Movies and TV shows set in dubai

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in dubai ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with murder, vengeance, conspiracy, society, blood, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, father son relationship and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in India, France, USA and other countries.
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dubai movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dubai: Happy New Year (2014), Italians (2009), Okkadunnadu (2007), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), City of Life (2009), Hawas (2004), Circumstance (2011), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Nadodikkattu (1987), Kakkakuyil (2001).

List of movies set in dubai

 4.9
 37K
Happy New Year (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Six would-be thieves enter a prestigious dance competition as a cover for their larger goal of pulling off a major heist
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dancing, dancer, partners, dance contest, diamond, competition, unlikely partners, crimes, organized crime, attempted robbery, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai, middle east
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 5.6
 1K
Italians (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film consists of two episodes, telling two different stories about two different countries.
Style: semi serious, entertaining, satirical, feel good, funny ...
Plot: car, oasis, road trip, workplace, travel, satire, co worker co worker relationship, coworker, desert, limousine, prison, hijab ...
Place: dubai, st. petersburg russia
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 7.4
 615
Okkadunnadu (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Gauthami (Neha Jhulka) is a real estate agent in Mumbai. She brokers deals with the buyers and sellers and gets paid commission. She arranges a deal between Gowri Shankar (Suman) of Sri Venkateswara Bank, Hyderabad, India, and a Seth (Raghubabu) in ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, tense
Plot: chase, mafia, agent, death, money, suicide, desperation, desert, hotel, property, debt, hospital ...
Place: dubai, mumbai india
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Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This is the story of Karan and Tanya. Karan is in love with Tanya but is too shy to tell her. One day Tanya witnesses the murder of a scientist by his evil twin brother, the underworld don Mehboob, and needs to flee the country. When Karan's ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, scientist, disorder, romance, rivalry, fall in love, wooing, life turned upside down, track down, dishonesty, cons and scams, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai, middle east, india
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 6.8
 1K
City of Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous Bollywood star; and a former Romanian ballet dancer now ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, culture clash, society, romance, love and romance, immigrants, job seeking, family relations, looking for love, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, middle east
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 2.9
 217
Hawas (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Raj Mittal and his wife Sapna reside in Dubai, where Raj works for a British firm. To make money, he works day and night, leaving Sapna alone. Sapna then embarks on an extramarital affair with a stranger, leading to emotional turmoil and eventually, ...
Plot: sex scene, murder, lust, adultery, private detective, extramarital affair, bored housewife, erotica, marriage, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, police investigation ...
Place: dubai
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 5.9
 8K
Circumstance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, first lesbian experience, teenage girl, closeted lesbian, lesbian love, iranian, lgbt, party, family relations, teenage life, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran, dubai, middle east
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, bleak, political, harsh, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, bomb, anti war, journalist, prison, police brutality, brutality, idealism, protest, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, rome italy, stockholm sweden ...
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 8.8
 5K
Nadodikkattu (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: After loosing their jobs, Dasen and Vijayan don't see any chances to get work in Kerala. So both escape to Gulf , but can they find luck there?
Style: cult film
Plot: timebomb, unemployed, politician, drug dealer, misunderstanding, bow and arrow, disguise, roommate, graduate, bicycle, office, bachelor ...
Place: dubai
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 6.5
 647
Kakkakuyil (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kakkakuyil movie is about Sivaraman(Mohanlal) who has come to Mumbai for a visa. But Sivaraman finds his friend Govindan Kutty (Mukesh) amidst a sea of problems. Sivaraman is forced to participate in a bank robbery planned by Thomas and his gang, ...
Plot: bank robbery, theft, cheating, visa, impersonation, lawyer, deception, unemployment, fake identity, malayalam
Place: dubai
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, mission, terrorist, frame up, gunfight, top secret, courage, race against time, teamwork, undercover ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington state, dubai, hungary, russia, budapest ...
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 7.0
 228K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, espionage, cia, intelligence agency, cia agent, terrorist, government agency, secret service, torture, bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, israel, washington d.c. ...
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Zero Fucks Given (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cassandre, 26, is a flight attendant for a low-cost airline. Based in Lanzarote, she’s always willing to take on extra hours and carries out her duties with robotic efficiency. On the side, she just goes with the flow and floats between Tinder, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, art house
Plot: flight attendant, airline, life is a bitch, job, social problems, female protagonist, stewardess, widower, loss of mother, car accident, real estate agent, airport ...
Time: 2020s
Place: belgium, dubai
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K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The blood-soaked land of Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) has a new overlord now - Rocky, whose name strikes fear in the heart of his foes. His allies look up to Rocky as their Savior, the government sees him as a threat to law and order; enemies are ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: one man army, gangsters, fight, organized crime, mafia, greed, society, violence, rags to riches, heroism, ship, undercover ...
Place: india, dubai
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 7.7
 6K
Mortal Wound (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: Maleki is one of the managers of a successful company run by Rizabadi. Rizabadi instructs him to negotiate a major oil deal with the Norwegians. After signing the contract, the Norwegians want to transfer the contract amount, which is several ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: corruption, deal, co worker co worker relationship, business, corporate world, businessman, corporate crimes, manager, corporation, corporate crime, workplace, money ...
Place: iran, dubai, middle east, tehran, london
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 7.0
 10K
Arrambam (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The film's plot is set in the backdrop of 26/11 serial blasts in Mumbai, and revolves around Ashok Kumar (Ajith), who is on a mission to expose a scam regarding faulty bullet proof jackets that are provided to security forces, which resulted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, vengeance, law enforcement, fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, society, corruption, government, buddy cop, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, dubai, jordan
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 6.3
 101K
The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, cia, teamwork, escapades, swat team, superhero, revenge, vengeance, fight scenes, spy, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, pentagon, dubai, los angeles, miami ...
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Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An underworld don who operates internationally, Sagar Alias Jacky had to deal with the likes of Naina (Suman) and Goa based Rozario brothers who want to do away with Sagar. But each time Sagar with his fearlessness and brilliance in plotting, ...
Plot: murder, sniper, kidnapping, politician, friends, vengeance, smuggling, revenge, rivalry, attempted murder, smuggler, death of girlfriend ...
Place: goa india, dubai
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Untitled Lal Jose Movie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Against his wishes, 'Cuba' Mukundan (Sreenivasan) goes to Dubai to make good his father's alleged misappropriation of funds from the local cooperative bank. It is there that he learns the true meaning of the term 'working ...
Plot: communist, politician, nurse, lottery, election, minister, labor camp, chinese, politics, arab, bank, cheating ...
Place: dubai, cuba
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Alexander The Great (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The film revolves around Alexander Varma, who survives with his IQ, but fate has something else stored for him.
Plot: bomb, doctor, operation, competition, intelligence, photographic memory, reading a book, malayalam
Place: dubai
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 8.2
 14K
Ustad Hotel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Ustad Hotel is a quaint place run by a foodie named Kareem, who is fondly called Ustad, on a beach in Kozhikode. He sells biriyani – not to make money but to ensure that his biriyani has his customers Faizie's stay in Kozhikode continues for ...
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, captivating, romantic
Plot: muslim, chef, food, hotel, father son relationship, business, debt, hotel manager, land grab, father son conflict, loss of wife, widower ...
Place: dubai
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The New Life of Paul Sneijder (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Following a rare accident, Paul Sneijder opened his eyes to the reality of his life as a "senior manager" in Montreal: his work no longer interested him, his wife annoyed him and deceived him, his two sons despised him ... How can we ...
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cheating wife, dysfunctional family, ambition, existential crisis, husband wife relationship, memories, psychiatrist, loss of daughter, lifestyle change, drastic change of life, new job, changing lives ...
Time: 2010s
Place: canada, dubai, montreal
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 8.4
 21K
Black Friday (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Under torture, Indian gangster Tiger Memon confesses to his involvement in a plot to set off explosives throughout Bombay. The police choose not to believe him, however, and bombs tear through the city that Friday, wreaking havoc and polarizing the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, suspense, motivational ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, muslim, politics, interrogation, investigation, society, legal, life is a bitch, law enforcement, innocence, protest ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: asia, india, kolkata, dubai, bombay india ...
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Cut Sleeve Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two British Chinese gay men decides to re-examine their lives following a death of their friend. Mel sleeps around whilst rejecting the love of Todd and Ash decides to cross dress to find his knight in shining armour.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, witty, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, friendship, coming out, aging, looking for love, self discovery, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, hopes, betrayal, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, dubai, london, united kingdom
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 4.7
 1K
The Killer (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A cold-blooded contract killer hires the services of a cab driver for a full night. He forces the driver to go around Dubai as he keeps finishing off witnesses scheduled to testify against a gangster.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, hostage, crimes, taxi driver, chase, murder, criminal, killings, murderer, confined, conspiracy, murder witness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, dubai
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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young woman sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: marital infidelity, marital problem, infidelity, maid, social differences, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, couple relations, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, dubai
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 6.3
 2K
Legend (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Legend’s (Balakrishna) family Vs Jitender’s (Jagapthi Babu) family. Jitender & Co belongs to cruel and wicked political family who don’t mind killing people. Jitender visits Vizag for wedding match. On his return trip, his car ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, tough heroes, crimes, injustice, family in danger, vengeance, graphic violence, one man army, fight, revenge, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: punjab, india, asia, dubai
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A Few Days in September (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 1 September 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: intelligence agency, secret agents, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, track down, parents and children, spy, sniper, incest, empire, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: september 11 2001, future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, venice, europe, italy, france ...
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 6.8
 49K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: political, intense, factual, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: cia, politics, espionage, spy, corruption, political conspiracy, newspaper, conspiracy theory, secret service, journalism, cia agent, political corruption ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001, year 1995, year 2003, year 1982 ...
Place: iraq, usa, africa, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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 7.7
 706
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: thought provoking, touching, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: iraq war, culture clash, military, military life, war veteran, selflessness, society, soldier, life is a bitch, british soldier, british military, iraq war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, dubai, manchester
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