x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Oscars: how to watch them in the UAE

The Oscars are coming and this year UAE residents have the opportunity to dedicate 24 hours of their lives to the event.

You can watch red-carpet coverage on both Dubai One (from 2am tomorrow) and E! (from 2.30am), before Dubai One shows the awards proper starting at 4am UAE time. If you’re not near a television, don’t worry as Dubai One will also be screening the event through its website, Android and iPhone apps and on its YouTube channel.

Find a comfortable seat as you’ll be well into tomorrow morning by the time the awards are over – at last count the list of confirmed presenters stood at some 46, including big names such as Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford and Robert De Niro.

You’ll probably need a sleep after all that excitement, unless you’re unfortunate enough to have a job to go to, but then you can relive the whole thing at A Taste of Fame restaurant in Dubai’s Sunset Mall. The celebrity-themed diner will be repeating the whole show, complete with a special Oscars-themed menu and DJ, and also promises vouchers for neighbouring shops in the mall and a special award for the “Stars of the Night”.

You’ll probably be ready for another nap after that.

* Chris Newbould