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Heralded by Variety magazine as one of the world’s “50 unmissable film festivals“, DIFF has cemented its reputation as the ultimate destination to discover films from the Arab world and beyond. The archive gives you access to the films, juries, galleries, press releases and more from the first edition in 2004 through to the current edition.
Films 2016

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.

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

For more information please visit the website

Screening Schedule at Madinat Arena

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Hostiles 20:00 Madinat Arena

Thursday December 7, 2017

On Chesil Beach 18:00 Madinat Arena
Orchestra Class 21:30 Madinat Arena

Friday December 8, 2017

Ferdinand 14:00 Madinat Arena
The Death Of Stalin 18:00 Madinat Arena
Sweet Country 21:30 Madinat Arena

Saturday December 9, 2017

Shock And Awe 14:00 Madinat Arena
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle 18:00 Madinat Arena
The Disaster Artist 21:00 Madinat Arena

Sunday December 10, 2017

The Shape Of Water 21:00 Madinat Arena

Monday December 11, 2017

Induced Labor 18:00 Madinat Arena
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 21:00 Madinat Arena

Tuesday December 12, 2017

You Were Never Really Here 18:00 Madinat Arena
Downsizing 21:00 Madinat Arena

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 20:00 Madinat Arena