The best outdoor cinemas in Dubai

Alfresco season is back!

Love the cinema? Take a break from the usual and opt for a different experience at one of these outdoor cinemas in Dubai.

Here are outdoor cinemas in Dubai to try this winter season. 

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Zero Gravity Cinema On The Sand

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Zero Gravity Cinema On The Sand – is back for a brand new season. So far, it has screened huge blockbusters including A Star is Born, The Notebook and more. And we can expect other popcorn-munching flicks to be screened in the future including Titanic, Top Gun and more. Keep your eyes peeled on @zerogravitydubai to find out when the next screening will be. Entry to the venue is Dhs75, which is fully redeemable on food and beverages, which includes seriously movie-worthy snacks such as popcorn, nachos, chilli cheese fries, chicken wings, chicken shawarma, beefburger, and dirty dogs. You can choose from beanbags, sun loungers and director’s chairs. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Dhs75 fully redeemable. Tel: (0)4 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae

JBR Winter Nights

JBR Winter Nights is back, returning to the waterfront promenade every weekend until December 31. There is a thrilling calendar of events in place including an outdoor movie session. The film screenings take place at 5pm and 7pm every Friday and Saturday. Here’s a list of movies on the roster. The best news? Attendance is free on a first come first serve basis.

JBR Winter Nights, JBR, Dubai, every Fri and Sat until Dec 31, free on a first-come first-serve basis. jbr.ae

JLT Cinema Under the Stars 

JLT Cinema Under the Stars

Cinema Under the Stars at JLT is back for the winter season. Taking place every Saturday from 7.30pm, expect to see some huge flicks from the Marvel Universe to family-friendly Disney classics and more. The best news is it’s free to attend but register here (the movie list can also be found on the same link). Next, grab a blanket from home and head on over to the JLT Park in Cluster Q.

Cinema Under The Stars, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster Q, Dubai; every Sat from 7.30pm; free but registrations needed; jlt.ae

Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Ever dreamed of watching a movie under the stars with views of the Downtown skyline and the Burj Khalifa? Consider the dream a reality as Sofitel Dubai Downtown is offering you to watch a movie under the stars. The first movie to be screened will be Forrest Gump on November 16. Your movie session begins at 7pm for a price of just Dhs75 per person which you can redeem on food and beverages. For an enhanced package, opt for a bottle of grape or a bucket of hops, cotton candy and two choices of snacks for two people for Dhs349. Screenings take place twice a month, so keep your eye open for social media posts, or call the team on 04 503 6666.

Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Dubai; Dhs75 per person; Tel: (0)4 503 6666; accor.com 

Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil The Yard

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Located in the arty hub of Alserkal Avenue, the independent cinema platform brings quality films from across the world to filmgoers in the UAE. During winter, it screens movies in The Yard at Alserkal Avenue. You will be able to check the 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

Opening soon

Vox Outdoor at The Galleria Mall

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Out on the rooftop of The Galleria Mall, you’ll find a single-screen, open-air VOX Cinemas. The cinema has undergone a facelift, and will be opening this month. In the past, guests were able to watch the movie from a bean bag, a lounge, sun loungers, sofas or enjoy a VIP experience from a cabana.


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