Christmas in Dubai 2019: Three festive movie nights out in Dubai this Christmas

Three of the best alternative movie nights out this Christmas

Christmas in Dubai 2019: Three festive movie nights out in Dubai this Christmas
Zero Gravity

As the saying goes, ‘tis the season to wrap up in a blanket on the sofa and watch back-to-back Christmas movies…Right?

But if you’re looking for a reason to get out of your pajamas and off the sofa, we’ve rounded up three of the best alternative movie nights out this Christmas.

Azure Beach
Fancy a bit of festive mischief on Christmas Day? Azure Beach in Jumeirah Beach Residence, which hosts a regular seaside cinema night otherwise known as "Sea-nema", will be airing a special screening of The Grinch on Christmas Day. The screening will take place at 9.30pm with tickets coming in at Dhs50 and there will be a special menu of snacks including pizzas, hot dogs, loaded fries and popcorn – because it’s not really a trip to the cinema without popcorn, right? Head down early and grab yourself a beanbag or a cosy sofa for the most un-Christmassy, yet perfectly Christmassy evening.
Dhs50. Wed Dec 25, 9.30pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, The Walk, JBR (052 777 9472).

Cinema Akil
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Macaulay Culkin whipping up some hilarious traps for Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern to trip themselves up on. Instead of watching the family-friendly festive flick at home, bring the family and head to Cinema Akil. Taking place on throughout the weekend on Friday December 20 at 4.30pm, and on Saturday and Monday from 7pm, tickets for the Christmas favourite film will be priced from Dhs52.50.
From Dhs52.50. Sat Dec 21 and Mon Dec 23, 7pm; Fri Dec 20, 4:30pm. Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.cinemaakil.com (04 223 1139).

Zero Gravity
Festive treats, a Christmas classic and mulled grape – on the beach? That gets a big Christmas thumbs up from us. Zero Gravity will be screening Home Alone as part of its Cinema on the Sand series on Sunday December 22 at 8pm. As always, the screening is for those aged 21 and over and it’s Dhs50 a ticket with the full amount being redeemable on the special cinema-themed menu, which includes sliders, hot dogs, cheesy nachos, popcorn and festive treats such as mulled grape, a dairy-based drink and gingerbread biscuits. Get ready to kick back on the sandy shores of Dubai Marina and watch Kevin take on the Wet Bandits from either a beanbag, sun lounger or “director's chair” on the sand.
Dhs50 (21+ only). Sun Dec 22, 8pm. Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

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