It’s been less than a year since Disney Plus UAE launch, and the streaming service has consistently released award winning content. Not only do you get good original content from Disney, which includes everything from Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, but the partnership with Hotstar, Hulu and National Geographic 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 UAE cost?
Disney Plus is priced at AED 29.99 per month or AED 298.99 per year in the UAE. You can watch Disney Plus content on phones, tablets, computers, smart TVs and streaming devices like Apple TV.
Best new Disney Plus movies and TV series to watch this week in the UAE
The Other Black Girl
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now Streaming | Genre: Comedy/Drama | Language: English | Rating: 12+
Nella Rogers is an ambitious young Black editorial assistant working at a predominantly white publishing house. When a new Black employee, Hazel May McCall, joins the firm, Nella is excited to have a colleague she can relate to and who shares her experiences. However, as time passes, Nella becomes increasingly paranoid and suspicious of Hazel. Is she a friend, or is she a foe?
The Other Black Girl aims to explore themes of racism and microaggressions in the workplace and hopes to be a thought-provoking series. Zakiya Dalila Harris and Rashida Jones created it, and it stars Sinclair Daniel and Ashleigh Murray, among others.
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Justified: City Primeval
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now Streaming | Genre: Crime/Drama | Language: English | Rating: 16+
Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, ‘City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit’, FX’s latest series is about a U.S Marshal named Raylan Givens who is sent to Detroit to track down a dangerous criminal called Clement Mansell. Givens soon discovers that Mansell might be the least of his worries, as he finds the city corrupt from top to bottom. He must now use all of skills and cunning to survive.
Justified: City Primeval stars Timothy Olyphant, Boyd Holbrook, Aunjane Ellis-Taylor, and more.
I Am Groot Season 2
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 06/09/2023 | Genre: Animation/Action | Language: English | Rating: PG
Disney+ continues the short and sweet mini-series starring everyone’s beloved Baby Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the new season, Groot is expected to go on all sorts of adventures, meet unique and colourful creatures, make new friends, learn a few things, and have a good time.
The Little Mermaid
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 06/09/2023 | Genre: Family/Adventure | Language: English | Rating: PG
After its successful theatrical release, The Little Mermaid will hit Disney+ this week.
The movie is a live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film of the same name. It follows the story of Ariel, a mermaid with a golden voice. She falls in love with Prince Eric, and to woo him, she trades her voice for human legs so she can walk on land and pursue the prince.
The Little Mermaid is directed by Rob Marshall and stars Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and Noma Dumezweni.
Vacation Friends 2
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now Streaming | Genre: Action/Comedy | Language: English | Rating: 18+
A sequel to the popular 2019 comedy Vacation Friends 2 again follows the story of Marcus and Emily, who are now married with a child. They are invited to a vacation with their friends Ron and Kyla, where things go wrong almost instantaneously.
While they are all there to party and have fun, Marcus is also there to set up a meeting with a Korean hotel company, Kim Wae, to build a five-star hotel in Chicago. Amongst that, things turn wild when Kyla’s father, Reese, turns up from prison and immediately clashes with Ron. Reese is also looking for an investment opportunity for a cryptocurrency called SCOM Coin, which the group learns that Ron has invested heavily into (basically his entire savings?). From saving his meeting with the hotel group and Ron from financial ruin from the fake cryptocurrency. Marcus is once again involved in a comedy of errors.
Vacation Friends 2 is directed by Clay Tarver and stars Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, John Cena, Meredith Hagner, Steve Buscemi, Carlos Santos, and Ronny Chieng.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 23/08/2023 | Genre: Action/Adventure | Language: English | Rating: 12+
Like with every Star Wars project, details regarding the plot of the hotly anticipated Ashoka are kept under a tight wrap. However, another Disney+ show, The Mandalorian, clearly understands where Ashoka might be heading towards.
During the ending of one of the episodes in The Mandalorian, Ashoka clarifies that she is hunting for Grand Admiral Thrawn, a Chiss Imperial leader and the main antagonist from Star Wars: Rebels.
Thrawn was one of the most challenging opponents the band of Rebels faced, pushing the team to their mental and physical limits. However, the show’s conclusion ended on a cliffhanger, with Thrawn and Rebel’s protagonist, Ezra Bridger, disappearing into the vastness of space. If Thrawn is alive, so must Ezra, which makes Ashoka a direct continuation of Star Wars Rebels.
Dave Filoni created Ashoka and will star fan-favourite Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Wes Chatham.
LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 18/08/2023 | Genre: Animation/Adventure | Language: English | Rating: All
A television special that will stream on Disney+ this week, LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest brings together famous Disney princesses Tiana, Moana, Snow White, Rapunzel and Ariel as they are unexpectedly transported to a mysterious castle. As they attempt to find their footing and uncover what has happened to them, they discover that Gaston has hatched an evil plan to take over all their kingdoms.
The princesses must now work together to solve the challenges hidden deep within the castle walls and try to save their kingdoms from Gaston. Only bravery, quick thinking and teamwork shall prevail.
Michael D. Black directs the animated movie and features voice talents from Mandy Moore, Auli’i Cravalho, Jodi Benson, Anika Noni Rose, and Richard White.
Only Murders in the Building Season 3
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 08/08/2023 | Genre: Comedy/Crime | Language: English | Rating: 13+
The third season of Hulu’s popular comedy detective series, Only Murders in the Building, picks up with Charles, Oliver and Mabel still reeling from the death of someone close to them. They are determined to solve the person’s murder. Still, they are also being investigated by the police and discovering a new mystery in Arconia, which the three podcasters are determined to get to the bottom of.
Only Murders in the Building Season 3 promises another hilarious ride with the three goofy characters, and you can watch it on Disney+ this month.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 02/08/2023 | Genre: Action/Adventure | Language: English | Rating: PG 13
With Gamora’s tragic demise in Avengers: Infinity War etched on his mind, a broken and devastated Peter Quill drowns his sorrows in alcohol in Knowhere, the Guardians’ headquarters. However, a threat to a dear friend has Peter rally his crew for possibly their last mission as the Guardians of the Galaxy as they face a new threat in the form of The High Evolutionary.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 also explores Rocket’s past, the cruel experiments that were carried out on him and his friends, and how he deals with it in the end.
The movie is directed by James Gunn (in what is his possibly last outing in the MCU), and stars Chris Pratt, Chukwudi Iwuji, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel and more.
The Bear S2
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 19/07/2023 | Genre: Comedy/Drama | Language: English | Rating: 18+
FX’s finest show in a while, The Bear, is about a young and well-established chef, Carmy, who leaves the world of fine dining to return to Chicago and kick-start his family’s dying sandwich shop.
Season 2 picks up after the finale of Season 1, where Carmy finally manages to open The Bear, a fine dining restaurant he had been working on, and deals with the challenges that come with, as well as handling a ragtag team of inexperienced but hardworking chefs, as well as his panic attacks.
The Bear was created by Christopher Storer and stars Jeremy Allen White, Ebons Moss, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colon-Zayas and more.
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: Now Streaming | Genre: Animation/Action | Language: English| Rating: 7+
Disney’s new animated anthology series aims to present a unique perspective on the future of Africa with a dash of science fiction, technology, aliens, spirits and monsters.
Each episode explores various themes, including social media, duality, disability, self-reflection, shared humanity and more. The series features the work of ten different African directors, including Mbithi Masya, Ngozi Onwurah, Dominique Mutere, and more.
Sci-fi and animation fans curious about African cinema should have this on their must-watch list!
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 28/06/2023 | Genre: Drama/History| Language: English | Rating: 18+
Great Expectations (not to be confused with the movie of the same name, which starred Ethan Hawke) is a historical fiction developed by Steven Knight and is based on a novel by Charles Dickens.
The TV series follows Pip, an orphan who spent his childhood as a blacksmith’s apprentice but yearns for much more. However, one day he receives a windfall (read: a large sum of money) from an unknown benefactor, which allows him to break free from his mundane life, travels to London and enter the society of the rich and famous. But all of this comes at a cost, and Pip has to figure out how to navigate this new world he has found himself in and whether it will make him the man he always wanted to be.
The 2023 series stars Fionn Whitehead, Own McDonnell, Rudi Dharmalingam, Olivia Colman, Ashley Thomas and more.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 21/06/2023 | Genre: Action/ Thriller | Language: English | Rating: 14+
The Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off Phase 5 with Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (May 5, 2023), and now it’s time for its first TV show: Secret Invasion, a series that’s pitched as a dark paranoia-thriller than the CGI-filled action stories of previous MCU entries. The show is set in the 1980s and follows Nick Fury, who uncovers a conspiracy where Skrulls attempt to gain control of Earth by assuming positions of power worldwide.
However, unlike the comic book equivalent of Secret Invasion, which saw many well-known superheroes turning out to be Skrull imposters, the TV series might take a completely different path altogether.
Platform: Disney+| Release date: Now Streaming | Genre: Adventure/Family | Language: English | Rating: PG
Disney’s new sci-fi coming-of-age adventure story follows Caleb Channing, who is to be sent away to a faraway planet following his father’s death. Having been raised in a lunar mining colony, which has become his home all his life, he is not enthusiastic about it. However, he does plan to have one last adventure before he leaves. He and his three best friends and a new addition from planet Earth hijack a rover for one final adventure to explore a mysterious crater.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date Now Streaming | Genre: Biography/Drama | Language: English | Rating :PG 13
We are all familiar with Cheetos. The spicy, tasty, and crunchy corn puff snack has become a global sensation and is devoured by millions of people worldwide (and added to all kinds of fast food for Instagram fame). Flamin’ Hot is the true inspiring story behind Cheetos and recounts how its creator, Richard Montanez, a simple Frito Lay janitor used his Mexican heritage to invent Cheetos and disrupt the food industry.
Avatar: The Way of Water
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 07/06/2023 | Genre: Action/Fantasy | Language: English | Rating: PG-13
After the enormous theatrical success, which amassed over 2 billion USD at the box office, James Cameron’s sequel epic, Avatar: The Way of Water, will finally make waves on Disney+ this month.
Having found meaning and happiness in the Garden of Eden, Jake Sully, his wife, Neytiri, and his children have found much-needed peace and quiet after the events of Avatar (2009). However, the happiness doesn’t last long, and the Sky People are back at it like a bad habit. As his homeland gets invaded once again, now with enemies far more powerful than they were, Sully and his family must do whatever it takes to protect their people and themselves from the oncoming threat.
Avatar: The Way of Water features Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, and some really nice water effects. And, of course, deep underwater sequences. It ain’t a Cameron movie if it doesn’t have that.
Platform: Disney+ | Release date: 09/06/2023 | Genre: Biography/Crime | Language: English | Rating: 18+
Alison, her younger sister Emily, and her parents decide to vacation at a plush luxury holiday resort in the Caribbean. At first, everything seems perfectly normal – the family enjoys the beautiful views, relaxing, having fun, and meeting new people. And then, poof! Alison goes missing, and her dead body is found after several days of looking.
Years after the incident, Emily, who is now an adult, is still haunted by her sister’s death and to this day, questions who her sister was and what had happened that fateful night. It is now up to her to find out more and get to the bottom of the truth.
Saint X is an eight-part series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin. It’s created by Leila Gerstein and stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, Josh Bonzie, West Duchovny, Jayden Elijah, and more.
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.