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What's On at the Cinema in Dubai This Week

Your weekend is sorted - catch the latest films at your nearest cinema

Posted on

16 January 2019

Last updated on 16 January 2019
by Rebecca Roberts
Movies now showing in Dubai

Can't brave the cooler temps this weekend? Stay indoors and head to your nearest cinema...

It's set to be the coldest weekend in the UAE of 2019 in the coming days - and there's a possibility of rain! - so we suggest you stay indoors, keep warm and toasty and head to the movies instead.

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After all, there's some great films out at the box office right now; especially The Upside! We caught the premiere this week and as expected, it's funny, littered with laugh out loud one-liners and has an absolutely charming (and true) story... We warmly recommend!

Check out what films are showing at Dubai's cinemas this week...

The Upside

  • Director: Neil Burger
  • Starring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.


  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Starring: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson
  • Rating: PG

This is the final film of a trilogy we never knew we needed. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass follows earlier films Unbreakable, and Split. In this third film, Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

The Mule

  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Manny Montana
  • Rating: PG

A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel.

Mary Poppins Returns

  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw
  • Rating: PG

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • Director: Dean DeBlois
  • Starring: Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill
  • Rating: G

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

Holmes & Watson

  • Director: Etan Cohen
  • Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes

A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.


  • Director: Travis Knight
  • Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena
  • Rating: PG

On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.