It's a joyous time of the year and whether needing inspiration to cook some Iftar meals or wishing to tune into the latest installment of a favorite series, Ramadan offerings on television or via streaming offer the perfect fare of the season.
Al Namous on OSN platforms
A family saga which runs the time period between the 1940s and 1970s in Kuwait, centering around the story of business man and father Rashid Al Mather and the police investigation that follows when Rashid disappears soon after his son's wedding. Al Namous has it all -- intrigue, mystery and of course, family, an extensive number of characters. What we love is that Al Namous is a Gulf drama and it features English subtitles. Oh and it streams while also airing on television. The series stars Mohammed Al Mansour, Haifa Adel, Khaled Amin and Buthaina Al Ra’esi (pictured above). Watch it here.
COVID-25 on Shahid VIP
While the previous series takes us down memory lane, COVID-25 brings us eerily into the not-so-distant future when, in the year 2025 the earth deals with another Covid outbreak. This is a through and through Egyptian production, combining horror elements into a 15-episode format and starring The End actor Youssef Al-Sharif, retired footballer-turned-actor Ahmed Salah Hosny, along with It’s Fine actress Ayten Amer. The series will air during the second half of Ramadan on MBC's Shahid VIP.
Doog Min Yaddi Season 2 on Fatafeat
One of three cooking shows this Ramadan season on Fatafeat, the home of Arabic cooking, this one featuring talented Moroccan Chef, Assia Othman. Fatafeat will be streaming each episode on their app immediately after its TV premiere. The show airs three times a week, in the early afternoon KSA time and provides inspiration for meals while celebrating the region’s love for Middle Eastern and North African recipes. Download the Fatafeat app it here.
Mamnoa Al-Tajawol on Shahid VIP
Nasser Al-Qasabi is one of Saudi Arabia's most beloved comedy stars and he returns this Ramadan with a brand new show highlighting how communities in the country have had to adapt to the exceptional circumstances that arose due to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures imposed. The show also is available with English subtitles. Watch it on MBC's Shahid VIP.
Resurrection: Ertugrul to the Innocents on StarzPlay
This wouldn't be a self-respecting list of favorite Ramadan series if it didn't include a Turkish soap. This one is five whole seasons of ten episodes each which deal with the heroic, epic story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman I. The latter founded the Ottoman Empire. While nothing is known with certainty about Ertuğrul's life, the series feels a bit like a Turkish Game of Thrones and is dubbed in Arabic, with English subtitles. Watch it on the StarzPlay app.