English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?

Abu Dhabi's English-language paper, The National, tries to be as good a paper as it can be, given all the local censorship and limitations on things like political reporting. There are various satellite and TV packages available, all with a focus on English (U.S./UK) content. Other magazines and newspapers are widely available, but imported ones can be expensive ($15 for a monthly like Vanity Fair is standard), and sometimes things are censored or issues just never appear. - May 2013


The National is a reasonable newspaper with Abu Dhabi and international coverage, Gulf News and Khaleej Times have a more local and Dubai focus; TV packages include BBC, CNN and dozens of English language channels for about 2000 dhs per year - Jul 2012


Several English dailies - The National is probably the best. Various TV packages are available that give you lots of choices, including a lot of U.S. programming. - Aug 2011


Abundant. Cost is reasonable. - Jul 2011


Yes, Abu Dhabi has a decent daily paper called "the National" and then there are other less high-brow ones (Gulf News and Khlaleej Times).7-Days is always good for a laugh as well. - Nov 2010


From what I understand, there are two cable pkgs for purchase. They are reasonably priced. - Jan 2010


Yes, cost is not prohibitive. - Aug 2009


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