Join Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) at The Beach for a showcase of cinema under the stars.

Dates: 6 – 13 December
Location: Large Sand area in front of South Beach Facilities, The Beach, JBR
Access: Complimentary
Schedule: DIFF Schedule

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the Middle East and Africa. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level by spearheading the cinema movement in the region. The 14th edition of DIFF will take place from 6 to 13 December 2017 at The Beach, JBR as well as Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, VOX Cinemas and Mall of the Emirates.

Everyone’s favorite free-to-attend open air cinema is back. Residents, visitors and tourists can enjoy all the fun of the Festival from the picturesque surroundings of The Beach, with eight films to be shown between 6 – 13 December. On the Festival’s opening night beachgoers can catch all the live action from the Red Carpet as it unfolds on the 6th December. Catch your favorite celebrities as they glam it up at the Madinat Jumeirah, the home of DIFF, before being treated to the premiere of renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s latest acclaimed feature, ‘Beyond the Clouds’. Filmed in India, the film dwells on the adoration of love, life and nuanced human relationships, starring theatre actress, Malavika Mohana and Ishaan Khatter.

The documentary screens on the 8th December will also feature live performances of figjeri, or ‘sea music’. With the musical accompaniment of Jason Carter’s powerful guitar, Ahmed Al Ghanem’s flute and Dar Burshaid Shabab Al Hidd, audiences will experience soulful songs that embody the divers’ rich tradition.

A unique performance on 9th December will accompany the screening featuring the talents of singer Afifa Belhassine and multi-instrumentalist Adel Belhassine, known as Jouini, who will bring the spirit of their father’s legendary repertoire to life.

In order to enjoy all the festivities on offer at The Beach simply head on down, pull up a seat, kick back, and let the good times roll. Audiences will have the opportunity to explore the many shops, restaurants and cafés before settling down to watch the stars of the silver screen dazzle under the stars. Admittance to the Beach Screenings is on a first-come first-served basis, make sure you are prompt to avoid disappointment.

Our restaurants and shops also have prepared something special for you. See the below offer:

  • Bianca Mozzarella & Co
  • Pizza delivery as per our menu.*
  • Bombay Bulgalow
  • Present the event flyer at the restaurant and get 15% discount on all the menu items.*
  • Catch 22
  • Seafood Nachos for AED 46
    Angus Beef Sliders for AED 38
    Shrimps for AED 48
    Cheeseburger Quesadilla for AED 49
    Soft drinks, add AED 6.*
  • Chicks N Friends
  • Chicken tenders meal for AED 16
    Chick wrap for AED 19
    Fries/Super Chili Fries for AED 6/16
    Veggie/Chicken Noodles for AED 20 / 24
    Soft drinks, add AED 6 .*
  • Fratelli La Bufala
  • Mix fried seafood calamari for AED 35
    Pizza Margherita with Cheese Mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil for AED 65
    French fries for AED 25
    Water AED 10.*
  • Fruteiro Du Brasil
  • Buy Acai Bowl Xgrande and get a FREE rich flavored sorbetti.*
  • Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory
  • Buy one freshly made caramel apple, get one piece of fudge for FREE.*
  • La Postreria
  • Combo for AED 45
    Sandwich, burger fries salad and soft drink.*
  • Mr. Brisket
  • Choose any 2 Sliders + Regular Fries + Soft Drink/Water for AED 50.*
  • Operation Falafel
  • Chicken OR Beef Saj platter for AED 29
    Classic Falafel platter for AED 19
    Chicken Shawerma OR Beef Shawerma for AED 18
    Falafel for AED 14
    Soft drinks, add AED 9.*
  • Seven Sands
  • Beach Picnic Basket for AED 125 (for two)
    Cold mezzeh, sandwiches, frout, beverages.*
  • The Boutique – Lime Tree Cafe & Kitchen
  • Warm up with a hot spiced chocolate or Fair Trade Organic Coffee and enjoy a complimentary,
    Dark Chocolate Cupcake, Fudgy Cookie or Handmade Gourmet Marshmallow with your purchase.*
  • Tike taste of Istanbul
  • Combo for AED 45
    Donner chicken or meat, fries, salad and soft drink.
    Combo for AED 55
    Kebab fries salad and soft drink.*
  • GapFit
  • 30% discount on outerwear and cold weather accessories collection.*
  • The Boutique
  • 20% discount on all the items.*
  • The Boutique – Pop In and Play with Lego
  • Pay for first hour, second hour is FREE.*
  • The Market
  • Spend AED 500 or above and get AED 100 dicount
    Spend AED 1,000 or above and get AED 200 dicount
    at any one of the selected stores which are highlighted with a sticker.*

*Term and Conditions apply.