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Mon 5 Jan 2009 05:28 PM

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GCC's Apprentice show set for TV debut

Programme fronted by Hydra Properties chief to air on Wednesday, to feature Donald Trump.

The GCC’s own Apprentice-style show, which will see two teams battle it out for a $1m funded business venture, will air for the first time on Wednesday.

The first season of Hydra Executives, an English reality programme, will feature cameo appearances from Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump, and will be hosted by Dr Sulaiman al-Fahim, the CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Hydra Properties

The show, which will see eight American contenders against eight British rivals, will be screened on channels including Showtime Arabia, Infinity TV, Emirates TV and RETV.

Hydra Executives will be screened at 7pm and 11pm on Showtime and Infinity TV respectively, and will be repeated every Tuesday on Hollywood.tv and Emirates TV starting Jan 13.

“Our venture into the entertainment world has proven to be a worthy investment on our part, which does not only underline the resilience of Hydra Properties in terms of diversifying into a wide range of industries, but more importantly our commitment to boost the reputation of Abu Dhabi in the global market,” added al-Fahim.

Season 2, which will feature Indian contestants against Pakistani entrepreneurs, is already being filmed.

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Jeremy Morahan 11 years ago

Instead of spending money on TV shows, perhaps Hydra should concentrate on their projects.

Vishal 11 years ago

The UAE is supposed to be one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world....yet everything is drawn across race lines..British vs Americans, Indians vs Pakistanis....what's wrong with a mixed show?

Simon 11 years ago

I agree with Vishal, put aside where we originally came from, why not have an inter-Emirate contest and then expand into other GCC countries......develop the show as the UAE is developing.... as aprogressive, multi-cultural and world eading show.

paul 11 years ago

I think a much better show for the UAE would be a novel reworking of 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire'. Contestants would start as billionaires and then invest in Dubai property.

jenny 11 years ago

has anyone actually seen this show? it's laughable!! SO badly scripted and obviously and TERRIBLY acted by absolutely everyone!!