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Ramadan 2020: OSN to screen top Egyptian dramas and cookery shows, from 'Sultana Moez' to 'May's Kitchen'

Ghada Abdel Razak's turn in 'Sultana Moez' is a top pick this holy month

Ghada Abdel Razak stars in the anticipated Ramadan drama 'Sultana Moez'. Courtesy OSN
Ghada Abdel Razak stars in the anticipated Ramadan drama 'Sultana Moez'. Courtesy OSN

OSN has unveiled its line-up for Ramadan, which is expected to begin on Friday, April 24.

The Dubai based network and online streaming platform is the last of the major regional media players to showcase their programming, with Abu Dhabi TV and MBC releasing their schedules last week.

Throughout the holy month, OSN will be screening plenty of Egyptian drama and select cooking shows across its channels. All shows will premiere on the first day of Ramadan and screen daily.

Here are six key shows UAE viewers should tune in to:

The dramas

'Sultana Al Moez', 10pm daily (OSN ART: Drama)

This series managed to complete its shoot just in time for Ramadan. Egyptian screen stalwart Ghada Abdel Razak plays a strong-willed character who runs a food truck business in Al Moez Street selling liver meat. Her finances go up and down after she gets involved in an unlikely relationship.

'Forsa Tanya', 11pm daily (OSN ART: Drama)

The recently married Egyptian star Yasmine Sabri plays the lovelorn Malak. Her intense need to succeed in her role as an engineer allows her to fall prey to the greedy businessmen.

'Jama' Salem', 2am on the second day of Ramadan (OSN ART: Drama)

Egyptian star Zeina stars in this family drama about four sisters. After their house is destroyed and parents pass away, all are adopted by separate families. Time and fate conspire to bring them back together years later.

'Laialina 80', 1am from the second day of Ramadan (OSN ART: Drama)

The title of this show means "Our Nights 80". Jordanian actor Eyad Nassar stars in this modern period drama that takes place between the 1950s and 1980s in Egypt. The film follows the epic falling out of two families and how the hatred festered over the decades and generations. The show also stars Egyptian actors Ghada Adela and Khaled El Sawy.

The cooking shows

'May's Kitchen', 7pm daily (OSN Yahala Al Oula)

Join Egyptian chef and Dubai resident May Yacoub in her kitchen as she cooks up dishes from home. The recipes are straightforward and tailor-made to feed a hungry family.

'Al Matbakh Al Arabi', 6.30pm daily (OSN Yahala Al Oula)

Lebanese celebrity chef Suleiman Al Khownud stars in his cooking show Al Matbakh Al Arabi. OSN
Lebanese celebrity chef Suleiman Al Khownud. OSN

The Lebanese celebrity chef Suleiman Al Khownud and his black cap return with a new 30-part series exploring Mediterranean cuisine. Each episode looks at savoury and dessert dishes from different countries in the region, as Al Khownud gives them a deft Arabian twist.

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Updated: April 23, 2020 06:48 PM

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