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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 in May 14, 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
Current logo of Dubai One
  • May 14, 1994; 25 years ago (1994-05-14) (as Ch33)
  • 2004; 15 years ago (2004) (as One TV)
  • April 5, 2004; 15 years ago (2004-04-05) (as Dubai One)
NetworkDubai Channels Network
Owned byDubai Media Incorporated
Picture format576i/1080i
SloganSee More.
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Broadcast area
HeadquartersDubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
Formerly called
  • Ch33 (1994–2004)
  • One TV (2004–2004)
Sister channel(s)
Nilesat 201 (HD/SD) (MENA)
  • Orbital Position: 7° west
  • Frequency: 12.418 MHz
  • Transponder: 4
  • Polarization: horizontal
  • Symbol rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 3/4
Badr-4 (SD) (MENA)
  • Orbital Position: 26° east
  • Frequency: 12.130 MHz
  • Transponder: 22
  • Polarization: vertical
  • Symbol rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 3/4
beIN (SD) (MENA)Channel 73


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 April 5, 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 12am (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 Fashion Star. Previous productions include Emirates 24/7, World of Sports, Studio One, That's Entertainment and Understanding Islam.

On air staffEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  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". 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. ^ a b "Emirates 24/7 on Dubai One – About". Facebook. Retrieved March 16, 2017.

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