With a rich legacy of cinema firsts, a passion for movies and a mission to entertain film fans everywhere, Novo Cinemas is proud to be the largest and most visited chain of theatres in the Middle East.Put Novo Cinemas into our Dubai holiday site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Our journey began in the year 2000 with the launch of our flagship cinema in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which would be the cornerstone of an entertainment chain that would soon extend across borders and introduce to the region such pioneering technologies as online booking, e-kiosks and the first cinema-dedicated mobile app, in addition to the UAE’s only IMAX screen.
In 2012, we joined the Gulf Film Group, and so began an exciting new chapter in our story. Attuned to the evolving social habits and needs of today’s movie-goers, in 2014 we re-inaugurated the chain as Novo Cinemas, an identity that would reflect our promise of a complete entertainment experience.
In the same year, we opened our doors at World Trade Centre-Abu Dhabi, a location near and dear to Emirati hearts in the capital’s old central market. As a result, our expansive network now spans no fewer than 115 screens and 22,000 seats in 14 locations across the Middle East. Ongoing expansion will see our numbers grow to over 200 screens by 2015 – and our IMAX network extended to four spectacular screens.
Where people once came together solely for a viewing experience, now they meet, share, contribute, celebrate and connect. We became the largest chain of cinemas in the Middle East by pushing boundaries, pioneering change, and consistently striving for the "new".
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Novo Cinemas Reviews
We went to watch a film here and the cinema was good and had nice comfortable seats. It is next to the food court in Festival city mall. more »
I watched Spiderman far from home in IMAX 3D in ibn batuta mall.The experience was amazing.Even though this isn't the actual IMAX SCREEN SIZE like the ones in IMG WORLDS and MoE,It is great especially... more »
Really a fan of this cinema, staff are always great and it’s one of the few that serve coke cola rather than Pepsi, so always a + It’s a very relaxed experience and I really have a sense that all the staff are very switched on and very capable which is a credit to the management. We booked the wrong film online by accident and it was handled impeccably. I also feel it has a lot more options for snacks and concession stands then some other theatres.
Very small screen,also need to book top row like 15 for better view, otherwise all the rows from 1 to 12 are look like lower level... vox cinemas is awesome comparing to Novo.
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