Top TV this week

See Bizarre Dinos or watch the Volvo Ocean Race

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Wed 25

City Chic Miami
Meet renowned fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki and discover one of the world’s most valuable grape collections at The Forge Restaurant.
6.15pm, Discovery Showcase HD

Shark Nicole
The movement of the great white shark has remained an enigma until now. Join shark expert Nicole as she explores the deep.
8.30pm, Nat Geographic Channel

The Art of Getting By
A high-school slacker (Freddie Highmore) forges an unlikely bond with the most popular girl in his class and becomes an apprentice to an older artist.
6pm, OSN Cinema

The Princess Diaries
A teen girl (Anne Hathaway) learns that her late father is the crown prince of a small nation in Europe.
9pm, Star Movies HD

Modern Family
Phil and Claire pressure Alex, their middle child, to ease back on her school work, but worry about their own intellectual drives.
6pm, OSN Comedy +2

Parks and Recreation
Leslie is flabbergasted when Ron wins a Woman of the Year award for her own project.
8.30pm, OSN Comedy

Volvo Ocean Race
Watch all the yachting action from one of the world’s most demanding team sporting events.
6.30pm, OSN Sports 2

Today at the Test
Missed the match? Here’s a round-up of the highlights from day two of the fourth Test between Australia and India.
8.30pm, OSN Sports 3

Thu 26

Despite Justin’s difficulties with altitude sickness, the team makes it to a height of 4,500m in northern Chile’s Altiplano.
7pm, Nat Geo Adventure HD

American Chopper
The crew continues work on a hybrid for the outdoor lifestyle company Gander Mountain, and the Teutuls travel to Brazil.
8.40pm, Discovery Showcase HD

Fantasy action starring Hugh Jackman. A small band of outcast mutants fight to safeguard a world that both hates and fears them.
6pm, OSN Movies Action

Little Fockers
It’s taken 10 years for Greg (Ben Stiller) to finally be accepted by his tightly wound father-in-law (Robert De Niro), but will he pass the final test?
9pm, OSN Premiere

My Name is Earl
Darnell’s absentee father arrives in Camden claiming he needs to make amends with his son. Earl and Randy smell trouble and try to warn Joy and Darnell.
6.05pm, Star World HD

The Mantis, a masked vigilante, competes with the bureau to capture the Camino Syndicate.
8pm, OSN First

Pinks: Lose The Race, Lose Your Ride
Legal drag-racing programme. Two hot cars, two proud owners – and the winner takes all.
6.20pm, Extreme Sports Channel

This action-packed show follows talented newcomers from WWE’s academy as they compete to become contracted members of WWE shows Raw and SmackDown.
8pm, OSN Sports 4

Fri 27

Man-Made Marvels Asia
This episode looks at the spectacular Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, which were once the world’s tallest buildings.
12.25pm, Discovery Science

American Idol
The auditions continue as judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson search the US for the next big pop star.
9pm, OSN First

What’s Love Got to Do With It (Editor’s pick)
Biopic portraying the life of singer Tina Turner, focusing on her troubled relationship with husband Ike and her efforts to escape his abuse.
7pm, Star Movies HD

The Village

The inhabitants of an isolated village believe their alliance with the mythical creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.
9pm, Star Movies HD

The Cape
Superhero The Cape tips off Scales that Fleming has betrayed him in business dealings, leading to a tricky confrontation at a costume party aboard a train.
1pm, OSN First HD

Criminal Minds
The team travels to Texas to capture a serial killer who is targeting illegal immigrants. 7.20pm, Star World HD

World Pool Masters
In its 15-year history, this competition has established itself as pool’s premier invitational tournament. Tonight, Melling takes on Fujuanbo.
Noon, OSN Sports 2

Ski and snowboard anomalies abound, including Jeremy Jones touching the void in Alaska and Jamie Pierre surviving a world record 25-storey free fall.
7.50pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Sat 28

Bizarre Dinos
Discover more about the life, death, combat, reproduction and evolution of the world’s strangest dinosaurs.
2.30pm, Nat Geographic Channel HD

Female Forces
Reality series following the feisty female officers of Naperville Police Department in Illinois. An officer has to deal with a public indecency suspect at the local library.
8pm, Crime & Investigation

The Open Road
A young man embarks on a road trip to search for his estranged father, in order to bring him to the bedside of his ailing mother.
6pm, OSN Cinema

Hart’s War
A law student, now a World War II lieutenant, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war accused of murder.
8.20pm, Star Movies HD

Cougar Town
Travis joins his father and Andy at a professional golf tournament, while Jules is forced to face her fear of public humiliation.
1.45pm, Star World HD

30 Rock
Liz and Kenneth scramble to find Tracy before TGS is cancelled. Meanwhile, Jack makes sure Jenna’s project is a success.
4pm, OSN Comedy

Glutton for Punishment
Adventurer Bob Blumer has three passions: sport, food and travel. See how he combines them.
2.40pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Live Top 14
The best rugby teams in France go head to head, producing some of the tastiest rugby union the Northern Hemisphere has to offer.
4pm, OSN Sports 2

Sun 29

Travel Madness
FHM journalist Grub Smith is challenged to become a traditional warrior and tattoo a tribeswoman.
7pm, Nat Geo Adventure HD

SAS Australia: Who’s Toughest?
A group of men try to survive in an isolated mountain range.
8.40pm, Discovery Showcase

102 Dalmatians
Cruella de Vil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies again.
7pm, OSN Movies Kids

Crazy Heart
A faded country musician reassesses his life during a doomed romance.
8pm, OSN Movies HD

CSI Miami

An escaped prisoner takes Natalia hostage and reveals shocking secrets about his crimes.
6pm, OSN First +2

Chandler falls asleep in a meeting and accidentally agrees to move to Tulsa.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy

Trans World Sport
A round-up of sports action from around the world, featuring reports from the biggest global competitions.
6pm, OSN Sports 2

Live Copa Del Sol
Top Scandanavian and Eastern European football teams face off.
8pm, OSN Sports 3

Mon 30

Easy Chinese: San Francisco
Watch as chefs at San Fran’s Ferry Plaza Market prepare dishes such as posh chop suey.
7.50pm, Food Network

Catching Giants

Reports of a huge creature in Africa’s Breede River draws attention.
8pm, Nat Geo Wild

The Box
A couple receive a strange box and are told it will grant them riches, but will also kill people.
6pm, OSN Movies HD +2

Cry Baby (Editor’spick)
Comedy with Johnny Depp. Bad boy Greaser falls head over heels for square Allison Vernon-Williams.
7pm, OSN Movies Comedy

The doctor’s encounter with a former employee, who disappeared for a year, reveals some dark secrets.
7pm, OSN First HD

Desperate Housewives
Susan tries to convince the police of her innocence, and Lynette and Tom go away.
8pm, Star World HD OSN First

PGA European Tour Highlights
Tune in for highlights from the Abu Dhabi Championship.
7pm, OSN Sports 3

Ed’s Up
Canadian rocker Ed Robertson heads to far-flung lands and rolls up his sleeves for dirty work.
8.20pm, Extreme Sports Channel

El Cantante
The story of Hector Lavoe, who started the salsa movement in 1975.
7.35pm, Star Movies HD

Tue 31

Meet The Natives: USA
Tribesmen from a South Pacific island observe US natives.
7.10pm, Investigation Discovery

Hunter Hunted Calm polar
bears savagely attack humans in Norway.
8.30pm, National Geographic Channel

A woman coping with a serious illness must untangle her relationship with her daughter as she recalls her own troubled past.
6pm, OSN Cinema +2


A psychiatrist’s marriage and life are thrust into jeopardy after a scary encounter.
8pm, OSN Movies Action

How I Met Your Mother
Robin is still crushed over Don’s decision to take a job in Chicago.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

Private Practice
Violet and Pete prepare for their wedding, while Addison and Sam’s relationship takes a surprising turn.
8.45pm, Star World HD

Velux 5 Oceans
The ultimate endurance test as these single-skipper yachts travel 30,000 miles.
7pm, Fox Sports

Freeflow Tour
The amateur series of the Dew Tour, giving boarders and BMXers the chance to compete.
8.50pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Dig into fresh new dishes at the Meydan Racecourse nightspot

Time Out Dubai Vlogs takes on one of the hardest eating competitions in the UAE

Workers across Dubai will get three days off next week

Expect discounts of up to 50% on dining, shopping and entertainment for three days

The dates for the special occasion have been announced

Dubai will be dry at the start of the week ahead of Eid al-Adha


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