Radio and television channels of Dubai
Dubai is the media hub for the Middle East region and is home to many television and radio channels.
- 1 Dubai Television
- 2 Dubai Radio
- 3 Arabic radio
- 4 English radio
- 5 Japanese radio
- 6 Spanish radio
- 7 Hindi/Urdu radio
- 8 Korean radio
- 9 Malayalam radio
- 10 French radio
- 11 Russian radio
- 12 Italian radio
- 13 Chinese (Traditional) radio
- 14 Tamil radio
- 15 Filipino radio
- 16 German radio
- 17 Persian radio
- 18 All stations
- 19 See also
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.
- 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, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam 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 Arabic Gulf.
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.
- Mix FM UAE 90.80FM
- Abu Dhabi Radio (AM/FM)
- Al Rabia 1078 FM - Channel 4 Media Broadcasting
- Al Emarat
- 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
- Dance FM - Dance/House/deephouse/electronic; 97.8 FM (Dubai), Shock ME
- Radio 1 - Top 40/Dance/R&B; 104.1 FM (Dubai), 100.5 FM (Abu Dhabi) Gulf News Broadcasting (shut down in 2016)
- Radio 2 - Classic Hits; 99.3 FM (Dubai) 106.0 FM (Abu Dhabi) Gulf News Broadcasting (shut down in 2016)
- Channel 4 FM - Top 40; 104.8 FM Channel 4 Radio Network
- Coast 103.2 - Rhythmic Adult Contemporary; 103.2 FM Channel 4 Media/Fujairah Media 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 Gulf.
- Fuji FM 88.9 - The First J-Pop and Anime Music Radio station in Dubai
- Nippon Dubai 102.8 FM - The First J-Rock and J-Jams Radio station in Dubai
- El Monstro de Radio 92.9 FM - The First Spanish Classical, Retro and Top 40 Hit Radio station in Dubai
- Radio 4 - 89.1 FM No 1 for Hit Gaane - Channel 4 Media Networks
- City 101.6 - Arabian Radio Network
- Radio Mirchi 88.8 - Abu Dhabi Media Network
- 102.4 Suno FM
- Hum 106.2 Shamal Media Services
- 105.4 Spice FM
- 102.3 Super K-Pop FM- The First K-Pop Radio station in Dubai
- Radio Mango 96.2 FM A Malayala Manorama Group Company
- Club FM 99.6 A Mathrubhumi Initiative
- Hit FM 96.7 FM - Arabian Radio Network
- Gold FM 101.3 FM - Channel 4 Network
- Flowers FM 94.7 - Insight Media City
- Radio Me 100.3 FM
- Asianet Radio 657 AM
- Pravasi Bharathi 810 AM
- Radio Asia 1269 AM
- Voice of kerala 1152am
- shakthi 1269AM
- Eiffel FM 102.5 - The First French Classical, Retro and Top 40 Hit Radio station in Dubai
- Radio La Musica 90.3 FM - The First Italian Classical, Retro and R&B Music Radio station in Dubai
Chinese (Traditional) radio
- Dragon Radio 103.6 FM - The First C-Pop Radio station in Dubai
- 106.7 Iceberg FM - The First German Top 40 Hit Music Radio station in Dubai
Radio Shoma 93.4 - Arabian Radio Network
|87.9 MHz||Classical music||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||Radio Mirchi||Dubai||Music||Hindi||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|89.1 MHz||Radio 4||Ajman||Indian Hits||Hindi/Urdu||Channel 4 Radio Network|
|89.4 MHz||Tamil 89.4 FM||Ras al-Khaimah||Tamil Hits||Tamil||Aaren World Media & Advertising LLC|
|90.0 MHz||Abu Dhabi FM||Abu Dhabi||Talk/Classic Arabic hits||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|90.5 MHz||Radio Sawa||Abu Dhabi||Arabic & English Top 40||Arabic||Middle East Broadcasting Networks|
|90.7 MHz||Rock Radio||Fujairah||Rock||English||Fujairah Media Network|
|91.1 MHz||Tag 91.1||Dubai||Filipino||Tagalog||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|91.6 MHz||Classic FM||Abu Dhabi||Arabic & English||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|92.0 MHz||Dubai 92||Dubai||Rock/Adult Contemporary||English||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|92.4 MHz||Star FM||Abu Dhabi||Arabic & English Top 40||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|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||Flowers FM||Dubai||Music, News||Malayalam & Tamil Hits||Insight Media City|
|95.3 MHz||Radio Monte Carlo||Ras al-Khaimah||News, Music||Arabic||France Médias Monde|
|95.6 MHz||Radio Mirchi||Al Ain||Music||Hindi||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|95.8 MHz||Al Emarat FM (AD)||Abu Dhabi||Arabic/Emarati Hits||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|96.2 MHz||Radio Mango||Music||Malayalam||Malayala Manorama|
|96.7 MHz||Hit96.7||Dubai||Malayalam Hits||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|97.1 MHz||Al Emarat FM||Abu Dhabi||Arabic/Emarati Hits||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|97.3 MHz||Radio Mirchi||Abu Dhabi||Music||Hindi||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|97.5 MHz||QBS Radio 4 (Qa)||Variety||English/French||Qatar Broadcasting Service|
|98.1 MHz||Quran Al Kareem||Abu Dhabi||Quran/Religious||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|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||Gulf News Broadcasting|
|99.6 MHz||Club FM||Malayalam Hits||Malayalam,Tamil & Hindi Hits||Mathurbhumi|
|99.9 MHz||Star FM||Abu Dhabi||Arabic & English Top 40||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|100.3 MHz||Radio ME||Umm-Al Quwain||Malayalam Hits||Malayalam||RadioMe Network|
|100.5 MHz||Radio 1 (AD)||Top 40/Dance/R&B||English||Gulf News Broadcasting|
|100.9 MHz||Al Khaleejia||Dubai||Khaleeji Music||Arabic||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|101.3 MHz||Gold FM||Ajman||Malayalam Hits||Malayalam||Channel 4 Media|
|101.6 MHz||City FM||Dubai||Contemporary Hits||Hindi||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|102.4 MHz||Suno FM||Music||Hindi||Radio Asia Network|
|103.2 MHz||Auto Radio UAE 103.2||Ajman||Russian & World Music||Russian||Russ Media FZE & Ch4|
|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||Gulf News Broadcasting|
|104.4 MHz||Virgin Radio||Dubai||Top 40||English||ARN - Arabian Radio Network|
|104.8 MHz||Channel 4 FM||Ajamn||Top 40||English||Channel 4 Media|
|105.2 MHz||Classic FM||Al Ain||Arabic & English||Arabic||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|105.4 MHz||Radio Spice||Fujairah||South Asian Hits||Hindi, English, Spanish & Tamil||Fujairah Media Network|
|106.0 MHz||Radio 2 (AD)||Classic Hits||English||Gulf News Broadcasting|
|106.2 MHz||Hum FM||UAE||Bollywood Music||Hindi||http://www.humfm.com/hum/|
|106.5 MHz||(Radio Gilli||Umm al quwain||Tamil Hits||Tamil||http://www.gilli.fm/ Cine Advertising Services FZE|
|107.6 MHz||Sharjah FM||KhorFakkan&Dibba||Religious/Talk||Arabic||Sharjah Media Corporation|
|107.7 MHz||Sharjah FM||Kalba||Religious/Talk||Arabic||Sharjah Media Corporation|
|107.8 MHz||Al Rabea FM||Ajman||v Arabic Hits||Arabic||Channel107.5|