See a good movie for free at the Alliance Francaise, Al Ain

Every second Thursday you can go to the Alliance Francaise in Al Ain, located near the airport, and watch a popular French film which is subtitled in English. There’s no charge.



I went to see a film there earlier in 2010 with a friend of mine. The film is projected onto a large white screen in the middle of the upstairs library of 3,000 French books, with a bank of maybe 40-ish seats set out. About 12 of us watched the film. One of the staff offered us snacks to buy: chocolate, soft drinks, etc. The film was great.

(If I remember right, the film actually started at 7.30pm.)

If you sign up for the Al Ain Expats group, you’ll get a regular email announcing the next film.

For more information, go to the Alliance Francaise website.

From their website, “Located next to the desert, in a beautiful villa shared with the French School Theodore Monod, the Alliance Fran├žaise aims to be a meeting point for the various nationalities living in Al Ain, along with an area of friendliness and discovery of the French speaking and Arabic cultures.”

The map on the right is pretty clear: by “jimi” they mean the Al Jimi Mall, which has a French Carrefour supermarket in it, which is located to the north of Al Ain.

Although it looks as though you are travelling north you’re not: the top of the map is west of Al Jimi Mall.

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