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November 2018

Happy UAE National Day! Here’s How to Spend the Long Weekend

Where to eat and what to do throughout the holiday.

UAE National Day 2018

How to spend National Day in the UAE

 

Get set to celebrate! It’s UAE National Day on 2nd of December. In honour of the union of the seven emirates, the annual event is one where both residents and visitors can experience an authentic of the region’s history and culture. 

We’ve come up with a few fun ideas on how to make the most of the upcoming public holiday.

Dubai places to visit this National Day

Top ideas on what to do in Dubai for National Day

 

One of the leading attractions in Dubai, Mall of the Emirates will be transformed with a glittering array of UAE-themed décor – think flags, falcons and Arabian horses – along with an exciting schedule of live entertainment and special performances to celebrate national pride.  

Held in the Central Galleria of the mall and running from late November until 3rd of December, the Bedouin Wonders & Pearl Passion Show will showcase the Bedouin tribe’s roots and the rich pearl fishing history of the Emirates. 

There will also be a pop-up souk-inspired tent where you can experience traditional activities, such as intricate henna art and Arabian calligraphy. And don’t miss the incredible opportunity to have your photo taken with the UAE’s national symbol – a beautiful falcon. 

 

Where to get henna in Dubai

 

Experience the beautiful art of henna this National Day 

 

If you’re heading to City Centre Mirdif, stop by the mall’s special station devoted to celebrating National Day. From gold henna to face painting for little ones and an origami station where you can create your personalised decoration, there are fun-filled activities for all.    

Visitors can also type out their message to the UAE to be broadcasted on a screen in real time. All this, plus shoppers will instantly win two tickets to VOX Cinemas when they spend over AED500 in the mall. 

Over at City Centre Deira, expect elaborate décor and live traditional dance shows!

At City Centre malls located across the UAE, shoppers will be delighted by the roaming parades. Tap your feet to the beat of traditional national songs as the dancers gift UAE flags to shoppers as a keepsake from this special event. 


A Taste of Arabia

The best Arabic restaurants in the UAE

Sample Middle Eastern cuisine at some of the best Arabic restaurants in the UAE

 

Mouth-watering grilled meats, fresh falafel, cheese-topped manakeesh and hummus by the bucket-load – we never need an excuse to feast on our favourite Middle Eastern food. The public holiday is the perfect time to stop by one of the many Arabic restaurants across the UAE, such as  Mado, Al Halabi, Hatam and Abd El Wahab.  

What Is National Day?

In a nutshell, the annual event commemorates the historic occasion in 1971 when all seven sheikhdoms, formerly known as the Trucial States, came together to form one country, the United Arab Emirates. Along with celebrating the unification, both the UAE flag and the country’s first President, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who led the important movement, are honoured at this time. 

 
November 2018

3 of 2018’s Biggest Films Are Now Showing at VOX Cinemas

Don’t miss these epic movies on the big screen.

The best Dubai cinema releases for November 2018

The best Dubai cinema releases for November 2018

 

A tense crime thriller, a raucously funny family tale and the rock ‘n’ roll biopic we’ve all been waiting for – these are the top three movies to see at the cinema this month. 

Bohemian Rhapsody

Watch Bohemian Rhapsody at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Bohemian Rhapsody at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

The much-hyped biopic about British band Queen and, more specifically, legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury, is finally hitting the big screen. The film traces the music icons’ incredible success at the top of the industry to the devastating effects of Mercury’s tragic illness. For fans and non-fans alike, don’t be surprised if you find yourself belting out “We are the champions” well into the next day. 

Bohemian Rhapsody is released at VOX Cinemas this November.

The Grinch

Watch The Grinch at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch The Grinch at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch returns in animated form voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. With his trusty pup Max in tow, our favourite grumpy character sets out to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville, but his plans are soon interrupted when Cindy Lou Who seeks out Santa. Adults, big kids and especially the little ones will love this feel-good funny flick. 

The Grinch is released at VOX Cinemas this November.


The Girl in the Spider's Web

Watch The Girl in the Spider's Web at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch The Girl in the Spider's Web at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Based on the best-selling book by Swedish author David Lagercrantz and starring Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason, this edge-of-your-seat thriller follows young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist as they find themselves caught in a dangerous web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. 

The Girl in the Spider's Web is released at VOX Cinemas this November.


Where To Watch Movies In The Middle East 

With the best new blockbusters straight from Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond, plus an unbeatable food and beverage selection (including a first-class gourmet experience at THEATRE by Rhodes in Mall of the Emirates), it’s no wonder VOX Cinemas is widely considered one of the leading entertainment venues in the region. Book your tickets now to see the latest flicks. 

VOX Cinemas is located in the following malls:

Mall of the Emirates
Mall of Egypt 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Al Shindagha
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Sharjah
City Centre Ajman 
City Centre Beirut
City Centre Alexandria 
City Centre Qurum 
City Centre Muscat
City Centre Bahrain

 
October 2018

Movie Night: Get a Piece of the Action at VOX Cinemas

This month’s not-to-be-missed film releases 

The greatest films to see at VOX Cinemas this October

The greatest films to see at VOX Cinemas this October   

 

A dark thriller, a musical masterpiece and a real life story set in space – just three reasons why we’re dubbing October “Movie Month”. So book your tickets and grab a box of popcorn, as you’re about to be seriously entertained with these brand new flicks. 
See the top three movies that made our list this month.

 

Bad Times at the El Royale

Watch Bad Times at the El Royale at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Bad Times at the El Royale at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

With an all-star cast including Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jeff Bridges and Jon Hamm, this stylised murder mystery follows seven strangers staying at a rundown hotel in Lake Tahoe. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as dark secrets emerge and sinister events take place. Keep your hand over your popcorn to stop you spilling it!
Bad Times at the El Royale is released at VOX Cinemas this October.

 

A Star is Born

Watch A Star is Born at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch A Star is Born at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Making her first major foray into the world of film, Lady Gaga stars in the lead role alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born. Critics have been quick to praise the hit singer’s incredible portrayal of struggling artist Ally, who just before giving up on her dreams is discovered by a seasoned musician (Cooper). From romance to drama and music, this heart-warming flick will no doubt be a mega hit – let the Oscar buzz begin!
A Star is Born is released at VOX Cinemas this October.

 

First Man

Watch First Man at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch First Man at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Starring heartthrob Ryan Gosling in the lead role (reason enough to go and watch), the movie follows the true story of Neil Armstrong and his legendary space mission that saw him become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969. Directed by Oscar award-winning Damien Chazelle (who also teamed up with Gosling for the smash hit La La Land), this biographical drama makes for inspiring and action-packed viewing. 
First Man is released at VOX Cinemas this October.

Where To Watch Movies In The Middle East 

Looking for a top spot to catch all the latest films? Head straight to your nearest VOX Cinemas theatre, one of the most popular places to visit in Dubai and across the region.
VOX Cinemas is located in the following malls:

Mall of the Emirates
Mall of Egypt 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Al Shindagha
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Sharjah
City Centre Ajman 
City Centre Beirut
City Centre Alexandria 
City Centre Qurum 
City Centre Muscat
City Centre Bahrain

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/entertainment/movie-night-get-a-piece-of-the-action-at-vox-cinemas

 
September 2018

The Ultimate Places to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday

Where to throw a bash they will always remember.

The best birthday party locations in the Middle East

The best children’s birthday party locations in the Middle East


Looking for a last-minute venue to throw a children’s birthday bash? We’ve picked out a range of top spots offering from face painting and magicians to ski-themed parties on the slopes. Book now and your little ones will love you for it.


A Winter Wonderland Awaits 

Kids of all ages will love meeting the penguins at Ski Dubai

Kids of all ages will love meeting the penguins at Ski Dubai


Treat your little prince or princess and their friends to the Snowpark Birthday Package at Ski Dubai, in Mall of the Emirates. Up to 25 kids will get access to the Dubai snow park, where they can enjoy endless rounds of fun on the slides, tubes, toboggan and bobsled runs. 

The birthday girl or boy will also be given a special gift, while each guest will receive a party bag full to the brim with goodies. The entertainment venue will also provide invitations, party decorations and a delicious meal to complete the experience. It doesn’t get much more stress-free than that! You can also throw in some additional options to the party mix, including face painting, balloon bending, a magician and a penguin encounter. 

Ski Egypt also offers some birthday packages to choose from, including the North Pole Experience, which includes a ‘Discovery’ skiing or snowboarding lesson, along with refreshments, a custom birthday cake and a framed photo of the big day for the birthday girl or boy. 

Ski Dubai is located in Mall of the Emirates, and Ski Egypt can be found at Mall of Egypt.


Let Them Eat Cake

Celebrate a birthday at The Cheesecake Factory Dubai

Celebrate a birthday at The Cheesecake Factory Dubai


This hugely popular restaurant chain is a firm favourite with families for plenty of reasons. Not only do they offer an extensive kids’ menu (even us grown-ups can’t resist the tasty mini corndogs) but they also whip up some of the best birthday-themed cheesecakes in town. 

The sprawling floor space also means you can book a large table to fit all the kiddies, or opt for the private dining section, which you can deck out with your table decorations, balloons and presents to make the occasion extra memorable for the little guest of honour. 

The Cheesecake Factory is located in Mall of the Emirates.


A Magical Party 

Face painting fun at Magic Planet

Face painting fun at Magic Planet 


Kids will love celebrating their birthday amongst all the exciting attractions at Magic Planet. Located in all the top malls across the region, book now for an experience they will never forget. From rides to games, bowling and even a soft play park for younger ages, little ones will be buzzing from all the fun options. 

Magic Planet will also help arrange delicious party food, decorations, music and party bags for their friends to take home. The venue can also provide face painters, magicians and a balloon sculpting experience via their in-house party-planning team. 

Magic Planet is located at the following malls in Dubai and across the MENA:

Mall of the Emirates
City Centre Mirdif 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Al Shindagha 
City Centre Me’aisem 
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Sharjah
City Centre Qurum 
Mall of Egypt
City Centre Beirut 
City Centre Bahrain
City Centre Alexandria
City Centre Maadi 
City Centre Muscat
City Centre Ajman

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/entertainment/the-ultimate-places-to-celebrate-your-childs-birthday

 
September 2018

Action-Packed Movies to Catch At VOX Cinemas This Month

The exciting new releases now showing.

A movie night done right at VOX Cinemas

A movie night done right at VOX Cinemas 

 

Mix up your usual Netflix night in and enjoy an evening out at the cinema.

From the largest screen in the region at City Centre Deira to the biggest cinema in the UAE over at Mall of the Emirates, which is also home to a hugely popular VOX 4DX auditorium and the ultra-premium The ThEATre by Rhodes experience. VOX Cinemas offer the ultimate venues to watch all the brand new releases straight from Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond. 

Check out our top picks for a movie-filled month ahead….


The Predator

Watch The Predator at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Predator at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Young talent Jacob Tremblay (of Wonder and Room fame) stars in this science-fiction blockbuster alongside Olivia Munn and Boyd Holbrook. After a young boy accidentally unleashes the universe’s most lethal hunters, the race is on to stop the deadly force from wiping out the human race. Expect significant cinematic effects and edge-of-your-seat fight scenes throughout this action-packed flick.   

The Predator will be released at VOX Cinemas this September.


Johnny English Strikes Again

Watch Johnny English Strikes Again at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Johnny English Strikes Again at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Teaming up with Ben Miller and Emma Thompson, funnyman Rowan Atkinson returns for the third time in the role of Johnny English. After disaster strikes, former spy Johnny is forced out of retirement when the secret service comes calling for his help. Equal parts hysterical and silly in the best possible way, this is a must-watch with plenty of laughs for the whole family.

Johnny English Strikes Again will be released at VOX Cinemas this September.


Smallfoot 

Watch Smallfoot at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Smallfoot at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

A feel-good kids’ flick that adults will also enjoy, this animated comedy is one you shouldn’t miss this month. Featuring an A-list cast, including Channing Tatum, James Cordon and Zendaya, the tale follows Migo the Yeti, who causes uproar amongst his community after discovering that the once elusive “Small foot” creatures (humans) exist. 

Smallfoot will be released at VOX Cinemas this September.


VOX Cinemas is located in the following malls:

Mall of the Emirates
Mall of Egypt 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Al Shindagha
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Sharjah
City Centre Ajman 
City Centre Beirut
City Centre Alexandria 
City Centre Qurum 
City Centre Muscat
City Centre Bahrain

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/entertainment/action-packed-movies-to-catch-at-vox-cinemas-this-month

 
August 2018

Cinema Night The Latest Movies to Watch over Eid Al Adha

A round-up of what’s showing at VOX Cinemas during the public holiday.

The best films to see at VOX Cinemas this August

The best films to see at VOX Cinemas this August  

From a haunting horror film to adrenaline-pumping action and a new take on a classic Disney tale, the latest flicks to hit the big screen in the Middle East are seriously entertaining.

Here are our not-to-be-missed movies of the month.


Slender Man 

Watch Slender Man at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Slender Man at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East 

Touted as one of the scariest films of the year, take our advice and book in for a manicure post-cinema trip, as you may end up gnawing off your nails while watching this super creepy horror movie. The supernatural story follows the namesake character, a very tall, thin and all-round terrifying figure that hunts down some teenage girls. 

Slender Man is released at VOX Cinemas this August.


Mile 22

Watch Mile 22 at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Mile 22 at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, a vital member of the CIA’s most elite and top-secret unit in this action/thriller film. As a corrupt enemy closes in, Silva and his highly trained command team must race against the clock to transport and protect a life-threatening delivery. 

Mile 22 is released at VOX Cinemas this August.


Christopher Robin 

Watch Christopher Robin at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Christopher Robin at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

One for the entire family, this heartwarming tale follows the story of Christopher Robin, the little boy from the much-loved Winnie The Pooh stories. Now a hard-working family man (played by Ewan McGregor), Pooh and his friends must help Robin rediscover his magical sense of imagination and the joys in life.

Christopher Robin is released at VOX Cinemas this August.


Where To Watch Movies In The Middle East 

With the largest screen at City Centre Deira and the biggest cinema in the region at Mall of the Emirates, it’s easy to see why VOX Cinemas is considered the place to watch all the latest films. 

While the entertainment hub has many state-of-the-art locations across the MENA region, at Mall of The Emirates, one of the most visited Dubai attractions, the cinema is home to the UAE’s first IMAX laser screen plus a famous VOX 4DX auditorium. 

Those looking for a truly luxurious experience can also book a ticket to The ThEATre by Rhodes – a first-class movie experience boasting reclining chairs, service to your seat and top quality cuisine created by famous chef Gary Rhodes. 

VOX Cinemas is located in the following malls:


Mall of the Emirates
Mall of Egypt 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Sharjah
City Centre Al Shindagha
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Ajman 
City Centre Beirut
City Centre Alexandria 
City Centre Qurum 
City Centre Muscat
City Centre Bahrain

 

Article Source: www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/entertainment/cinema-night-the-latest-movies-to-watch-over-eid-al-adha

 
July 2018

The Must-See Movies of the Year at VOX Cinemas This Month

There’s a reason these films have won over audiences.

Movies you will not want to miss this July at Vox Cinemas

Movies you will not want to miss at the cinema this July 

 

As the summer heat ramps up, we say seek solace in the cool comfort of VOX Cinema’s air-conditioned screening rooms to catch all the latest movies as they are released.

From Marvel’s new superhero blockbuster to a feel-good summer musical, film fans are in for a treat this July as many of Hollywood and Bollywood’s most important pictures finally hit the big screen. 

Scroll down below where we reveal the top three must-see movies of the month.

 

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Watch Ant-Man and The Wasp at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Ant-Man and The Wasp at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly star in Marvel Studios’ newest chapter, Ant-Man and The Wasp. The story is set in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, whereby Scott Lang (Rudd) struggles with his responsibilities as both father and superhero Ant-man. When an urgent new mission arises, Lang is forced to don his suit once again and fight alongside his partner, The Wasp. 

Ant-Man and The Wasp is released at VOX Cinemas this July.


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Watch Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at VOX Cinemas across the Middle

 

Almost a decade (where did that go?) after Mamma Mia! was released comes the sequel of the smash hit musical. Fans of the first film can look forward to the return of the original all-star cast, along with fresh faces such as Lily James, who plays the role of a young Donna. Expect lots of both laugh-out-loud and heartfelt moments throughout this sing-along flick. 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is released at VOX Cinemas this July.


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Watch Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation at VOX Cinemas across the Middle

 

Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the family are back for the third instalment in the Hotel Transylvania animation series. Little ones (and adults alike) will love following their favourite funny monsters as they embark on a disastrous cruise. 

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is released at VOX Cinemas this July.


Where To Watch Movies In The Middle East 

Step up your cinema game with a visit to VOX Cinemas in the Middle East. With numerous locations across the MENA region, there’s a Vox Cinema near you where movies come indeed alive.
You’ll find the biggest cinema in the region at Vox Cinemas Mall of the Emirates, one of the most popular Dubai attractions. Lose yourself in the UAE’s first IMAX laser screen and huge VOX 4DX auditorium. For the ultimate luxury film experience at Vox Cinemas Mall of the Emirates try The ThEATre by Rhodes, which includes reclining seats (complete with a cosy blanket), service at the push of a button and gourmet bites created by top chef Gary Rhodes to enjoy while you take in the on-screen action.
Screen buffs will also find the largest screen at Vox Cinemas City Centre Deira.

VOX Cinemas is located in the following malls:

Mall of the Emirates
Mall of Egypt 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Al Shindagha
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Ajman 
City Centre Beirut
City Centre Alexandria 
City Centre Qurum 
City Centre Muscat
City Centre Bahrain
City Centre Sharjah

 

 
March 2018

5 Fun Family Ideas to Try At the Mall This Weekend

The ultimate activities to keep boredom at bay during your time off.


Fun filled weekend activities for kids

Fun filled weekend activities for kids


1. Take them to the Slopes 

Enjoy some fun in the snow at Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt. The world’s largest indoor snow parks, these winter wonderlands in the malls make for a thrilling day out, especially with tots in tow. They’ll love zipping up and down the slopes, learning new skills at the Ski Schools, playing with penguins and the plenty more activities on offer at these snow-capped entertainment venues. 

Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt are fun for the whole family

Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt are fun for the entire family


2. A Live Fairy tale

Situated within Mall of the Emirates, a trip to Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) is one of the best things to do in Dubai. 

The creative district and theatre are equipped with an impressive 543-seat theatre, a black box studio theatre, dance and rehearsal studios plus 18 art studios, workshops and classrooms. 

Offering something to suit all ages, DUCTAC is a brilliant place to catch a live show or even perform yourself – there are options available for all age ranges (from kids to adults classes) so get your creative juices flowing and sign up now.

The centre regularly puts on live shows, and during March (and April) you can buy tickets to see Rapunzel - A Tangled Tale

Suitable for kids aged three and above, expect colourful costumes, musical magic, comedy and even audience participation at this classic family musical. Catch the show on the following dates and times: 

March 28th at 7 PM; 
March 29th at 11 AM; 
March 30th at 10:30 AM and 3 PM; 
March 31st to April 4th at 11 AM and 3 PM; 
April 5th at 3PM and 7PM; 
April 6th at 10:30 AM and 3 PM.


Enjoy acting classes and live shows at DUCTAC in Dubai

Enjoy acting classes and live shows at DUCTAC in Dubai


3.  The Ultimate Playground in the Mall 

Little ones are in for a serious hit of fun with a day out at Magic Planet – a dedicated children’s area nestled within the mall. With lots of locations across the Middle East, the entertainment venues are heaving with games, rides, attractions and even soft-adventure play areas for younger ages. A ticket here is sure to keep them happily entertained for many hours. 

Magic Planet is located in the following malls:

Mall of the Emirates
City Centre Mirdif 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Al Shindagha 
City Centre Me’aisem 
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Sharjah
City Centre Qurum 
Mall of Egypt
City Centre Beirut 
City Centre Alexandria
City Centre Maadi 
City Centre Muscat


4. A Family-Friendly Feast



The best restaurants for kids in the mall

The best restaurants for kids in the mall

Whether you have built up an appetite after hitting the shops or whizzing down the slopes at Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt, refuel with a feast at one of the many dining options within the malls. 

Finding a spot that the whole family will enjoy can often prove tricky, especially with fussy little eaters, but we’ve seen that California Pizza Kitchen in Mall of the Emirates never fails on the foodie front. Elsewhere, Roadster Diner in City Centre Beirut and Panda Express at City Centre Mirdif are both top picks.

If you’re in a rush to feed tiny mouths, you cannot go wrong with grabbing a quick bite in one of the mall’s food courts, which are packed with international foodie stations to suit all taste buds. 


5. A Night at the Movies  

Grab a box of popcorn and treat your family to an evening at VOX Cinemas. Throughout March you’ll find a host of family-friendly films showing, including Gnome Alone – a laugh-out-loud animation from the producer of Shrek

The plot follows a young schoolgirl named Chloe who joins forces with a group of garden gnomes (who have invaded her home) to protect the earth against hungry Trogg creatures. 

VOX Cinemas is located in the following malls:


Mall of the Emirates
Mall of Egypt 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Al Shindagha
City Centre Fujairah 
City Centre Ajman 
City Centre Beirut
City Centre Alexandria 
City Centre Qurum 
City Centre Muscat
City Centre Bahrain 

 

 
December 2017

The Top Festive Experiences To Try In Dubai This December

Make the mall your winter wonderland with these fun-filled activities  


Festive family fun at the malls in the Middle East

Festive family fun at the malls in the Middle East

 

Each year the shopping malls in Dubai and further across the Middle East transform into a winter wonderland filled with Santa’s Grottos, festive decorations and elaborate towering trees decked with baubles and candy. Whether you’re heading on a day out with little ones or want to get into the festive spirit, the malls in December are certainly a sight to see.

From zipping down the snowy slops at Ski Dubai to the heart-warming family Christmas movie to watch at the cinema, here we present the best experiences to ring in the festive season at the mall.

 

Fun In The Snow


Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

 

Feel the spirit of the holiday with a trip to Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates.
One of the top attractions in Dubai for the whole family, Ski Dubai is 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 snow boarders. 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 on the ground floor of Mall of the Emirates.

 

The Christmas Movie

The best film to watch at the cinema in December

The best film to watch at the cinema in December

 

Round up the troops and treat your family to a movie night at the mall. With numerous locations within the City Centres across the Middle East, including the largest cinema in the region at Mall of the Emirates, VOX Cinemas is one of the top places to visit in Dubai.

November 30th will see the release of Daddy’s Home 2 - a family comedy starring Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. The story follows a father and stepfather who band together to make Christmas time perfect for their children. Their newfound friendship is soon tested when intrusive family members arrive to shake things up. Fans of the first film will be pleased to see lots more laugh-out-loud moments as the family dynamics gone awry.

Be sure to call ahead to check out screen times in your nearest VOX Cinema at either Mall of the Emirates of City Centre locations.


 
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

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
Mother!

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.

iFly

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.

 

DUCTAC

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…

 

IT

 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 Mirdif, 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.

 
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