Liquid courage for the next horror film…

We recently said goodbye to the Jebel Ali Recreation Club cinema, which was one of the few licensed cinemas in Dubai that offer a cheeky drink as liquid courage for when you watch a nail-biting action or a jump-scare-inducing horror. Feel free to sip pretty in the dark while you check out some of the latest and greatest that the Hollywood Box Office has to offer.

Here are all the licensed cinemas in Dubai for your next film night. 

Paramount Private Cinema

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If a movie-inspired hotel didn’t have a screening room, we’d be concerned. The chic Paramount Hotel in Dubai is one of the hotels in Dubai that offers the luxury of renting out a screening room for you to rent out with your nearest and dearest. What’s more – they wouldn’t be on this list if you couldn’t enjoy a nice drink or two while watching the film.

Paramount Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 246 6666.


Cinemacity Luxury Cinema Dubai licensed cinemas in Dubai

If you still want to experience a licensed cinema experience. Fear not, as there is still a licensed cinema in Downtown Dubai. To enjoy a drink while you catch the latest blockbusters, you’ll want to head to the exclusive Cinemacity cinema at Address Fountain Views. Cinemacity is a luxe dine-in cinema that has five VIP theatres along with a lounge. Check out the latest films on offer at Cinemacity here.

Cinemacity Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 10am to 2am daily. @cinemacityuae

Studio One

Want a cinema all to yourself? It’s possible at this sleek hotel in Dubai Studio City.  A movie can be picked from three different movie library lists: family, crowd-pleaser and action-packed. Included in the Dhs129 per person cost is a soft beverage, a pizza and popcorn. Go fancier and pay Dhs199 for a bottle of wine or four bottles of hops, a pizza, and popcorn. For kids under 12, the Dhs49 ticket includes a soft drink, popcorn, and candy. A minimum of four is needed to book out the screening room, but keep your limit to 12 as social distancing rules are in place.

Studio One, Dubai Studio City, Dubai. Tel: (800) 788 346.

Kempinski Mall of The Emirates Private Cinema

licensed cinemas in Dubai

On top of being utterly luxurious, as per the Dubai norm – Kempinski Mall of The Emirates offer a licensed, private cinema that seats up to 15 people. So get ready to gather your mates for what might just be the best screening of the most anticipated films that are available on the circuit. Be sure to book well in advance though, as this is super exclusive.

Vox Private Cinema, Kempinski Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Sun to Wed 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm, Thu to Sat 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm

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