It’s been less than a year since Disney Plus launched in the UAE and other countries in the Middle East, but it has consistently released great content. Not only do you get good original content from Disney, which includes everything from Marvel and Star Wars, but the partnership with Hotstar and Hulu also allows for more variety of content.
This guide lists the English shows and movies on Disney Plus. Click here if you are looking for Indian movies and web series in languages such as Hindi and Malayalam.
How much does Disney Plus cost in the UAE?
Disney Plus is priced at AED 29.99 per month or AED 298.99 per year in the UAE. You can watch the content on phones, tablets, computers, smart TVs and streaming devices like Apple TV.
Subscribe to Disney Plus and get access to shows like The Mandalorian and Loki as well as blockbusters like Frozen, Avengers: Endgame and the entire Star Wars line-up.
Best new Disney Plus movies and TV series to watch this week in the UAE
- American Born Chinese
- White Men Can’t Jump
- The Clearing
- A Small Light
- Star Wars: Visions (Volume 2)
- Peter Pan & Wendy
- ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Kourtney & Travis
- Finding Michael
- The Boston Strangler
- Miley Cyrus: Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)
- Empire of Light
- Fleishman is in Trouble
- The Mandalorian
- Abbott Elementary
- j-hope IN THE BOX (Korean)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Stan Lee
American Born Chinese
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Action comedy | Language: English | Rating: PG
This show follows the journey of Jin Wang, a high school student grappling with the challenges of his dual identity. As Jin navigates the complexities of his school and home life, he encounters Wei-Chen, a new Taiwanese exchange student who becomes a pivotal figure. Little does Jin know that their meeting will propel him into a thrilling battle between the gods of Chinese mythology.
Struggling to fit in and reconcile his American upbringing with his Chinese heritage, Jin finds solace and friendship in Wei-Chen, who shares similar experiences as an immigrant student. Together, they embark on a transformative journey that transcends cultural barriers and unearths ancient legends hidden within their midst.
As the series unfolds, a sequence of extraordinary events reveals a world where ancient gods and mythical creatures from Chinese mythology coexist with modern-day struggles. Jin is entangled in a battle that tests his courage, resilience, and understanding of his cultural roots. With each challenge he faces, Jin discovers the power within himself to embrace his heritage, confront his fears, and find his place in both the American and Chinese worlds.
White Men Can’t Jump
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Sports comedy | Language: English | Rating: 18+
This remake of the 1992 film takes audiences on an exhilarating journey alongside a dynamic duo of basketball hustlers as they join forces to navigate the gritty world of streetball in their quest for financial gain.
The story revolves around two charismatic protagonists, each bringing their unique set of skills to the table. Together, they form an unlikely alliance fueled by their shared ambition to earn extra cash through their basketball prowess. As the plot unfolds, viewers are drawn into a fast-paced, high-stakes world where talent, wit, and street smarts reign supreme.
Our hustlers face formidable opponents against vibrant street courts and urban landscapes, testing their physical abilities and mental acuity. With each challenge, the pair must adapt their strategies and rely on their cunning to outwit their rivals while wrestling with personal aspirations and unforeseen obstacles that threaten to derail their dreams.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 24/05/2023 | Genre: Psychological thriller | Language: English | Rating: 18+
This thriller follows a woman confronting the harrowing demons from her past as she races against time to end the heinous crimes of child kidnapping and coercion.
As the series unfolds, viewers are introduced to a complex and determined protagonist whose haunting past propels her to relentlessly pursue justice. Driven by a deep sense of responsibility and a desire to protect the innocent, she embarks on a perilous journey to dismantle a sinister network that preys upon vulnerable children.
In her quest to bring the perpetrators to justice, our protagonist must confront the painful memories and traumas that have haunted her for years. As she delves deeper into the twisted machinations of those responsible, she uncovers shocking revelations that challenge her perceptions and force her to confront the darkness within herself.
A Small Light
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Sci-fi | Language: English | Rating: 18+
Miep Gies was just a young woman when she found herself amid one of the darkest periods in human history. In this series, viewers are taken on a journey through the eyes of Miep as she helps hide eight people from the Nazis during World War II. When her boss, Otto Frank, asks for her help, Miep doesn’t hesitate to put her life on the line. Miep, her husband Jan, and other helpers kept the family safe in the Secret Annex for the next two years. The fear of being discovered was constant, but the courage of these helpers was unwavering.
As the war rages on, Miep’s bravery is tested when she discovers Anne’s Diary, a powerful account of life in hiding. Miep realises the importance of this document and vows to keep it safe until Otto, the only survivor of the eight, can share it with the world.
Through interviews with historians and family members and dramatisations of Miep’s experiences, A Small Light tells the incredible story of this ordinary woman who did extraordinary things in the face of unspeakable evil.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 12/05/2023 | Genre: Sci-fi | Language: English | Rating: PG
Prepare for an out-of-this-world adventure with Crate. The film follows the story of Caleb Channing, who was raised in a lunar mining colony and is about to be relocated to a new planet following his father’s death. But before he leaves, Caleb and his three best friends, Dylan, Borney, and Marcus, decide to explore a mysterious crater on one final adventure. Joining them on their journey is Addison, a new arrival from Earth. But as they explore the crater, they uncover a shocking secret that puts their lives in danger and forces them to make difficult decisions about their future.
As Caleb and his friends navigate life’s challenges on a lunar colony, they discover that the true meaning of home and family can be found in the most unexpected places. With stunning visual effects and a talented young cast, Crater is a coming-of-age story set in a unique, thrilling sci-fi world. It’s a tale of friendship, adventure, and the importance of following your path, even when it leads you into the unknown.
Star Wars: Visions (Volume 2)
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 04/05/2023 | Genre: Sci-fi | Language: Japanese | Rating: PG
Star Wars: Visions is an innovative and groundbreaking collection of animated short films that boldly reimagine the Star Wars universe through a different set of eyes: the world’s best anime creators. This visionary project offers a fresh and diverse perspective on the beloved franchise, showcasing the limitless possibilities of storytelling and animation.
One of the exciting aspects of Star Wars: Visions is its departure from the traditional canon of the Star Wars saga. Free from the constraints of established storylines and characters, the films in this collection provide each director and production studio with the unparalleled creative freedom to explore the Star Wars universe in their unique styles and visions.
The short films in Star Wars: Visions celebrate the boundless imagination and innovation of the anime genre. The vibrant and dynamic animation styles on display showcase the incredible talents of the diverse group of anime creators involved in the project, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in animated storytelling.
Peter Pan & Wendy
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 28/04/2023 | Genre: Adventure | Language: English | Rating: G
A live-action reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Peter Pan & Wendy takes inspiration from the 1953 animated classic. The timeless story follows the journey of a spirited young girl named Wendy, who longs for adventure and independence from her parent’s expectations of her.
Against her parents’ wishes for her to attend boarding school, Wendy embarks on a fantastical journey with her two younger brothers to the magical world of Neverland. There, she encounters a boy named Peter, who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy named Tinker Bell, and an evil pirate captain, all of whom become pivotal characters in her thrilling and dangerous adventure.
As Wendy and her brothers navigate the perilous waters of Neverland, they discover the true meaning of friendship, bravery, and self-discovery. They must face numerous challenges, including battling pirates, overcoming their fears, and learning to believe in themselves. Ultimately, they understand the importance of family, home, and the power of imagination. This new take on the classic story promises to be an unforgettable journey that will enchant and inspire audiences of all ages.
‘Til Death Do Us Part: Kourtney & Travis
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Reality | Language: English | Rating: 16+
In this special episode, viewers are given exclusive access to the luxurious wedding weekend of Kourtney Kardashian Barker and Travis Barker in the stunning setting of Portofino, Italy. The couple is joined by their closest family and friends, including Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner.
The private and personal footage provides an intimate glimpse into the couple’s wedding celebration, filled with beautiful moments and heartfelt exchanges. As Kourtney and Travis exchange their vows, their guests will be treated to incredible views of the Italian coastline and a sumptuous feast prepared by world-renowned chefs.
In addition to the wedding ceremony, the episode also showcases the posh and over-the-top events the couple has planned for their guests, including a yacht party, a private concert by Travis, and a fireworks display. Throughout the episode, viewers can witness the genuine love and affection shared between Kourtney and Travis and the tight-knit bond between the Kardashian-Jenner family.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Science fiction | Language: English | Rating: 18+
A young black woman named Dana has recently moved to Los Angeles and finds herself inexplicably travelling through time to the antebellum South. She’s thrust into the life of her white ancestor, Rufus Weylin, who is the son of a plantation owner. With each jump through time, Dana becomes more entangled in Rufus’s life and the brutal realities of slavery, which she must confront head-on.
As she navigates through the past, Dana is forced to grapple with the harsh truth that her ancestors were not only slaves but also enslavers. Her moral compass is tested as she forms complicated relationships with Rufus, his father, and other enslaved people on the plantation. Through her experiences, Dana gains a new understanding of the systemic racism that still plagues modern society and how the past can continue to shape the present.
As the violence of slavery becomes more and more brutal, Dana must find a way to survive in both worlds and navigate the complexities of time travel to prevent her own erasure.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Documentary | Language: English | Rating: 13+
Spencer Matthews, a well-known British television personality, sets out on an epic and emotional journey to the summit of Mount Everest. His mission is to find his brother Michael, who vanished 23 years earlier while attempting to climb the world’s highest peak. As Spencer tackles the treacherous terrain and gruelling conditions of the Himalayas, he faces the physical challenges of the climb and the emotional weight of his brother’s disappearance.
Spencer’s determination and courage are tested as he navigates through the mountain’s unforgiving landscape, determined to find answers and closure for himself and his family. Spencer’s journey to Everest is not only a personal one but also a tribute to his brother and all those who have lost loved ones in similar circumstances. Through his experience, he hopes to raise awareness about the risks and dangers of climbing and inspire others to follow their passions, no matter the obstacles they may face.
The Boston Strangler
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Thriller| Language: English | Rating: 18+
This historical crime drama is based on the real-life Boston Strangler case in the 1960s when 13 women were murdered in Boston. The film centres on Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to write a story about the murders. Joined by fellow reporter Jean Cole, they conclude that a serial killer is behind previous murders in the state after finding out that the recent victims all have stockings tied around their necks and appear to be strangled.
While they all plan to write a story about it, they face hurdles, especially from the Boston law enforcement, who doesn’t want the story to come out. They also face obstacles from Loretta’s boss, who wants to kill the story to protect the paper where she works. Starring Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin and Produced by Ridley Scott.
The Boston Stranger was featured in Top 5 new movies and TV series to watch this week in UAE
Miley Cyrus: Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Documentary | Language: English | Rating: 14+
In celebration of her latest album release, Endless Summer Vacation, Miley Cyrus returns to the House of Mouse in this original special event on Disney+ that will see her perform songs from her new album, including the smash hit single “Flowers”, a selection of her past hits like “The Climb” and a special performance with Rufus Wainwright.
Backyard Sessions will also include new interviews from the iconic Los Angeles house where Frank Sinatra used to live and where the official video for Flowers was shot. It also looks at her inner struggles in the past years, inspiring her new songs.
Backyard Sessions is actually a series started by Miley in 2012 for fans, where she and her band perform in an outdoor setting, and it was said that this special is a continuation of that. This special event is produced by Miley Cyrus herself, with Jacob Bixenman and Brendan Walter directing.
Miley Cyrus: Endless Summer Vacation was featured in Top 5 new movies and TV series to watch this week in UAE
Empire of Light
Written, co-produced and directed by seasoned filmmaker Sam Mendes, this film takes place in the 1980s and explores the power of the human connection when faced with troubling times. Starring an all-star cast headlined by Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward and Colin Firth, the film focuses on a duty manager of a cinema located by the seaside. Struggling with her mental health, she soon starts a relationship with an employee, and together, they share the ups and downs of life.
Now streaming on Disney+ in the Middle East
Fleishman is in Trouble
Toby Fleishman is recently divorced. But as he starts to recover from his failed marriage, his ex-wife soon disappears. More than just taking care of two kids, he must figure out what really happened to his ex-wife.
Fleishman is in Trouble is now streaming on Disney+
The third season of the hit series follows the bounty hunter on his way back to his home planet, Madalore. He must also make amends for taking off his helmet, breaking the Mandalorian code and, of course, heading for more adventures with Grogu.
This mockumentary series focuses on a group of dedicated teachers who work in a Philadelphia public school where they try their best to help their students succeed in life, no matter what obstacles they may face.
j-hope IN THE BOX (Korean)
This behind-the-scenes documentary centres on the creation of j-hope, one of the members of the popular K-Pop band BTS. It follows the music sensation as he works to release his first solo album.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
After the death of T’Challa, Wakanda faces a new threat – invaders that hail from the undersea nation of Talokan led by its king, Namor. As the world further learns about the hidden treasures of Wakanda, they must also strive to protect their country from forces that want to take it from them.
This superhero TV series focuses on the life of Jen, who has been waiting to get her superpowers since the age of 18. Now 25, she’s willing to take any powers that she may get, whatever they may be – but that journey may be more demanding than she had imagined.
In celebration of the famed Marvel legend’s 100th birthday, this documentary looks at the life of Stan Lee and how he has created some of the most well-known characters in comic book history.
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