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5 Films to Watch at Umm Al Emarat’s ‘Cinema in the Park’ in Abu Dhabi


Photographed by Jack Waterlot for Vogue Arabia October 2018

Umm Al Emarat Park‘s outdoor cinema returns to Abu Dhabi with over 30 films being screened through October this year. Post-lockdown UAE now has its very own ‘Cinema in the Park’ with outdoor screening, social distancing and a lineup of exciting new movies to watch. As a safety measure, guests are required to wear masks with up to four people being allowed in each seating section. We round up the top five films for you to enjoy while you laze on a picnic blanket.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Join Harry as he returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year when things take a grim turn as students are petrified by an unknown monster. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Jason Isaacs, and Maggie Smith, and for the final time, Richard Harris as Professor Dumbledore.


The headstrong daughter of the Polynesian village chief, is chosen to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. Moana sets out on an adventure where she meets Maui, voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as she tries her best to save her people.


In a city populated by animals, a female rabbit cop is determined to prove herself to her fellow male colleagues. Joining forces with a fox conman, they set out to find a bunch of missing predators.

Monsters Inc.

The monsters under our beds turn real in the city where monsters generate power by scaring children. A+ monster duo, Sully and Mike are running the show but things take a turn for the worse when a human child, Boo, enters the monster city. In an attempt to hide her from everyone and return her to the human world, Mike and Sully realize humans aren’t so bad after all.

Dr. Dolittle

With an ability to talk to and understand animals, Eddie Murphy as Dr. Dolittle stars in this 90s classic that features wild adventures, dogs, and guinea pigs that will have you laughing hysterically.

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