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, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with murder, dishonesty, danger, blood, betrayal, crimes, vengeance, conspiracy, storytelling and assassin plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in India, USA, France and other countries.
dubai movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dubai: Happy New Year (2014), Spartan (2004), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Duplicity (2009), Body of Lies (2008), Nadodikkattu (1987), Kakkakuyil (2001), The Losers (2010), Italians (2009), Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009).

List of movies set in dubai

Happy New Year (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dance, misfit partners, crimes, unlikely partners, hotel, partners, bollywood, pole dancer, competition, thief, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai, middle east
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Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: sex slavery, secret service, kidnapping, investigation, rescue, race against time, sniper, undercover, politics, secret agent, danger, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai
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Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, 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: humorous, realistic, offbeat, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, private detective, scientist, criminal heroes, crimes, romance, cons and scams, chases and races, love and romance, life turned upside down, track down, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, india, middle east
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Russia, India, Canada
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, mission, secret agents, undercover, skyscraper, explosion, teamwork, frame up, save the day, nuclear threat, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, hungary, russia, moscow russia, seattle washington ...
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Duplicity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
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: sexy, clever, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: espionage, undercover, rivalry, intrigue, romance, love affair, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, battle of the sexes, spy, surveillance, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, dubai, rome italy, cleveland ohio, zurich switzerland ...
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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, serious, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, danger, torture, off the grid, track down, bomb, beating, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, syria ...
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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?
Plot: drug dealer, misunderstanding, bow and arrow, politician, sunglasses, friendship, fired from the job, roommate, car accident, hitman, boat, immigration ...
Place: dubai
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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, fake identity, cheating, visa, unemployment, deception, lawyer
Place: dubai
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The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, cia, escapades, teamwork, mercenary, sniper, revenge, vengeance, robbery, hospital, black ops, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, puerto rico, pentagon, mumbai india ...
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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, dentist, car race, prison, oasis, hijab
Place: dubai, saint petersburg
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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, kidnapping, smuggler, sniper, friends, vengeance, politician, revenge, gangster, rivalry, ferrari, death of girlfriend ...
Place: dubai, goa india
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Untitled Lal Jose Movie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
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, politics, election, bank, arab, nurse, minister, chinese, labor camp, lottery
Place: cuba, dubai
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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: suicide, desert, mafia, desperation, heart transplant, volleyball, property, real estate, hospital, money, chase, blood ...
Place: dubai, mumbai india
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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: erotic thriller, lust, sex, murder, sex standing up, unfaithful wife, marriage, handheld camera, infidelity, bikini, bored housewife, police investigation ...
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: intelligence, competition, doctor, bomb, operation, reading a book, photographic memory, malayalam
Place: dubai
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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 ...
Plot: passport, chef, hotel, van, social services, renovation, father son conflict, father son relationship, music band, hotel manager, hotel owner, bribe ...
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 ...
Plot: cane, loss of daughter, crematorium, dysfunctional family, dog feces, ambitious woman, panic attack, reminiscence, traumatic experience, claustrophobia, cheating wife, walking a dog ...
Time: 2010s
Place: montreal quebec canada, canada, dubai
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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, dark humor
Plot: terrorism, muslim, interrogation, terrorist, bomb, society, law enforcement, protest, journalism, media, deadly, politics ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: india, asia, dubai, bombay india, 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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, coming out, pregnancy, friendship, fashion, infidelity, road not taken, friends, singleness, hopes, thirtysomething life, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, dubai
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The Killer (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, deadly, danger, showbiz, hostages, chases and races, crimes, crime, taxi, falling through a window, blood, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, dubai
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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, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, friends, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, youth, teenage love, rebellion, rebelliousness, coming of age, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran
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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
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, realistic, sincere, clever, serious
Plot: new year, holiday, infidelity, marital problem, maid, dishonesty, couples, family problems, couple relations, wedding preparations and rituals, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, dubai
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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: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, family in danger, vengeance, rivalry, injustice, crimes, violence spree, uninhibited rivalry, punjab, dual role, impalement, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: political intrigue, espionage, terrorism, danger, dishonesty, track down, deadly, 9/11, parents and children, chases and races, secret agents, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy, france, europe, paris france ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, relationship vs career, price of justice, state affairs, crumbling marriage, fighting the system, journalism, life turned upside down, misled, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 1995, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, thailand, beirut lebanon ...
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
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: realistic, intellectual, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, rebellion, idealism, revolution, radical, anti war, protest, bomb, journalist, judge, robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, brussels belgium, munich germany, persia ...
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Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, soldier, gulf war, society, selflessness, war, life is a bitch, danger, sergeant, war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, manchester england, dubai
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching
Plot: human nature, society, urban, lifestyle, power relations, ballet, ambition, looking for love, job seeking, stewardess, culture clash, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, dubai
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