top of page

Join Anil Kapoor and Maniesh Paul for an Unforgettable Journey in
 'Once Upon A Trip! To Dubai', this December on JioTV!

The show is a heartfelt journey of laughter, self-reflection, and unexpected adventures reminding us that life’s most cherished moments are discovered amid chaos and unpredictability

Get ready for a fun-filled adventure with JioTV's latest travel show, 'Once Upon A Trip! To Dubai'. This exciting four-episode travel show features global superstar Anil Kapoor and the charismatic actor Maniesh Paul, starring as themselves. Imagine the thrill as Kapoor and Paul’s pure, raw, and unabashed chemistry promises to play magic on screen, as the duo take their first-ever road trip through the unseen parts of Dubai, soulfully capturing its aesthetic charm.

Here's the scoop: Anil Kapoor, tired from a busy year, is looking for some peace and inspiration. Enter Maniesh Paul, who crashes his ‘peaceful’ trip with his own secret plans. As their paths intertwine, the two reluctantly embark on a road trip, navigating through the city's enchanting surprises and unforeseen detours. A journey full of surprises, laughter, and discoveries in the stunning city of Dubai, the camaraderie between AK and Maniesh transforms as they find a happy medium, bonding over the quest for a perfect road trip and coping with the delightful chaos of their unplanned adventure. Following an adrenaline rush at Edge Walk Dubai, a comforting stroll in Al Fahidi, competing in a game of Padel, indulging in at the stunning Atlantis The Royal, and all the fleeting moments of reflection in between, AK eventually finds his real self, shedding the weight of his stardom in this unscripted show. The show concludes with a mesmerizing finale, highlighted by a guest appearance from the gifted Emirati soul singer, Arqam Al Abri. His musical flair brings a unique and enriching layer to the episode, resonating beautifully with Dubai's vibrant artistic tapestry.

Superstar & Actor Anil Kapoor, reflecting on his experience, said, "Working on 'Once Upon A Trip! To Dubai' has been a journey of rediscovery, both of the incredible city of Dubai and within myself. More than a project, it was a journey of the heart. Whenever I have explored Dubai, I have not only just encountered stories; I discovered pieces of myself in every corner. There's a raw and real quality to this experience, so different from the scripted roles I’m used to. It's about forming genuine connections, embracing laughter, and the unexpected surprises along the way. This show particularly has allowed me to see Dubai with a sense of wonder and authenticity. JioTV, serving as a robust and expansive platform, is the perfect powerhouse for presenting this authentic journey to our viewers at a grand scale. My hope is that it will inspire our audience to appreciate the beauty of Dubai and the magic inherent in the real-life adventures that I shared with Maniesh.”

Actor Maniesh Paul further added his unique flair, “'Once Upon A Trip! To Dubai' was an adventure like no other, blending my love for traveling with the uncharted wonders of Dubai. Each day was a new adventure in this magnificent city uncovering a new sense of wonder and joy. 'Once Upon A Trip! To Dubai' brought out an authentic joy and spontaneity that was refreshingly real. The streets of Dubai aren’t just backdrops; they’re alive with stories and unexpected turns, much like my own journey that I shared with AK. This show has been a revelation, showing me the power of impromptu moments and the genuine connections that come from shared laughter and experiences. JioTV has played an indispensable role in bringing this exhilarating journey to the screens, making it a grand experience for our viewers. I hope our audience finds as much joy and surprise in watching this travel show as I did in creating it.”

Directed by Satyajit Kadam, who has a notable advertising career and accolades like the Cannes Lion and Spikes Asia, ‘Once Upon a Trip! To Dubai’, also features the visual finesse of acclaimed cinematographer Satchit Paulose, known for his work on "Pathaan" and "Fighter”.

In "Once Upon a Trip! To Dubai", AK and Maniesh’s journey becomes a tale of unexpected connections, friendship and self-discovery. The picturesque landscapes of Dubai serve as the perfect backdrop for their spontaneous road trip, building a novel narrative that goes beyond a typical travel show.

So, witness Kapoor’s maiden on-screen road trip, as 'Once Upon A Trip! To Dubai' takes you on a ride of a lifetime! The show is now available exclusively on JioTV. Their amazing chemistry and fun antics are sure to light up your screens and hearts!


bottom of page