Cinemas in Dubai

Going to the movies is a popular activity in Dubai and the city boasts a good selection of multiplex cinemas showing English language films. The main cinema groups are Novo Cinemas (formerly Grand Cinemas), Reel Cinemas, and VOX Cinemas (formerly CineStar).

Films showing scenes of nudity, sex, homosexuality, anti-Islamic content etc. will have the relevant content cut out or may be even banned by the censor.

Novo Cinemas

Novo Cinemas (until early 2014 known as Grand Cinemas) operate at the following locations in Dubai:

Movie listings and online ticket booking can be found on their website.

Reel Cinemas

The Reel Cinemas at the Dubai Mall opened in August 2009. With 22 screens it is the largest cinema in Dubai.

The company also operates a smaller cinema at the Dubai Marina Mall. In 2014 they opened a 10-screen cinema at The Beach, a mall at Dubai Marina.

For more details visit the official website.

The ticket office at the Reel Cinemas at Dubai Marina Mall

Reel Cinemas at Dubai Marina Mall

VOX Cinemas (formerly CineStar)

VOX cinemas have theatres at the Deira City Centre (11-screen), Mall of the Emirates (12-screen) , Mirdif City Centre (10-screen), and Mercato Mall (7-screen)

Visit their website for show times, and bookings.

Construction work on a new 14-screen cinema at the BurJuman shopping mall began in January 2013. It is scheduled to open in 2015. A 15-screen cinema at the Palm Mall on the Palm Jumeirah is expected to open in 2017.