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Cinema Akil


Cinema Akil is the arthouse cinema dreams are made of - cosy, quirky, and a pioneer in bringing critically-acclaimed films from around the world to UAE audiences.

After years of hosting nomadic pop ups in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah, the first arthouse cinema in the GCC opened its permanent home at Alserkal Avenue in 2018, quickly becoming a fan favourite. Founded by Butheina Kazim, Cinema Akil promotes the goal of education and awareness-building around film and the cinematic arts.

Opening hours
Sun - Thu 5PM Onwards | Fri - Sat 3PM Onwards
Warehouse 68