Dubai Festival City to play free Disney movies

Families can watch Frozen, Moana and The Lion King at the new cinema


Have you been to Dubai’s first-ever cinema on a helipad? If not, now would be the time to go.

Now, we parents love a good outdoor winter pop-up. We’re big fans of the DXBExperiments pop-up bar The Garden, currently found at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, which is well worth a visit, for example.

But when you chuck a good kids’ movie (and a helipad) into the winter pop-up mix, we’re all ears.

Proving to be a family favourite to date, the Helipad Cinema will be hosting free Disney movie screenings at 8pm until April 14.

You can head there to watch The Lion King on Thursday March 29 or Friday March 30, Frozen from Thursday April 5 to Saturday April 7, and Moana from Thursday April 12 to Saturday April 14.

All you have to do is provide any receipt of purchase from the mall to get a ticket to the cinema experience.

A once-operational helipad, the spot has been converted into a cinema for families to enjoy screenings (and Instagram one of Dubai’s most beautiful sunsets).

Watching a movie with views of the entire Dubai skyline and the Burj Khalifa? That’s a dream come true.

More freebies? Before the movie, you can also catch the IMAGINE Toyota Camry Show every day – that’s the light show taking place at Dubai Festival City’s Promenade.

Free. Until Sat Apr 14, 8pm. For more information visit

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