The best outdoor cinemas in Dubai

A movie under the stars…

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. 

Roxy Cinemas at Galleria Mall Barsha

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Roxy Outdoor was a new addition to the entertainment offering at The Galleria mall in Barsha last year, and it’s a romantic spot to catch a film alfresco. They show all the latest blockbusters on plush, comfy teal couches, and you’re able to order all your favourite cinema snacks either before you sit down or from the comfort of your chair. The ultra-sharp Dolby surround sound makes sure you still get the full throttle cinematic experience.


Vox Outdoor at The Galleria Mall

Out on the rooftop of The Galleria Mall, you’ll find a single-screen, open-air VOX Cinemas. Since refurbing in November 2023, it now boasts a fresh, vibrant aesthetic inspired by the outdoors. with contemporary accents across a green palette. The green tones and the foliage make for a rooftop garden feel against the backdrop of the city. There’s a variety of new and improved seating options, including private cabanas that are perfect for couples for that ultra-luxe vibe, or comfortable loungers – another equally great option for pairs. To be more relaxed, the bean bags with footrests are the choice. A new food and beverage menu features everything from premium mocktails to sushi, burgers, and hotdogs, as well as all your favourite cinema snacks, which you can order from the comfort of your seat.


Zero Gravity Cinema On The Sand

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Zero Gravity Cinema On The Sand has screened huge blockbusters including A Star is Born, The Notebook, Pretty Women and more. And we can expect other popcorn-munching flicks to be screened during the cooler months. 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

Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil The Yard

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.


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