UAE’s first outdoor cinema and beachfront mall to open soon



DUBAI // Residents of Jumeirah Beach Residences have welcomed a new outdoor cinema and a mall due to open in their neighbourhood this month.

But they say they are wary of the development’s effects on traffic and rent prices.

The Beach at JBR will consist of four plazas connected by an esplanade and will have restaurants, shops and provide family entertainment.

Its most prominent feature will be an open-air cinema, the first of its kind in the country.

This week, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, visited the 1 kilometre-long mall with the Hollywood actor Will Smith.

One JBR resident said she was thrilled about the open-air cinema being so close to her home.

“I am excited about the new development,” said Puja Vijaykant, an Indian who lives in Sadaf, a JBR tower block.

“I would really love to go to the open cinema. When Dubai does something, it usually does it well. I am sure it will be a nice experience. More info