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Family movie nights are about to get so much better


It’s good to always keep your options open – especially when it comes to weekend fun. Movie-lovers, rejoice, because free fun is what Dubai is all about.

For a family-friendly movie night under the stars, you can visit the Golden Mile Galleria on the Palm Jumeirah, which will be screening some of the most popular animated movies every weekend well into February. Excited? Well, so are we, and here are the movies not to miss:

Friday January 19: Trolls

This hilarious film transports you to the colourful, happy world of the overly optimistic Trolls who sing and dance to their heart’s content. Will they manage to defeat the Troll-eating Bergens?

Saturday January 20: Zootopia
From the elephant to the shrew, the city of Zootopia is where animals live and thrive. Judy Hopps is a rabbit who joins the police force, but will working with Nick Wilde the fox stop her from achieving her dreams?

Friday January 26: Kung Fu Panda 3
Po’s long-lost panda father reappears, and the duo travel together to a secret panda village. Po finds himself having to train the entire village to defeat evil.

Saturday January 27: Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown
The Scooby gang visit a ranch and discover a nearby haunted town. What mysteries will they unlock?
Free. Jan 19-Feb 17, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah (04 390 9999).

But if movies aren’t really your thing and you’re looking for more of a “wow” factor, you can visit Dubai Festival City Mall any time from now until the end of January and marvel at the IMAGINE Star Wars: The Last Jedi show.
Free. 7pm-midnight. Until Jan 31. Dubai Festival City Mall (04 425 4900).

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