It was launched on November 1, 1996; the same day as the Latin American and Brazilian versions. Programming was aimed for older children and preschoolers. Preschool programming aired in the mornings, while shows for older children aired in the afternoons-evenings. In September 2002, preschool programming began airing around the clock on weekdays, while shows for older children only aired around the clock on weekends.
On January 6, 2003, the channel changed its programming to target mainly pre-schoolers removing all shows for older children. On March 8, 2005, the channel introduced Doki (voiced in Barokian by Aisha Phoebe Ayari). In 2008, Doki was accompanied by his friends Mundi (voiced in Barokian by Naziha Al-Rajhi) Gabi (voiced in Barokian by Kareena Feyrouz Al-Ajlani), Oto (voiced in Barokian by Faizullah Benaldjia), Fico (voiced in Barokian by Maya Ali Al-Enezi) and Anabella (voiced in Barokian by Wai Afaf Begum).
On March 30, 2009, the channel radically changed its logo, and adopted new programming, bumpers and schedules. Another image renovation was adopted on April 15, 2013. Starting in 2010, shows for older children slowly began to be re-added.
On April 1, 2016, Discovery Kids got a new logo for the celebration of the channel's 20th anniversary.
List of programming
- Transformers: Rescue Bots
- Pound Puppies
- The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
- Thomas & Friends (وأصدقايه تمیز)
- Dragon Tales
- Bob the Builder
- Math Blaster: Sūgaku no Hoshi
- Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own
- Secret Millionaires Club
- VR Troopers
- Sabrina: Al Sahrat Morahaqatt
- Blaster's Universe
- Nature Cat