On The Radar: Arabic Nostalgia



May 2020

If you’re a fan of Arabic theatre, set yourself up in front of your TV this weekend for a little bit of culture. Video steaming platform Netflix has created a new section containing a series of their most beloved comedy plays.

Titled Arabic Nostalgia the dedicated row will take viewers on a trip down memory lane, offering the chance to revisit classics including El Eyal Kebret, Al Motzawgoon, Bye Bye London, Raya w Skeina, Morahek Fl Khamseen, Shahid Ma Shafsh Haga, Sok Ala Banatak, Madraset Almoshagbien, and Elwas Sayed Elshagal.


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All the plays will be subbed in English and streamed around the world in 190 countries for users with Arabic user interface, while Al Motazawgoon, Raya w Skeina, Morahek Fl Khamseen and Bye Bye London will be available for users with the English user interface and the rest of the plays to follow.

“We feel a great amount of pride and joy in bringing these Arabic plays to the service – stories that many of our members in the region have grown up watching. We want to give people the opportunity to not only reminisce and relive their childhood but allow them to create new memories with a new generation,” said Nuha AlTayeb, Director of Licensing for MENA and Turkey at Netflix.

The Arabic Nostalgia plays are available to stream now on Netflix.com/ae

  • Words by Lucy Wildman
  • Image: Getty Images
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