The likes of Mark Ruffalo and Cate Blanchett have graced the week-long movie gathering in the past and gained access to happenings the general public are not allowed into.
However you can pay your way one step close to becoming best buddies with screen queens and kings.
Packages begin at Dhs8,000 per person, however you can save Dhs1,000 by purchasing per couple for the gold package.
Then you can save even more on the platinum, buy spending Dhs15,000 for one person or teaming up with a pal and getting two tickets for Dhs25,000.
If you want to live like a royal for the week, that has the Dhs250,000 pricetag, but you can have up to three couples on the package which works out to be Dhs83,333 per person.
Those fortunate enough to get their hands on the prestigious tickets will also have access to greens rooms, be able to get their hair and make-up done like a star, plus they’ll get to rifle around the gifting lounges.
The fun doesn’t end there either. Post-DIFF, those who purchased the special passes will get invites to film premieres throughout the year and the royal package gets the chance to go to Cannes Film Festival – travel included.
You might be wondering who in the world splashes this much cash due to their love of movies… well here’s your answer.
‘We’ve seen the popularity of the packages grow year on year as we increase our base of loyal supporters, whether local film lovers, international travellers looking for a special Dubai experience or local business who want to give their clients or employees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,’ Shivani Pandya, DIFF Managing Director said. ‘As such, Friends of the Festival has become a significant foundation for arts funding across the Middle East and we’re hoping to see the same kind of support again this year.’
For full details visit www.diff.ae or contact CustomerService@filmfest.ae or the call centre at 04 363 3456.