• Publication date: April 8, 2021

Ramadan 2021: Coming soon to MBC GROUP’s TV channels

This holy month of Ramadan, MBC GROUP brings a whole host of exciting and diverse programming, ranging from drama to comedy, to current affairs and lifestyle factual television, with titles catering to the whole family.

Naturally, drama and comedy are at the forefront of this special season, with MBC showcasing premium Arabic-language content from the GCC, Egypt, the Arab Maghreb, Iraq, and the Levant.

  • Publication date: April 8, 2021

Ramadan 2021: Coming soon to MBC GROUP’s TV channels

(mbc.net) Ramadan 2021: Coming soon to MBC GROUP’s TV channels

This holy month of Ramadan, MBC GROUP brings a whole host of exciting and diverse programming, ranging from drama to comedy, to current affairs and lifestyle factual television, with titles catering to the whole family.

Naturally, drama and comedy are at the forefront of this special season, with MBC showcasing premium Arabic-language content from the GCC, Egypt, the Arab Maghreb, Iraq, and the Levant. 

Viewers can look forward to this season’s new content on:

  • MBC1
  • MBC DRAMA
  • MBC IRAQ
  • MBC MASR
  • MBC5

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SHOWING ON MBC1 & MBC DRAMA

 

SOCIAL PROGRAMMES & TALK SHOWS

Seen

Watch it on: MBC1

He’s known for titles including “Khawatir”, “Qomrah”, “Ihsan Min Al Madinah,” “Ihsan Min Al Haram”… This year, Saudi media personality and bestselling author, Ahmad Al Shugairi explores the heart and mind in “Sen”, which sheds light on the aspects of development and modernisation that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing in various sectors.

Malik Beltaweela

Watch it on: MBC1

Saudi journalist Malik Al-Rougui sheds light on the personalities who have shaped the future of humanity, recalling important historical events, and unique and inspiring stories.

Bilaty Hiya Ahsan

Watch it on: MBC1

Abdulwahab Alshehri hosts Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League, and President of the International Islamic Halal Organization, to discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to the Islamic world.

Al Liqaa Men Alsifr

Watch it on: MBC1

Prominent journalist Mofeed Al-Nuwaisir sheds light on 150 well-known Saudi and Arab personalists – ranging from famous scholars, leaders, economists, businessmen, and innovators – and their success stories.

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COMEDY

Mamnou3 Al-Tajawol

Watch it on: MBC1

One of Saudi’s top comedy stars, Nasser Al-Qasabi returns this Ramadan with a brand-new show highlighting how communities had to adapt to the exceptional circumstances that arose due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Starring: Nasser Al-Qasabi, Rashid Al-Shamrani, Habib Al-Habib, Fayez Al-Maliki, Ilham Al-Ali, Aseel Omran, Abdul Majeed Al-Rahidi, Ali Al-Hamidi, Khaled Al-Farrag

Studio 21

Watch it on: MBC1

Set in the studios and offices of a collapsing and nearly bankrupt satellite TV channel, its owner is determined to continue running the business despite the devastating losses. With many comedic situations happening in the office, will the channel be quick to reach its downfall, or is there a chance it could be saved?

Starring: Ali Al-Hamidi, Khaled Al-Farrag, Khaled Al-Mudhaffar, Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Majed Al-Motreb, Reemas Mansour, Taghrid Al-Hweish, Al Anoud

Ramez

Watch it on: MBC1

Uh-oh, the biggest prankster in the region is back for his annual hit show where he will go undercover to fool a whole host of unsuspecting stars from the world of entertainment, sport and media. Just who is Ramez Galal going to “get” this year?

Shlewy Nash

Watch it on: MBC DRAMA

Set in the 1970s, this comedy drama tells the story of two broke friends, Shlewy and Nash. One is a school guard, while the other is a truck driver – is there something that could turn their lives to the better?

Starring: Abdullah Al-Sadhan, Yaqoub Abdullah, Muhammad Al-Ajmi, Latifa Al-Muqrin, Abdul-Imam Abdullah

Fananees

Watch it on: MBC1

Time to get nostalgic as animated show, “Fananees” showcases a host of personalities and popular characters associated with the month of Ramadan, who are loved by adults and children alike.

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DRAMA

Margaret

Watch it on: MBC1

Is she a strict and arrogant European aristocrat? Or is she misunderstood and just an affectionate mother in touch with her Arab roots? Hayat Al-Fahd plays the title role, Margaret, who marries and returns home with her husband after spending all her life with her mother in London. The only drawback is that she holds some unconventional habits. In fact, some accuse her of being a fortune teller and a witch, while others see her as a clever clairvoyant.

Starring: Hayat Al-Fahd, Hassan Al-Balam, Heba Al-Dori, Bashar Al-Shatti, Hamad Al-Omani, Layali Dehrab, Nour, Reem Arhama, Nour Al-Sheikh

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Mousa

Watch it on: MBC1

Its WWII, and during a critical period in Egypt, Mousa dreams of success and wealth. But things turn complicated after he takes revenge on the individual who caused the death of his brother. Mousa is soon on the run, and is forced to escape to the mountains… Will he be able to seek justice, or will he bring his family down with his misfortune.

Starring: Mohamed Ramadan, Summaya Al-Khashab, Munther Rayahneh, Heba Magdy, Sayed Ragab, Sabri Fawaz, Riad Al-Khouli

Souk Al Hareer – Season 2

Watch it on: MBC1

Starring Bassam Koussa, this drama showcases the history of trade in Damascus in the 1950s, following the withdrawal of the French and leading to the full independence of Syria. One of the major historical events of that decade was the establishment of the Damascus International Fair, famously described as the “Syrian economy’s window to the world”, and now known as one of the oldest fairs in the Middle East. The critically-acclaimed series returns for Season 2.

Starring: Bassam Koussa, Salloum Haddad, Caresse Bashar, Fadi Subaih, Qamar Khalaf, Nadine Tahsin Bek, Milad Youssef, Wafa Moussalli, Ramez Al Aswad, Rayam Kafarneh

Nasl Al-Aghrab

Watch it on: MBC1

Evil has no limits, and there is only one victor. Here, Ahmed El-Sakka and Amir Karara play arch-rivals from Upper Egypt who have been continuously battling bloody for nearly 20 years.

Starring: Ahmed El-Sakka, Amir Karara, Mai Omar, Diab, Edward, Firdoos Abdel Hamid, Naglaa Badr

Al-Mirath (Inheritance)

Watch it on: MBC1

The popular Saudi soap opera series – which has now completed over 250 episodes – tackles the daily realities of life in the Kingdom, exploring its social, economic and cultural aspects.

Starring: Reem Abdullah, Muhammad Al-Hajji, Shaima Al-Fadl, Rana Al-Shafei, Captain Rima, Muhannad Bin Hathail

Dof'at Beirut

Watch it on: MBC DRAMA

Following the success of “Dof'at Al Qahera” in 2019, the format returns with “Dof'at Beirut” which narrates the story of a group of students from the GCC moving to Lebanon in 1964 to achieve their dreams.

Starring: Fatima Al-Safi, Muhannad Al-Hamdi, Mahmoud Nasr, Nour Al-Ghandour, Hamad Ashkanani, Rawan Al-Mahdi, Ali Kakoli

Al-Najia Al-Wahida

Watch it on: MBC DRAMA

A devastating fire takes the lives of all its survivors – with the exception of one lone survivor. This drama explores how the woman survived. Was it by pure chance? But why has she suddenly lost her memory? Were these fires a result of specific causes, or were they the cause of other dire events?

Starring: Hoda Hussein, Jamal Al-Radhan, Muhammad Al-Alawi, Lamia Tariq, Shehab Hajia, Fatima Al-Tabbakh, Salwa Al-Jarash, Aws Al-Shatti

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Amina Haf

Watch it on: MBC DRAMA

After the death of her unjust and miserly husband, Amina decides to start afresh – transforming from an oppressed woman to one who is strong and powerful, supported by an unauthorised fortune she inherited from her deceased husband. How will her new life, which she begins with a polygamous marriage, transpire?

Starring: Elham Al Fadalah, Shihab Jawhar, Taif, Fahd Bassem, Layali Dehrab

2020

Watch it on: MBC DRAMA

What would you give up for love? This is the story of 2020 that follows the story of a drug dealer who falls for an officer in the security forces. Will it work out? The odds are certainly against them.

Starring: Nadine Njeim, Qusay Khouli, Carmen Lebous, Randa Kaady

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Qasr Al-Nil

Watch it on: MBC DRAMA

Hidden conflicts around money, power, politics and love take place in 1950s and 1960s Egypt. The events of “Qasr Al-Nil” begin with the death of self-made businessman Fahmi Al-Sioufi in the United Kingdom, leaving his sons, brother and sister a great wealth, including a huge palace on the banks of the Nile. How will the family live after him during a critical political period led by the leaders of the revolution?

Starring: Dina El-Sherbiny, Reham Abdel Ghafour, Ahmed Magdy, Sabri Fawaz, Salah Abdullah

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TV COMPETITIONS

Kolena Nufouz El Leila

Watch it on: MBC1

During each episode, 12 participants compete from their homes, answering a series of 20 questions. If they win, they share the grand prize at the end of the programme. Viewers can also participate to win instant cash prizes. The game show will be presented by Mustafa Al-Agha

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COOKERY

Iftarna Gheir

Watch it on: MBC1

Chef Hala Ayyash is joined by some of the Arab world’s most talented cooks, each coming up with their own special dish, offering viewers full information on how to prep it.

Meen Al Chef?

Watch it on: MBC1

This new cooking show sees chef Adnan Yamani host two husband and wife couple compete against each other. Each duo has two tasks: The first is the wife's responsibility, which is to memorize all the ingredients and instructions from Chef Adnan and then retell them to her husband correctly. The second task falls on the husband, who has to follow his wife’s instructions to complete a dish in just 30 minutes.

 

SHOWING ON MBC IRAQ

Umm Badeela

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

Meet the Al-Warqi family – they’re extremely wealthy, and love nothing more than adhering to their customs and traditions. In fact, protecting the family’s wealth and reputation is of the utmost importance. When it becomes clear that the cousin and wife of the family’s sole heir is suffering from reproductive health issues, the head of the family decides to find another wife for her son. What are the consequences of this marriage? Can love be born out of selfish interests?

Starring: Iliskandar Alam, Leah Abu Shaya, Marwa Karam, Hind Kamel, Adel Othman, Zuhur Alaa, Jumana Karim, Zaid Al-Malak, Asaad Rashdan, Rania Matar, Jean Dakache, Elie Mitri

Teeba

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

A young woman from a poor family collides with a different reality when she starts university. There, she falls in love with a young man from a wealthy family. The only problem is… she told a white lie that threatens to change her life and the lives of those around her.

Starring: Hind Nizar, Tamim Al-Tamimi, Aswar Ezzat, Saba Ibrahim, Muhammad Hashim, Asia Kamal, Riad Shahid, Suheir Salah, Zulfiqar Khidr, Ahmed Munadil, Reda Tarish, Reham Al-Bayati, Diaa Al-Din Sami, Bidaa Al-Mu'tasim, Hussein Ajaj

Hamed Helou

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

This series brings daily doses of comedy with Iraqi flavour.

Starring: Alaa Hussein, Ihssan Daadoush, Ali Jaber, Ali Al-Malak

Mousa

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

Its WWII, and during a critical period in Egypt, Mousa dreams of success and wealth. But things turn complicated after he takes revenge on the individual who caused the death of his brother. Mousa is soon on the run, and is forced to escape to the mountains… Will he be able to seek justice, or will he bring his family down with his misfortune.

Starring: Mohamed Ramadan, Summaya Al-Khashab, Munther Rayahneh, Heba Magdy, Sayed Ragab, Sabri Fawaz, Riad Al-Khouli

2020

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

What would you give up for love? This is the story of 2020 that follows the story of a drug dealer who falls for an officer in the security forces. Will it work out? The odds are certainly against them.

Starring: Nadine Njeim, Qusay Khouli, Carmen Lebous, Randa Kaady

Ramez

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

Uh-oh, the biggest prankster in the region is back for his annual hit show where he will go undercover to fool a whole host of unsuspecting stars from the world of entertainment, sport and media. Just who is Ramez Galal going to “get” this year?

Day Al-Qamar 2

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

The popular talk show, hosted by Mamoun Al-Nattah, returns for a new season, featuring Iraq’s most prominent stars, including singers, actors, composers, artists and more.

Bein Ahlena 3

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

This adventure programme features a number of Iraqi presenters taking the viewers through the many cities and villages of the country, shedding light on the monuments, ancient houses, history, and more.

Starring: Haider Abd Thamer, Haider Abu Al Abbas, Tariq Zaid

Iftarna Gheir

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

Chef Hala Ayyash is joined by some of the Arab world’s most talented cooks, each coming up with their own special dish, offering viewers full information on how to prep it.

Kolena Nufouz El Leila

Watch it on: MBC IRAQ

During each episode, 12 participants compete from their homes, answering a series of 20 questions. If they win, they share the grand prize at the end of the programme. Viewers can also participate to win instant cash prizes. The game show will be presented by Mustafa Al-Agha

SHOWING ON MBC MASR

DRAMA

Qasr Al-Nil

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Hidden conflicts around money, power, politics and love take place in 1950s and 1960s Egypt. The events of “Qasr Al-Nil” begin with the death of self-made businessman Fahmi Al-Sioufi in the United Kingdom, leaving his sons, brother and sister a great wealth, including a huge palace on the banks of the Nile. How will the family live after him during a critical political period led by the leaders of the revolution?

Starring: Dina El-Sherbiny, Reham Abdel Ghafour, Ahmed Magdy, Sabri Fawaz, Salah Abdullah

Molook Al-Gada’ana

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Delving into the competitive world of trading and manufacturing, two friends embark on a special journey… Will rivalries come in their way and ruin their friendship?

Starring: Mostafa Shaaban, Amr Saad, Yasmine Rais, Rania Youssef

Lahm Ghazal

Watch it on: MBC MASR

This drama focuses on the events and stories of a small Egyptian community.

Starring: Ghada Abdel Razek, Wafaa Amer, Sherif Ramzy, Sherif Salama, Mohamed Shaheen

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Khaley Balak Men Zizi

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Amina Khalil plays the lead character, a young woman who has the inability to control her anger.

Starring: Amina Khalil, Mohamed Mamdouh, Ali Qassem, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Safaa Al-Toukhy

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SOCIAL PROGRAMMES & TALK SHOWS

Ramez

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Uh-oh, the biggest prankster in the region is back for his annual hit show where he will go undercover to fool a whole host of unsuspecting stars from the world of entertainment, sport and media. Just who is Ramez Galal going to “get” this year?

 

Khamas Negoum – Camera Khafeya

Watch it on: MBC MASR

“Khamas Negoum” – which translates into “five stars” sees five celebs: Ghada Adel, Nour, Karim Fahmy, Mustafa Qamar, and Mohamed Sharnoubi take part in this hidden camera show with hilarious outcomes. Each star celeb is joined by other famous faces in each episode.

Fananees

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Time to get nostalgic as animated show, “Fananees” showcases a host of personalities and popular characters associated with the month of Ramadan, who are loved by adults and children alike.

Men El Qalb Lel Qalb with Eman Reyad

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Hosted by Eman Reyad this daily programme aims to improve the lives of viewers by teaching how to manifest good outcomes, the power of behaviour changes, and other areas of personal development.

Dr. Ahmed Mamdouh, Secretary of the Fatwa at Dar Al Ifta will also be on hand to answer viewer questions; which can be shared either by phoning into the show or sharing their query on the programme’s official social media pages.

El Hekaya with Amr Adib

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Hosted by renowned talk show host and journalist, Amr Adib, the popular nightly programme “El Hekaya” runs during Ramadan with a special seasonal format.

Yahdoth fe Masr with Sherif Amer

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Sherif Amer remains on air during the special season, continuing with episodes of his popular programme that focuses on current events in Egypt.

Malh w Sokar with Chef Mirette

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Chef Mirette Aly showcases the very best of her healthy kitchen, presenting daily dishes and different ways to prepare them.

Sabahak Masry with Hisham Asy

Watch it on: MBC MASR

Hisham Asy presents his morning show that focuses on media roundups from Egypt, as well as health content and other daily advice.

 

SHOWING ON MBC5

DRAMA

Salamat Abou Al-Banat

Watch it on: MBC5

A second season of the popular series that tackles controversial issues in Maghreb society.

Starring: Mohamed Khouyi, Isiada Ledeeb, Omar Lotfy

Welad El Marsa

Watch it on: MBC5

Family conflicts and interpersonal relationships are explored within this drama set in a well-known marina. Who knew there was so much drama on the high seas?

Starring: Ameen Al-Naji, Aziz Dadas, Sahar Al-Siddiqi

Molook Al-Gada’ana

Watch it on: MBC5

Delving into the competitive world of trading and manufacturing, two friends embark on a special journey… Will rivalries come in their way and ruin their friendship?

Starring: Mostafa Shaaban, Amr Saad, Yasmine Rais, Rania Youssef

Zenzanat Al Hob (Paixão)

Watch it on: MBC5

Dubbed version of the Portuguese telenovela, that’s also known as “Paixão”.

Starring: Margarida Vila-Nova, Albano Jerónimo

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SOCIAL PROGRAMMES & TALK SHOWS

Ramez

Watch it on: MBC5

Uh-oh, the biggest prankster in the region is back for his annual hit show where he will go undercover to fool a whole host of unsuspecting stars from the world of entertainment, sport and media. Just who is Ramez Galal going to “get” this year?

Khamas Negoum – Camera Khafeya

Watch it on: MBC5

“Khamas Negoum” – which translates into “five stars” sees five celebs: Ghada Adel, Nour, Karim Fahmy, Mustafa Qamar, and Mohamed Sharnoubi take part in this hidden camera show with hilarious outcomes. Each star celeb is joined by other famous faces in each episode.

Fananees

Watch it on: MBC5

Time to get nostalgic as animated show, “Fananees” showcases a host of personalities and popular characters associated with the month of Ramadan, who are loved by adults and children alike.

Malh w Sokar with Chef Mirette

Watch it on: MBC5

Chef Mirette Aly showcases the very best of her healthy kitchen, presenting daily dishes and different ways to prepare them.

Masaa Al Khair ya Maghreb

Watch it on: MBC5

Presented by Saifuddin Dunia and Iman Zarrewally, this evening programme delves into the daily happenings and news events from Morocco. Other segments include life and health advice.

Celebrity Masterchef

Watch it on: MBC5

Eighteen Moroccan stars compete for the title of “Celebrity Masterchef”. Just who will cook and craft their way to the top?