Expand your horizons…

Love spending time with mates checking out the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Take a bit of a detour and consider catching a foreign flick at one of these cool Dubai cinemas.

Not only are the films enjoyable and different from what you are usually used to, but they will also help up your skills in a new language or may get you interested in learning one.

Here are 3 cinemas that are worth checking out if you want to stray away from the norm. 

Cinema Akil

Located in the arty hub of Alserkal Avenue, the independent cinema platform brings quality films from across the world to filmgoers in the UAE. At the moment, the cinema is hosting a summer of classics. There are subtitles so you can follow along as the drama unfolds. You can check out a list of films being screened here, where you can also book your tickets. Don’t forget to grab a piping hot karak before the show.

Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, Tel: (0)58 909 7798, cinemaakil.com

Alliance Française Dubai

Alliance Française cinema

French cultural centre, Alliance Française Dubai has a comfy cinema room where they screen French movies regularly. Movies genres range from comedy, drama or romance and tickets cost just Dhs45 for non-members. A list of movies being screened can be found here.

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AF also has a cinema in Abu Dhabi but at the moment, there is no schedule announced. Stay updated here.

Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dhs45 non-members, Dhs25 members, free for Alliance Française students, Tel: (0)4 335 8712. afdubai.org | Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, Villa A1 Al Qouʻ Street, Tel: (0)2 612 2900. afabudhabi.org

Al Shaab Cinema

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Located in the Al Shaab Village in Sharjah, this cinema screens movies across a wide range of languages, including French, Punjabi, Tamil, Arabic, Hindi and of course English. The building looks like a heritage site but inside it, you’ll find five screens, one VIP screen and state-of-the-art facilities.

Al Shaab Cinema, Al Shaab Village, Sharjah, Tel: (0) 6 527 8284, alshaabcinema.com

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