Are you looking for the best series on Netflix in UAE and Saudi Arabia? From Lincoln Lawyer to Bridgerton, there are so many TV shows on Netflix that it becomes hard to find something to watch. But don’t worry- we’ve gone through all releases from 2023 and have picked up the best Netflix series you can watch right now.

This guide mostly has the best Netflix series in English. We have another guide for the best Indian movies and TV shows on Netflix in Hindi or Malayalam. There’s also a separate guide for Best Movies on Netflix in the UAE.

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Best Series on Netflix in UAE and Saudi Arabia

Here is the list of the best shows on Netflix in UAE and Saudi Arabia. We go through all new shows released on Netflix every week, so bookmark this page and keep checking for new TV shows that are added.

Drama, Romance | Rating: 12

My Life With the Walter Boys Season 1

Escape to the heart of rural Colorado with Jackie Howard, a Manhattanite teenager who finds herself uprooted and living with her mother’s best friend and her ten rambunctious sons.

In this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy, Jackie’s privileged life is turned upside down as she adjusts to the chaos and camaraderie of her new family.

The series stars Nikki Rodriguez, Sarah Rafferty and Marc Blucas, and streams on Netflix starting December 8, 2023.

Action, Comedy | Rating: 16

Obliterated Season 1

Obliterated is an extraordinary tale of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances as they fight for their lives and the future of humanity.

This new show is a high octane action-comedy that tells the story of an elite special forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. After their celebratory party, the team discovers that the bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb, and save the world. 

The series stars Kimi Rutledge, C. Thomas Howell and Shelley Hennig among others, and streams on Netflix starting November 30, 2023.

Reality Game Show | Rating: 6

Squid Game: The Challenge

Are you ready for the ultimate test of survival?

If you were a fan of the K-drama Squid Game, keep an eye on Squid Game: The Challenge, which will present 456 real contestants who will enter the competition in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and characters will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.

You can watch this exciting adventure on Netflix starting November 22, 2023.

Bio, Drama | Rating: 16

The Crown Season 6 Part 1

The crown is back in season 6, this season follows the last days of Princess Diana before she dies in a car accident after a relationship blossoms between her and Dodi Fayed, and how Prince William tries to integrate back into life at Eton in the wake of his mother’s death as the monarchy has to ride the wave of public opinion. As she reaches her Golden Jubilee, the Queen reflects on the future of the monarchy with the marriage of Charles and Camilla and the beginnings of a new Royal fairytale in William and Kate.

The series stars Imelda Staunton, Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West, and streams on Netflix starting November 16, 2023

Drama, History | Rating: 16

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See is a limited series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Anthony Doerr. The series follows the lives of two teenagers, Marie-Laure LeBlanc and Werner Pfennig, during World War II. Marie-Laure is a blind French girl who lives in Paris with her father, Daniel, who works at the Museum of Natural History. Werner is a German orphan who is forced to join the Nazi regime, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

The limited series stars Louis Hofmann (best known from Dark), Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, and many more, and streams on Netflix starting November 2, 2023.

Animation, Action| Rating: 12

PLUTO Season 1

When the world’s seven most advanced robots and their human allies are murdered one by one, inspector Gesicht soon discovers that he’s also in danger.

Pluto Season 1 consists of 8 episodes, and streams on Netflix starting 26 October.

Crime, Drama| Rating: 18+


The new mini-series from Netflix is a British crime thriller where four detectives from four different periods in London (the 1890s, the 1940s, the 2010s, and the 2050s) investigate the same murder. As the four detectives investigate, they uncover a dark and disturbing conspiracy that spans centuries.

Bodies stream on Netflix from October 19, 2023.

Musical | Rating: 18+


The new Netflix series follows three friends, Luna, Noah, and Alex, as they move to Miami to pursue a career in reggaeton – a popular form of electronic music. As they try to launch their jobs, they learn about how competitive and cutthroat the music industry is and must navigate the challenges of balancing their personal lives and professional ambitions while still staying true to themselves and their craft.

Neon streams on Netflix from October 19, 2023.

Animation, Comedy | Rating: 12+

Good Night World Season 1

Good Night World tells the story of the dysfunctional Akabane family, who have unknowingly come together as a powerful team known as Black Bird in an online virtual reality game called Planet.

The series aims to explore themes of family, relationships, and identity and, ultimately, is a heartwarming tale of a family coming together against all odds.

Drama, Horror | Rating: 18+

The Fall of the House of Usher Season 1

A new Netflix series from the creator of The Haunting Hill House and Midnight Mass, The Fall of the House of Usher, follows the story of the Usher Family, who are seemingly cursed by a mysterious illness that is slowly destroying their house as well as their minds.

The horror series was created by Mike Flanagan and stars Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Henry Thomas, Rahul Kohli, and more.

French | Action, Crime | Rating 16+

Lupin Part 3

After being framed for the murder of Hubert Pellegrini, Assane Diop has gone into hiding, urging his wife and son to leave France and start a new life elsewhere. While he is determined to clear his name and avenge his father’s death, his plans are thwarted as an unexpected return from the past threatens everything he has worked for.

Comedy, Drama | Rating 18+

Sex Education Season 4

Otis and Eric have joined Cavendish Sixth Form College, where Otis is nervous about setting up his new sex clinic while Etic figures out how to be himself in a new environment. Maeve has joined Wallace University in the United States, where she is mentioned by cult author Thomas Molloy, and is struggling to adjust to her new life in America.

Korean | Action, Drama | Rating 18+

Song of the Bandits Season 1

Netflix is launching another K-drama into the streamer-verse with Song of the Bandits. The series is set in the 1920s during the Japanese colonial period. It follows a diverse group of people living in the lawless land of Gando who come together to defend Korea’s Joseon kingdom. 

Romance, Drama | Rating 18+

Virgin River

 lot is going on in the Virgin River this season. Mel and Jack are preparing to welcome a baby. However, Mel’s pregnancy is high-risk; meanwhile, the town is threatened by a wildfire, and the residents must band together to fire and protect their homes and livelihood.

Spanish | Biography, Crime | Rating 18+

Burning Body

The series follows the story of Pedro, a police officer whose body is found burned in a car in the Foix reservoir near Barcelona. As the investigation progresses, a web of toxic relationships, deceit, violence and sexual scandals emerge. The prime suspects are Pedro’s girlfriend, Rosa, and her ex-boyfriend, Albert, who seem to have a motive and opportunity to commit the crime. 

That concludes our list of the best Netflix series in Dubai and the UAE. Have you watched any of these shows? Is there one missing from this list? Let us know in the comments below.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Abbas Jaffar Ali

Abbas has been covering tech for more than two decades- before phones became smart or clouds stored data. He brought publications like CNET, TechRadar and IGN to the Middle East.

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