In the ever-bustling UAE life, sparing some time to enjoy a movie with loved ones is certainly a luxury that only a few can afford. Over the years, movie theatres have evolved from mere screening places to absolute entertainment spots. With delectable snacks, luxury seating, and premium amenities, the cost of cinema tickets across the emirates has shot up considerably.

If you are a frequent cinema-goer, you must have been burning a lot of your cash over food and tickets. You need not fret. There is a plethora of deals and offers to benefit from when you use your credit/debit cards and discount/reward apps for purchasing movie tickets in cinemas.

Most of the banks in the UAE have movie ticket deals and discounts when you swipe their cards at the transaction machines or book tickets online. The deals may include cashback, instant discounts, reward points, 2-for-1 offers, free snacks, and a lot more.

Here is a rundown of tips and offers to help you cut prices off the original cinema ticket cost in different cinemas across the country.

Join Cinema Memberships and Reward Programs

A lot of Cinemas are offering reward programs and memberships where users can earn points when buying tickets and can later redeem the points to collect rewards, cashback, free snacks, and complimentary tickets. It is a feasible option for people who visit cinemas frequently to save money in the longer run.

Student Discounts on Cinema Tickets

If you are enrolled as a full-time student in any of the registered schools, colleges, or universities in UAE, you may stand eligible for certain perks and benefits at cinemas across the country. VOX cinemas have a special promotion for students on Mondays where students can grab a special movie package at a discounted price of AED 47.25 (the regular price is AED 65). The package includes a standard cinema ticket, 1 small popcorn, and 1 small drink.

Watch Movies for Less with Credit/Debit Cards and Discount Apps
The majority of the cinemas in the country have partnered with banks and discount apps to help people enjoy cinematic experiences at affordable rates. Here is a list of cards and apps that would help you fetch a discount on your next ticket purchase.

Use Your Credit Card to Buy Your Movie Ticket

          1. Mashreq Bank Credit/Debit cards

            With Mashreq bank Elite credit cards you can enjoy a range of discounts on movie tickets at selected cinemas in UAE.
            – A straight 50% off on all tickets purchased using the Platinum Elite card.
            – Valid at Reel, Novo, and VOX cinemas
            – Reservations should be made at the official websites and apps of the above-mentioned theatres.
            – Discounts can be availed for 4 tickets during one billing cycle
            – You can avail of the offer if your monthly expenditure using the card exceeds AED 7000 per billing cycle.
            Log on to the Mashreq website for further details and queries.

        • Emirates NBD Go4it Credit Card

          Emirates NBD is offering its Go4it card members an exclusive discount to be availed at VOX cinemas.

          Offer: Get 2 regular tickets at the price of AED 40 instead of the original AED 70. Avail a free upgrade on the next purchase of drinks and popcorn.

          – The offer is available only for Go4it credit card users.
          – The offer is valid only if you purchase tickets using card issues under your name.
          – Tickets must be purchased from the VOX Cinema’s official website.
          – Go4it Platinum card users can avail of the offer thrice every month.
          – Go4it Gold card users can avail of the offer twice every month.

          The offer is valid only in the below-mentioned Theatres:
          — VOX Cinema Deira City Centre
          — Mirdif City Centre Mall of the Emirates
          — Marina Mall Abu Dhabi
          — Ajman City Centre
          For further details visit the VoxCinemas site.

        • First Abu Dhabi Bank Credit Card

          Grab exciting bargains on movie tickets with FAB credit card at selected VOX and Cine Royal Cinemas across the country.

          Offer: 50% discount on tickets at VOX Cinemas
          – To avail of the offer, you must possess a FAB Ferrari Infinite Credit Card or a FAB Signature Card
          – All tickets must be purchased via the official VOX cinemas website.
          – Select FAB 50% discounted tickets on the website
          – The offer is valid on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only.
          – Discounts can be availed thrice every month and a maximum of three tickets can be purchased at a time.
          – The offer cannot be redeemed for IMAX, 3D MAX, GOLD, KIDS, PLUS, 4DX, and Theatre by Rhodes tickets.
          – With FAB Ferrari Infinite Card you can avail of a 50% discount on tickets on Wednesdays too.
          – A minimum expenditure of AED 1500 a month is required for you to qualify for this specific offer.

          Offer: Complimentary ticket with every ticket purchase at Cine Royal Cinemas
          – FAB Ferrari Infinite Card and Ferrari Signature credit card holders are eligible for this specific offer
          – The card must be valid at the time of purchase
          – The offer cannot be redeemed when buying tickets online
          – Complimentary tickets will be provided for the same show

          The offer is valid at:
          — National Cinema- Abu Dhabi
          — Lamcy Plaza Cinema- Dubai
          — Cine Royal, Dalma Mall- Abu Dhabi
          — Bawadi Cinema – Al Ain
          — Cine Royal Khalidiyah Mall- Abu Dhabi

        • ADCB Credit Card Discount at VOX Cinemas Tickets

          Watch all your favorite new movies with exciting discounts on tickets with your ADCB Credit card.
          The offer: Buy a ticket at any VOX cinema across UAE with Betaqti Credit Card or Touch Points and get a ticket free

          – The offer is valid only when tickets are purchased via VOX Cinemas Mobile App and VOX official website.
          – Cardholders can also enjoy a 20% discount on food and drinks at VOX Cinemas Candy Bar.
          – The offer is valid on 2D, 3D, and IMAX tickets only

          Sign up as a member at and stand eligible for the offer.

    Use Discount Apps to Pay Less When You Go To The Movies

          1. The Entertainer App

            Unlock several deals, discounts, and 2-for-1 offers at Cinemas across UAE with Entertainer App.

            Offer: with Entertainer Dubai App, enjoy 2 for 1 offer on cinema tickets purchased at Reel Cinemas and Roxy Cinemas
            – The offer is valid at selected outlets only
            – A maximum of 3 vouchers can be used for each vendor.

            Offer: 25% off on all cinema tickets and food and beverages purchased at NOVO cinema, Ibn Battuta Mall.

          2. FAZAA Card Discount in Cinemas

            NOVO Cinemas
            All FAZAA Cardholders can enjoy special discounts on tickets and free upgrades on food and beverages at NOVO cinemas in Dubai, RAK, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi.

            Royal Cinemas
            Present your FAZAA card at Royal Cinemas to get a flat 20% discount on all tickets.
            – The offer is valid for Platinum, Gold, and Silver cards.
            – Eligible users can also enjoy a free upgrade on regular drinks.

            Reel Cinemas
            Get a 25% discount on Dolby Plus and dine-in Cinema Package with Platinum, Gold, and Silver FAZAA cards.
            – The offer is valid on Reel Cinema branches in Jebel Ali and The Pointe.
            – Users can also enjoy a 20% discount on the total bill when buying food and beverages at the theatre.

            Cinemax Cinemas
            Get a 30% discount on all days of the week with a FAZAA card when purchasing tickets at Cinemax Cinemas.
            The offer is valid only until 1st march, 2023.

          3. The Smiles App

            Slash ticket prices at NOVO cinemas across UAE (except RAK) with your Smiles App and get an exclusive 25% off on cinema tickets and food and beverages combo meals.
            – The offer is valid only for 2D Cool Prime tickets at all NOVO cinemas across the country.
            – The deal is valid from Monday to Thursday only.
            – Offers cannot be redeemed on public holidays.

          4. LIV. Card discounts on Cinema Tickets

            Enjoy a 2-for-1 offer on cinema tickets at VOX Cinemas with your LIV. Card and enjoy your Cinema trip at much less rates.

            – Sign in as a VOX member at their official site or app
            – Get your LIV card verified at the “ticket offer” tab
            – Choose your seats and make payment using your LIV card
            – The offer is valid only on the 2D premium and standard cinema tickets purchased online.
            – Liv prime members can enjoy 1 free ticket every month
            – Liv young debit card users can enjoy 1 free ticket every month
            – Platinum credit card holders can get 2 free tickets per month
            – World credit card users can enjoy 3 free tickets every month

          5. Sharjah Islamic Bank 2 for 1 Offer with Smiles

            Using your SIB Smiles Card at VOX cinemas can get you a complimentary cinema ticket with every ticket you pay for.
            – Select your show
            – Log in as a VOX user
            – Get your SIB Smiles card verified
            – Choose your seats
            – Make payment using your SIB Smiles Card
            Visit the VoxCinemas site for details and queries.

          6. VISA Card BOGO Free movie ticket on Sundays

            All Visa Platinum cardholders can enjoy a free cinema ticket when they pay for one ticket at VOX cinemas every Sunday.
            – The booking must be made online to avail the offer
            – The offer is valid only on VISA Platinum cards issued in UAE
            – A maximum of 5 free cinema tickets can be used per month
            – A maximum of two free cinema tickets can be redeemed for one show at a time
            Visit the VoxCinemas site for further details.

          7. Emirates NBD GO4IT card offer for VOX cinemas

            Make movie nights much more enjoyable with prices dropped to almost half. Avail of an exclusive offer by Emirates NBD GO4IT credit card where you get two tickets for AED 47.25 only.
            – The offer is valid on 2D Standard and 2D premium view tickets
            – Cardholders can also enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the next size when purchasing popcorn and beverages.
            – The offer is valid only for Platinum, Gold, and GO4IT debit cards only
            – Cardholders can enjoy a maximum of 6 free cinema tickets with their Platinum cards
            – A maximum of 4 cinema tickets can be availed each month with a Gold card
            – A maximum of 2 cinema tickets can be availed per month with a GO4IT Debit card.
            – Offer on Food and beverages cannot be redeemed when booking online. Snacks purchased from the VOX cinemas’ Candy Bar only stand eligible for the free upgrades.
            Log on to the VoxCinemas site for further details and queries.

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