Dubai is well equipped with a string of modern multiplexes serving up all the latest Hollywood blockbusters, plus a few Bollywood flicks and the occasional Arabic film – although screenings of alternative and arthouse cinema are rare outside the excellent Dubai International Film Festival. It’s worth bearing in mind that the authorities censor any scenes featuring nudity, sex, drugs and homosexuality, as well as anything of a sensitive religious or political nature. Tickets cost around 35–50dh, while some cinemas have also introduced so-called “Gold” class screenings in their smaller auditoriums (tickets around 100dh) complete with luxurious reclining seats and personal table service.

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