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DIFF Venues

Madinat Arena

Located in the lavish surroundings of the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre, is the Madinat Arena, a purpose built state-of-the-art screening venue. The set-up procedure has been honed over the years to the point where it is now possible to transform the empty Arena into the ultimate destination to watch DIFF’s line-up of Gala Screenings. Guests will walk the red carpet before experiencing the ultimate in cinema luxury and watching a DIFF film in true VIP style.

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Parking is available at the Dubai Police Academy with shuttle buses for all festival goers heading to the Madinat Arena and the Madinat Souk Theatre

Mall of the Emirates

Film fans can enjoy the best of films from around the world at VOX cinemas, Mall of the Emirates. VOX’s 24-cinema complex offers the latest in technology and comfort, to give you a unique and enjoyable cinema experience. DIFF’s box office is situated within the Mall of the Emirates, making it easy and convenient to purchase tickets for DIFF films. Film tickets include free parking, when you validate your parking ticket at the Box Office.

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Souk Madinat Theatre

The Madinat Theatre can be found in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah where meandering paths lead visitors through a bazaar-like atmosphere in which open fronted shops and intimate galleries spill onto the paved walkways. Don’t miss the opportunity of watching a DIFF film in this highly prestigious entertainment venue or attend one of the events that are hosted here throughout the Festival.

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Parking is available at the Dubai Police Academy with shuttle buses for all festival goers heading to the Madinat Arena and the Madinat Souk Theatre

The Beach

With a prime location on the beachfront adjacent to Jumeriah Beach, come and experience the ultimate destination to watch DIFF films on the regions's largest open air beach cinema screen. Set along the coastline of Dubai Marina, 'The Beach' is the essence of Dubai, as it had never been captured before. Charming and urbane, warm and welcoming, 'The Beach' spans 300,000 square feet and offers a selection of shops, restaurants, and cinemas. Here, family, community and togetherness are welcomed and celebrated. Come to 'The Beach' and enjoy the open spaces uniquely set against the backdrop of the sea. Add to this the effect of sun and the cool sea breeze, the network of tree lined alleys giving access to the sea, and a carefully selected tenant mix - 'The Beach' is well poised to emerge as Dubai's must-visit destination.

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