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November 2017

Movie Night: What To See In The Cinema This Month

Book your tickets to November’s biggest film releases!


The top films to watch at Vox cinemas

The top films to watch at Vox cinemas

Get ready for a month of mega entertainment at VOX Cinemas this month as some of Hollywood’s most long-awaited films finally hit the big screen.

VOX Cinemas has numerous locations within the City Centres across the Middle East, including the largest cinema in the region at Mall of the Emirates. One of the best places to visit in Dubai, it also has the UAE’s first IMAX laser screen plus a VOX 4DX auditorium and The ThEATre by Rhodes – a luxurious experience with plush reclining seats, first class service and gourmet cuisine created by famous chef Gary Rhodes. Each dish will be cooked fresh and delivered straight to your seat to enjoy while you watch.

Scroll down below to see our pick of the top three must-watch movies over the coming weeks:



Suburbicon stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore

Suburbicon stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore

Welcome to Suburbicon - a peaceful, seemingly idyllic neighbourhood with beautiful homes and impossibly neat lawns. But all is not what it appears to be, as the Lodge family soon discover the dark secrets masking the town’s perfect facade. Set in the 1950s, the black comedy was directed by George Clooney and stars award-winning actors including Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac.

Release date: 2nd November



Murder On The Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express starring Johnny Depp

Murder on the Orient Express starring Johnny Depp

From best-selling author, Agatha Christie comes the remake of this classic tale. After a gruesome murder, a group of strangers stranded on the train must figure out who the killer is before it’s too late. With lead roles played by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley, this crime/mystery film will give moviegoers a thrilling and suspense ride.

Release date: 9th November


Justice League

Justice League is set to be a superhero film of epic proportions

Justice League is set to be a superhero film of epic proportions

With an all-star cast featuring your favourite superheroes (including Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman role and Aquaman played by Jason Momoa), this hotly anticipated blockbuster will no doubt reign at the box office. Comic book and action fans will be on the edge of their seats as Bruce Wayne and his newfound ally, Diana Prince, recruit a team of heroes to join forces in fighting a powerful enemy. 

Release date: 16th November


October 2017

Saturday night (or any night!) at the movies

Grab your popcorn and book your tickets - Vox cinema’s latest movies are going to be a sell-out…

After a long, hot summer – the blockbusters are back! And while some of the films may look familiar (with a sequel and a remake sharing top billing) we can promise a whole new slice of the action.
Old-fashioned cinema sign
Blade Runner 2049

Picking up thirty years after the first film, a new blade runner LAPD officer K (Ryan Gosling) uncovers a deep secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into utter chaos. Driven by his desire to save humanity, the naïve rookie begins a quest to track down former LAPD blade runner (Harrison Ford in fighting form) the man who he believes can help him save society. The only problem – he’s been missing for thirty years.

Release date: 5th October
Blade Runner 2049

One of the most controversial films of the season, Mother! unites Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence with Bond baddie Javier Bardem in a tense psychological thriller about the unravelling of a couple’s relationship. On one level the story is simple – a woman renovating her home while her partner writes a book finds their tranquil existence threatened by the arrival of uninvited visitors. But as their relationship unravels into a harrowing tale of twisted devotion and sacrifice, critics have chosen to interpret the film as a commentary on anything from relationships to climate change. You will either love it or hate it, but you should definitely see it.

Release date: 19th October
 Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in Mother!

Thor: Ragnarok

Chris Hemsworth is back in swashbuckling form but this time around, he’s lost his hammer (and his hair). Following the events of the previous film, Thor finds himself imprisoned on the other side of the universe. Escaping proves to the be the least of his problems though – once he’s free, the mighty mountain of muscle has to engage in a gladiatorial contest against his former ally and fellow Avenger - The Incredible Hulk - in order to take on arch villain Hela and save his homeworld from destruction.

Release date: 2nd November
Thor star Chris Hemsworth

October 2017

5 Unique Experiences To Try In Dubai This Weekend

Try something new on your day off by giving these fun-filled activities a go.


The best ways to spend your weekend in Dubai


As the weekends come and go it is easy to be stuck in a rut doing the same routine repeatedly.

We may add a little variety to your well-deserved day off and switch things up by trying out a new activity.

While the options are endless, we’ve narrowed it down to the ultimate things to do in Dubai – scroll down below to see our list.


Located within City Centre Mirdif, this gravity-defying experience takes fun to all new heights. A guaranteed good time, iFly Dubai is the world's first double vertical wind tunnel and allows visitors to soar up into the air within the 10-meter tall acrylic glass walls.

The state-of-the-art technology is completely safe and will accommodate all types of flyers, from beginners to seasoned professionals, while qualified instructors are on hand to provide the ultimate flight enjoyment.
Try the incredible iFly Dubai experience at City Centre Mirdif Dubai

 Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

One of the top places to visit is Ski Dubai, a true winter wonderland (in the heart of the desert) with 22,500 square meters of snow-covered terrain and 5 slopes of varying difficulty for skiers and snowboarders. The Dubai snow park also offers ski and snowboard lessons for all levels, from discovery to competition level.  

Whether you want to simply slide around in the -4 degrees snow, play with the Ski Dubai penguins or try your hand at one of the many entertainment options, which include bobsledding, tubing, tobogganing, climbing walls, zorbing, snow bumpers and much more, Ski Dubai has it all.

Ski Dubai is located in Mall of the Emirates.



Mall of the Emirates is also home to the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). With a 543-seat theatre, a black box studio theatre, dance and rehearsal studios plus 18 art studios, workshops, and classrooms, this creative district and theatre is the ideal spot for art lovers during a day off.

There are options available for all age ranges (from kids to adults classes), get your creative juices flowing and sign up now.


Magic Planet

Bumper car fun at Magic Planet across Dubai

Aimed at younger ages (and the inner child in all of us), Magic Planet Dubai is an entertainment area jam-packed with games, rides, and attractions. The fun adventure zone houses individual game and challenges for all, including bumper cars, ten-pin bowling alleys, and so much more.

You will also discover a range of arcade and online games for teens, while little ones play on the large soft-adventure play areas.

There are plenty of food and refreshment spots placed alongside the action to allow parents a little R&R while the kiddies play to their heart’s content.

Magic Planet Dubai is located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me’aisem, and City Centre Al Shindagha.

October 2017

Movie Night: The Anticipated Blockbuster Films to Watch in the Cinema This Month

You will not want to miss these hotly anticipated films on in the cinema this month.


The best films to watch at the cinema


There’s a whole host of action-packed new flicks to enjoy at VOX Cinemas.

VOX Cinemas has numerous locations within the City Centres across the Middle East, including the largest cinema in the region at Mall of the Emirates. One of the best places to visit in Dubai, it also boats the UAE’s first IMAX laser screen plus a VOX 4DX auditorium and The ThEATre by Rhodes – a luxurious experience with plush reclining seats, first class service, and gourmet cuisine created by famous chef Gary Rhodes. Each dish will be cooked fresh and delivered straight to your seat to enjoy while you watch.

Scroll down below to see our pick of the top three must-watch movies…



 The scariest film you will watch this year

A seriously creepy remake of the classic horror film, Stephen King’s IT tells the terrifying tale of a corrupt clown (played by the talented Bill Skarsgård) as he hunts a group of kids. The movie smashed industry records with the third largest opening weekend of 2017. However, be warned, you’ll need a manicure post movie if you are a nervous nail biter – it is certainly a tense watch.


The Hitman's Bodyguard


The best action and comedy film to watch


With an all-star cast including Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, and Gary Oldman, this action/comedy follows a top protection agent who must guard his mortal enemy, the world's most notorious hitman. Expect plenty of explosions, fight scenes and even a few laughs along the way.


The Beguiled


The Beguiled, a film about dangerous rivalries by director Sofia Coppola


The long-awaited new film from director Sofia Coppola (of Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring fame) has finally hit the big screen. Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning, The Beguiled tells a tale of jealousy, betrayal, and revenge as a group of students take in a wounded Union soldier (played by Colin Farrell) during the American Civil War.

Visit VOX Cinemas at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Al Shindagha, and Mall of Egypt.

August 2017

Eid Al-Adha 2017: Celebrate In Style

Everything you need to know about the Islamic holiday and what to wear to ring in the festivities with your family

What to wear for Eid Al-Adha 2017 in Dubai

An important date in the Muslim calendar and expected to take place in the early days of September (depending on the moon), Eid Al-Adha is an Islamic festival celebrated worldwide. Otherwise known as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, the celebration will see many of the UAE’s residents enjoy a three-day holiday to mark the holy occasion.

A special time of both family and religious devotion, Eid Al-Adha brings with it a host of celebratory events where loved ones feast and share gifts with one another.

Here we reveal the ultimate Eid gifts to buy from the Dubai shopping malls and the stylish shopping picks to celebrate the occasion in fashionable form.


Eid Gifts available at Dubai Shopping Malls

Moresque Alandalus Candle available at Paris Gallery, visit City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Fujairah

With rich notes of saffron, ginger and oud, this decadent candle is sure to be a well-received gift across the board.

Satin gown by Rochas available at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

Satin gown by Rochas available at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

This dress is made for feasting, thanks to the ever so clever drop-waist silhouette. We love the shimmering sequinned bodice and satin finish for glamorous after-hours occasions during Eid.

Embroidered skirt available at H&M

Embroidered skirt available at H&M

A vibrant cherry red maxi skirt that ticks all the right boxes – modest, bright and bang on trend with the floral embroidered overlay. For maximum impact, team with an equally bright blouse and statement soles.

October 2016

Things To Do With Your Kids Over The Weekend

No weekend plans? Bored kids on your hands? It's easy to drop into a predictable routine; especially when it's too hot to go outside.

Luckily we have the antidote – a group of exciting destinations located at Deira City Centre, one of the top shopping malls in Dubai where you can mix fun with comfort and convenience.

Take a trip to Magic Planet

Exciting games and hair-raising rides combine to create a playground for all ages at Magic Planet Dubai; why should kids have all the fun? Magic Planet provides a premier indoor entertainment venue for the whole family with a wide array of rides, games, and attractions.

Test your reaction times in their racing simulators and arcade games; grab the edge of your seats for their high-speed amusement rides, or chill out over a game of pool or bowling. Magic Planet has something for everyone whether they seek fast thrills or a more relaxed pace. Bonus: Players can collect reward points to spend on prizes at Magic Planet’s Prize Shop. The more you play, the more you earn!

Grab a bite at one of our joints

Take a breather at one of City Centre’s fast food joints - from burgers and sushi to kebabs and fish ‘n' chips, all your cravings are satisfied. Burger King Dubai serves spectacular fire-grilled burgers, but if you’re in the mood for Arab food check out Just Falafel Dubai. Their falafels, wraps, and sauces are delightful twists on the usual.

If you want to introduce your child to new flavours, try Sugoi Sushi, the first quick-service outlet in the UAE to serve traditional Japanese cuisine. London Fish & Chips also serves relatively healthier fast food with 0% fat baked potatoes and a range of grilled options. For variety, there’s Vanelli’s fresh pasta, Magic Corn’s sweet corn in a cup, Charley’s grilled-to-order chicken, and Bombay Chowpatty’s mango lassi in a clay pot.

Immerse yourself in VOX Cinemas

Watching a good movie is magical, but VOX Cinemas takes it to the next level. Enjoy the biggest and latest blockbusters at the first 4D cinema in Dubai. With 12 screens (including VOX MAX, VOX 4DX, and MyVOX) showcasing films in cutting edge surround sound technology, VOX transports your senses to a new dimension, making you feel as if you're inside the movie.

VOX also has a special offering for children. ‘Kids’ Theatre is the first of its kind in the region - a cinema built just for kids. It has brightly coloured interiors and seats where they can watch the best and latest kids’ movies in complete comfort.

Looking for activities for kids in Dubai? Look no further.

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