VOX Cinemas to screen Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film starting from 03 November

Dubai: VOX Cinemas, the dedicated cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim, is excited to announce that Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film will grace its big screens across the UAE starting from 03 November. Advance tickets are now available for online booking at and the VOX Cinemas app.Now Swifties in the UAE don’t have to go too far to experience a breathtaking cinematic view of the history-making tour which will be available in VOX Cinemas’ Standard auditoriums and four of its signature concepts.THEATRE (AED 198.9) and GOLD (AED 198.9) for a luxurious in-cinema dining experienceIMAX® (AED 150) and MAX (AED 150) for a fully immersive experience with larger-than-life visuals and pitch-perfect soundStandard Ticket for One (AED 130)Standard Tickets for Couples (AED 195)Standard Tickets for a Family of Four (AED 350)To complement the once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon, VOX Cinemas will be serving Taylor-inspired F&B items at the Candy Bar.Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film is based on the pop sensation’s record-breaking stadium tour which kicked off in March. Described as a journey through all of Swift’s musical eras, starting from her country music roots 17 years ago to achieving pop legend status, Taylor Swift: Eras Tour film is set to become the highest-grossing concert film of all time.Experience the magic of Taylor Swift on the big screen! The Eras Tour film session run every weekend (03-05, 09-12, 16-19 and 23-26 November) with 15 shows and one prime showtime (6:00-8:00 p.m.) per day. For more information or to make a booking visit and VOX Cinemas App.

Second edition of META film fest unveils impressive line-up

META Film Fest, the four-day international motion picture gala, is back for its eagerly awaited second edition, set to take place at VOX Cinemas, Wafi City, from November 9-12. The festival promises to be a celebration of world cinema with an impressive lineup of films, an esteemed international jury, and a host of special events tailored for film enthusiasts.The festival will showcase 95 films from 32 countries, with 29 films as special festival premieres, while the remaining 66 films will compete for various prizes in categories of Feature, Short, Documentary and Student films. What is noteworthy is the increase of Arabic titles in the festival this year, with 30 Arabic films included within the festival lineup.Notable full Feature Films entries include the Turkish film Black Night, directed by Özcan Alper, Bodyguard from Kazakhstan and directed by Akan Satayev, and the French film Our Ties, directed by Roschdy Zem. Snow and the Bear, the Turkish film whose lead Merve Dizdar who won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, is another stand-out. A variety of these films will be having their official world premiere at the META Film Fest. Two Arabic titles from Kuwait, Akh with its world premiere and How I Got There with its UAE premiere, are among the surprise masterpieces in the Feature film competition category. Additionally, the full Feature Film category also includes films such as Sons of Ramses, a French film directed by Clement Cogitore, NO END, a Persian film directed by Nader Saeivar, JANANAM 1947 PRANAYAM THUDARUNNU, a Malayalam film directed by Abijith Asokan will also be having their world premiere at META Film Fest.The Persian feature film Endless Borders, directed by Abbas Amini and notably won awards such as International Film Festival Rotterdam and Hamburg International Film Festival amongst others will be the opening film this year. While the Spanish feature film Virginal Pink, directed by Dennis Smith, and starring the Argentinian superstar Juana Viale who will be visiting Dubai for the first time along with her cast and crew, will have its World Premiere at the festival, and will be the closing film at the META Film Fest.Additionally, Winners, the UK’s official entry to the Oscars in 2023 will also participate in the competition. Director Hassan Nazer and actor Reza Naji will both attend the screening.META Film Fest will also see over 25 Short Films, with entries such as Fatih the Conqueror, the Turkish film directed by Onur Yagiz, Beneath a Mother’s Feet, a Arabic film directed by Hassan Saeed, And Me, I’m Dancing Too, a Persian film directed by Mohammad Valizadegan and Palestine 87 competing for tangible recognition.In a diverse arrange of films screened, approximately 15 Documentary Films will be in competition including: Dear Memories, a German film directed by Nahuel Lopez, Earthbound: Nzambi Matee, a Japanese film directed by Farhoud Meybodi which will be screened in English and Swahili,META Film Fest will also include a Student category for passionate young tale to showcase their skills. The festival’s Student Projects category will see six compelling films competing for an award, with Alaikal, a Malayalam short produced by Dream6 and exploring themes of nostalgia, friendship, love, and companionship, one of the hot favourites, alongside titles such as as Desert Slam directed by Joshua Canlas Ponseca, The Son of a Lost Father directed by Sadeq Al, So Cool and more.In addition to the competition screenings, META Film Fest will host special premieres of notable films, including May December and Seven Winters in Tehran, the former of which is directed by Todd Haynes, written by Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik, and tells the story of a married couple grappling with the arrival of an actress researching their past tabloid romance and stars Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.Another highlight of the event is the Indian Film Festival, which will see the likes of Holy Conspiracy, a Bengali film that adapts the American play Inherit the Wind, among the nominated films. Featuring Indian celebrity couple Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, both are set to attend a screening of the film during the festival. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, a 2000 Indian English-Hindi bilingual feature film directed by Jabbar Patel, will also be screened. The movie, starring South Indian actor Mammootty, saw him win a National Film Award in India for Best Actor.Another film set to premiere during the festival is Syndrome, directed by Anton Bormatov and exploring the unsettling consequences of a car accident. It stars Oksana Akinshina and Kirill Käro.META Film Fest is bringing a total of 14 world premieres, offering audiences exclusive first views of cutting-edge global cinema. Additionally, the festival features 28 regional premieres, introducing captivating films previously unseen in the Middle East. Emphasizing local talent, there are 38 UAE premieres, and a spotlight on regional stories with 30 Arabic films. This diverse selection ensures a rich cinematic experience, making META Film Fest a vibrant hub for film enthusiasts.META Film Fest is not just about films; it also offers an array of engaging panels, workshops, and masterclasses. Attendees can look forward to a ‘Women in Cinema’ panel discussion featuring prominent industry figures, ‘Expat Connections: Exploring Cultural Intersection in UAE Cinema’, and a one-on-one interview with renowned Pakistani actress Sajal Aly.For those interested in the technical side of the industry, the festival is offering a masterclass on ‘AI in the Film Industry’ led by Pooyan Sedghi. Nancy Paton, Desert Rose Films and President of WIFTGCC will lead a masterclass on the business and the legal side of movie production. Meanwhile, a masterclass to introduce cinema to children and youths led by Fateme Fereydoun, an acting masterclass by Valeria Tsvietok, and a director’s masterclass by Indian luminary Adoor Gopalakrishnan will also be held.

VOX Cinemas unveils revamped 20-screen destination in Bahrain

VOX Cinemas, in collaboration with Majid Al Futtaim, has announced the grand reopening of the VOX Cineco multiplex with 20 dazzling screens, situated within the iconic City Centre Bahrain, a premier retail and leisure destination in the region.Film enthusiasts in Bahrain are in for an unparalleled cinematic adventure as the Kingdom welcomes the enhanced and modernized VOX Cineco City Centre. This state-of-the-art cinematic hub has been meticulously designed to elevate the movie-watching experience, offering a seamlessly optimized journey for every visitor.Boasting an impressive array of features, VOX Cineco presents 20 state-of-the-art screens, including premium auditoriums fitted with luxurious leather seats, ensuring utmost comfort. The crown jewel of the cinema experience lies in its colossal 18-meter wide and 10-meter high screen, coupled with dual projectors for truly mesmerizing visuals. The auditory realm is equally enthralling, thanks to a world-class sound system that promises heart-pounding audio.VOX Cinemas has revolutionized the concept of entertainment, catering to both film aficionados and food connoisseurs. The fusion of cinematic magic with gastronomic delight awaits patrons, who can indulge in fine dining within the exclusive lounge or savor delectable dishes delivered right to their seats via the innovative in-theatre waiter service.A tantalizing addition to the experience is the newly inaugurated Candy Bar, nestled within the revamped cinema foyer. This delightful haven offers an array of culinary pleasures, including popcorn, burgers, hotdogs, pizzas, and nachos, all designed to enhance the movie experience.Anmar AlQurashi, Managing Director - Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Majid Al Futtaim Entertainment, said: "The reopening of VOX Cinemas City Centre Bahrain reaffirms our commitment to elevating the movie-going experience." Join us on this remarkable journey of cinematic excellence, as VOX Cinemas redefines entertainment in Bahrain.

Dubai Esports & Games Fest: Thrilling finale with immersive performances

Dubai: The Dubai Esports and Gaming Festival (DEF 2023) reached new heights of excitement and entertainment on its fourth day, leaving attendees in awe of the incredible experiences offered. As the festival entered its penultimate day, gamers and enthusiasts from around the world flocked to the South Hall 1 of the Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City Dubai, for an unforgettable gaming extravaganza.Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Day 4 of DEF 2023 commenced with a mesmerizing performance by the Cosplay Idol Group on the main stage, showcasing their incredible talents and bringing beloved characters to life. Sumi Cosplay took the stage, captivating the audience with their stunning cosplay artistry and immersive performances. The passion and dedication exhibited by these talented cosplayers left spectators inspired and in awe.One of the highlights of the day was the highly anticipated Cosplay competition, where participants displayed their extraordinary creativity and craftsmanship, wowing the judges and onlookers alike. From intricate costumes to breathtaking performances, the cosplayers left a lasting impression, making it an exhilarating competition to remember.In addition to the Cosplay competition, Dubai Police hosted the FIFA 23 and Valorant Tournaments where skilled virtual footballers and FPS players showcased their talents in intense matches. The crowd was on their feet, cheering for their favorite players as they displayed exceptional skills and strategic gameplay with the conclusion of the Dominos Pro regional final.The Play Beyond tournament took center stage on the Mainstage, featuring a clash of gaming titans from around the world. Influencers from both the Regional Team and the International Teams battled it out across multiple genres, showcasing mind-blowing gameplay, awe-inspiring skills, and epic moments that left spectators in awe. Such as the beloved influencer MiniMinter (Instagram: @miniminter), who added an extra layer of excitement to the event, in addition to Grant (Instagram: @granthinds), the gaming superstar Demisux (Instagram: @demisux) and gaming tournament expert Granthinds (Instagram: @granthinds). Also AboFlah (Instagram: @aboflah) was there from the Regional Team alongside Saeed Wolf (Instagram: @saeed.wolf), Bashayer (Instagram:, an influential figure in the gaming community known for her impressive gaming skills, and Basharkk (Instagram: @basharkk) where fans will also have a chance to see them on the final day of the festival.From intense matches in games like Fall Guys, Fortnite, Rocket League, FIFA 23 with finals for Overcooked, Street Fighter 6, and Call of Duty today. The influencers left no stone unturned in their quest for the coveted Play Beyond Trophy.As the Play Beyond tournament unfolded on the main stage, attendees were immersed in a world of intense competition, surprises, mid-game challenges, and stoppage time. The energy in the Gaming Theatre, in association with VOX Cinemas, was electric, creating a thrilling and unforgettable experience for all.With only one day remaining, Dubai Esports and Gaming Festival promises an epic finale on 25 June, where attendees can continue to immerse themselves in the world of gaming, experience captivating tournaments including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and the finals of

VOX Cinemas launches new THEATRE menu to elevate the in-cinema dining experience

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: VOX Cinemas, the dedicated cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim, is excited to announce the launch of a new menu at THEATRE, its luxury cinema concept which combines fine food and film. Now available at all THEATRE locations in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, the new menu has been specially curated by our master chefs to elevate the in-cinema dining experience and is the result of an extensive customer research and trial-based study which focused on food variety and convenience. Featuring more than 20 mouth-watering dishes, highlights on the contemporary menu include Dynamite Shrimps; freshly-picked Falafel Salad; oven-baked Roasted Fig & Goat’s Cheese Flat Bread; irresistible Pepper Beef Skewers; vegetarian-friendly Impossible Meat Sliders; and chicken-stuffed Theatre Tacos. along with a variety of handcrafted desserts and a bubbling selection of signature mocktails. The new THEATRE menu also caters for vegetarians and vegans.Joe Teixeira, Managing Director - F&B, Majid Al Futtaim Entertainment, said, “We are thrilled to usher in a fresh new chapter in the ever-evolving world of fine dining and film as moviegoers become increasingly discerning with their choice of cinema F&B. At VOX Cinemas, we are committed to exceeding our guests’ expectations and continuously enhancing the unparalleled eatertainment experience only VOX Cinemas can deliver.”Since launching in 2015, VOX Cinemas’ in-cinema dining concept THEATRE has been redefining the luxury moviegoing experience. THEATRE combines the emotional power of film with the gastronomic pleasure of fine food. Guests can choose to dine in the exclusive lounge or enjoy meals delivered straight to their seat through the unique in-theatre waiter service. THEATRE boasts reclining leather seats, plush blankets and pillows, as well as cutting-edge audiovisual technology in a stylish and intimate setting.For more information, visit or download the VOX Cinemas app.About Majid Al FuttaimFounded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and entertainment pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 16 international markets, employing more than 46,000 people., and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately held corporates in the region.Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 29 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities including Tilal Al Ghaf, Al Zahia, Al Mouj and more. The shopping mall portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, Mall of Oman, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and five joint venture community malls with the Government of Sharjah. The Company also operates its own health and beauty concept brand, myli, and is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in over 30 markets, with a portfolio of 460 outlets including City+, the region’s first checkout-free store, and an online store.Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 600 VOX Cinemas screens as well as a portfolio of world-class entertainment experiences across the region including Ski Dubai, Snow Oman, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai. The Company is also parent to a lifestyle business representing international brands such as SHISEIDO, Poltrona Frau, CB2, Crate and Barrel, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, LEGO and THAT, a Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle concept store and app. In addition, Enova, a facility and energy management company, is part of the portfolio through a joint venture operation with Veolia.

OX Cinemas set to screen Coldplay live concert

OX Cinemas is all set for the screening of Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres” world tour live from Buenos Aires, across its cinemas in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon. The screening will take place on 29 October.There will be a guest appearance by Jin, a member of the popular Korean band BTS.The event will have lights, lasers, fireworks and cinematography directed by acclaimed BAFTA-winning and Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale.The event will showcase Coldplay hits being played through the night and will also feature Jin’s first-ever live performance of the new track “The Astronaut” co-written by Coldplay.The “Music of the Spheres” world tour kicked off earlier this year in March.Coldplay members Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Phil Harvey and Will Champion are set to end their six-month world tour with a live broadcast from Buenos Aires.