Abu Dhabi Film Festival hopes to broaden its appeal by offering film screenings at a new outdoor venue in one of the fastest-developing areas of the city, at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, while continuing to present its program at the newly renamed VOX Cinemas in Marina Mall, and the landmark Abu Dhabi Theater, both located in the heart of the capital.
The new outdoor venue, operated in cooperation with SwissOpenAir, features a 25.6m x 13.85m screen and can seat more than 1,200 guests. With stunning views of the iconic landmarks of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Sheikh Zayed Bridge, the hotel provides a spectacular new place for ADFF to set up its headquarters, welcome guests and celebrate Opening Night. During the Festival, an open-air screening will take place at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr every evening with several family-friendly films included in the selection.
ADFF has always been dedicated to creating a program of screenings and events as accessible as possible to Abu Dhabi’s wide-ranging and diverse audience. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr’s location at the mainland gateway to Abu Dhabi and only a short drive from Saadiyat and Yas Islands, makes it an ideal addition to the Festival’s roster of venues.