Cinema in Al Quoz offers workers escape from reality
new cinema in the heart of an industrial area is a hit among thousands of blue-collar workers looking for entertainment on weekends.
Migrant workers, mostly Indian, gather with co-workers or roommates to escape their stressful lives and indulge in a few happy hours on Thursdays and Fridays at Al Quoz Twin Cinema.
Before the Twin Cinema opened, going to see a film would mean a few hours’ commute at an additional cost for Ram Kumar and his friends, who live at a labour camp in Al Quoz and work in Nad Al Sheba six days a week.
“We used to travel all the way to Deira to watch Tamil films at the Galleria,” said Mr Kumar, an electrical engineer. “It used to take us two hours each way as we had to take the bus. Sometimes, we wouldn’t get tickets for the popular films and had to return home disappointed.