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Over priced

Perhaps I'm a little dim, or maybe I didn't read the promotional stuff very thoroughly, but when a... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Geoffmoore1964
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Lacks the cutting edge

We have used the Dubai Mall Platinum and for 2 reasons Dubai mall is better than Mall of the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
StephenPhyllisTaylor
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Cinema seats are the biggest and comfiest I’ve sat in. Fully reclining with blanket and pillow ( often cold in cinemas - but not here) excellent selection of food from a set package to individual starters, mains and deserts. Vegetarians well catered for. Drinks menu...More

5  Thank 682suec
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Perhaps I'm a little dim, or maybe I didn't read the promotional stuff very thoroughly, but when a place advertises itself as a "gastro-cinema" or whatever, and the seats cost three times the price of a VIP seat in the cinema next door, I sort...More

5  Thank Geoffmoore1964
Management response:Responded 27 November 2016

Thanks for your review. Sorry to learn that the experience wasn't as per your liking. We're hoping you would give it another shot soon :)

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Without doubt, the best cinema experience I've come across world wide... No UK US or EU equal. Great customer service like your in a 5star hotel. If in Dubai would have to make a point to do it.

Thank Wolfgang D
Management response:Responded 27 November 2016

Thanks for your review! See you at our cinema again soon

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Perhaps I'm a little dim, or maybe I didn't read the promotional stuff very thoroughly, but when a place advertises itself as a "gastro-cinema" or whatever, and the seats cost three times the price of a VIP seat in the cinema next door, I sort...More

5  Thank Geoffmoore1964
Management response:Responded 27 November 2016

Thanks for your review. Sorry to learn that the experience wasn't as per your liking. We're hoping you would give it another shot soon :)

Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have used the Dubai Mall Platinum and for 2 reasons Dubai mall is better than Mall of the Emirates 1. The blankets and pillows as nice as they were - were silky in texture, normally - including on airlines - the side of the...More

1  Thank StephenPhyllisTaylor
Management response:Responded 27 November 2016

Thanks for your review, Stephen. We can assure you that the blankets and pillows placed for each guest are freshly laundered and never re-used. However we apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delayed order.

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We visited theater by gary rhodes tonight in yas mall abu dhabi and were disappointed beyond belief. We had high expectations. Especially after paying 160 aed per person and still having to pay for the food. It started off with the lounge. Nice ambience but...More

1  Thank Jacquie R
Management response:Responded 27 November 2016

Hi Jacquie, sorry to learn that you had an unsatisfactory experience at our cinema. Since your last visit we have made a few changes that would make your next visit more pleasant (for example we have installed a dim light next to every seat and...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The VIP experience of a movie cinema combined with some gourmet styled food is not a bad idea. Especially when you are in Dubai. Check in and relax at a lounge which makes some airline lounges at airports look dull. The menu has a nice...More

1  Thank salmansultan
Management response:Responded 27 November 2016

Thanks a lot for your review, Salman!

Reviewed 30 July 2016

What a disappointing experience for a famous chef name brand! Don't be fooled by the name, 'Theatre by Rhodes'- seems to be just a marketing gimmick to charge crazy prices for 'sample-sized' portions!!! Not sure if Chef Rhodes is even aware of how the kitchen...More

2  Thank gulfbabe
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Mr. Rhodes,your food selection has "nothing special at all" on it and I don't know why it so pricey. Cinema experience is great, the luxurious waiting area,very comfy reclining cinema seat which has call button if you need something, it has free pillow and blanket...More

Thank ursula a
Management response:Responded 27 November 2016

Hi Ursula. Thanks for your review. Sorry to learn that the dish you ordered was not as per your liking.

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Seats are comfortable but food is mediocre and portions are really small. Salon is hot. Ongoing "slow" service interrupts the movie all the time. If you are willing to paying 300+ for a not-so-special movie night, you could try it.

Thank Tolga T
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We came here to watch Independence Day. The waiting area is nicely laid out and luxurious where you are given the menus to browse before you order. It is pricey...160 a ticket, then food on top which came to 320dhs, it can be an expensive...More

1  Thank KatePDubai_UAE
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I have done vox gold and reel platinum before which are very good. We decided to try this as it would be similar but with great Gary Rhodes food. Wrong! Awful food which is actually worse than normal gold and nothing 'special' about it at...More

2  Thank Terry James H
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KIDS I have a few times and have never really seen under teen's there so not sure about this issue. COST We paid 160 AED each for the cinema tickets on News Years Eve and then all food and drink is individually priced by... More
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