Movie buffs in Abu Dhabi will be pleased to hear that the capital is full of cinemas screening the latest Hollywood releases and many of them are located in the city’s malls.
It’s no secret that malls are a big deal here in the UAE, we’ve got plenty of them in Abu Dhabi alone. But while some are bigger, better and more luxurious than others, one thing most of them have in common (aside from being a hub for retail therapy, of course) is that they’re home to a cinema.
No matter where you are in the city, you’ll find a mall nearby which inevitably means the delicious smell of popcorn and the distinctive sound of the classic Warner Bros intro aren’t too far off either. From popular chains like VOX Cinemas to more intimate viewings at Cine Royal, the options for big screen experiences are endless.
To help you locate your nearest one, here’s a guide to all the cinemas in Abu Dhabi malls…
Cine Royal at Dalma Mall
Showing the latest film releases from Hollywood, Bollywood and the Middle East, this branch of Cine Royal is located on the second floor of Dalma Mall and consists of 14 screens including six for 3D viewings and two with hi-tech sound and luxury seating.
Dalma Mall, Mussafah Industrial Area, Abu Dhabi (02 550 2525).
Cine Royal at Deerfields Mall
Like the Dalma Mall branch, the Cine Royal at Deerfield Mall has 14 screens and brings feature films from various regions of the world to audiences in Abu Dhabi.
Deerfields Mall, Al Bahia, Abu Dhabi (02 550 2525).
Cine Royal at Khalidiyah Mall
This branch on the second floor of Khalidiyah Mall is slightly smaller featuring 9 screens, two of which are VIP theatres with leather chairs and butler service.
Al Khalidiyah Mall, Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street, Al Khalidiyah (02 681 9444).
Novo Cinemas at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall
One of the smallest cinemas in the city, Novo Cinemas is on the first floor of Bawabat Al Sharq Mall and has just four screens where you can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters as soon as they’re released in the UAE.
Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, off Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road (04 232 8523).
Novo Cinemas at The Mall at World Trade Centre
Nova Cinema at the World Trade Centre features eight theatre screens spread across two floors and includes the special seven-star screen which comes complete with reclining leather seats and your own pillow and blanket at a cost of Dh150.
The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Bin Zayed the First Street (04 232 8523).
Oscar Cinema at Al Raha Mall
This multiplex cinema located inside Al Raha Mall offers a variety of luxury seating options in special seating where food and beverage is served, as well as 3D screenings and all the latest movies of course.
Al Raha Mall, Channel Street (02 556 2008).
Oscar Cinema at, Al Wahda Mall
This branch of Oscar Cinema is home to a luxury Pearl Suite Screen with extra comfy and spacious seats as well as a dine-in option. So if you’re looking for a slightly more glamourous big screen experience then this is the cinema for you.
Al Wahda Mall, Hazza Bin Zayed Street (02 443 3244).
VOX Cinema at Abu Dhabi Mall
As one of the biggest cinema chains in the UAE, VOX cinema is a popular choice in the city. Families can enjoy the colourful kids’ theatres with rainbow seats and fil lovers can get the ultimate escapism with the big screen experience in the IMAX theatre. There’s a choice between standard and premium seats and the cinema also has a Nutella bar to feet your sweet tooth.
Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Zahiya (600 599905)
VOX Cinema at Marina Mall
The branch at Marina Mall has 9 screens including luxury options with reclining armchairs, waiter service in the theatres and a lounge.
Marina Mall, Breakwater on Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi (600 599905)
VOX Cinema at Nation Towers
Offering another luxury cinema experience, the VOX branch at Nation Galleria has four theatre screens each with premium waiter service, a gourmet menu and reclining leather seats to sink into as you watch the latest Hollywood release.
Nation Towers, level 2, Nation Towers, Corniche West (600 599905)
VOX Cinema at The Galleria Al Maryah Island
This branch not only consist of an impressive 21 screens but it is home to the only full laser IMAX in Abu Dhabi. You’ll also find a colourful theatre for the kids and yet another Nutella Bar to get make the most during movie time.
The Galleria Al Maryah Island (600 599905).
VOX Cinema at Yas Mall
VOX Cinema’s Yas Mall branch is another big one with 20 theatre screens, each complete with motion chairs, scent, wind, light and water effects (yes, really). Pick between interactive 3D screenings or laid-back luxury in the ‘theatre’ screen where you’ll get waiter service and extra comfy seating.
Yas Mall, Yas Island (600 599905).