HELLO! LOVES Cinema night

From sit­ting out un­der the stars to be­ing thrown into the on screen ac­tion cour­tesy of top notch spe­cial ef­fects en­joy the ul­ti­mate movie night with our pick of the UAE’s top cine­matic ex­pe­ri­ences

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Plat­inum Suites at The Dubai Mall

Movie-go­ing doesn’t get any more in­dul­gent than this. With cream leather re­clin­ing seats so com­fort­able you’ll lit­er­ally melt into them, a pil­low and blan­ket to en­hance the cosy ex­pe­ri­ence, a per­son­alised but­ler ser­vice and de­li­cious snacks to sat­isfy any mid-movie crav­ings all of which can be pre­ordered on ar­rival in the unique pri­vate lounge as you wait for to be called through for the start of the film, a trip to the flicks will never be the same again. The only down­side? It spoils for any other ex­pere­ince.

De­tails: AED168/US$46, The Dubai Mall, Fi­nan­cial Cen­tre Road, Dubai, Tel: 800 38224 6255, reel­cin­e­mas.ae

Cinema Akil at Alserkal Av­enue

If arty, edgy movies are you thing then this chic lit­tle cinema spot in the city’s funki­est des­ti­na­tion, will be right up your street. Show­cas­ing in­de­pen­dent movies with the sole aim of peak­ing a lo­cal in­ter­est in the cine­matic arts, it’s evoca­tive of a retro, by­gone era where. Get there early to or­der snacks from their res­i­dent cater­ers, Pro­ject Chai­wala -- the masala tea is a must.

De­tails: From AED53/US$14, Ware­house 68, Al Quoz In­dus­trial Dis­trict, cin­e­maakil.com

The Ur­ban Out­door Cinema at the Habtoor Grand Re­sort

Grab a sofa on the grass in front of the big screen and set­tle down un­der the stars to watch a block­buster. The cinema shows a va­ri­ety of fam­ily-friendly clas­sics three times a week on a Satur­day, Sun­day and Mon­day. Plus, there’s food ser­vice from the ho­tel’s pizza restau­rant and pool­side lounge as well as a pop-up bar serv­ing pop­corn and bites. Wrap up warm as it can get cool at night thanks to the sea breeze.

De­tails: AED75/US$20, from 7.30pm on Satur­days, Sun­days and Mon­days, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Ma­rina, Tel: + 971 056 895 6280, ur­banout­doorcin­ema.com

The Roxy Cinema at Box­park

No or­di­nary run-of-the-mill cinema, this lux­u­ri­ous bou­tique of­fer­ing sit­u­ated in the uber cool ship­ping con­tainer mall, Box­park, is all about old Hol­ly­wood glam­our with ele­gant touches that in­clude hand-stitched, Ital­ian leather­trimmed seats and low-lit side lamps, plus black and white film stills and mem­o­ra­bilia dot­ted around the walls of the café you pass through on your way to you seat – where you can also pick up a cof­fee and some pop­corn. With an old-school, retro vibe this is a throw­back to an era of movie greats.

De­tails: From AED126/US$34, Box­park, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, Tel: 800 7699, therox­ycin­e­mas.com

Guy Fieri Kitchen & Bar and Dine-in Cinema at Jebel Ali Recre­ation Club

Movie lovers and food­ies are in for a treat at this 180-seater dine-in cinema ex­pe­ri­ence. Split across four Reel Cinema screens, and com­ple­mented by a li­censed 100-seater restau­rant with both in­door and out­door seat­ing, su­per­star chef Guy Fieri is of­fer­ing guests a taste of his Amer­i­can-style cui­sine – think cheesy na­chos, crispy chicken sand­wiches and hearty burg­ers – to sa­ti­ate their ap­petites whilst tak­ing in the lat­est re­leases the big screen.

De­tails: Dine-in pack­ages start from AED95/US$26, Jebel Ali Recre­ation Club, Dubai, Tel: 800 38224 6255, reel­cin­e­mas.ae

Reel Bou­tique at Rove Down­town

Re­flect­ing Rove Down­town’s funky charm, the bou­tique ho­tel’s very own cinema has stylish sofa seat­ing in a range of bright colours and a dis­tinct in­ner-city vibe that avid movie-go­ers will love. The con­tem­po­rary, in­ti­mate 46-seater cinema will be show­cas­ing all the lat­est hits, along with foot­ball matches and re­gional re­leases.

Plus, as an added bonus, ticket prices cover a soft drink and pop­corn in a va­ri­ety of un­usual flavours in­clud­ing sweet and salty to the more in­trigu­ing wasabi, cap­puc­cino, and straw­ber­ries and cream.

De­tails: AED45/US$12, 312 Hap­pi­ness Street, Zabeel 2, Dubai, Tel: 800 38224 6255, reel­cin­e­mas.ae

Novo Cin­e­mas MX4D screen at Dubai Fes­ti­val City Mall

When it comes to a fully im­mer­sive cinema this in­no­va­tive 4D ex­pe­ri­ence takes movie-go­ing to an­other level. Ex­pect an all-en­com­pass­ing sen­sory over­load thanks to the built-in mo­tion and ef­fects from your theatre seat, but the thrills don’t stop there.

On top of be­ing able to feel all the moves, jolts, wind and water from the on screen ac­tion, you will also be thrown into the movie with the scents and smells trig­gered by what the char­ac­ters are

ex­pe­ri­enc­ing in the film you’re en­grossed in. You can also re­deem AED32/ US$9 of your ticket price on drinks and snacks. De­tails: AED95/US$26, Dubai Fes­ti­val City Mall, Dubai Fes­ti­val City, Tel: +971 232 8328, novocin­e­mas.com

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