The Scene Club is a non-profit film club that showcases the best of world independent cinema twice a month in Dubai and provides a platform for the film industry to come together to celebrate and discuss independent productions.


The Scene Club was founded in November 2007 by Emirati Director/Producer Nayla Al Khaja, through her production house D-Seven Motion Pictures, and is run in partnership with the Dubai Arts & Culture Authority (Dubai Culture) and in association with the Dubai International Film Festival. The Scene Club was UAE’s first official film club and since then the club has hosted numerous well-known filmmakers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has screened films that covered a wide range of genres and topics. Visit the PAST SCREENING and GALLERY sections for a flavour of our past events.

The Scene Club objectives are:

  • Create film awareness in the UAE, particularly towards independent productions.
  • Create a monthly network for the film industry and provoke productive panel discussions, with the aim of sparking new projects through the club.
  • Increase film industry participation amongst UAE citizens, residents and in particular the youth.