Dubai's best movie snacks 2019

Munch away on the very best movie snacks cinemas in Dubai have to offer

Dubai's best movie snacks 2019
Rove Cinemas

Can you really have a night at the movies without some essential cinema snacks? Of course not – not when there’s everything from wasabi popcorn to karak chai tea going around.

Cinemagoers around Dubai can get their hands on some fairly unique (and tasty) cinema treats, from liquid nitrogen popcorn to a chai toast with peanut butter, Nutella and chili cheese. You don’t get that everyday, eh?

Stuffing your face with the usual salted popcorn while watching the latest blockbuster can get plain boring, so start shaking your snack game up with these ideal cinema treats.

Cinema Akil
Like karak chai? You will love Cinema Akil. The independent cinema is catered for by Project Chaiwala, an authentic chai brewing company inspired by tea culture around the world – from Bur Dubai to Delhi, and it’s poured with a sense of occasion (namely from about a metre above the cup with an accompanying song). It takes up to two hours to brew, so make sure you savour it. The food menu also includes the likes of chai toast with toppings including peanut butter and Nutella and chilli cheese. Nom.
Warehouse68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.cinemaakil.com.

Rove Downtown
Tasteless kernels and soggy nachos not doing it for you? Any popcorn fan worth their salt (pun intended) should get down to Rove Cinemas where you can go wild with the likes of wasabi, cappuccino and strawberry and cream options, as well as all the standard flavours if you prefer to stick to the classics. We’ll have a wasabi and coffee mix, please. That will put some wind in your sails...
Prices vary. Rove Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae (04 561 9000).

Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar, Jebel Ali Village
A dish literally named ‘Trash Can Nachos’ may not sound like the most appealing to tuck into at the cinema, but in this case, it’s the perfect fit. Deliberately as messy as it sounds, dive into a tower of tortilla chips, smoked brisket, SMC (super melty cheese), cheddar, jalapeño and pickled red onion. The dish may come neatly set up to start with, but take one chip away and it all comes crumbling down. Don’t worry, the plate accommodates for the mess. For Dhs48, it’s meant to be shareable, but we’re not judging anyone who takes this into the cinema to munch on throughout the movie. Oh, bring plenty of napkins.
Dhs48. Various locations including Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Jebel Ali Village; The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah (04 449 1903).

Big Smoke Burger at Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall
Who’s up for a burger and movie this weekend in Dubai? Well, who isn’t? Good thing then that Big Smoke Burger has officially launched at The Dubai Mall.

The Canadian burger joint in Dubai has opened up a another branch at Reel Cinemas, and it’s offering moviegoers a selection of gourmet burgers (including veggie options), ‘crazy’ milkshakes and other comfort grub all before watching the big blockbuster.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-1am, Thu-Sat 10am-2am. Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.bigsmokeburger.com (04 328 2108).

Vox Cinemas
Whether it be a crêpe, pancake or waffle, it doesn’t matter which one you choose to chow down on when there’s one thing that unties them all. A certain hazelnut-chocolatey spread, of course, and it’s exclusively available at Vox Cinemas’ Nutella Bar. Cinema snacks are usually a savoury affair, so bringing in sweet, chocolate covered pastry topped with some strawberries is always a welcome treat. What better goes with a charming romance flick anyway?
Prices vary. Various locations including Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif, www.uae.voxcinemas.com.

ThEATre by Rhodes
With the lengthy list of top dishes Gary Rhodes’ cinema dining experience offers, it’s hard to think these are cinema snacks. However, one does come out on top, and it’s all about gooey cheese. Part of the starting menu, the cheese croquettes make for a crispy, and chunky, delight. To top it off, they come with a dollop of tartare sauce that you’ll be scooping up with each piece. Here’s a top tip: if you’re hankering for a hefty box of popped kernels, you can exchange one of your courses for a popcorn flavour of your choice. We recommend the cheese flavour. Because you haven't had enough fromage already...
Dhs265 (ThEATre by Rhodes package). Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.uae.voxcinemas.com.

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