One of the many perks of living in the UAE is being able to spend winter outdoors. What better way to enjoy it than watching cinema al fresco on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island?
Movies in the Park brings interactive cinema to the UAE for the first time, with a blockbuster line up that fans of classic movies will love. So grab your picnic blankets and hit the road for a magical experience where entry is completely free (yes, you read that right)!
Stepping off the silver screen are dancers and actors fresh from London’s West End. Bands will play hits from the movies, there’s comedy from funnyman Salman Qureshi, live music from home-grown talent Salha Million Dollar Band and a movie-themed fun fair, all from 4pm-11pm each day.
Eight hits will be shown over two weekends in March at Gateway Park South. On Thursdays, it’s family movie night with favourites Finding Nemo and The Fast and Furious on the 15th March; and The Lion King and Jurassic Park on 22nd March.
On Friday 16th and 23rd March, the park turns up the heat with the musical movie Grease, presented by Paramount Channel, a premium entertainment and storytelling channel. While West End dancers and actors bring the hits to life, learn the moves at a dance class, or drop-in to salons Beauty School Drop Out and T-Bird Barbers for a stylish 1950’s make-over.
Bollywood Night brings classic movie Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge on Saturday, March 17th, and the chance to meet actor, director and film producer Arbaaz Khan for a Q&A session. Don’t miss the finale on Saturday, 24th March, with Disney hit Beauty & The Beast followed by superhero smash, The Dark Knight.
What’s the catch? You need to register for free tickets www.yasmovies.ae, or go VIP from AED 75 with priority viewing, your own bean bag, two complimentary soft drinks and popcorn.
Gateway Park South, Yas Island, Abu Dhbai. 15th-17th and 22nd-24th March. 4pm-11pm. www.yasmovies.ae