100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Fawzieh Al Dorai
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Fawzieh Al Dorai

Industry: Media

Company: Al Rai

Designation: TV Presenter

Country: Kuwait

Dr Fawzieh Al Dorai has been dubbed the Middle East’s answer to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, only with better qualifications - and it’s not hard to see why.

The Kuwaiti psychologist, who has a background in sex education, is the face of one of the region’s most popular talk shows, Seerat El Hob (The Love Story). The prime-time show, which has an audience of millions, tackles a whole host of real life relationship issues and has been widely credited with raising awareness of previously taboo subjects.

Popular debates often include issues of love and marriage.

In a traditionally conservative region, her frank style has won her legions of fans across the Arab world and beyond. But she’s not just a TV personality. In her time away from the small screen, Al Dorai has written more than fourteen books and is a regular contributor to local publications.

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