Area: 150,000 sq. feet
Client: Emaar Properties PJSC
Consultant: Hyder Consulting Middle East LTD
Project Manager: TURNER Construction International LLC
Themed Engineering & Contractor: JV of Al Ahmadiah / Eremco (Paris) in association with AAB (France)
Location: Dubai Mall, Dubai
Year : 2010


The 22 Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall is the largest number of screens in the UAE which seats 2,800 visitors and is spread over 150,000 sqft. The cinemas are built on two separate levels with separate steel structures, each level reaching 32 feet high. The two lobbies are finished in a choice selection of stone, metal and sculptured wall finishes which are adorned with lighting effects. Subtle patterns and details have been incorporated into wall panels, balustrades, carpets and furniture with extensive usage of mirrored surfaces. A set of sweeping stairs and escalators transport guests the upper lobby where halls are located. Once there a bird’s eye view of the lobby is revealed.
Reel Cinemas was completed within just eight months. This achievement was due to the dedication and support of over fifty architects, engineer and site manager with eight hundred skilled workers.