Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in Dubai and the Middle East as well. It started in 2004 and since then has been celebrating films every year during December. It attracts films from the Arab world and beyond. Many academy-award nominated movies have opened up the festival. It is held at 3-4 posh locations around the city and attracts many interns, volunteers, viewers, cinephiles and celebrities. It also hosts conferences, Q&A, presentations, and special appearances. DIFF sets itself apart from many other film-festivals by not only providing red-carpet glamour but also a cultural exchange between the film-lovers as the movies come from different regions, with different languages and different cultures. DIFF has been widely regarded as one of the best film festivals in the world. Conde Nast Traveler has included DIFF into its annual compilation of World’s Top 15 Film Festivals multiple times.