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Ramadan 2016: The Seven YouTube channels to watch out

Between the mega productions gracing the Middle East and North Africa’s television screens and the YouTube stars creating content especially for Ramadan, there is a lot of great shows to keep up with, which could be difficult.

Since curiosity drives many of our decisions on which show to watch, we want to help you satisfy that curiosity. In addition to original YouTube videos being uploaded by creators throughout the Middle East just for Ramadan, some of the region’s most anticipated series have found a home on the platform as well.

You can watch these shows wherever and whenever you want, from the comfort of your sofa using Chromecast or during the commute to work on the metro. So here are seven YouTube channels, in no particular order, to help you keep up with all the great shows this Ramadan.

CBC Egypt

Marvel at Yehia El-Fakharany’s latest work or learn how to make a classic Ramadan dish with Chef Sherbini, all uploaded to the CBC Egypt YouTube channel in HD.

Watan Network

The TV station’s YouTube channel is the online home of “Khatoun”, a period drama bringing together some of Syria’s and the Arab world’s best actresses and actors.


YouTube Change Ambassador Hayla Ghazal has been making her viewers laugh for years. This Ramadan, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” tells the story of the every-day life of a Middle Eastern teenager and her family. Watch out for Hayla in a fake mustache.

Al Hayah TV

Al Hayah TV is one of the many broadcasters uploading the shows being aired on its channel to YouTube. One of the shows, “The Singer,” tells the story of one of Egypt’s most popular artists, and  joins a number of other acclaimed Ramadan TV series you can find on the Al Hayah YouTube channel.

Jay’s Cherry

Ramadan tents usually bring family, friends, and scrumptious iftars together in one place. Through her show, “Juju’s Ramadan Tent,”  Saudi YouTube creator Juhara Al Sajer is bringing her hundreds of thousands of followers tips and tricks to help them enjoy the best of the holy month.

The Saudi Reporters

In their first Ramadan-special, brothers Abdulaziz and Abdullah, the Saudi Reporters duo, take on the challenging task of running Ramadan-related errands. The two have been making their more than one million subscribers laugh since 2010 and they are not hitting the breaks this Ramadan.


ONTV’s YouTube channel boasts some of the most anticipated Ramadan series this year, from Khaled El Nabawy’s Seven Souls to Youssef El Sherif’s action thriller “The Caesar.”

Posted by Diana Baddar, Head of YouTube Partnerships in the Middle East and North Africa

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