What TV shows to watch this Ramadan 2018

A line-up of new Arabic series featuring the likes of Haifa Wehbe, Sherine, Nadine Nassib Njeim, Abed Fahd and Ahmad Izz
By Lubna Hamdan
Mon 04 Jun 2018 10:39 AM

The holy month welcomes a heap of creative Ramadan-themed content. Here are various Arabic shows playing on service providers ranging from StarzPlay, Vuclip and OSN.

La’net Karma: Starring Haifa Wehbe and Sherine, La’net Karma tells the story of an attractive con artist who uses her looks, wit and charm to defraud millionaire businessmen, but her latest victim proves different. The show will run on streaming service StarzPlay.

Misunderstand: Presented by actress Shaimaa Saif, the show follows a panel of kids who impress audiences with their honest, hilarious and unconventional opinions on life. The show will run on OSN.

Azmi and Ashgan: A married couple living double lives as thieves navigate their day to day activities unaware they both undertake the same extracurricular activity. The show will run on OSN.

Abou Omar al Masri: Fakhreddine, played by Ahmad Izz, is a lawyer who attempts to start a legal organisation to help his society with their challenges. When corrupt authorities stand in his way, he takes a more aggressive approach. The show will run on both StarzPlay and OSN.

Raheem: Starring Yasser Galal, Raheem revolves around a black market dealer who falls in love with a university professor, turning his world upside down. The show will run on streaming service StarzPlay.

Tango: The drama series tells the story of four friends following a fatal car crash, after which hidden secrets and infidelities threaten to tear their friendship apart. It stars Bassel Khayyat, Basem Moghnieh, Daniella Rahme and Dana Mardini. It will run on both StarzPlay and OSN.

Julia: Another Ramadan drama sees Qays Sheikh Najib play a psychiatrist who finds himself in trouble after falling for a patient (Maguy Bou Ghosn) who suffers from multiple personalities. As she is struggles with separating real life and imagination, it proves difficult for her admirer. The show will run on streaming service StarzPlay.

Layali Eugenie: Set in the 1940s, the romantic drama series follows the story of a princess (Amina Khalil) accused of killing her husband. While trying to prove her innocence with the help of her husband’s brother (Thafer Al Abdeen), a romance blossoms between the couple. The show is available on both StarzPlay and OSN.

The Flight: Bassel Khayyat, Mahmoud Hejazi and Mai Sleem star in this series that documents a group of people battling different levels of mental illness being placed together on a flight to Egypt. The show will run on streaming service StarzPlay.

A Howa Da Illi Sar: Set in Egypt, the story highlights the differences between classes in a single household. It stars Sawsan Bader, Ahmed Dawood, Mohamad Faraj and Ruby. The show is available on StarzPlay.

Sahtein Ma’ Pelin: Star of the famous Turkish TV series Harim Al Sultan heads her all-new Ramadan cooking show. The show will run on OSN.

Tareeq: Meaning ‘Path’ in Arabic, Tareeq follows the many challenges that await a couple with very different backgrounds. The romantic drama stars Nadine Nassib Njeim and Abed Fahd. The show will run on OSN.

Itr Al Rooh: This Khaliji drama attempts to show the human soul’s innate elements of good and evil, starring Huda Hussein and Abdul Mohsen Al Nimr. The show will run on OSN.

Ibrat Sharea’: The Khaliji drama follows the story of a world dominated by money and greed, where exploitation means no one is safe. The show will run on OSN.

Kalabsh S2: Amir Karara returns in season two of this thrilling action series. Portraying a Special Forces agent who fights terrorists, he finds himself in conflict with senior officials instead. The show will run on OSN.

Hob El Tayebin: Its first ever Saudi original is a family comedy that goes back in time through the stories of an elderly father drawing from his life experience to guide his son in the present age. The show will run on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

Azka Akl Bel Alam: The 20-episode series feature Basel Al Hajj, a foodie with social exposure who travels around Turkey, Italy and Spain in search of the best food. The show will run on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

Click: The show follows real and made up personalities of popular social media influencers. The challenge is for the characters to figure out who’s who. The show will run on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

From the End: The short, six-episode series includes weekly entertainment news highlights from around the world. The show will run on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

Kashef Al Araneb: The program follows family members teasing their kids and reminiscing moment from their own youth. It will run on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

Kashta: The 20-episode show invites one social media influencer on each episode to help Chef Rakan Bu Khalid prepare a meal. The light-hearted comedy boasts educational elements related to cooking. The show will run on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

Salizon: Focusing on reviewing well-known Ramadan dramas, Salizon will run 24 episodes on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

Yawmyat Zoga Mafrosa: The comedy series showcases different situations modern Egyptian families face on a daily basis including marital and economic problems. It will run on mobile video on demand service Vuclip.

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Last Updated: Mon 04 Jun 2018 11:56 AM GST

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