A sight for sore eyes! Feast on those TV dramas this Ramadan season!

Published June 17th, 2015 - 11:55 GMT

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Ramadan is upon us, and while it is largely about fasting, a big chunk of it is about feasting on delicious iftars and settling in front of our TV screens for some well-earned evening entertainment!

While veteran actors and new faces compete to star in the most promising dramas of the season, some of our very own pop stars have dropped their mics in favor of an acting role in the two Ramadans that passed. Continue reading below »

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“The Pact” (Al Ahd): Take that, Authority! This series will bring out your inner rebel as it tackles the intriguing subject of what extent humans are willing to risk their personal values and standards to battle against leadership.
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Image 1 of 14:  1 / 14“The Pact” (Al Ahd): Take that, Authority! This series will bring out your inner rebel as it tackles the intriguing subject of what extent humans are willing to risk their personal values and standards to battle against leadership.

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“The Godfather” (Al Arrab): This one’s basically an Egyptian remake of the epic movie filmed over 40 years ago. Can Lebanese singer Assi Helani top Al Pacino’s acting skills in the American version of this crime thriller?
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Image 2 of 14:  2 / 14“The Godfather” (Al Arrab): This one’s basically an Egyptian remake of the epic movie filmed over 40 years ago. Can Lebanese singer Assi Helani top Al Pacino’s acting skills in the American version of this crime thriller?

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“24 Carats” (24 Qirat): All that glitters is gold, and this show is 24 carats of fine film. When a husband loses his memory and meets another woman, you know some serious drama is about to go down. Starred by actors from all over the Arab world, this series is directed by Saeed Al Marooq and written by Reem Hanna.
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Image 3 of 14:  3 / 14“24 Carats” (24 Qirat): All that glitters is gold, and this show is 24 carats of fine film. When a husband loses his memory and meets another woman, you know some serious drama is about to go down. Starred by actors from all over the Arab world, this series is directed by Saeed Al Marooq and written by Reem Hanna.

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“Teacher and Head of Department” (Ustaz Wa Raees Qisem): Adel Imam’s character as a university professor adopts the left political party ideology during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. His struggles are not just political, unfortunately, as he and his wife are unable to have children and have decided to separate.
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Image 4 of 14:  4 / 14“Teacher and Head of Department” (Ustaz Wa Raees Qisem): Adel Imam’s character as a university professor adopts the left political party ideology during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. His struggles are not just political, unfortunately, as he and his wife are unable to have children and have decided to separate.

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“The Neighborhood Gate” (Bab Al Hara): You’ve been watching this series for six years straight, and you know you won’t miss season seven of this hit Syrian soap opera. This historic costume drama takes us to the 30s and utilizes documented facts on the culture and values of the times.
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Image 5 of 14:  5 / 14“The Neighborhood Gate” (Bab Al Hara): You’ve been watching this series for six years straight, and you know you won’t miss season seven of this hit Syrian soap opera. This historic costume drama takes us to the 30s and utilizes documented facts on the culture and values of the times.

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“Nightmare” (Kaboos): Nightmare on Elm Street! Ghada Abdel Razek plays a woman who owns a junkyard but lives a popular neighborhood. Obviously that doesn’t go over well with the neighbors and tensions rise around the block.
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Image 6 of 14:  6 / 14“Nightmare” (Kaboos): Nightmare on Elm Street! Ghada Abdel Razek plays a woman who owns a junkyard but lives a popular neighborhood. Obviously that doesn’t go over well with the neighbors and tensions rise around the block.

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“Going and Coming” (Thahab Wa Awda): Owner of a major import/ export company, Ahmed el Sakka faces every parent’s worst fear of their child being kidnapped. He and his wife go on the hunt themselves to find their lost son.
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Image 7 of 14:  7 / 14“Going and Coming” (Thahab Wa Awda): Owner of a major import/ export company, Ahmed el Sakka faces every parent’s worst fear of their child being kidnapped. He and his wife go on the hunt themselves to find their lost son.

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“My Road” (Tariqi): It’s a real rags to riches kind of story. Watch as Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab the artist crushes obstacles, both personal and professional, to reach the success she’s always dreamed of.
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Image 8 of 14:  8 / 14“My Road” (Tariqi): It’s a real rags to riches kind of story. Watch as Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab the artist crushes obstacles, both personal and professional, to reach the success she’s always dreamed of.

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“Mariam”: The plot revolves around Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe (Mariam), who reunites with her long-lost twin “Malak” (also played by Wehbe) after their father dies. After losing her speech, Malak tries to protect her vulnerable sister from those trying to take financial, sexual and emotional advantage of her.
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Image 9 of 14:  9 / 14“Mariam”: The plot revolves around Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe (Mariam), who reunites with her long-lost twin “Malak” (also played by Wehbe) after their father dies. After losing her speech, Malak tries to protect her vulnerable sister from those trying to take financial, sexual and emotional advantage of her.

Enlarge
“The Crown Prince” (Walei Al Ahd): Hamada Helal is a happily married man living a quiet life with his wife (Ola Ghanem), until his brother’s interference in their lives causes a whirlwind of problems for them. The envious brother fights his sibling over inheritance and jealousy takes over.
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Image 10 of 14:  10 / 14“The Crown Prince” (Walei Al Ahd): Hamada Helal is a happily married man living a quiet life with his wife (Ola Ghanem), until his brother’s interference in their lives causes a whirlwind of problems for them. The envious brother fights his sibling over inheritance and jealousy takes over.

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“Smitten Maulana” (Mawlana Al Asheq): Mostafa Shaban is a bus driver living in a poor neighborhood, where the woman of his dreams also resides. He lives a one-sided love affair because his lady is in love with a rich man, who he can’t compete with. When he tries to fight for love, many problems arise!
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Image 11 of 14:  11 / 14“Smitten Maulana” (Mawlana Al Asheq): Mostafa Shaban is a bus driver living in a poor neighborhood, where the woman of his dreams also resides. He lives a one-sided love affair because his lady is in love with a rich man, who he can’t compete with. When he tries to fight for love, many problems arise!

Enlarge
“The Devil’s Game” (Lo’ubat Iblees): Just like Haifa Wehbe, Egyptian actor Youssef El Sherif plays two characters in this drama. The first is a wizard who works with the devil to get what he wants, and the second a successful and respectable businessman, who gets into trouble because of his wizard bro. What the devil?
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Image 12 of 14:  12 / 14“The Devil’s Game” (Lo’ubat Iblees): Just like Haifa Wehbe, Egyptian actor Youssef El Sherif plays two characters in this drama. The first is a wizard who works with the devil to get what he wants, and the second a successful and respectable businessman, who gets into trouble because of his wizard bro. What the devil?

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“The Black Envelope” (Tharf Aswad): Egyptian actor Amr Youssef takes on the role of a man who loses his family under horrible circumstances. He’s on the verge of dying himself, when a mysterious black envelope comes into his possession. A nightmarish and chaotic world unfolds when he decides to open it.
Reduce

Image 13 of 14:  13 / 14“The Black Envelope” (Tharf Aswad): Egyptian actor Amr Youssef takes on the role of a man who loses his family under horrible circumstances. He’s on the verge of dying himself, when a mysterious black envelope comes into his possession. A nightmarish and chaotic world unfolds when he decides to open it.

Enlarge
“Mawlid Wi Sahbo Ghayeb”: This dark political drama is all about Haifa Wehbe, who plays the role of a poor girl whose life turns upside down after encountering the corporate world of wealthy businessmen, only to uncover the extent of corruption and scandals there are under the rule of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
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Image 14 of 14:  14 / 14“Mawlid Wi Sahbo Ghayeb”: This dark political drama is all about Haifa Wehbe, who plays the role of a poor girl whose life turns upside down after encountering the corporate world of wealthy businessmen, only to uncover the extent of corruption and scandals there are under the rule of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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“The Pact” (Al Ahd): Take that, Authority! This series will bring out your inner rebel as it tackles the intriguing subject of what extent humans are willing to risk their personal values and standards to battle against leadership.

Image 1 of 14“The Pact” (Al Ahd): Take that, Authority! This series will bring out your inner rebel as it tackles the intriguing subject of what extent humans are willing to risk their personal values and standards to battle against leadership.

2

“The Godfather” (Al Arrab): This one’s basically an Egyptian remake of the epic movie filmed over 40 years ago. Can Lebanese singer Assi Helani top Al Pacino’s acting skills in the American version of this crime thriller?

Image 2 of 14“The Godfather” (Al Arrab): This one’s basically an Egyptian remake of the epic movie filmed over 40 years ago. Can Lebanese singer Assi Helani top Al Pacino’s acting skills in the American version of this crime thriller?

3

“24 Carats” (24 Qirat): All that glitters is gold, and this show is 24 carats of fine film. When a husband loses his memory and meets another woman, you know some serious drama is about to go down. Starred by actors from all over the Arab world, this series is directed by Saeed Al Marooq and written by Reem Hanna.

Image 3 of 14“24 Carats” (24 Qirat): All that glitters is gold, and this show is 24 carats of fine film. When a husband loses his memory and meets another woman, you know some serious drama is about to go down. Starred by actors from all over the Arab world, this series is directed by Saeed Al Marooq and written by Reem Hanna.

4

“Teacher and Head of Department” (Ustaz Wa Raees Qisem): Adel Imam’s character as a university professor adopts the left political party ideology during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. His struggles are not just political, unfortunately, as he and his wife are unable to have children and have decided to separate.

Image 4 of 14“Teacher and Head of Department” (Ustaz Wa Raees Qisem): Adel Imam’s character as a university professor adopts the left political party ideology during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. His struggles are not just political, unfortunately, as he and his wife are unable to have children and have decided to separate.

5

“The Neighborhood Gate” (Bab Al Hara): You’ve been watching this series for six years straight, and you know you won’t miss season seven of this hit Syrian soap opera. This historic costume drama takes us to the 30s and utilizes documented facts on the culture and values of the times.

Image 5 of 14“The Neighborhood Gate” (Bab Al Hara): You’ve been watching this series for six years straight, and you know you won’t miss season seven of this hit Syrian soap opera. This historic costume drama takes us to the 30s and utilizes documented facts on the culture and values of the times.

6

“Nightmare” (Kaboos): Nightmare on Elm Street! Ghada Abdel Razek plays a woman who owns a junkyard but lives a popular neighborhood. Obviously that doesn’t go over well with the neighbors and tensions rise around the block.

Image 6 of 14“Nightmare” (Kaboos): Nightmare on Elm Street! Ghada Abdel Razek plays a woman who owns a junkyard but lives a popular neighborhood. Obviously that doesn’t go over well with the neighbors and tensions rise around the block.

7

“Going and Coming” (Thahab Wa Awda): Owner of a major import/ export company, Ahmed el Sakka faces every parent’s worst fear of their child being kidnapped. He and his wife go on the hunt themselves to find their lost son.

Image 7 of 14“Going and Coming” (Thahab Wa Awda): Owner of a major import/ export company, Ahmed el Sakka faces every parent’s worst fear of their child being kidnapped. He and his wife go on the hunt themselves to find their lost son.

8

“My Road” (Tariqi): It’s a real rags to riches kind of story. Watch as Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab the artist crushes obstacles, both personal and professional, to reach the success she’s always dreamed of.

Image 8 of 14“My Road” (Tariqi): It’s a real rags to riches kind of story. Watch as Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab the artist crushes obstacles, both personal and professional, to reach the success she’s always dreamed of.

9

“Mariam”: The plot revolves around Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe (Mariam), who reunites with her long-lost twin “Malak” (also played by Wehbe) after their father dies. After losing her speech, Malak tries to protect her vulnerable sister from those trying to take financial, sexual and emotional advantage of her.

Image 9 of 14“Mariam”: The plot revolves around Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe (Mariam), who reunites with her long-lost twin “Malak” (also played by Wehbe) after their father dies. After losing her speech, Malak tries to protect her vulnerable sister from those trying to take financial, sexual and emotional advantage of her.

10

“The Crown Prince” (Walei Al Ahd): Hamada Helal is a happily married man living a quiet life with his wife (Ola Ghanem), until his brother’s interference in their lives causes a whirlwind of problems for them. The envious brother fights his sibling over inheritance and jealousy takes over.

Image 10 of 14“The Crown Prince” (Walei Al Ahd): Hamada Helal is a happily married man living a quiet life with his wife (Ola Ghanem), until his brother’s interference in their lives causes a whirlwind of problems for them. The envious brother fights his sibling over inheritance and jealousy takes over.

11

“Smitten Maulana” (Mawlana Al Asheq): Mostafa Shaban is a bus driver living in a poor neighborhood, where the woman of his dreams also resides. He lives a one-sided love affair because his lady is in love with a rich man, who he can’t compete with. When he tries to fight for love, many problems arise!

Image 11 of 14“Smitten Maulana” (Mawlana Al Asheq): Mostafa Shaban is a bus driver living in a poor neighborhood, where the woman of his dreams also resides. He lives a one-sided love affair because his lady is in love with a rich man, who he can’t compete with. When he tries to fight for love, many problems arise!

12

“The Devil’s Game” (Lo’ubat Iblees): Just like Haifa Wehbe, Egyptian actor Youssef El Sherif plays two characters in this drama. The first is a wizard who works with the devil to get what he wants, and the second a successful and respectable businessman, who gets into trouble because of his wizard bro. What the devil?

Image 12 of 14“The Devil’s Game” (Lo’ubat Iblees): Just like Haifa Wehbe, Egyptian actor Youssef El Sherif plays two characters in this drama. The first is a wizard who works with the devil to get what he wants, and the second a successful and respectable businessman, who gets into trouble because of his wizard bro. What the devil?

13

“The Black Envelope” (Tharf Aswad): Egyptian actor Amr Youssef takes on the role of a man who loses his family under horrible circumstances. He’s on the verge of dying himself, when a mysterious black envelope comes into his possession. A nightmarish and chaotic world unfolds when he decides to open it.

Image 13 of 14“The Black Envelope” (Tharf Aswad): Egyptian actor Amr Youssef takes on the role of a man who loses his family under horrible circumstances. He’s on the verge of dying himself, when a mysterious black envelope comes into his possession. A nightmarish and chaotic world unfolds when he decides to open it.

14

“Mawlid Wi Sahbo Ghayeb”: This dark political drama is all about Haifa Wehbe, who plays the role of a poor girl whose life turns upside down after encountering the corporate world of wealthy businessmen, only to uncover the extent of corruption and scandals there are under the rule of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Image 14 of 14“Mawlid Wi Sahbo Ghayeb”: This dark political drama is all about Haifa Wehbe, who plays the role of a poor girl whose life turns upside down after encountering the corporate world of wealthy businessmen, only to uncover the extent of corruption and scandals there are under the rule of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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In 2014, Lebanese superstar Myriam Fares made her acting debut as the lead character in the hit series “Ittiham” (Accusation) with Egyptian heartthrob Hassan Raddad. Fellow Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe also proved herself as a solid actress with a leading role in “Kalam Ala Warak” (Words on Paper). This year, Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab joins the acting pack by lending her drama skills to a new TV series titled "Tariqi" (My Road).

Last year, we were spoilt for choice with a strong line-up of thrilling, emotional and comedic dramas, many of which are still getting a high number of views from their reruns. But what do showmakers have in store for us this time around?

With over 30 series scheduled ahead, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Which of our top 15 dramas will get you hooked this Ramadan?

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