Al Qana opens UAE’s largest cinema complex


The complex features 15 screens including three VIP theatres, one Presidential Theatre and the XXL theatre with the largest screen in Abu Dhabi

Al Qana, the social dining and entertainment destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi developed by Al Barakah International Investment – has announced the opening of Cinemacity Al Qana, which is billed as the largest cinema complex in the UAE.

The opening of Cinemacity Al Qana expands the destination’s lifestyle offering with 15 screens, including three VIP theatres, one Presidential Theatre, and the XXL theatre with the largest screen in Abu Dhabi. The complex will set a new standard for cinemas uniquely blending F&B destinations with high-quality visual entertainment, said the statement.

The company this week hosted a grand opening ceremony of Cinemacity Al Qana with a premiere of the anticipated Arabic film ‘Al Hayba: The Movie’ in the presence of key officials, developers, the director, and the film’s stars.

Plans for the $230mn Al Qana waterfront were unveiled in 2016 while plans for the cinema were showcased in October 2019.

Speaking at the opening, Fouad Mashal, CEO of Al Barakah International Investment said: “As the new outdoor season commences, Al Qana is emerging as the new hotspot in Abu Dhabi, offering a unique mix of homegrown and international concepts. Building on the successful launch of The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi, we predict that Cinemacity Al Qana will also delight visitors of all ages as it redefines the modern cinema experience.”

Cinemacity Al Qana has a capacity of over 1,800 seats and will blend cutting-edge technology with an array of culinary options to offer the next generation of entertainment, he stated.

Hammad Atassi, CEO of Cinemacity Al Qana remarked, “We have officially opened doors for Abu Dhabi and UAE residents. They will be delighted to see what’s inside this beautifully designed, gigantic building and experience the luxurious facility and service for their entertainment pleasure.”

In December 2021, The Bridge|Lifestyle Hub at Al Qana opened to the public.

The XXL Theatre features a custom PLF (Premium Large Format) theatre and a 26m-wide screen with dual high contrast laser projectors and Dolby ATMOS surround sound, which the developer notes will offer guests an immersive cinematic experience.



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