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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 … Continue reading

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Our World: Camel Racing

One of the satellite sports television channels often airs camel racing, a popular sport in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life is … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment

With no theaters allowed in Saudi Arabia due to the strict Islamic interpretation of gender segregation, home entertainment in the form of satellite television is a must for every household. Depending on the originating country of the channels, some shows … Continue reading

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Our World: Arab Idol

A new hit TV show here in the Middle East is Arab Idol – the Middle East’s version of Britain’s wildly successful Pop Idol. Men and women from a variety of Arab countries, such as Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Syria, and … Continue reading

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TV Commercial

This is one of the amazing images from a commercial for a phone company here in Saudi Arabia. The graphics on this commercial are among the best I have ever seen on any ad. I posted the video for the … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Veiled Artist on TV

Even after almost three years here in Saudi Arabia, it’s still jolting for me to go out to a mall or grocery shopping, and just about all the women I see are wearing black veils covering their faces. I just … Continue reading

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Satellite Dishes

Satellite television is very popular in the Middle East. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a small government owned broadcasting network that offers a handful of channels of programming that produce various talk shows (many of them focused on religion), … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in Arabic

I thought you might like to see this – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in Arabic here in Saudi Arabia. This is a contestant on the show. The set, the music, the audience, the suspense, and the way the … Continue reading

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Ramadan TV: Tash ma Tash

“Tash ma Tash” (meaning “No Big Deal”) is the name of a very popular TV comedy show which runs exclusively during Ramadan in Saudi Arabia. It is shown right after Iftar, the meal at sundown when the fast is broken. … Continue reading

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Singer on TV

Arab satellite TV is full of female singers who look much like this one. Exaggerated makeup, bleached and teased hair, tight clothing. It’s too bad this is one of the “in really poor taste” influences that the Middle East has … Continue reading

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