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  • The Ramadan Rundown: 38 Series Hitting Your Screen This Season

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    Ramadan is right around the corner (18 days away, to be precise) and we all know what that means: lethargic workdays, much time spent staring at the clock, tantalizing TV commercials about food, elaborate feasts every night, broken scales, and our favourite bit — mosalsalat. 
    This year’s line-up might be even better than 2016′s! With Drama’s starring Asser Yassin and Amir Karara, Donia Samir Ghanem doing comedy, and the annual performances by Yousra and Adel Emam, you might be so glued to your screen you’ll miss the azan! 

    Check our list of 38 Ramadan Series airing this season: 

     

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    Asser Yassin plays a physicist who discovers a mysterious secret about himself in this thriller directed by Hossam Ali. 

    Who’s in it: Asser Yassin & Bassem Kheyat

    Where you can watch it: DMC

     

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    This drama revolves around a maid who learns of the domestic abuse, theft and blackmailing that ensue in the house she serves. 

    Who’s in it: Yousra

    Where you can watch it: DMC

     

    Kalabsh

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    A member of a terrorist organisation learns the reality of how extremist groups operate in Egypt, in this drama directed by Peter Mimi. 

    Who’s in it: Amir Karara

    Where you can watch it: Al-Hayya

     

    Kafr Delhab

    This historical horror-fantasy takes place in the town of ‘Delhab’, which is said to be haunted….. 

    Who’s in it: Youssef El-Sherif

    Where you can watch it: On E

     

    Al-7erbaya

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    Haifa Wehbe plays ‘Assaliyya’, a woman from the impoverished Boulaq, whose father stops her education and sends her to work as a maid for a family in which the patriarch is a drug dealer. 

    Who’s in it: Haifa Wehbe

    Where you can watch it: CBC & Al-Nahar

     

    7alawet Al-Dunya

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    A woman discovers she has cancer– just before her wedding is to take place — and battles the disease along with an array of other personal and social problems. 

    Who’s in it: Hend Sabry & Zafer El-Abdeen

    Where you can watch it: CBC

     

    Taqat Al-Qadr

    Hamada Helal plays an underdog who climbs the career ladder, all while trying to keep his vices in check; until he falls in love. 

    Who’s in it: Hamada Helal & Yousra El-Lozy

    Where you can watch it: Al-Nahar

     

    Fel Lala Land

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    A group of passengers on a plane to Thailand find themselves stranded on a deserted island– their attempts to escape induce much laughter. 

    Who’s in it: Donia Samir Ghanem, Samir Ghanem

    Where you can watch it: CBC

     

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    Amr Youssef stars alongside Dina El-Sherbiny, Reem Moustafa, Dalal Abdel-Aziz and Ahmed Bedeir, in a big-budget thriller directed by Islam Kheiry. 

    Who’s in it: Amr Youssef

    Where you can watch it: MBC Masr

     

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    Singer-turned-actor Ahmed Fahmy plays a director who seeks the help of his friend to solve his work dilemmas in this comedy directed by Karim El-Adl. 

    Who’s in it: Ahmed Fahmy, Akram Hosny & Mai Omar

    Where you can watch it:  Al-Nahar

     

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    The sequel to Waleed Hamed’s series revolves around the history and ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, in this controversial drama. 

    Who’s in it: Abdelaziz Mokhyoun, Sabrine & Riyad Al-Khouly

    Where you can watch it: On E & Abu Dhabi TV

     

    Al-Zibaq

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    Karim Abdelaziz plays an intelligence officer in this drama based on actual files from the Egyptian Intelligence’s operations in the late 90′s. 

    Who’s in it: Kareem Abdelaziz & Sherif Mounir

    Where you can watch it: On E & Abu Dhabi TV

     

    Wa7at Al-Ghoroob

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    In this historical drama set in the late 19th century, a police officer is exiled as punishment for resisting the British occupation in Egypt.

    Who’s in it: Khaled Al-Nabawi & Menna Shalaby

    Where you can watch it: DMC

     

    Al-7osan Al-Eswed

    Ahmed El-Sakka plays a schizophrenic man plagued by hallucinations in this action-thriller directed by Ahmed Khaled Moussa. 

    Who’s in it: Ahmed El-Sakka 

    Where you can watch it: MBC Masr

     

    Phobia

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    Khaled Al-Sawi plays a curator of ancient artifacts whose wife is a television talk show host– something that creates problems for his dealings down the line…. 

    Who’s in it: Khaled Al-Sawi

    Where you can watch it: On E

     

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    Yasmeen Abdelaziz plays a schizophrenic woman whose love life suffers because of her condition in this comedy directed by Moataz Al-Touny. 

    Who’s in it: Yasmeen Abdelaziz & Mostafa Khater

    Where you can watch it: On E

     

    Al-Dawly

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    A long-distance truck driver finds himself in danger while on the road in this drama directed by Mohamed El-Nokally. 

    Who’s in it: Bassem Samra & Rania Youssef

    Where you can watch it: Al-Hayya

     

    2asr Al-3osha2

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    Farouk Al-Fishawy plays a political prisoner who goes head-to-head with the strict warden in this drama directed by Ahmed Saqr. 

    Who’s in it: Farouk Al-Fishawy, ‘Boussy’ & Ezzat Al-Ellaily

    Where you can watch it: Al-Nahar

     

    Taqat Noor

    A contract killer suffers life-changing trauma, in this action series directed by Ra’ouf Abdelaziz. 

    Who’s in it: Hany Salama

    Where you can watch it: On E

     

    Ayyam 7assan Al-Ghareeb

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    A worker in the Ministry of Antiquities finds himself in the midst of a bribery scandal, and learns the truth about the illegal trade of Egyptian artifacts. 

    Who’s in it: Amr Saad & Reham Hagag

    Where you can watch it: MBC Masr

     

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    Married Actors Hassan Al-Radad and Amy Samir Ghanem co-star in this thriller that focuses on important issues in the community. 

    Who’s in it: Hassan Al-Radad & Amy Samir Ghanem

    Where you can watch it: Al-Hayya

     

    Al-Toufan

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    This drama revolves around the effect materialism has on society’s morality. 

    Who’s in it: Wafa’ Amer, Magdy Kamel & Maged Al-Masry

    Where you can watch it: CBC & Al-Nahar

    2ard Gaw

    Ghada Abdelrazek plays an eccentric flight attendant who plans to take revenge against someone from her past in this thriller directed by Mohamed Gomaa. 

    Who’s in it: Ghada Abdelrazek

    Where you can watch it: On E

     

    Youmeyat Zawga Mafrousa Awi 

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    Dalia El-Beheiry plays a traditional Egyptian wife with a chaotic life in this comedy directed by Ahmed Nour. 

    Who’s in it: Dalia El-Beheiry, Samir Ghanem & Raga’ El-Guidawy

    Where you can watch it: Al-Nahar

     

    5alsana b-Sheyaka

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    Three friends fall in love with the same woman in this comedy directed by Hisham Fathy. 

    Who’s in it: Ahmed Meky, ‘Sheeko’ & Hesham Maged

    Where you can watch it: DMC

     

    Lama3y Al-2ott

    A school-bus driver finds himself in a predicament when the father of one of the pupils hijacks the bus and demands a ransom. 

    Who’s in it: Mohamed Imam & Tara Emad

    Where you can watch it: MBC Masr

     

    Haza Al-Mesa2

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    This drama series revolves around two completely different worlds– a 7ara and an upscale society –focusing on the marital relations of the people that reside in them. 

    Who’s in it: Eyyad Naser & Arwa Gouda

    Where you can watch it: CBC

     

    Ezzay Al-Se77a

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    Ahemd Rizk plays a man who works for a pharmaceutical company, and falls in love with someone, but does not have the means to marry her. 

    Who’s in it: Ahmed Rizk & Iten Amer

    Where you can watch it: Al-Hayya

     

    Allahuma Enny Sayem

    Mostafa Shaaban plays a businessman who becomes a con-man after his relationships deteriorate in this comedy directed by Ahmed Abdelfattah.

    Who’s in it: Mostafa Shaaban

    Where you can watch it: MBC Masr

     

    La Tetfy Al-Shams

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    Based on the novel by Ihsan Abdel-Qudous, this live-action series revolves around a troubled aristratic woman. 

    Who’s in it: Mervat Amin, Mohammed Mamdouh & Amina Khalil

    Where you can watch it: CBC

     

    Ramadan Kareem

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    Rouby plays a woman from a 7ara who pretends to come from a wealthy family when she falls in love with a man of means. 

    Who’s in it: Rouby & Sherif Salama

    Where you can watch it: DMC

     

    Al-7alal

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    Soumayya Al-Khashab plays a juggler from a village who tries to overcome poverty by seeking the help of charlatan witchcraft in this comedy directed by Ahmed Shafik. 

    Who’s in it: Soumayya Al-Khashab, Bayoumi Fo’ad & Yousra El-Lozy

    Where you can watch it: MBC Masr

     

    L-a3la Sa3r

    Two Prima Ballerinas, played by Nelly Karim and Zeina, find their friendship challenged when a man enters their lives in this drama directed by Mohamed Gamal El-Adl. 

    Who’s in it: Nelly Karim, Zeina & Ahmed Fahmy

    Where you can watch it: DMC

     

    Bein 3alemein

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    Tarek Lotfy stars in this thriller about how the choices we make shape our lives. 

    Who’s in it: Tarek Lotfy, Hesham Selim & Leka’ Al-Khameesy

    Where you can watch it: CBC

     

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    This stand-alone comedy series, starring Sherif Ramzy and Mai Selim, revolves around various social issues that Egyptians face. 

    Who’s in it: Sherif Ramzy & Mai Selim

    Where you can watch it: CBC & Al-Nahar

     

    Al-7ala G

    A security officer investigates a case that becomes unprecedentedly complicated after he arrests a thug involved. 

    Who’s in it: Horreya Farghali & Amed Zaher

    Where you can watch it: On E

     

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    Acting veteran Adel Emam plays a controversila journalist who finds himself haunted by a ghost in this comedy directed by Ramy Emam. 

    Who’s in it: Adel Emam

    Where you can watch it: MBC & MBC Masr

     

    La3bet Al-Samt

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    Yasser Galal plays a police officer in this social suspense-thriller about Egyptian politics directed by Ahmed Samir Farrag. 

    Who’s in it: Yasser Galal

    Where you can watch it: Al-Nahar

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