Are you looking for a dark, gritty thriller or a fun, relaxed sitcom? No matter what kind of content entertains you, we’ve compiled a list of the best shows to watch in Dubai. While there are a bunch of OTT platforms that offer streaming services in Dubai, we have narrowed down the options to shows available on the two most popular streaming websites – Netflix and Amazon Prime.
TOP NETFLIX SHOWS TO WATCH IN DUBAI
Whether you prefer the story of human triumph over adversity or something futuristic from a world far away, you can find shows to watch on Netflix in Dubai. So, if you’re looking for Netflix shows to binge-watch in Dubai, here are our top picks.
A German sci-fi thriller, DARK is a riveting combination of mysteries, secrets and family drama. When two young children disappear from a small town in Germany, the story enters a labyrinth of secrets that engulf four families.
Twisting its way through time travel and its paradoxes, this sci-fi series unfolds a deeply gripping and masterfully filmed plot driven by strong characters and parallel flashbacks of events that define the town and the lives of those who live in it.
A highly dysfunctional family – a billionaire industrialist and his seven adopted children. With superhuman powers that raise them to the hall of fame and then drag them into disbandment, these siblings are far from ordinary.
Gathered once again after tragedy strikes, these siblings are battling divergent personalities and an imminent apocalypse to solve the mystery behind their father’s death. An amalgam of fast-paced drama, sci-fi action and suspense, the Umbrella Academy is a Netflix Original show that will have you binge-watching until the very end.
DEAD TO ME
Dead to Me is another good show to watch in Dubai. The Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate duo offer a deeply moving depiction of a relationship based on mutual grief. Weird meets normal in a grief-management support group and the result is a blossoming friendship that is relatable, comical at times and poignant nonetheless.
Dead to Me with its strong and brilliantly-portrayed characters, explores the valuable realms of loss, grief, acceptance and forgiveness with a touch of dark humour to it.
BROOKLYN NINE NINE
Some laughs, some buffoonery but at the end of it all, you know everything will be alright. Brooklyn Nine Nine is perfectly brewed for comfort and comic relief.
The puns are hilarious, the eccentric quirks are anything but predictable, the acting is spot on and the storylines keep you interested all the way through. This is easily one of the best shows to binge-watch on Netflix in Dubai.
MONEY HEIST (LA CASA DE PAPEL)
Wonder what happens when robbers named after cities, dressed in red jumpsuits, with their faces covered by a Dali mask plan a heist at the Royal Mint of Spain? Well, one of the best TV shows to binge watch ever on Netflix – Money Heist is definitely worth the hype. The popularity of the show is down to how it has been directed.
The chess-like moves, the cat and mouse sequences between “the gang” and the police, the battles with the hostages, it all culminates into a pretty intriguing show that will keep you on the toes till the very end. With three seasons out and growing anticipation for the fourth – this fantastic show retains a spot on out must-see TV shows in Dubai
OTHER POPULAR SHOWS TO WATCH ON NETFLIX
Experience tells us you can never have enough shows to watch in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or wherever in the world you live. That is why, we have a bunch of other good TV shows to watch on Netflix in Dubai whenever you want.
- The Crown
- The Witcher
- Rick and Morty
- Delhi Crime
- Altered Carbon
- Better Call Saul
- Peaky Blinders
BEST AMAZON PRIME SHOWS TO WATCH IN DUBAI
Just like Netflix, Amazon Prime keeps adding new content regularly to cater to all our binge-watching needs. Here are the best TV shows to watch on Amazon Prime in Dubai.
If you’re looking for a TV show in Dubai that can make you laugh regardless of what mood you’re in – The Office is an absolute winner. The show never gets old, no matter how many times you watch it.
With its quirky humour and endearingly memorable characters, this is one show that delivers 20 minutes of sheer entertainment and joy to the viewers.
With the corporate workplace as its basic setting and bang-on office jokes, this show will have you in fits of laughter in no time.
Let’s take a trip back to the “Bourne” realm. Remember Treadstone, the infamous black-ops programme that ticked off Jason Bourne’s brain making him a one-man international destruction? This is the same Treadstone.
The series follows the lives of several super assassins, who like Jason Bourne are bound into a life of bonded servitude to suspicious government operatives. A high-octane drama with plenty of action and remarkable attention to detail – Treadstone has everything you need to make it a must-watch show in Dubai.
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Set in the late 1950s, when times were tough for the womenfolk, Miriam Maisel strives to break free from the dictates of her husband and pursue her desire to become a stand-up comedian. As the show unfolds, Midge – as she is known, shows promising talent for on-stage gigs.
Rachel Brosnahan shines as Mrs. Maisel and the rich story line keeps the audience gripped to the humour, warmth and heart depicted by actors who play their characters flawlessly. This show has two Golden Globes and five Emmys to its name – that alone speaks volumes of its quality.
THE FAMILY MAN
We are all used to watching stories of superhuman government agents fighting crime and a young partner providing support as they save the world.
The Family Man takes this basic storyline to another level. The show takes us to the war zones, a dangerous backdrop where the drama unfolds. But it also remains rooted in a small flat in India, where our hero Manoj Bajpai struggles with work-life balance.
While one of the highlights of the show is Bajpai’s masterful acting prowess, other young stars including Sunny Hinduja and Shreya Dhanwanthary also make a mark. Make sure you catch up on Season One before Amazon Prime rolls out Season Two.
Do you find comedy in tragedy? If so, you will find Fleabag riveting. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an absolute star in this one. She is struggling in personal and professional life, yet finds ways to keep us entertained.
Her best friend is dead and she feels responsible for it. Her sister is emotionally distant at best. After her mother died, her father married again, against the wishes of the sisters. Just living seems like an uphill battle.
Yet there is no other way but to put one foot ahead of the other and just keep going. Fleabag is a tribute to the undying spirit of living, packaged with liberal doses of cerebral humour.
OTHER POPULAR SHOW TO WATCH ON AMAZON PRIME
Want more options? Here are some good shows on Amazon Prime in Dubai that you can add to your list.
- Tales from the Loop
- The Expanse
- Good Omens
- The Night Manager
There you have it – a list of popular shows to watch in Dubai on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Some of these shows, particularly the likes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Office never get old. So, even if some of you have seen these shows before, it might be time to give them a second run.
Besides the two big OTT platforms, there are some good shows to watch on smaller platforms as well. You can check out other streaming services in the UAE and sign up to get more TV show options at your disposal.
Disney Plus is another great streaming platform to consider if you have kids at home or in case you generally prefer light-hearted TV shows in Dubai.
Podcasts in Dubai are another new source of information and entertainment. From business and lifestyle to culture and philosophy, these podcasts cover a range of topics to indulge your mind and interests.
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