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, suspenseful, exciting, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with murder, conspiracy, dishonesty, vengeance, blood, crimes, betrayal, danger, cell phone and assassination plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in India, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dubai: Happy New Year (2014), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Spartan (2004), Duplicity (2009), Body of Lies (2008), City of Life (2009), Nadodikkattu (1987), Kakkakuyil (2001), Arrambam (2013), Peranbu (2018).

List of movies set in dubai

 5.0
 34K
Happy New Year (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bollywood, partners, unlikely partners, crimes, thief, competition, dancer, diamond, dance, dancing, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, middle east
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, scientist, rivalry, romance, disorder, wooing, fall in love, life turned upside down, woman in danger, cons and scams, bollywood, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai, middle east, india
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 6.5
 29K
Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: secret agents, secret service, investigation, rescue, race against time, undercover, secret agent, politics, danger, dishonesty, missing person, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, london, boston
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 6.1
 47K
Duplicity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.
Style: twists and turns, sexy, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: espionage, undercover, rivalry, manipulation, intrigue, romance, love affair, manipulations, battle of the sexes, uninhibited rivalry, spy, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, dubai, new york, london, miami ...
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 7.1
 211K
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: serious, tense, realistic, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, turkey, saudi arabia ...
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 6.9
 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: touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious, anthology
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, culture clash, love and romance, family relations, job seeking, looking for love, rich and poor, romance, immigrants, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, middle east
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, espionage, mission, nuclear threat, explosion, frame up, teamwork, terrorist, undercover, save the day, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, seattle, budapest ...
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 8.7
 4K
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: bow and arrow, drug dealer, misunderstanding, politician, unemployed, timebomb, friendship, immigration, loan, suitcase, cow, boat ...
Place: dubai
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 6.3
 515
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, cheating, fake identity, visa, theft, impersonation, unemployment, deception, lawyer
Place: dubai
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 7.0
 9K
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, fighting the system, law enforcement, rivalry, corruption, society, rebellion, government, police corruption, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, jordan, dubai
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 9.0
 12K
Peranbu (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A single father tries to raise his daughter, who has cerebral palsy, even as she is beginning to wake up to her sexuality.
Plot: single father, physical disability, compassion, cheating, beach, doctor, dancing, water, fog, prostitute, priest, office ...
Time: 2010s
Place: dubai
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 6.3
 90K
The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, captivating, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: swat team, betrayal, cia, mercenary, escapades, revenge, teamwork, runaway, vengeance, robbery, hospital, black ops ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bolivia, latin america, puerto rico, pentagon, new mexico ...
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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.
Plot: ferrari, desert, hijab, dentist, car race, oasis, prison, car, limousine
Place: st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, dubai
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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: kidnapping, smuggler, sniper, murder, vengeance, politician, friends, ferrari, silencer, revenge, gangsters, rivalry ...
Place: dubai, goa india
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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, bank, arab, minister, labor camp, election, cheating, politics, chinese, nurse, lottery
Place: cuba, dubai
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 7.4
 511
Okkadunnadu (2007)
Genre: Action, 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 ...
Plot: hospital, mafia, desert, real estate, death, chase, heart transplant, heart, volleyball, agent, finance, debt ...
Place: dubai, mumbai india
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 2.7
 198
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: murder, extramarital affair, unfaithful wife, handheld camera, sex standing up, marriage, private detective, infidelity, police investigation, bored housewife, sex, beach ...
Place: dubai
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Alexander The Great (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The film revolves around Alexander Varma, who survives with his IQ, but fate has something else stored for him.
Plot: reading a book, intelligence, bomb, competition, doctor, photographic memory, operation, malayalam
Place: dubai
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 8.3
 11K
Ustad Hotel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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
Plot: hotel, father son conflict, father son relationship, land grab, business, hotel manager, debt, loss of wife, widower, eviction, muslim, passport ...
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: serious, psychological, touching, disturbing, realistic
Plot: cheating wife, dysfunctional family, unfaithful wife, husband wife relationship, existential crisis, ambition, loss of daughter, memories, psychiatrist, dog feces, staircase, crematorium ...
Time: 2010s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, dubai
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 8.5
 18K
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, non-linear ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, muslim, interrogation, investigation, politics, legal, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: india, asia, pakistan, dubai, mumbai 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: touching, witty, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, coming out, aging, looking for love, self discovery, hopes, starting over, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, betrayal, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong, dubai, london
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 4.6
 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, twists and turns, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, hostage, danger, crimes, deadly, taxi driver, chase, killings, criminal, murder, confined, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, dubai
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 5.8
 7K
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, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, first lesbian experience, lesbian relationship, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, love triangle, rebellion, youth, love and romance, obsession, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: marital problem, maid, social differences, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, society, family problems, couples, housewife, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran
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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, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: graphic violence, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, vengeance, family in danger, tough heroes, injustice, punjab, blood, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: secret agents, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, undercover, track down, parents and children, political intrigue, intelligence agency, sniper, gunshot, spy ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, paris france, france, europe, italy ...
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 6.8
 46K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, fighting the system, state affairs, crumbling marriage, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, dishonesty, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, year 1993, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, vienna ...
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, judge, trial, police brutality, journalist, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, sicily, bolivia ...
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 7.7
 672
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, touching, sincere ...
Plot: iraq war, military, military life, selflessness, danger, society, life is a bitch, soldier, war veteran, culture clash, sergeant, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, dubai, manchester england, manchester
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