The weather in Dubai is currently awesome, so why watch movies indoors when you can opt to go outside?
Here are some great outdoor cinemas in Dubai, where you can watch films under the stars, and most of them are free! Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain…
Last Exit – E11
Last Exit is celebrating the Dubai Food Festival with a pop-up, open-air cinema concept this weekend and next.
Pick up some food from the various food trucks parked there, plop down on some bean bags, and enjoy the great movies that are lined up. This weekend’s genre is Heroes and Villains Week, followed by Sci-Fi next weekend:
March 2 – Kung Fu Panda 3 (6pm), The Green Hornet (8pm), Captain America 3 (10.30pm)
March 3 – Shrek (5.30pm), Avengers: Age of Ultron (7.30pm), Thor 2 (10.30pm)
March 4 – Madagascar (6pm), Guardians of the Galaxy (8pm)
Free. Last Exit – E11 Sheikh Zayed Road. lastexit.ae
VOX Outdoor – Galleria Mall
Situated on the rooftop of Galleria Mall, Jumeirah 2 – VOX Outdoor cinema lets you enjoy your film perched above Al Wasl Road, with comfy, lounge-style chairs and great views of the city.
Don’t snack too much though – we recommend saving your appetite for some delicious desserts at Home Bakery or Slider Station (which are just downstairs).
This week, VOX Outdoor will be screening Logan – read all about it here.
From AED 150. Check schedule and book on uae.voxcinemas.com
Rooftop – Pyramids at Wafi
One of the first outdoor cinemas in Dubai – Movies under the Stars at Rooftop Pyramids screens a different movie every Sunday evening, from October to April.
Come down with friends or family, and enjoy the film with a great selection of drinks and snacks. Make sure you get there early to grab a bean bag!
This Sunday, they will be screening The 33 – a biopic based on the collapse of a gold and copper mine, which trapped 33 miners underground for 69 days. Full schedule here.
Free. Sundays at 8.30pm. Pyramids Rooftop Gardens – opposite Wafi Mall. 04 324 4100
Urban Outdoor Cinema
Although this outdoor cinema isn’t free, it does screen some really great movies!
Urban Outdoor cinema is located in Habtoor Grand Resort, near JBR, and screens films every Saturday to Monday. Come and watch some old favourites on a huge screen, and of course, bean bags.
March 4th – Anchorman (CANCELLED – check for updates closer to the date)
March 5th – Bridesmaids
March 6th – Dumb and Dumber
AED 75. 7.30pm, Autograph Collection – Habtoor Grand. platinumlist.net
Promenade – Dubai Marina Mall
Dubai Marina’s free outdoor cinema continues this weekend, with family-friendly films being screened each weekend until April.
Bring a blanket along, and arrive early to grab a delicious treat from the food trucks and to secure your bean bags before the films begin.
March 3rd – Paper Planes (5.30pm), Space Dogs (8pm)
March 4th – Capture the Flag (5.30pm), Mamma Mia (8pm)
Free. Dubai Marina Mall Promenade