Nakheel to build dine-in cinema at The Pointe

Nakheel and Reel Cinemas join forces to build a five-screen luxury movie within a restanrant at The Pointe on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

The Point, which will be located across the bay from Atlantis on The Palm, spans 1.4 million sq ft.
The Point, which will be located across the bay from Atlantis on The Palm, spans 1.4 million sq ft.

UAE-based developer Nakheel and Reel Cinemas are joining forces to build a five-screen luxury movie and entertainment centre at The Pointe.

Located within the $217m (AED800m) waterfront dining and leisure destination on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, the development will be the first cinema the Middle East to feature a movie theatre within a restaurant, Nakheel said in a statement.

In 2015, Nakheel and Reel Cinemas also announced a partnership to develop a 14-screen movie complex for Al Khail Avenue mall.

Omar Khoory, director, Nakheel Retail, said: "Our partnership with Reel Cinemas reflects our vision for The Pointe: to bring Palm Jumeirah alive with a vibrant destination that offers Dubai's residents and tourists the very best in dining and entertainment. It also further highlights our commitment to building a long term relationship with Reel Cinemas as we deliver more retail projects across Dubai."

Maitha Al Dossari, CEO of Emaar Entertainment, the operator of Reel Cinemas, added: "We are further expanding the Reel Cinemas footprint through strategic partnerships. The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah by Nakheel is another outstanding location, where we will bring another innovative cinema experience that will delight all."

The Point, which will be located across the bay from Atlantis on The Palm, spans 13ha and will feature fountain shows, a 1.5km promenade, and close to 150 restaurants and retail outlets.

The Pointe will be accessible via The Palm Monorail and by boat from Palm Jumeirah's resorts.

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