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Dubai One
Current logo of Dubai One
Country United Arab Emirates
Broadcast area
Network Dubai Channels Network
Headquarters Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Language(s) English
Picture format576i/1080i
Owner Dubai Media Incorporated
Sister channels
  • 14 May 1994; 29 years ago (1994-05-14) (as Ch33)
  • 2004; 20 years ago (2004) (as One TV)
  • 5 April 2004; 19 years ago (2004-04-05) (as Dubai One)
Former names
  • Ch33 (1994–2004)
  • One TV (2004)

Dubai One (formerly known as Ch33 and then One TV) is a Pan Arab English language entertainment television channel, owned by Dubai Media Incorporated. It was launched on 14 May 1994, and is currently managed by Sarah al Jarman. It airs a mix of locally produced and international syndicated content that caters both Arab and non-Arab viewers in the MENA region. It started broadcasting in HD on Nilesat 201 on 28 February 2019.


Dubai One broadcasts subtitled Western content targeting Arabs and expatriates living in Dubai and around the Arab world. [1] While most of the production is centralized at DMI's own studios, the channel has its own management, team, structure and strategy. The flow of advertising for it is controlled by Choueiri Group, through its subsidiary MEMS.


Former logo of Dubai One (2004–2016)

The channel was launched as a replacement for Channel 33. Dubai One launched on 5 April 2004, bearing a new name with brand new programming targeting the expat community and westernized Arabs. [2]


Generally, Dubai One broadcasts syndicated programming from the United States and occasionally from Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Owing to its special partnerships with Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios, [2] the channel currently offers at least four films per day from 5pm ( GMT) to 12 midnight (GMT), and has screened to date more than 300 films. Bollywood films are shown once a month, on a Thursday at 7pm (GMT). Dubai One also repeats programming it has broadcast during the week on Fridays, known as Catch Up Fridays.

The channel broadcasts also a variety of in-house productions including Emirates News, Dubai One Minute and The London Show. Previous productions include Emirates 24/7, World of Sports, Studio One, That's Entertainment and Understanding Islam.

On air staff

From left to right: Dina Butti; Aishwarya Ajit and Tom Urquhart; and Layne Redman, hosts of some Dubai One shows

See also


  1. ^ Kraidy, Marwan (2009). Arab Television Industries. United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan. pp. 47–51. ISBN  978-1-84457-302-8.
  2. ^ a b "About Dubai One". Archived from the original on November 1, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2008.
  3. ^ "Aishwarya Ajit: Living the Change". Gulf News. October 1, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "Local Heroes". Rolling Stone Middle East. November 2011.
  5. ^ "Shah Ruh Khan Promotes Raees in Dubai".
  6. ^ a b "Emirates 24/7 on Dubai One – About". Facebook. Retrieved March 16, 2017.

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