A comprehensive step-by-step instruction guide to setting up in the UAE, from applying for your residence visa and resident ID to renting a home and opening a bank account.
Although there are some terrestrial, free-to-air TV channels in the UAE, the choices are limited, with UK and US programmes often six months behind the pay or subscription channels. Paying for satellite packages and cable TV offers a wider variety of channels and more English-language programmes. The main providers – OSN, Etisalat and du – offer packages and home installation services at competitive rates.
Basic family packages with OSN start from Dhs.110 to full packages costing Dhs.294 monthly. There is also a one-off installation fee (including box, decoder, dish, controller) of around Dhs.299. You can subscribe to one or more satellite providers if required.
NOTE: You may be charged at least Dhs.600 if you do not return the decoder at the end of your contract, or return it in poor condition.
Once your account is set up, ADCB customers can easily pay bills through our handy mobile app.