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01 Sep 2017

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

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

 

The best films to watch at the cinema

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


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

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

 

IT

The scariest film you will watch this year

 

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

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard

 

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

 

The Beguiled

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

 

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


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

 
01 Sep 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.




 
29 Aug 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 Deira, 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.




 
24 Aug 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

 
17 Apr 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

 
01 Mar 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

 

 
05 Oct 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.

 
30 Aug 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.

 
13 Aug 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

 
14 Jun 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

 
04 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!

 
12 Dec 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/

 
03 Dec 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.

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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.

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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

 
11 Nov 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.

  • 11

    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.

  • 22

    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.

  • 33

    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.

  • 44

    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/

 
01 Oct 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

 
01 Sep 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.

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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.

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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

 
01 Aug 2015

Discover Ductac

The DUCTAC is so much more than a theatre. Discover all the exciting happenings Dubai’s leading creative arts community has to offer this August…

Embrace your inner creative spirit at DUCTAC, a community and theatre for the region’s art lovers.

Located in Mall of the Emirates, this creative hub offers a host of fun activities, classes and exhibitions with an ever-changing roster well worth checking out.

Join the fun and find out all about what Dubai’s top theatre has to offer…

BLAZE: The international Dance Spectacular

Dance fans will love this electric show full of high-energy music and moves. Mixing nightclub vibes with all the excitement of a West End production, Blaze The Show is a fantastic experience with plenty of street and break dancing action.

Directed by Anthony van Laast, the man behind Mamma Mia!, Sister Act and Batman Live. He also choreographed by some of the brightest and hottest names in the street dance scene. This show will have you up from your chair and grooving along to the incredible beats.

Dates: August 20-22, shows start at 2:30pm and 7:30pm daily.
Cost: Tickets start at Dhs125 for a balcony seat.

CREATIVE CLASSES

Ditch your mundane routine and expand your horizons with these activities.

For adults:

  • Pottery on the Wheel with Irene Sutton
  • Sculpture and Figurative Abstract with Toma Gabor
  • Pencil Drawing and Oil Painting with Jivan Hovhannisian
  • Drawing for All / Painting for All / Linear Perspective, Axonometry and Descriptive Geometry with Ana Tolvai
  • Arabic Calligraphy & Islamic Border with Fatima Nadia Rehman
  • Basic Digital Photography with Ammar Al Attar
  • Joy of Mosaic with Priti Kakkar

For kids and teens:

  • Drawing and Painting for Kids with Reema Asnani (4 – 7 yrs & 7 – 14 yrs)
  • Acrylic Painting for Kids with Reema Asnani (7 – 14 yrs)
  • Sculpture Figurative with Toma Gabor
  • Pottery on the Wheel with Irene Sutton (14 yrs +)
  • Drawing for All / Painting for All / Linear Perspective, Axonometry and Descriptive Geometry with Ana Tolvai (13 yrs +)
  • Pencil Drawing and Oil Painting with Jivan Hovhannisian (13 yrs +)

Visit ductac.org or call (04) 3414777 for further information, class prices and show bookings.

 

 
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