The pair stepped out in metallic gowns as they attended a screening of the Life of Pi.
Frieda, 28, oozed glamour in a flowing golden gown that boasted a jewel-encrusted snake embellishment around the neck.
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Hot metals: Frieda Pinto and Cate Blanchett wore contrasting shiny hues as they attended a screening for The Life Of Pie as part of the
The Slumdog Millionaire star's gown complemented her skin tone to perfection and she teamed the dress with a pair of gold strappy sandals and a hard clutch.
While Frieda had opted for a warm metallic shade, Cate shone in a cold pale silver hue.
The 43-year-old star floated up the carpet in the glamorous gown that incorporated layers of chiffon and a bronze panel around the middle.
Snake charmer: The 28-year-old actress had a snake strap on her dress which added to the glamour of the gown
In demand: The Slumdog Millionaire starlet was seen chatting to reporters as she arrived at the 9th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex
The pair made equally stylish entrances at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex, where the screening was being held.
Marking the first film from the director since 2009's Taking Woodstock, Lee's adaption of Yann Martel's novel Life Of Pi has already received much critical praise.
Photographers' darling: Cate was seen posing for pictures showing off her silver dress
Nice to meet you: Cate was seen being greeted by DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma
The title role is filled by newcomer Suraj Sharma in his feature film debut.
Golden girl: Fried was also seen with Abdulhamid Juma ahead of the screening of Life of Pi