Radio and television channels of Dubai
Dubai is a media hub for the Middle East region and is home to many television and radio channels.
There are a few terrestrial television channels but most people choose from the hundreds of regional channels on offer via satellite or cable.
Pay or subscription television in Dubai is available on cable via E-Vision (a division of Etisalat) or via satellite directly from the providers; OSN (Orbit Showtime Network), Star TV and ART. OSN provides a wide selection of English (primarily US, but also UK, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian) programming, subtitled in Arabic. Leading English shows and movies are primarily shown first and exclusively on OSN. Star TV also has some first-run programmes.
The main free to air English television channels are Dubai One, MBC 4, MBC Action, MBC 2, Physique TV and City 7 TV. Most shows are broadcast in English, with Arabic subtitles, with the exception of City 7 that does not subtitle their programming. Dubai One, MBC 4 and MBC Action show mostly well known US, and some UK series but will generally be six months or more behind the pay or subscription channels.
The main Free to air Hindi television Channel is Imagine Movies, it is the first Free to Air Hindi Channel from MENA region. The Frequency is also available in Du -91, Elife - 863, OSN, Oreedoo in Qatar.
- Abu Dhabi TV, Arabic and in particular local series.
- Dubai TV, a channel by the Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI). Arabic local and regional programming.
- Dubai One, an English language general entertainment channel, available over the Middle East and North Africa.
- Physique TV, Physique TV is the first and only 24-hour HD television channel in English & Arabic dedicated to fitness, healthy living, nutrition and action sport.
- City 7 TV, an independent Dubai based, free-to-air, 100% English-language channel. Providing locally produced English News, Business and lifestyle programmes combined with International lifestyle, drama and comedy programmes. Available via satellite in the Middle East and North Africa.
- MBC, a network of free-to-air English and Arabic stations broadcasting 24-hours from Dubai Media City and available via satellite across the Middle East and North Africa.
- MBC Max is a channel for the latest Hollywood films, still new.
- MBC 4 is an English channel with primarily US series targeted to women.
- MBC Action is an English channel with primarily US action series, targeted to men.
- MBC 2 is an English channel showing Western movies.
- MBC 3 is a children's channel that is primarily Arabic with some limited English programming.
- MBC 1 is an Arabic channel showcasing local and regional Arabic series and entertainment programmes.
- Al-Arabiya is an Arabic-language news channel.
Dubai is well served by terrestrial radio (AM & FM) with a huge variety of stations broadcasting in the languages commonly spoken in the city; Arabic, English, Russian, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Filipino. The FM band is particularly crowded, with a new station every 2 or 3 MHz apart, some from neighbouring Emirates and countries in the Persian Gulf region.
General standards have improved greatly in the past few years and many stations are now at par with leading stations in major metropolitan cities in the world. However, the media in Dubai and the UAE is still heavily government regulated. Most stations, even those privately owned, are often still government controlled. In particular, all radio stations must cease normal broadcasting in the event of the death of a Sheikh or close relative of a Sheikh. This normally happens for a period of 3 days to a week, or more, depending on the standing of the deceased.
Dubai radio is the essential guide to surviving Dubai's hectic traffic with most stations placing importance on frequent traffic updates during the day, mostly from listeners.
- Abu Dhabi Radio (AM/FM)
- Radio Hala 95.6FM
- Al Rabia 107.8 FM - Channel 4 Radio Network
- Al Emarat FM
- Quran Kareem
- Al Arabiya 99.0FM - Arabian Radio Network
- Al Khaleejia 100.9FM - Arabian Radio Network
- Al Rabia FM 107.8FM
- Noor Dubai 93.9FM
- Sawa 90.5FM
- Star 92.4/99.9FM
- radio 105.4
- Sky News Arabia 90.3 FM
- Radio 1 - Top 40/Dance/R&B; 104.1 FM (Dubai), 100.5 FM (Abu Dhabi)
- Radio 2 - Classic Hits; 99.3 FM (Dubai) 106.0 FM (Abu Dhabi)
- Channel 4 FM - Top 40; 104.8 FM Channel 4 Radio Network
- Dubai 92 - Adult Contemporary; 92.0 FM Arabian Radio Network
- Dubai Eye 103.8 - News, Talk & Sport; 103.8 FM Arabian Radio Network
- Virgin Radio Dubai - Top 40; 104.4 FM Arabian Radio Network
- Rock Radio 90.7 - The First Rock Radio station in the Persian Gulf.
- Heart 107.1 : 90's Music
- Pulse 95 Radio 95.0 : Acoustic, Talk, Tech - Sharjah's first English radio station.
- 978 Dance - Dance/House/deephouse/electronic; 97.8 FM (Dubai), Shock ME
- Fuji FM 88.9 - Arabian Radio Network
- 日本ドバイ Nippon Dubai 102.9 FM - Arabian Radio Networkaaasa
- El Monstro de Radio 92.9 FM
- African FM 93.6 - Arabian Radio Network (Dubai/Abu Dhabi/Sharjah)
- Kadak FM 88.8 FM - Dubai, Sharjah : https://www.adradio.ae/Radio-kadak
- Kadak FM 97.3 FM - Abu Dhabi
- Kadak FM 95.6 FM - Al Ain
- Radio 4 - 89.1 FM No 1 for Hit Gaane - Channel 4 Media Networks
- City 101.6 - Arabian Radio Network
- Jio 100.3 FM
- 102.4 Suno FM
- 106.2 BIG FM Zee Entertainment
- Dubai Dragon - Digital only station - Arabian Radio Network
- FM 94.7 - Radio Asia - 'Flowers Group (now online broadcasting center known as Kerala FM)
- FM 96.7 - Hit 96.7 - Arabian Radio Network
- FM 99.6 - Club FM - Mathrubhumi Group
- FM 101.3 - Gold FM - Channel 4 Radio Network
- AM 1539 - Pravasi Bharathi
- AM 1476 - Radio Asia
- AM 657 - Asianet Radio
- FM 96.2 - Radio Mango
- FM 100.3 - RadioMe
- AM 1152 - Voice of Kerala
케이팝 두바이 K-Pop Dubai 101.8 FM - Arabian Radio Network
- Eiffel FM 102.5
- Russian Emirates Radio - Digital only station
Radio Optimist - Best Russian internet radio in UAE
- Radio La Musica 90.3 FM - Arabian Radio Network (Dubai/Abu Dhabi)
- Glückliche Musik Dubai 106.7 FM - Arabian Radio Network
- Radio Shoma 93.4 - Arabian Radio Network
All FM stations
|87.6 MHz||RAK Quran|
|87.9 MHz||Abu Dhabi Classical FM||Abu Dhabi||Music||English||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|88.2 MHz||Quran Al Kareem||Abu Dhabi||Quran/Religious||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|88.8 MHz||Kadak FM||Dubai||Music||Hindi||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|89.1 MHz||Radio 4||Ajman||Indian Hits||Hindi/Urdu||Channel 4 Radio Network|
|89.4 MHz||89.4 Tamil FM||Ras al-Khaimah||Tamil Hits||Tamil||Aaren World Media & Advertising LLC|
|90.5 MHz||Sky News Arabia|
|91.1 MHz||Tag 91.1||Dubai||OPM||Filipino||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|91.4 MHz||DXB Quran||Dubai||Quran/Religious||Arabic|
|92.0 MHz||Dubai 92||Dubai||Rock/Adult Contemporary||English||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|92.6 MHz||Fujairah FM 92.6||Fujairah||News||Arabic||Fujairah Media Network|
|93.0 MHz||Dubai FM Radio 93||Dubai||Music||Arabic||Dubai Media Incorporated|
|93.4 MHz||Radio Shoma||Dubai||Music||Persian||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|93.9 MHz||Noor Dubai FM||Dubai||Arabic Classic Hits||Arabic||Dubai Media Incorporated|
|94.4 MHz||Sharjah Media Corporation||Sharjah||Religious/Talk||Arabic||Sharjah Media Corporation|
|94.7 MHz||Radio Asia|
|95.0 MHz||Pulse 95 Radio||Sharjah||Acoustic / Talk / News / Tech / Sports||English||Sharjah Broadcasting Authority|
|95.3 MHz||Ibiza Global Radio|
|95.6 MHz||Umm Al Quwain FM||Umm al quwain||Arabic Hits||Arabic||Shock Middle East|
|96.7 MHz||Hit 96.7||Dubai||Malayalam Hits||Malayalam||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|97.1 MHz||Emarat FM||Abu Dhabi||News & Talk||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|97.6 MHz||Zayed Quran Radio|
|97.8 MHz||Beat 97.8||Umm al quwain||English||Shock Middle East|
|98.4 MHz||Abu Dhabi FM||Abu Dhabi||Talk/Classic Arabic hits||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|99.0 MHz||Al Arabiya||Dubai||Contemporary Arabic||Arabic||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|99.3 MHz||Radio 2||Classic Hits||English||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|99.6 MHz||Club FM||Dubai||Malayalam, Tamil & Hindi Hits||Malayalam||Mathrubhumi|
|99.9 MHz||Star FM||Abu Dhabi||Arabic & English Top 40||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|100.3 MHz||Jio FM|
|100.9 MHz||Al Khaleejia||Dubai||Khaleeji Music||Arabic||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|101.3 MHz||Gold FM||Ajman||Malayalam Hits||Malayalam||Channel 4 Radio Network|
|101.6 MHz||City FM||Dubai||Contemporary Hits||Hindi||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|102.0 MHz||Pearl FM|
|102.4 MHz||Suno FM||Music||Hindi||Radio Asia Network|
|102.7 MHz||Sharjah Quran|
|103.2 MHz||Zain FM|
|103.5 MHz||RAK FM|
|103.8 MHz||Dubai Eye||Dubai||News, Talk & Sport||English||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|104.1 MHz||Radio 1||Top 40/Dance/R&B||English||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|104.4 MHz||Virgin Radio||Dubai||Top 40||English||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|104.8 MHz||Channel 4 FM||Ajman||Top 40||English||Channel 4 Radio Network|
|105.4 MHz||Vibe FM|
|106.2 MHz||BIG FM||Umm al quwain||Bollywood Music||Hindi||ZEE Entertainment Middle East|
|106.5 MHz||Radio Gilli||Umm al quwain||Tamil Hits||Tamil||Cine Advertising Services FZE|
|107.1 MHz||Luv 107.1||Umm al quwain||90s & Contemporary Hits||English||Shock Middle East|
|107.4 MHz||Al Oula|
|107.8 MHz||Al Rabia FM||Ajman||Arabic Hits||Arabic||Channel 4 Radio Network|
- Dubai Media City
- Dubai Studio City
- Physique TV
- Dubai 33
- Dubai Media Incorporated
- Dubai TV
- Dubai One
- Arab Media Group