Get excited! Here's Oman TV's big Ramadan programming schedule
A number of special cultural, entertainment and religious television programmes will be telecast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and Television, Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi, announced on Wednesday.
Talking to reporters, Al Harrasi said that this Ramadan, people will be able to watch a variety of locally-produced cultural, religious and entertainment programmes that would reflect Omani life and social values. One such show is Thakera.
It will feature Omanis who have valuable antiquarian acquisitions. It will feature rare historic manuscripts, antiques and pictures. Akkasa is a telephonic quiz competition while Reehat Biladi, which proved to be a great success last Ramadan, is being re-launched.
Besides Tamr and Laban, a general health show and Nema Dayma, a live cooking show and a cultural show Asma'a min Oman are targeted at children. This show aims at highlighting the cultural and historic places of the country. Inspired by Ramadan's ethics, Al Kalemo Al Tayyeb tackles the etiquette of dialogue and speech. Every episode deals in detail with a different value of these etiquettes for 30 days.
Boyout Al Rahman focuses on Sultan Qaboos Mosques spread across Oman. The programme highlights the interest shown by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in architecture, construction and maintenance of these mosques. The programme talks about the specifications of mosques including ornaments, graffiti and other amenities associated with the mosques.
Hadaf which means goal is a studio-based and football-inspired adult competition where two teams challenge each other through questions asked by the referee and the anchor, in a race to score goals.
Al Harrasi announced that a set of radio programmes and three Arabic drama series will also be launched this Ramadan. They include A judge at our home, a comedy series about a retired judge whose wife convinces him to play the role of a judge at home to solve the family problems.
Samret Eida will be a local drama series portraying conflict between virtue and vice. Omani local accent from Al Buraimi has been used in it. Actors from various GCC countries including Sheikha Zweid from Bahrain and Ali Al Saad from Saudi Arabia are acting in the series which has been written by Amal Al Sebaeeya and directed by Jordanian director Bassam Al Masri.
Another serial is Ro'ud Al Muzn, a love story that has been developed against the backdrop of the Arab desert. The Romeo and Juliet like romance tells the story of a courageous man, Roud, who falls in love with Al Muzn and fights the challenges and rejection of their respective fighting tribes.
Following the announcement about the new programming schedule in the new Oman TV building, media persons were made privy to various channels, state-of-the-art studios, broadcast control rooms and equipment.