Up Close and Personal with Mayssoun Azzam
“Honey, I’m pregnant”. Those words are usually the beginning of a 9-month journey that will impact not only a woman’s emotional and physical well-being, but also her professional life. It is on this topic that Sabah Al Arabiya will dedicate a segment that will take its viewers through the joys and trials of a pregnant women’s life by chronicling the daily life of one of its own presenters – Mayssoun Azzam.
Starting August 8, 2005, the show will follow Azzam four times a week from Saturday to Tuesday to give viewers an insider’s view on Azzam’s struggle of handling the final stages of a 9-month pregnancy with a typically hectic day at work. The show will be broadcast on Sabah Al Arabiya and 10:00 pm Dubai time.
The show is a dedication to all pregnant women and is promising to offer insight on related issues and matters. For example, what rights and/or responsibilities are guaranteed to pregnant women under national labour laws? What is the right diet for a pregnant woman to ensure a healthy and safe pregnancy? Sabah Al Arabiya will have regular guests to answer these and other specific questions throughout the series.
In a bonus feature, viewers will have the opportunity to submit suggestions of names for Azzam’s up and coming newborn baby. Viewers will be able to submit the names by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Male and female names are welcome since the gender of the baby remains a secret.
Sabah Al Arabiya is broadcast 0900-1100 Dubai time (0800-1000 KSA and 0500-0700 GMT).