Desperate Housewives Middle East Style


The Middle East has its own version of the popular long-running TV series “Desperate Housewives,” called Nesa’a Ha’erat. This Turkish soap opera is popular in Saudi Arabia, and while it is shot in Turkish, the voices are dubbed over in Arabic, as many english-speaking shows are as well. Airing on MBC4 in Saudi Arabia, this show, along with many other top-rated American shows, is marketed to women and young families. Other programming aired on MBC4 includes 30 Rock, Project Runway, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Entertainment Tonight, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, and more. MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Company) has several other channels which include a movie channel called MBC MAX, MBC Action, and MBC 2. We also get more movies from the MBC Persia channel.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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2 Responses to Desperate Housewives Middle East Style

  1. geogypsy2u says:

    Where are their robes and veils? Showing a lot of skin. Constant contradictions.

    • Turkey is much more Westernized than Saudi Arabia. There are many TV shows brought in by satellite from outside the country that show women’s skin and hair. I find it hard to understand myself since women within the country must be covered. Seems like they would find a way to keep shows like that out too… I’ll never understand so much of what goes on here.

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