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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

 
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

 
August 2018

Family Adventures in The Mall: Your Weekend Plans are sorted

Five activities in Dubai for families to enjoy.

Things to do in Dubai with kids over the summer

The best things to do in Dubai with kids over the summer

 

With the summer holidays in full swing, filling the days and coming up with fun new things to do in Dubai can prove tricky. Fear not! We’re on hand to share our definitive list of fun-filled venues to ensure your brood has a blast before heading back to school. 


Yalla! Bowling 

The best bowling alley in Dubai

The best bowling alley in Dubai

 

One of the most popular attractions in Dubai, master your strike technique by taking to the lanes at Yalla! Bowling in City Centre Mirdif for a dose of healthy competition amongst the family. With 12 state-of-the-art bowling alleys, your gang can enjoy round after round of fun. 


Magic Planet 

Magic Planet is the ultimate destination for kids in Dubai

Magic Planet is the ultimate destination for kids in Dubai

 

Games, rides, dodgem cars and prizes waiting to be won – kids will love a day out at Magic Planet, located in several Dubai shopping malls. Along with a soft play area for younger ages, the entertainment hub is packed with plenty to keep them happy and occupied for hours on end. 

Magic Planet is located at the following malls in Dubai:

Mall of the Emirates
City Centre Mirdif 
City Centre Deira
City Centre Al Shindagha 
City Centre Me’aisem 


Little Explorers  

Little Explores mixes fun with education in the mall

Little Explores blends fun with education in the mall

 

Tiny science fans are in for a treat at Little Explorers, located in City Centre Mirdif. Striking the perfect balance between fun and education, children from ages 2 to 7 will have a wonderful time discovering and engaging in a variety of themed adventures – from mini space stations to underwater life – all while learning a thing or two along the way. 

There is also an area to help kids develop balance, reaction times and hand-to-eye coordination to help with their development and growth.

Article Source: http://www.citycentremirdif.com/blog/entertainment/family-adventures-in-the-mall-your-weekend-plans-are-sorted

 
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

 

 
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

 

 
June 2018

Things to Do With Your Kids in Dubai & Egypt This Weekend

Fun-filled activities little ones will adore.

Keep the kids entertained this weekend in Dubai

Keep the kids entertained this weekend 

 

Not had time to make plans this weekend? Don’t panic, as we have you covered with our family-friendly list of the best places to visit during your time off over the next few days. 
From a specialised cinema just for children to animal shows and the yummiest ice-cream in town, discover three spots to add to your agenda now. 


Play With Penguins


Watch the penguin show at Ski Dubai

Watch the penguin show at Ski Egypt and Ski Dubai

 

Calling all animal lovers! You will not want to miss the newly launched penguin show at Ski Egypt. Along with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and lots more fun in the show, the resident penguins have already proven a hit with their playful antics in the snow park. 
You can also book an exclusive encounter with these friendly animals post-show where little ones will love making their very own ‘Peng-friend’. 
There are also Penguin shows available at Ski Dubai at numerous times throughout the day. 


Family-Friendly Flicks 

Movies just for kids at VOX Cinemas Dubai

Movies just for kids at VOX Cinemas Dubai

 

VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates (and select City Centres across the region) house a specialised cinema created especially for kids to enjoy the latest animation, action and adventure movies in a bright, colourful setting. You can also rent out the space to hold a fun-filled birthday party for your little ones and their friends. 


We All Scream For Ice-Cream


Discover the best kind of chilly at Cold Stone Creamery in Dubai

Discover the best kind of chilly at Cold Stone Creamery 


Have the kids been good this week? Come to think of it, have you been good? Then the weekend calls for a little special treat for all. No sweet tooth will turn down a trip to Cold Stone Creamery in Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, where parents and little ones alike will love building their own super scoops loaded with an array of candy-coated toppings and sauces. 

Article Source: http://www.mallofegypt.com/blog/entertainment/things-to-do-with-your-kids-in-dubai-egypt-this-weekend

 
May 2018

Two of the Funniest New Movies to See This Month

Grab some snacks and get ready to laugh out loud at Vox Cinemas.

Best movies in to watch at VOX Cinemas

The best movies to watch at VOX Cinemas in City Centre Deira


VOX Cinemas is offering up a mega-hit of entertainment as some of Hollywood and Bollywood’s most anticipated summer films finally hit the big screen. 

This month, we’re all about the ultimate feel-good comedies, starring our favourite female comedians. 

We uncover the top two must-watch movies to see over the coming weeks at VOX Cinemas City Centre Deira, Mall of the Emirates and throughout the region. Do not miss out on these laugh-out-loud flicks. 



I Feel Pretty

Our interest was piqued as soon as we learnt that actress Amy Schumer was fronting this new flick. The brilliantly quick-witted comedian stars as Renee, who after years of struggling with insecurity, wakes up after a sudden accident to believe she is the most beautiful woman on the planet. Armed with newfound confidence, expect plenty of achingly funny moments as she takes a more fearless approach to all areas of her life. The comedy also stars Michelle Williams and Emily Ratajkowski.

Watch I Feel Pretty at VOX Cinemas in Dubai

Watch Amy Schumer in I Feel Pretty at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

I Feel Pretty is released at VOX Cinemas this May.


Overboard 

Leo is the spoilt son of one of Mexico’s wealthiest families. He suffers from amnesia after falling overboard from his flashy yacht. As the story hits the headlines, financially strapped medical student Kate (played by Anna Faris), who also works as a cleaner on his yacht, sees a golden opportunity to seek revenge on the petulant playboy by pretending to be his wife – with hilarious consequences. 

Watch Anna Faris in Overboard at VOX Cinemas in Dubait

Watch Anna Faris in Overboard at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Overboard is released at VOX Cinemas this May.


Where To Watch Movies In The Middle East 


If you want the ultimate cinema experience, look no further than VOX Cinemas in the Middle East. With Vox Cinemas handily located within City Centres across the UAE and the Middle East, you’re never far away from the big screen stars.

Super-size your experience by watching a movie on the largest screen at Vox city centre cinema in Deira. Or if you’d like a dash of luxury served with that head to Vox Cinema at Mall of the Emirates, one of the best places to visit in Dubai. There you’ll find the first IMAX laser screen in the UAE and a VOX 4DX auditorium. And if popcorn won’t cut it, try The ThEATre by Rhodes. Feast on the on-screen action while a tasty meal, created by celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, is cooked fresh and delivered piping hot to your seat.

Find VOX Cinemas at:

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 

Article Source: http://www.citycentredeira.com/blog/entertainment/two-of-the-funniest-new-movies-to-see-this-month

 
May 2018

Experience a Winter Wonderland at Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt

 Beat the scorching heat and enjoy some fun in the snow this summer.

Skiing in Dubai at Ski Dubai

Take to the slopes at Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt

 

What do you do when it’s hot, humid and sweaty outside? Head for a day out on the slopes at Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt, the world’s largest indoor snow parks. 

An experience the whole family will love, these snow-capped entertainment hubs in the malls are two of the top attractions in Dubai and Egypt. 

A true winter-themed wonderland, Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates boasts 22,500 square metres of snow-covered terrain with five slopes of varying difficulty for skiers and snowboarders. The Dubai snow park also provides in-depth ski and snowboard lessons for all levels, ranging from discovery to competition level.  

Best thing to do in Dubai - Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt are among the best things to do in Dubai and Egypt

 

Visitors can also try a wide variety of other activities, such as bobsledding, tubing, tobogganing, climbing walls, zorbing, snow bumpers and much more – Ski Dubai has it all. 

Little ones will delight in zipping up and down the slopes, rolling around in the snow plough area, building on their skills at the Ski Schools and playing with the friendly penguins (they might even catch the famous March of the Penguins show) – the fun-filled activities at these snow-capped entertainment venues are endless.

whiz down the ski slopes at Ski Dubai

Whiz down the slopes at Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt

 

Over at Ski Egypt in Mall of Egypt, the venue stays open until midnight daily so you can enjoy the facilities into the night. With 7,000 tons of snow, Ski Egypt is the first ski resort in Africa, and it offers a wide range of activities and interactive experiences for all ages. 

From an exhilarating ride on the Zorb Ball to jumping on the Polar Express Train for a ride through the park’s -2°C grounds or spinning around as you slide down the 30-metre Tube Run, Ski Egypt is a not-to-be-missed experience. 

Largest Indoor snow parks in the world - Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt are the world’s largest indoor snow parks


The details:


Ski Dubai: For more information call +971 4409 4000

Ski Egypt: For more information call +20 10 0025 7509

 

Article Source: http://www.mallofegypt.com/blog/entertainment/experience-a-winter-wonderland-at-ski-dubai-and-ski-egypt

 
April 2018

3 Must-See Movies Showing At The Cinema This Month

The upcoming film releases you will not want to miss at VOX Cinemas.

Best Movies at Vox Cinemas in the middle east

Catch the best films on the Middle East’s biggest screen at VOX Cinemas in City Centre Deira

 

From an action-packed superhero blockbuster to a spine-tingling horror and the big screen adaption of one of our favourite storybook characters, April at VOX Cinemas is offering up a mega-hit of entertainment as some of Hollywood and Bollywood’s most anticipated spring films finally hit the big screen. 

We uncover the top three must-watch movies to see over the coming month – you will not want to miss out on these epic flicks.


Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit movie poster, Vox Cinemas in Dubai

Watch James Cordon in Peter Rabbit at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

With an all-star cast including Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie and Rose Byrne, Peter Rabbit is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for the whole family to enjoy. The tale follows the adventurous world of the mischievous Peter (played by the hilarious James Cordon) and his three sisters as they battle to regain their home in a vegetable garden from a troublesome new neighbour. 

Peter Rabbit is released at VOX Cinemas this April.

Avengers: Infinity War

Watch Avengers: Infinity War in IMAX at Vox Cinemas in Dubai

Watch Avengers: Infinity War at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Marvel fans will be using all their superpowers to reach VOX Cinemas now that the hugely hyped new release in the Avengers series is finally here. You can expect plenty of superheroes, villains and jaw-dropping special effects as Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor and the entire Avengers gang once again unite to save the universe and defeat their most powerful enemy so far – the corrupt Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. 

Avengers: Infinity War is released at VOX Cinemas this April.


A Quiet Place 

A Quiet Place (film) at VOX Cinemas in Dubai

Watch A Quiet Place at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

One of our favourite off-screen couples, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski pair up in front of the camera to play husband and wife in horror movie A Quiet Place. The story follows their family of four as they live under siege in a post-apocalyptic world, forced to live an isolated existence in complete silence in fear of creatures that attack at any sound.

This creepy tale will keep viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the whole movie so make sure you grab an extra large box of popcorn to hide behind! 

A Quiet Place is released at VOX Cinemas this April.


Where To Watch Movies In The Middle East 

When it comes to watching movies in style and comfort, VOX Cinemas should be your first choice. With numerous locations within City Centres across the UAE and the Middle East, you’ll find a VOX Cinema near to you.
Catching a movie at Vox Cinemas is an experience: watch all the action on the largest screen at City Centre Deira or the biggest cinema in the region at Mall of the Emirates.
One of the best places to visit in Dubai, the Mall of the Emirates location is also home to the first IMAX laser screen in the UAE, plus a VOX 4DX auditorium. For the ultimate in cinema luxury, try The ThEATre by Rhodes. Relax in a plush reclining seat while a delicious gourmet meal, created by famous UK chef Gary Rhodes, is cooked fresh and delivered to direct to you, while you also feast on the on-screen action.

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 

Article Source: http://www.citycentredeira.com/blog/entertainment/3-must-see-movies-showing-at-the-cinema-this-month

 
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 

 

 
March 2018

3 Brilliant Female-Led Movies to Watch at VOX Cinemas

Get your tickets before they sell out.


The best films to watch at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

The best movies to watch at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East this March

 

This month, VOX Cinemas brings with it a host of strong female-led movies you’ll not want to miss, as some of Tinsel town’s most anticipated films hit the big screen in the Middle East.

Now more than ever women in Hollywood are speaking out and calling for a much-needed shift in the entertainment industry. Empowering movements such as ‘Me Too’ and ‘Time’s Up’ have caused a stir and inspired victims of abuse and harassment to speak out. 

Female stars are finally being granted a higher platform (and hopefully paychecks to match) to star and produce in more movies within a safe, equal environment. 

Scroll below where we reveal the top three female-led movies you need to watch this March. 


I, Tonya 


Watch the new Margot Robbie film at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch Margot Robbie in I, Tonya at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Margot Robbie, one of this year’s most celebrated actresses, not only stars in the lead role of skating biopic I, Tonya, but the talented actress also co-produced the picture. Following the rise and fall of notorious American figure skater Tonya Harding, the game-changing film caused waves in the industry upon release and earned the actress some recent accolades. 

A crowd favourite and big winner during this year’s awards season, the dark comedy also stars Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan. 

I, Tonya has released at VOX Cinemas this March.


Tomb Raider


Watch the new Tomb Raider at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch the new Tomb Raider movie VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

The long-awaited remake of Tomb Raider is finally hitting silver screens this March.  The movie sees Oscar award-winning actress Alicia Vikander in the iconic role of Lara Croft – the tough-as-nails daughter of a missing adventurer who embarks on a dangerous mission to solve the mystery of her father’s death.

After the incredible success of last year’s Wonder Woman, we hope this is a sign of more things to come in the world of female action stars. 

Tomb Raider has released at VOX Cinemas this March.


The Shape of Water


Watch the new The Shape of Water at VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

Watch The Shape of Water VOX Cinemas across the Middle East

 

Set against the backdrop of America in the 1960s, this fantasy tale follows a mute janitor at a secret research centre. Expertly portrayed by actress Sally Hawkins, the lonely janitor’s life is changed forever when she and her co-worker (played by Octavia Spencer) discover a mysterious aquatic creature that is being held in captivity. 

The beautifully shot film is a feast for the eyes, and the heartwarming story will have you reaching for the tissues.

The Shape of Water has released at VOX Cinemas this March.


Where To Watch Movies In The Middle East 

VOX Cinemas has numerous locations within City Centres across the UAE and the Middle East, including the largest screen at City Centre Deira and the biggest cinema in the region at Mall of the Emirates. 

One of the best places to visit in Dubai, the MOE location also boasts the UAE’s first IMAX laser screen, plus a VOX 4DX auditorium and The ThEATre by Rhodes – a fantastic experience with plush reclining seats, first class service and gourmet cuisine created by famous chef Gary Rhodes. Each dish is cooked fresh and delivered straight to your chair to enjoy while you watch – the ultimate in luxury.

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 

 
February 2018

The Ultimate Places to Enjoy a Mother and Daughter Day Out

From pampering spa sessions to retail therapy and the best spot for a girly lunch, we present the best bonding experiences to try in Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls.  

Treat your mother to a special day

Treat your mother to a special day

 

In-between work, errands and social plans, fitting in family time can sometimes feel like a chore. But why not show the extraordinary woman in your life some love with a special day for just the two of you?

Whether your mother lives close-by or is in town on a visit, plan a day fun-filled day of bonding. 

With hundreds of retail outlets, countless dining options, beauty salons and activities on offer, the shopping malls across the Middle East will act as the perfect spot to host the occasion. 

Scroll down below where we share out favourite activities for the ultimate mother and daughter day out. 

 

Retail Therapy 

One cannot go to the mall without whizzing round at least a few stores – after all, shopping can be counted as cardio and will certainly up your daily step count. At Mall of the Emirates and City Centres, you will find endless retail havens devoted to everything you could imagine from fashion and beauty to lifestyle and interiors, plus electronics, sportswear and so much more. 

Why not treat your mum to a little something special, be it a handbag she admires or matching bracelets for you both. It will act as a tiny token for her to remember your day together. 


Silver bracelet by Pandora available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Silver bracelet, Pandora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

We love Pandora’s custom bracelets – pick any metal and add as many charms as you wish. You can also gift a new charm to celebrate occasions such as your mum’s birthday or anniversary each year. 


Ladies Who Lunch

All that shopping will leave you both in need of refuelling so enjoy a bite at one of the numerous culinary offerings in the malls. In Mall of the Emirates we can vouch for Common Grounds and Besh Turkish Kitchen, and if you fancy indulging, a tasty Italian feast at 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza. In City Centre Mirdif you must try the super fresh salads at Le Pain Quotidien or Bistro Domino, in City Centre Deira, for mouth-watering French fare.


800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

 

Spa Session  

Enjoy a dose of R&R with a pampering treatment at the spa. In Mall of the Emirates, The Nail Spa is a top pick (also located in City Centre Deira) – choose from a broad menu of options including manicures/pedicures, massages and facials. The Spa By Pullman is one of the best spas in Dubai (located inside the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre), and we recommend trying the Marine Breeze facial, which costs AED450 for 75 minutes of pure bliss. 

In City Centre Mirdif, Nstyle Nail & Beauty Lounge does unbeatable manicures and pedicures, while the newly opened Clarins is your one-stop-shop for all the latest in skincare and makeup treats.

The best spa treatments

The best spa treatments

 
January 2018

Movie Night: The Top Films To Watch This Month

Grab some snacks and get ready to be seriously entertained at the cinema in January.

The best movies to watch at VOX Cinemas in City Centre Deira


City Centre Deira has the largest Cinema screen in the Middle East

 

January at VOX Cinemas is offering up a mega-hit of entertainment as some Hollywood’s most anticipated films finally hit the big screen.

VOX Cinemas has numerous locations within the City Centres across the UAE, including the largest screen in the Middle East at City Centre Deira and the biggest cinema in the region at Mall of the Emirates. One of the best places to visit in Dubai, it also boasts the UAE’s first IMAX laser screen plus a VOX 4DX auditorium and The ThEATre by Rhodes – a fantastic 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 chair to enjoy while you watch – the ultimate in luxury.

You will not want to miss what this month has to offer, so scroll down below where we uncover the top two must-watch movies to see over the coming weeks.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is now showing at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

The Greatest Showman is now showing at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

 

Get set to be swept away on a magical journey filled with tricks, circus acts and musical performances, with an all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. The story is inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, a famous showman in the 1800’s celebrated for his grand hoaxes. One for the whole family, this epic tale is sure to entertain from start to finish.

Release date: 28th December

Watch The Greatest Showman at VOX Cinemas Dubai

 Watch The Greatest Showman at VOX Cinemas Dubai



The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist is now showing at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

The Disaster Artist is now showing at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

 

A drama/comedy starring funny man Seth Rogan and brothers Dave and James Franco - who also directed the film. The movie is based on the real-life story of Greg Sestero, an aspiring actor, who meets the quirky Tommy Wiseau in an acting class. The two form a strange friendship and travel to Hollywood to realise their dreams of fame and making it on the silver screen.

Release date: 4th January

 
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

Fun Activities for Kids in Dubai

Childhood is meant to be a beautiful time in life. Kids should be given the freedom to dream, play and enjoy to the fullest. As a parent, it isn’t always easy to engage your kids. With this in mind, it is good to be aware of fun activities you can turn to for the weekend. Our kids are our future and it is our responsibility to stretch and enrich them. Dubai has a lot to offer - here’re a few options it won’t hurt to add to your list.


Go for a movie

Kids love the movies. Parents, you know how your daughter loved “Tangled” or how your son adored the “Avengers”. The cinemas are a perfect choice. They are engaging, exhilarating and yummy (for those of us munching on caramel popcorn).  Whether it's the latest action blockbuster or an animated extravaganza - whatever be the choice of cinema for your young one - you can find a show at VOX Cinemas at the Mall of the Emirates to keep them entertained.

●    VOX regular offers a magnificent cinematic experience in a comfortable environment.
●    VOX Max offers a greater viewing experience with a mega screen and an incredible surround-sound system.
●    VOX GOLD, a deluxe option, offers an exclusive lounge with an extensive menu of snacks, a private on-call waiter service as well as larger seats with more space for you and your family!



A showing of ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates


Location: Mall of the Emirates, Interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone:  +971 600 599905
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voxcinemas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/voxcinemas
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voxcinemas
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/voxcinemas


Magic Planet

The largest indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai, Magic Planet offers an incredible variety of attractions, games, and rides for both the young and the old. It features the first ever 4D theatre in the UAE, seven award-winning rides, a state-of-the-art RoboCoaster and a one of a kind-racing simulator.  Magic Planet is located at the Mall of the Emirates and is easily reachable by the Dubai Metro since the mall is just a short walk from the station.

Drop N Twist Game at Magic Planet at Mall of the Emirates


Location: Mall of the Emirates, Interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road
Phone:  +971 4 341 4444
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday-Saturday)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicplanetmena
Twitter: https://twitter.com/magicplanetmena
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magicplanetmena
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Magicplanetdxb


DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre)

DUCTAC is a one-of-a-kind multi-purpose creative and performing arts centre. Built with an aim to contribute to the overall creative and artistic ecosystem of the city, this multifaceted and multicultural performance space is representative of the diversity of Dubai. It regularly hosts performances, exhibitions, and workshops by artists from across the world, offering you and your kids a choice of artistic delights that are both entertaining and culturally educational.

The DUCTAC Theatre Art Centre

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road
Phone:   +971 4 341 4777
Opening Hours:
9.00 AM-10.00 PM (Saturday-Thursday)
2.00 PM-10.00 PM (Friday and holidays)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ductac.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DUCTAC


Dubai Miracle Garden

A real treat for the eyes, the Dubai Miracle Garden is the world's largest natural flower garden, spread over an area of 72,000 square metres and hosting over 109 million flowers. It is also home to Dubai Butterfly Garden, a beautiful indoor butterfly sanctuary featuring over 15,000 butterflies from 26 different species. Whether you find them enchanted by the natural beauty of the flowers or the poetic elegance of the butterflies, the Miracle Garden is sure to offer your kids an experience inspired by nature.

An aerial view of a section of the Dubai Miracle Garden


Location: Al Barsha South 3, Barsha, Dubailand Area
Phone: +971 52 960 8192
Opening Hours:
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sunday-Thursday)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays)

Website: http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DubaiMiracleGardenOfficial


Dubai Garden Glow

Offer your kids an extravagant light show that’s sure to enthral and entertain them. Watch the joy on their faces as they stroll through this world of magical light work, featuring incredible glowing structures of plants, animals, and iconic buildings. Lead your kids into the exciting world of the dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Park. These mechanical prehistoric giants will have them squealing with excitement. The Garden Glow also hosts a large food pavilion that offers delicacies from across the world.

A sparkling display at the Dubai Garden Glow


An Apatosaurus replica at the Dinosaur Park


Location: Zabeel Park Gate 6 & 7 Zabeel Area, Dubai
Phone: +971 56 446 7842
Opening Hours:
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Saturday - Wednesday)
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM (Thursday & Friday)

Website: http://dubaigardenglow.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DubaiGardenGlow
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dubaigardenglow
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENOAsQtn9kpAlTq8jggGjA

 
September 2017

Your One-Stop Shop to Summer Shopping & Entertainment in Dubai

A world of fashion, beauty, cuisine, and adventure for the months ahead

Mall of the Emirates in Dubai

Enjoy all that Mall of the Emirates in Dubai has to offer

 

Imagine a world filled with hundreds of shops and department stores offering everything and anything you could possibly imagine, from designer goods to luxury lifestyle items, sports gear, top-of-the-range electronics and so much more.

Moreover, shopping is just the beginning, all this plus dozens of international restaurants, an indoor ski slope, entertainment arcades and even a cinema serving gourmet cuisine right to the comfort of your seat.

Welcome to Mall of the Emirates, the region’s favourite attraction and shopping destination in Dubai!

Mall of the Emirates is one of the top things to do in Dubai

A visit to Mall of the Emirates is one of the top things to do in Dubai

 

Retail Therapy

Fashion fans are in for a treat - expect all your favourite shops ranging from H&M Dubai to Mango and Forever 21, to over 80 of the industry’s biggest designer brands within the Fashion Dome and Luxury Wing, such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Gucci.

Mall of the Emirates is also home to a number of top department stores including Debenhams and Harvey Nichols Dubai - a popular retail haven presenting a curated selection of leading brands in fashion, beauty, homewares, fine jewellery, and watches.

If beauty buys are at the top of your shopping list, you’ll be happy to find a huge variety of specialised perfume and cosmetic stores. Jo Malone, Sephora Dubai, and Ajmal – a heritage perfume house selling fine Oud-infused fragrances - are just a handful of the many beauty hotspots located in the mall.

If you are on the hunt for the latest in technology, look no further than the popular Apple store. With free workshops, a team of tech specialists, a Genius Bar and the most coveted tablets and gadgets, this is the place to shop electronics in Dubai.

The Apple store in Mall of the Emirates

The Apple store in Mall of the Emirates

 

Fun-Filled Adventures 

In addition to incredible shopping opportunities, Mall of the Emirates presents plenty on the activity front to keep you entertained. Ski Dubai remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The snow-laden indoor ski resort is a true winter wonderland and a welcome escape from the heat, especially during the scorching summer months.

Boasting 22,500 square meters of snow covered terrain with five slopes of varying difficulty for skiers and snow boarders Ski Dubai offers ski and snowboard lessons for all levels, from discovery all the way to competition level.  

Ski Dubai has something for everyone and is a haven for family fun which offers many fun entertainment options including bobsledding, tubing, tobogganing, climbing walls, zorbing, snow bumpers, a new snow plough area or just playing and sliding in the snow all in -4 degrees.

Ski Dubai is constantly enhancing its product mix; in 2013 the first indoor zipline, the Snow Bullet, was introduced followed by the Mountain Thriller - a custom designed thrilling ride that takes you down a 185-metre hill at 45kph.

The penguin encounters are a one of a kind experience where guests are able to get up close and can even touch and have photos taken with the colony Gentoo and King penguins. Guests can also enjoy the daily march of the penguins, an exciting parade of the penguins in the snow park four times daily at 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM and 8 PM.

Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

 

Mall of the Emirates also houses the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC), a creative district and theatre for art lovers with a 543-seat theatre, a black box studio theatre, dance and rehearsal studios plus 18 art studios, workshops, and classrooms.

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

 

Stay While You Shop

The multi level shopping centre also boasts two of the best 5-star hotels in Dubai, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates and Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. Here you’ll find lots more dining options as well as a spa, fitness centre, rooftop pools and luxury suites, all just steps away from the main mall - the convenient direct connection means you can quite literally shop till you drop!

The Aspen Chalet at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

                     The Aspen Chalet at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

 

Silver Service Cinema Screens

If you fancy a movie night, head to VOX Cinema located on the second level of Mall of the Emirates. The cinema is the largest in the Middle East with a 4DX cinema and the region’s first and only IMAX with laser screen - it makes watching the latest blockbusters that much more thrilling. Those looking for a special treat can try THEATRE by Rhodes - a premium experience with a private lounge, plush reclining seats, in-cinema waiter service (with your very own call button) and an extensive gourmet menu created by Michelin star chef, Gary Rhodes.

 

Kids Corner

Little ones can let their imaginations run wild at the variety of dedicated children’s areas, including Magic Planet. Jam-packed with games, rides, and attractions, Magic Planet is designed to offer teens and families with kids an unforgettable entertainment experience: one that’s full of fun, imagination and rewards.

The two-storey adventure zone contains a host of individual game and challenges for our different demographics. Family attractions include bumper cars and ten-pin bowling alley.

There is a range of arcade and online games for teens and children have the chance to play on the large soft-adventure play areas.

Cafés and food outlets are strategically placed alongside these attractions to give adults the chance to eat whilst watching their little ones play, and to give shoppers a break.

 

A Feast to Remember

With a wide assortment of different food and beverage outlets to fit any occasion and taste bud, the dining options at Mall of the Emirates are endless. From relaxed weekend brunch spots such as Common Grounds and St. Tropez to mouth-watering mezze at Besh Turkish Kitchen, a meaty feast inspired by the flavours of Africa at Tribes and the best slices outside of Italy at 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza – be sure to go with an appetite!

Tribes restaurant at Mall of the Emirates

                                Tribes restaurant at Mall of the Emirates












 
September 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.




 
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.

 
August 2017

The New Wave of Exercise to Try in Dubai

The launch of MOE ACTIVE lets you workout in Dubai’s favourite shopping destination

MOE ACTIVE at Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates has launched a brand new fitness initiative to help you lead a healthier and more active lifestyle; which let’s face it can be tricky to do in Dubai - the extreme summer heat melded with all-you-can-eat weekend brunches does not always make sticking to a healthy regime easily. 

The exciting new MOE ACTIVE initiative sees the mall host a variety of complimentary fitness classes throughout the week, offering a diverse range of exercise options to suit and challenge all fitness levels from beginners to fully-fledged gym fanatics.  

From Sunday to Wednesday, we will hold morning classes for early birds before store opening hours at 8:30 AM. After your workout, you can then grab a tasty and nutritious bite at one of the mall’s many restaurants and cafes before enjoying entertainment activities such as Ski Dubai or Vox Cinemas and a spot of shopping at hundreds of stores including Nike and Adidas Dubai.

We curated all of the daily classes to ensure optimal results and it is led by the region’s leading fitness instructors at FlyWheel Dubai - one of the most popular spinning classes worldwide, lead them.

Taking place in the cool comfort of the air-conditioned mall, scroll down below where we reveal the top classes to try.

 

The MOE ACTIVE Classes

FlyWheel

A bonafide fitness phenomenon, this indoor cycling class is a high-intensity experience that includes climbs and descents while working arms with weighted bars, all carried out to a pumping playlist of motivational beats. Once your bike has been customized to fit your body and comfort levels, the instructor will lead the way and help guide you on target resistance levels and the RPM's to aim for throughout the challenging 45-minute class.

Mall of the Emirates’ FlyWheel class is held every Tuesday at 8:30 AM in the mall’s Ski Dubai foyer.

FlyBarre

A top-to-toe body sculpting class fusing lightweight training with core strengthening exercises for the ultimate muscle-toning experience, FlyBarre is a fun, high-energy workout that delivers quick results.
Steered by a pro instructor (who will frequently switch up the routines to ensure you don’t get bored), the workout concentrates on key areas including; arms, core, thighs, and glutes. This class is the perfect full-body workout to whip you into shape stat.

Mall of the Emirates’ FlyWheel class is held every Wednesday at 8:30 AM in the mall’s Ski Dubai foyer.

Mall Walkers

If you use a step tracker, you will know that a trip to the sprawling Dubai shopping malls across the UAE can certainly burn a fair few calories. Enter MOE ACTIVE’S Mall Walkers class – a unique and sociable exercise initiative that invites participants to walk in circuits throughout the malls’ 2 million square feet. The power walk will be led by a qualified instructor who will demonstrate stretching sessions both pre and post-circuits.

Mall of the Emirates’ Mall Walkers circuit is held every Sunday at 8:30 AM. Participants meeting point is in the Ski Dubai Foyer.

Mall Circuits

Similar to Mall Walkers, this class welcomes guests to walk in circuits throughout the mall’s buzzy environment. Along with stretching sessions, your friendly instructor will demonstrate interval-training stops throughout the course of the circuits to ensure you get the most out of the workout.

Mall of the Emirates’ Mall Walkers Circuit is held every Monday at 8:30 AM. Participants meeting point is in the Ski Dubai Foyer.

 

To register and book your free workout session and learn more about MOE ACTIVE visit
www.malloftheemirates.com/moe-active

 
April 2017

Mall Crawl: Adventure

Do your children ever complain that there's never enough to do in Dubai? What if you told them there was a place in the dessert that you could ski past Penguins? That there exists a destination that allows you to walk in the sky, high above the crowds below?

You don't need to travel far to experience exciting environments. Mall of the Emirates makes for the ultimate adventure playground if you know where to look. The sights and sounds available here do not only thrill younger travellers but also provide a fresh perspective to more excitement-hardened parents.

Families come in different shapes, sizes, and budgets – but a trip to Ski Dubai has something for everyone. For those unfamiliar with the sport, Ski School offers a wide variety of lessons. The penguin encounter allows families to get up close and personal with the remarkable birds. And the newly-launched Snow Bullet lets you soar as high as 16-metres above the skiers and slopes below.

 

If that sounds like enough excitement for one day, think again. Magic Planet is an adventure wonderland for all. The indoor fun-themed entertainment park is packed full of fun rides, games, and attractions. Thrill-seekers should head to the G-Force and Drop N' Twist rides – guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. For younger kids, there're trampolines and a huge adventure playground called Soft Play. And for adults who think they're 'too old' adventure? The latest XD Dark Ride theatre is state of the art and guaranteed to impress even the grumpiest of grownups.

 

Elsewhere, there are the latest blockbuster movies (courtesy: VOX Cinemas) along with more than 90 exciting restaurants and cafes.

Looking for something a little different? Try Din Tai Fung. Ranked as one of the world's top ten restaurants, it has its roots dating back to Taiwan 40 years ago. Pick something on the menu you've never heard off before – like the Shrimp Har Gow – and your taste buds won't be disappointed.

Ski Dubai, Ground Floor, Tel: 04-4094000

Magic Planet, Level 2, Tel: 04-3414444

Din Tai Fung, Level 2, Tel: 04-2651288

 
March 2017

A Movie Experience Like Never Before

Remember the good old days of crowded movie theatres, shared armrests, and buckets of popcorn? Take a step forward, and welcome to the world of luxury cinema. As the leader in this field, VOX Cinema in Dubai delivers an experience in indulgence for moviegoers.

Imagine watching “Rogue One” reclining comfortably in a huge leather armchair while a uniformed waiter serves you curried hummus with goat’s cheese bruschetta. Let this not just be a fantasy; just head over to VOX Cinemas Mall of the Emirates. VOX has theatres for everyone from kids to adults, and each one is designed to immerse you in a world of magic.

VOX Kids Theatre
Planning something special for your little one’s birthday party? Book a catered birthday package at VOX Kids Theatre for your little guests. Have a blast in the private party area with adjoining gaming zone.  Enjoy the latest animation and action-adventure flicks surrounded by comfy seats and brightly-lit, colorful interiors.

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1, Dubai
Phone Number: +971-600599905
Website: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/ways-to-watch/kids

Inside of Kids theatre at Vox Cinemas

Kids at Vox Cinemas

VOX Theatre by Rhodes
This one is for the adults if you fancy a movie and some dinner. Theatre by Rhodes, in partnership with Michelin star chef Gary Rhodes, offers a sensual fusion of fine dining and cinema. You can relax in the exclusive private lounge while you order from the appetisers, main courses and desserts on the menu. Must-try items include Lobster and Chicken Caesar Tacos, Rhodes’ Foie Gras Panini with truffle butter and French fries, and wild mushroom biriyani fritters with mango sour cream. Oh, and the theatre is excellent too - it has reclining seats with adjustable foot rests, a call button for in-cinema butler service and even a pillow and blanket. The food is served to you while you enjoy the film. You can munch on the appetisers during the opening previews, savour the main course as your movie unfolds and then end with a scrumptious dessert as the credits roll out.  

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1, Dubai
Phone Number: +971-600599905
Website: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/ways-to-watch/theatre-by-rhodes

Vox Theatre by Rhodes

VOX 4DX Cinema
Have you ever wanted to plunge into those surreal ‘other’ worlds with ‘Dr. Strange’? Then 4DX Cinema is for you. Currently exclusive to VOX in the Middle East, 4DX Cinema theatre is for the movie fanatic who doesn’t want just to watch the film, but live it. Seats are equipped with motion simulators to sync with the fast-paced action on-screen. Cinema goers experience a range of effects such as wind, rain, lightning, fog and scents during scenes of high drama.

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1, Dubai
Phone Number: +971-600599905
Website: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/ways-to-watch/4dx

As “real” as it gets at 4DX at Vox Cinema

VOX IMAX with Laser
Watching an IMAX film is a whole new experience from looking at a movie in a regular theatre - the sharpest, brightest, clearest, and most vivid digital images, combined with the highest level of immersive audio. The key is IMAX's next-generation digital projection technology. The only IMAX with Laser screen in the Mall of the Emirates, VOX IMAX delivers unmatched levels of color and contrast along with a 12-channel sound system for a powerful audio experience.

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1, Dubai
Phone Number: +971-600599905
Website: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/ways-to-watch/imax

Vox IMAX with Laser

VOX Gold
If you want to experience extra comfort and a more expansive selection of snacks and refreshments, VOX Gold is a perfect choice. VOX Gold’s reclined seats are tiered for unobstructed viewing, so no tripping over legs to find your place. You can then order gourmet snacks directly to your seat, whenever you want while enjoying the movie on wall-to-wall hi-def mega screens with surround sound. Treats include kamikaze shrimp and ice-cream with warm apple pie, along with a selection of hot dogs, mini-burgers and sandwiches. VOX Gold is a great venue for corporate events as well as private viewings, and they have packages especially suited to these needs.

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1, Dubai
Phone Number: +971-600599905
Website: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/ways-to-watch/gold

The lounge at Vox GOLD

 

 
October 2016

The Best Attractions for Kids in Dubai

Dubai is one of the best places in the world to raise kids. Aside from the quality of life and high safety standards, the city has fantastic entertainment venues for children. Here are some of the attractions to be found at Mall of the Emirates, one of the top shopping malls in Dubai.

Magic Planet
You're never too old to be a child again! There’s something for everyone, kids and adults alike, at Magic Planet. It is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai, loaded with international award-winning rides and games spread over two levels. It has racing simulators, arcade games, soft play, a gravity trampling park, Astro Blaster, Drop & Twist, G.force, bumper cars and bowling. For younger kids, there is a Ferris wheel, trampolines, a merry-go-round and a huge children's playground.

DUCTAC
Introduce your child to the world of art at Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre (DUCTAC) - the only non-profit, multi-purpose creative centre in the region, and a hub for Dubai’s performing and artistic community. Their facilities include a 543-seat theatre, a black box studio theatre, The Gallery of Light, dance and rehearsal studios, and 18 art studios and classrooms. Every week is packed with performances, exhibitions, classes, and workshops. DUCTAC provides entertainment and education for the region’s multi-national community and is a great environment for nurturing children’s creative instincts.

Ski Dubai
Snow in the middle of the desert? Yes indeed! Ski Dubai is the first indoor snow park in the Middle East - a beautifully designed winter landscape where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and much more. Enlist for skiing lessons at the Ski School, get up-close and personal with Ski Dubai's penguins or soar to new heights with their state-of-the-art chairlifts that provide breathtaking views of the park. After the trip, you can sit back and relax with steaming mugs of hot chocolate at the Avalanche Cafe.
Sometimes, there is absolutely no excuse to stay at home. Explore Dubai with your family, and discover the wonders of this city.

 
August 2016

Summer Time Fun for Kids in Dubai

School’s closed for the summer break, and it looks like it’s going to be days of endless fun. But keeping your little ones occupied on long summer days can get a tad wearisome sometimes.

Thankfully Dubai has no dearth of activities for kids. Dubai’s favourite malls like the City Centre Malls and the Mall of the Emirates have a variety of entertainment to keep your children occupied.

DUCTAC
Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC) is a beehive of activity during the summer. Established with an aim to promote cultural and creative activities in Dubai, it hosts a whole range of programs and events from dramas to workshops which appeal to Dubai’s multicultural society. Located on the second floor of the Mall of the Emirates, spread over a massive 7,424 m sq, DUCTAC is one of the first modern, community centres for creative expression in the Middle East.  

Summer Camps at DUCTAC
DUCTAC is packed with activities for kids this summer. From art workshops to plays and dramas for children, summer days need not be boring anymore. Let your child discover his inner Rembrandt or Monet, with the DUCTAC art camp for summer 2016. See them revel in a world of hues and colours as they explore artistic styles over the eras and recreate the masterpieces of world-famous artists. They even will be allowed to hone their creative writing skills, have fun with origami, crafts and much more. 

Girls who love to dress up and pretend they are fashionistas will adore the Fashion Design Sizzling Summer Camp for Girls. Conducted by the famous fashion designer Lynn Nolan, the course will take your little girls through fashion design, drawing and stitching.

Kids’ Entertainment at DUCTAC
That’s not all; DUCTAC will host some of the top international hits especially for children. The Harry Potter parody is a hilarious, rip-roaring condensation of the 7 Harry Potter novels and is a great entertainer for the entire family.

DUCTAC also brings the legendary Gruffalo to stage with the Gruffalo’s Child. All about song and dance with a few screams thrown in, the show is “scary fun” for kids aged three years and up.

More activities
Step into for a whole world of fun rides, games and more. From the Robocoaster, a hair-raising 2-person ride to the first 4-D theatre in the UAE, Magic Planet lives up to its promise to keep your kids entertained.

The Mall of the Emirates is also the home of Ski Dubai, a ski resort right in the middle of Dubai. Say hello to the Ski Dubai penguins or take the Snow Bullet ride above the snowy wonderland.

You can end the day by catching the latest blockbuster at VOX Cinema. Equipped with the latest technology like big screens, plush seats and surround sound, viewing movies does not get better than this.
With so many activities to choose from, a day at the Mall of the Emirates will be a day spent well.

 
August 2016

Movie Night - The Hotly Anticipated Blockbuster Films To Watch In The Cinema This Month

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    August brings a whole host of action-packed new flicks to enjoy at Vox Cinemas.

    The recently renovated cinema is the largest in the Middle East and boats the region’s first (and only) IMAX laser screen plus a VOX 4DX auditorium. If you fancy a real treat, try The Gold Class – a luxurious experience with plush reclining seats, first class service and gourmet cuisine created by famous chef Gary Rhodes. The ThEATre by Rhodes menu is anything but your average cinema grub; highlights include the lobster and chicken caesar tacos, wild mushroom biryani fritters and red pepper brugers. If you like your movie with a side of something sweet, try the vanilla crème brulee. Each dish will be cooked fresh and delivered straight to your seat to enjoy while you watch.

    There are also plenty more places to eat in the mall either before or after the movie. You’ll find celebrity chef Silvena Rowe’s Omnia Baharat, Texas De Brazil, Dean & Deluca and many more just steps away from Vox Cinema. 

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

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    The Legend of Tarzan

    Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, this action/adventure blockbuster is not to be missed. The story follows Tarzan (Skarsgård) who returns to the African jungle from Victorian England along with his wife Jane. With danger lurking within every corner of the Congo, Tarzan is forced to fight for his life and to save the woman he loves. Packed with incredible special effects, this visual masterpiece is a thrilling tale of love, honor and revenge – we can’t wait to watch this one!

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    Jason Bourne

    Our favourite action hero is back for the fifth instalment of the hugely poplar Bourne film series. With an all-star cast including Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles, the movie is sure to be a hit with fans. A decade after walking away from the agency that trained him, Jason Bourne (Damon) now begins to remember who he once was and goes on a mission to uncover the sinister truths from his past.

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    The Shallows

    Actress Blake Lively takes the lead role in this gripping drama/thriller. The plot follows her character Nancy, a medical student, who travels to a secluded beach after the loss of her mother. As Nancy hits the waves for a day of surfing she is attacked by a Great White Shark and left stranded despite being just a short distance from the shore. A suspenseful movie about nature and survival, get set to sit on the edge of your seat!


Book your ticket to Vox Cinema Dubai here https://uae.voxcinemas.com

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

[CREDITS] Images: legendoftarzan.com, jasonbournemovie.com, theshallows-movie.com

 
June 2016

Ramadan Special: Celebrate in Mall of the Emirates

  • Ramadan Iftars

    Whether you’re looking to break your fast or fancy trying a new culinary experience, enjoy all Ramadan has to offer on the foodie front.

    With more than 90 dining options in Mall of the Emirates and the adjacent hotels, this retail and entertainment hub is the ideal spot to experience a Ramadan evening.
    We look to the hotels in Dubai to discover the top two Iftars to try now.

    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
    Head to the Authentic Iftar at Olea restaurant where you’ll discover a generous spread of Levantine delicacies such as succulent grills, hot mezzes and freshly baked breads, all prepared at live cooking stations. Prices start at Dhs175 per person.

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    Sheraton Hotel in Mall Of The Emirates
    Held on the fourth floor of the hotel, the Sheraton’s Iftar spread is not to be missed. Filled with both Arabian and Indian delights, this tasty buffet is the perfect end to a day of fasting. Prices start at Dhs125 per person.

    While many eateries are closed from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, Mall of the Emirates has a host of restaurants open to dine in during the day for those not fasting during the holy month.

    See our list below of where to grab a daytime bite in the UAE shopping malls:

    Après
    A relaxed spot with winter wonderland views of Ski Dubai’s snowy slopes, serving up wood-fired pizzas, cheese fondue, pastas and grilled dishes.
    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

    Brunkswick Sports Club
    This new foodie favourite has quickly become a popular spot thanks to their stacked burgers, wings, hot dogs and other meaty plates. 

    Sheraton Hotel in Mall Of The Emirates
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    Salero Tapas & Bodega
    Modern Spanish cuisine serving some of the best tapas in the city.

    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates


Vantage
This cocktail lounge offers a menu of tempting bar bites including quesadillas, mushroom risotto balls and spicy ribs to name just a few. 

Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel


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    St. Tropez Bistro
    A charming French bistro serving up delicious bites in an elegant Côte d'Azur-inspired setting.

    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates


For more information on dining at Mall of the Emirates visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/dining.aspx

 
May 2016

Fun Times with Kids in Dubai

If you want your kids to experience some indoor fun in Dubai, rest assured you’ll never run out of options. Places like Magic Planet, VOX Cinemas and Ski Dubai offer a fun experience for the kids and the whole family. Let’s have a look at the list of things to do with kids in Dubai.
Follow us as we discover some of the delights that are available for children.

 

Ski Dubai

The summer heat can be hard on kids. But it’s winter all the year around at the indoor ski resort of Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. The snowy mountains at Ski Dubai are sure to please your little ones. With five different slopes and steeps, Dubai’s very own ski resort gives you plenty of choices for exploring with snowboards, skiing and plenty of fun activities in the snow. This wonderful snow park in Dubai is a whole world of lighthearted fun with the good old sleighs, toboggan runs, climbing towers and ice caves. If your kids are tired of adventure, you can take them on a ride in the snow bullets to get a nice view of the entire park or even book a penguin encounter, and watch them make new friends with the Ski Dubai penguins.

 

 

VOX Cinemas

With a movie theatre dedicated just for kids, VOX Cinemas has to definitely feature on our list of things to do for kids in Dubai.VOX Cinemas Dubai is now out with its newest additions of 24 brand new screens, the first laser IMAX in the Middle East and ‘VOX Kids’, a theatre exclusively dedicated for kids. With comfortable seating and personalized services specially made for children, your kids will enjoy watching their favorite movies at VOX Kids. With the online booking facility, you can avoid queues while booking tickets. After the movie, choose to dine from KFC, IHOP or Burger King. End the evening with delicious ice cream from the Cold Stone Creamery, all within the Mall of the Emirates.

 

 

Magic Planet

Looking for some games and fun activities? Magic Planet, Dubai takes indoor fun to a whole new level. Occupying two levels at the Mall of the Emirates, Magic Planet is the perfect place for entertainment in Dubai. From the classic merry-go-rounds to bumper cars, Magic Planet seems to know exactly what your kids are looking for. This place offers a massive range of arcade games and the finest collection of video games in Dubai, including a unique racing simulator. At Magic Planet, you get points and surprise gifts for every game you win.

 

 

DUCATC

You can also take them out to watch entertaining plays and other performances specially featured for kids at DUCTAC, the hub of art in Dubai. DUCTAC is a dream come true for all theatre and art lovers in Dubai and is located on Level 2 of the Mall of the Emirates.

 

Be sure to try out these places and you will find your little ones asking for more as they discover all that Dubai has to offer. Make it a point to get on the merry-go-around with your kids too. You are never too old to have fun with your kids!

 
December 2015

Let It Snow: Festive activities for little ones

MALL OF THE EMIRATES

Enjoy a snow-laden wonderland at Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates. This amazing in-door Dubai ski resort has lots of icy fun for children of all ages. Expect ice sculptures, penguins, a toboggan run, ski slopes and even a Freestyle Zone with jumps and rails.

For more information visit: http://www.theplaymania.com/skidubai or http://malloftheemirates.com/ski-dubai.aspx

 

CITY CENTRE MIRDIF

City Centre Mirdif is celebrating the holidays by offering one lucky visitor the chance to win their ultimate wish list. To enter, simply create your dream list on your Facebook page, print it out and place in the mall’s letterbox located in the Central Galleria, and you will be in the draw to win it all!

The competition is running from December 13 - 24, for more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/CityCentreMirdif

 

CITY CENTRE DEIRA

Kids will love a trip to City Centre Deira’s Christmas themed grotto. This year, the mall has invited a few special guests to join in the fun and little ones will be able to have a photoshoot with Santa and his elves. A brilliant outing for the whole family, this experience is sure to evoke magical memories for years to come.

Available until December 24, from 12 to 10pm, for more information visit: http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 
December 2015

Movie Night: December's Biggest Blockbusters

Enjoy a trip to the cinema with our round-up of the best films

The month ahead brings a host of great new flicks to enjoy at the cinema.

Grab a box of popcorn and get ready to be entertained with all the latest blockbusters at VOX Cinema in Dubai.

Here are our top three must-watch movies for the month ahead…

 

LOVE THE COOPERS

This feel-good festive film is one for the entire family. With Diane Keaton, John Goodman and Olivia Wilde taking the lead roles, the story follows four generations of the Cooper family as they come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. Throw in a few unexpected visitors and unlikely events, and the night quickly takes a very different route, leading the family to embrace the spirit of the holiday.

There are plenty of laugh-out-loud scenes as well as touching moments to keep you enthralled throughout the entire movie.

Watch the trailer:

MACBETH

With an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, this adaptation of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy, follows Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, who receives a prophecy from witches that one day he will become the King of Scotland. Backed by his wife and consumed with lethal ambition, the action-packed film takes a dark turn as Macbeth murders the king to take over the royal throne.

Watch the trailer:

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Directed by Oscar award-winning heavyweight Ron Howard and starring heartthrobs Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy, this epic movie is based on the 1820 event, which saw a whaling ship preyed upon by an enormous sperm whale, resulting in the crew stranded at sea for 90 days. The incredible special effects, acting performances and edge-of-your-seat tension are sure to leave you wanting more.

Watch the trailer:

 

VOX Cinemas is located at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif. Visit www.voxcinemas.com or the Vox Cinemas page on the mall websites to make your booking: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/vox-cinemas.aspx, http://www.citycentredeira.com/vox-cinemas.aspx, or http://www.citycentremirdif.com/vox-cinemas.aspx

 
November 2015

Top Four Chic Coffee Table Books

A curated book display can say a lot about a home’s owner. Your interests and tastes can all be reflected in the tomes you choose to showcase – so select with care!

 

We’ve combed the aisles of Dubai’s shopping malls to find you the best books to buy now.

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    Dubai A View From Above, Dhs185, Borders, visit Mall of the Emirates.

    Dubai’s incredible architecture and city sights are presented in this tribute to the Emirate.

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    Ellen DeGeneres Home, Dhs139, Virgin Megastores, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

    Television host Ellen has renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last decade. This brand new book chronicles her decorating adventures.

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    Honey & Co: Food from the Middle East, Dhs109, Virgin Megastores, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

    This tome features a selection of delicious recipes and photography inspired by Arabia.

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    Tropical Houses Living In Paradise, Dhs259, Virgin Megastores, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

    Guests will love browsing through this book filled with exotic homes across from the globe.

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

Visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/, http://www.citycentremirdif.com/ and http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 
October 2015

A look Inside The New Mall of the Emirates Extension

Named Evolution 2015, the highly anticipated new wing in Mall of the Emirates has officially opened its doors offering 36,000sqm of exciting retail, dining and entertainment experiences for visitors.

The project, which is worth approximately Dhs1 billion, includes a sprawling new 24-screen VOX cinema, space for 40 retail stores and 12 dining outlets.

The innovative structure features new bridges and several escalators connecting shoppers to the existing mall, as well as long glass domes casting the space with natural daylight.

There are also plenty of delicious eateries on hand to refuel after a spot of retail therapy, including celebrity chef Silvena Rowe’s Omnia Baharat, Common Grounds by the talented duo who brought us Tom & Serg, plus Texas De Brazil, Dean & Deluca and much more.

On the fashion front, expect lots of exciting new stores including All Saints, Seafolly, Lululemon and Petit Bateau, plus Juicy Couture and Jane Norman to name just a few.

Vox Cinema has also relocated to the new area with a luxurious new look. The huge entertainment complex is the largest in the Middle East housing the region’s first and only IMAX with laser screen and a VOX 4DX auditorium. The Gold Class experience has also undergone a major revamp. Now called ThEATre by Rhodes, the experience combines fine dining and film in collaboration with famous star chef Gary Rhodes.

All this and plenty more! Visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com for more information

 
September 2015

Movie Night: September's Biggest Blockbusters

The top films to see this month at VOX cinemas.

A box of popcorn, sink-into chairs and epic entertainment – we love a night off at Vox Cinema in Dubai, enjoying the latest blockbusters.

September brings a whole host of incredible new flicks, from action and adventure to Bollywood and rom-coms Here’s our top three must-watch movies for the month ahead… 

EVEREST

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin, this high-octane drama, based on an inspiring true story, follows a group of adventurists on a climbing expedition to Mt. Everest, which is soon devastated by a severe snow storm.

The entire movie will have you sitting on the edge of your chair.

If you love adventure, special effects and extreme weather challenges, this icy drama is for you.

Watch the trailer:

SOUTHPAW

Jake Gyllenhaal also stars in this hard-hitting drama, alongside Rachel McAdams and rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent. Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the protagonist, a down-in-luck boxer who turns to his trainer, played by Forest Whitaker, to help him get his life back on track after a serious of tragic accidents. The movie is equal parts emotional and motivating, with lots of fight scenes for the sports fans.

Watch the trailer:

TRANSPORTER REFUELED

From the director behind the hugely popular Taken franchise, comes this action-packed crime-thriller starring Hollywood up-and-comers Ed Skrein and Loan Chabanol. The adrenaline-filled story is set in the South of France where former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters a dangerous game with a beautiful femme fatale and her pack of glamorous followers as they embark on a vendetta against a dangerous Russian crime leader.

Watch the trailer:

 

VOX Cinemas is located at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif. Visit www.voxcinemas.com or the Vox Cinemas page on the mall websites to make your booking: http://malloftheemirates.com/vox-cinemas.aspx, http://www.citycentredeira.com/vox-cinemas.aspx or http://www.citycentremirdif.com/vox-cinemas.aspx

 
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