Are you a movie buff who’s anxiously looking forward to the latest releases? If so, grab your popcorn and watch the big releases such as Tarzan, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Suicide Squad and Assassin’s Creed coming soon during the second half of the year. If you’re concerned about your budget but don’t want to miss out on any of the latest releases, check out ways you can save on movie tickets in the UAE.

There are over 70 credit cards in the UAE offering discounts or cashback on cinema purchases. Below is a list of selected cinema credit cards and offers which can help you save next time you head to the movies.

SimplyLife Credit Card

Get two free movie tickets in the form of cashback when you make monthly purchases of AED 1,500 on your credit card. Tickets can be purchased for any cinema in the UAE and for any show. Once you purchase your movie tickets, receive a maximum of AED 70 as cashback.

Emirates NBD Go4it Gold Card

Get two VOX cinema tickets for AED 40 instead of AED 70 with your Emirates NBD Go4it Gold Card. Also, get a free upgrade on fizzy drinks and popcorn. This offer is applicable for online bookings of regular 2D tickets at all VOX cinemas across the UAE. Keep in mind, you can only get a maximum of two packages (four tickets) per month with the Gold Card and a maximum of three packages (6 tickets) per month on Go4it Platinum card.

Citibank Citi Life

Buy one movie ticket using your credit card and get the other ticket for free. To avail of this offer, tickets need to be booked online and only for shows at VOX Cinemas. Keep in mind, you can get up to a maximum of four movie tickets per month. This offer is applicable to Citibank credit cards such as Citibank Emirates – Citibank Ultimate, Citibank Emirates Citibank World, Citibank Citi PremierMiles, Citibank Citi Prestige card.

Standard Chartered Titanium Card

Use your Standard Chartered Titanium Card to book VOX Cinemas tickets (2D and 3D) online and get 50% off. A maximum of six tickets can be purchased in a day with a total of eight tickets per month. The offer is not applicable on VOX GOLD, VOX GOLD 3D, VOX Plus, VOX Plus 3D tickets and 4DX tickets. The discount is also applicable on the Manhattan Platinum Credit Card.

FGB Masdar Platinum Card

Get 50% off on movie tickets during weekends at VOX Cinemas. Use your FGB credit card to book online or on the mobile app to get the discount. This offer is applicable on FGB Visa Infinite, Signature, and Platinum Credit Cards and only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Keep in mind, a maximum of three tickets can be purchased provided there is a monthly minimum spend of AED 1,500 on your card.

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HSBC Platinum Credit Card

Use your HSBC Credit Card to buy a movie ticket (Standard, VOX VIP or VOX Max VIP) at VOX Cinemas and get the second ticket for free. This offer is valid for HSBC Premier, Platinum, Advance and Black credit cards. A maximum of three free tickets per day can be purchased on the HSBC Premier credit card and HSBC Black credit card and two free tickets per day can be bought on the HSBC Advance and HSBC Platinum credit card. You will also receive reduced prices on food and beverage combos.

NBAD GEMS Credit Card

With your NBAD Gems Credit Card, get tickets for AED 10 on weekdays and AED 20 on weekends at Reel Cinemas located in Dubai Mall and The Beach. For Reel Cinemas in Dubai Marina Mall, get tickets for AED 15 on weekdays and AED 25 on weekends. Get 20% off on snacks and refreshments at both locations. A maximum of eight tickets can be purchased in a month. The offer is also applicable on premium NBAD cards.

Buy a movie ticket (2D or 3D) at any VOX Cinemas with your Najm Cashback Blue Card and get the second ticket for free. Also buy one popcorn and get the other for free. Tickets can be purchased at the VOX Cinemas counters, online or using the mobile application. Keep in mind, there’s a minimum spend requirement of AED 1,500 on your credit card during that billing cycle. This offer is also valid on Najm Cashback Gold credit card and Najm Cashback Silver credit card without a minimum spend requirement.

CBD World MasterCard

Get 50% off on VOX Cinemas tickets four times a month when you use your CBD Credit Card. This offer is applicable on World MasterCard, Visa Infinite and Visa Signature Cards. You will need to have a minimum spend of AED 5,000 per month on your credit card which includes retail (POS) and cash withdrawals (ATM).

Du Tuesday

Get two tickets for the price of one with Du Tuesday. The offer is exclusively available to Du customers. SMS ‘MOVIE’ to 9979 from your Du number to receive the coupon code. Use this coupon code while purchasing tickets online or by showing the code at the counter. The code is valid for any movie at VOX Cinemas on the upcoming Tuesday. There is a maximum of one text message per du mobile line in a week.

Etisalat Wednesday

Etisalat users can get a complimentary ticket at Novo Cinemas. This offer is valid only on Wednesdays for Cool 2D tickets. Register online on the Etisalat Marketplace and receive voucher codes. Present the voucher at Novo Cinema ticket counter at the time of ticket purchase to get your free ticket. One voucher can be availed by an Etisalat customer per week. 

Visa

Buy one movie ticket and get the other one for free at Reel Cinemas when purchase online through Visa Checkout. This offer is valid for Visa Classic, Visa Gold, Visa Platinum, Visa Signature, Visa Infinite and Visa Electron. Remember, you must complete the purchase using the Visa Checkout in order to avail the offer. A maximum of one complimentary ticket can be availed from Sunday through Wednesday at Dubai Mall. This limited offer is valid till 31 July 2016 and isn’t applicable on weekends or during public holidays.