, with the screening taking place at 9.30pm.
Azure Beach, Rixos Premium JBR, JBR, 9pm onwards, Wednesdays, Dhs50. Tel: (052) 777 9472. azure-beach.com