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Ramadan Mosalsalat Guide 2018

Everything you need to know about the 31 Mosalsals coming to your screen this year.

Staff Writer

Ramadan Mosalsalat Guide 2018

When it's Ramadan, life as we know it simply ceases to exist. For 30 days, we're given a free pass to stuff our faces with whatever we can get our hands on (from Maghrib onwards, of course), and get locked down in a room with that overly intrusive aunt at least once a week. More importantly, our binge-watching game gets taken to a whole new level with endless mega home-grown drama productions suddenly invading our lives; otherwise known as Mosalsalat. From what is playing to where and when to catch it, here are ALL the Ramadan Mosalsalat coming to your TV screen 

 3awalem Khafeya (Hidden worlds)

What would Ramadan be without a Adel Emam Mosalsal? This year, Emam returns as a journalist who acquires confidential documents which include incriminating evidence on several big government officials. After taking the risk of publishing them, his life and safety are exposed to grave danger. Let's hope the rather cliche plot still manages to surprise us. 

Cast: Adel Emam, Fathy Abdelwahab, Heba Magdy, Bushra, Rania Farid Shawky, Salah Abdallah

Director: Ramy Emam

Showing On: CBC, Saudi TV Channel

Time: 7:10 PM

Nesr El Sa3eed(Hawk of Upper Egypt)

A popular and achieved armed officer from Upper Egypt, played by Mohamed Ramadan, gets relocated to Sinai amidst a violent insurgency against Islamic extremists. We'll take a wild guess and assume he'll end up killing them all and saving the day single-handedly.

Cast: Mohamed Ramadan, Dorra, Sayed Ragab, Wafaa Amer, Dina, Mahmoud El-Leithy
Director: Yasser Samy
Showing On: DMC, Dubai Channel, Oman HD, Alfa
Time: DMC - 7:15 PM, Dubai Channel - 12:00 PM and 10:00 PM, Oman HD - 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM, Alfa - 9:30 AM, 5:30 PM and 1:30 A

Ladayna Akwal Okhra ( We have a different say)

Losing her son to a car accident, law consultant Mervat Mahran (Yosra) is faced with several obstacles following the case. Eventually accused in the murder of her own son, the consultant has to find a way to prove her innocence. 

Cast: Yosra, Nagla Badr, Shereen Reda, Ahmed Hatem, Abdel Rahman Hassan

Director: Mohammed Ali, Sameer El Beri

Showing On: Alfa

Time: Alfa - 4:30 PM, 12:30 AM, 8:30 AM

Abu Omar Al-Masry

This drama-thriller starring Ahmed Ezz and Arwa Gouda is centered around the character of Abu Omar, an Egyptian lawyer who starts a peaceful association aiming to help those who are victimised by the corruption of the big-shot lawyers. Needless to say, this angers the authorities and they attempt to arrest him before he flees to Paris before eventually settling in Sudan with his son (whose name is Omar, obviously) and he ends up joining a secret jihadist group. 


Cast: Ahmed Ezz, Arwa Gouda, Amal Bouchoucha, Abbas Aboelhassan, Fathy Abdelwahab, Mohamed El Sharnouby

Director: Ahmed Khaled Moussa

Showing On: On E, MBC 1 and OSN

Time: MBC 1 - 7 PM, 3:30 PM and 10:30 AM and OSN Ya Hala 1 - 9:00 PM, 3:40 AM and 10:30 AM.


Ekhtefa’ (Disappearance)

The husband of a Russia-based Egyptian professor goes missing without prior notice. She boards a flight to Cairo and begins to retrace his steps in vain hope she could find him. Things get complicated along the way.

Cast: Nelly Karim, Hisham Selim, Basma, Mohamed Mamdouh

Director: Ahmed Medhat

Showing On: DMC, Alfa and Oman TV


Time: Alfa - 2:30 PM and Oman TV - 10:00 PM

Bel-Hagm El-3a2ely (Family Sized)

 31 years after their last collaboration, Yehia El-Fakharny and Mervat Amin make their comeback as an acting duo in this new comedy production. The plot revolves around an ex-diplomat who decides to pursue his passion for cooking at his own touristic village upon retiring. If El-Fakharany's unrivaled record is taken into consideration, this will be one mosalsal to keep an eye on.

Cast: Yehia El-Fakharany, Mervat Amin, Yousra El Lozy, Ahmed Magdy, Ramzy Lehner

Director: Hala Khalil

Showing On: DMC, Saudi TV Channel, 

Time: DMC - 9:00 PM and SBC - 10:05 PM

Khatt Sakhen (Hot Line)

The charming Syrian star Sulaf Fawakherji makes a return to Egyptian drama in the role of a nurse working at a rehabilitation facility which specialises in caring for suicidal cases, where she ends up getting wrongly accused of murder. 

Cast: Sulaf Fawakherji, Nidal ElShafei, Hussein Fahmy, Salah Abdallah, Sabrin

Director: Hosny Saleh

Showing On: CBC

Dedd Maghoul (Against The Unknown)

A middle-class bank employee gets divorced because of how demanding her job is. After her ex-husband takes her daughter away and prohibits them from seeing each other, the daughter then lands in trouble after she gets raped and her mother embarks on a hunt for the criminal. 

Cast: Ghada Abdelrazeq, Hanan Motawe’, Rogina, Feras Said

Director: Tareq Refaat

Showing On: ON E, El Hayah 1, Dubai Channel

Time: Hayah 1 - 8 PM and Dubai Channel - 8:00 PM

Layali Eugine (The Nights of Eugine)

Dhafer L'abidine and Amina Khalil are starring on the same show this Ramadan - is there anything more to say? FINE, if you must know, the screen-play is an Egyptianised version, set in the 1940s, of the events of a Spanish novel titled Eugenie De Monte Cottessa, which is the story of a Spanish-born woman who became the empress of France centuries ago.

Cast: Dhafer L’abidine, Amina Khalil, Engy ElMokadem, Entesar, Mourad Makram, Mariam ElKhosht

Director: Hany Khalifa

Showing On: CBC, Dubai Channel, CBC

Time: Dubai Channel - 7 PM and CBC - 12:00 AM

Kalabsh Part II (Handcuffs Part II)

Season 2 of the hit series from 2017 hits our screens this Ramadan once more. Amir Karara plays the role of a police officer who keeps finding himself in hot-water as part of his daily job. Will it live up to the massive popularity from last year? 

Cast: Amir Karara, Rogina, Hala Fakher, Mahmoud El-Bezawy, Ashraf Zaki

Director: Perer Mimi

Showing On: On E, Channel 1

Time: Channel 1 - 11:00 PM 

Mamnou3 El-Eqterab Aw El-Tasweer (Restricted Area)

An Alexandria native relocates to Cairo, along with her best friend, seeking fame and stardom after suffering a tragic life. A series of flashbacks take them to a certain incident which took place at a hostel they once lived in. The events of the tragic night slowly unfold. 

Cast: Zeina, Fathy Abdelwahab, Mohamed Shahin, Nesrine Amin

Director: Ziyad El Weshahy

Showing On: MBC Masr


BREAKING NEWS: Moustafa Sha'ban is not marrying more than one woman this Ramadan. Instead, he's playing the role of a bank employee who gets wrongly accused of corruption and has to face a fierce battle to clear his name.

Cast: Mostafa Shaaban, Ayten Amer, Hassan Hosny, Mohamed Lotfy, Merihan Hussein. Hana El Zahed

Director: Ahmed Saleh

Showing On: MBC Masr, Al Hayah

Time: Al Hayah - 7:00 PM

Rasayel (Messages)

The plot is centered around the character of a girl who can forsee the future through her dreams. Like, she actually dreams of future events before they occur. Too spooky for Ramadan? Mai Ezz-El Din thinks not. 

Cast: Mai Ezz ElDin, Khaled Selim, Ahmed Hatem, Maha Ahmed, Razan Maghrabi 

Director: Ibrahim Fakhr

Showing On: ON E

Time: 12:00 PM


A medicine-graduate, portrayed by Amr Youssef, gets tangled up in a messy artefact-smuggling scandal. But does he proves his innocence?

Cast: Amr Youssef, Seba Mubarak, Amr Abdelgeleel, Soheir El-Morshedy, Mai El-Gheity, Ahmed Dash

Director: Amr Salama

Showing On: CBC, Saudi TV Channel

Time: CBC - 1:00 AM

Ard El-Nefaq (Land of Hypocrisy)

Yes, the name is familiar for a reason. This is a mosalsal remake of Fouad El-Mohandes's masterpiece Ard El Nefaq, which revolves around a working-class man who finds a secret store selling pills which amplify certain aspects of his personality when consumed. And so it begins. 

Cast: Mohamed Heneidy, Hana Shiha, Dalal Abdelaziz, Poussy

Director: Mohamed El-Adl

Showing On: Al-Hayat TV Channel, Oman, Al Yom Orbit, SBC

Time: Oman -  4:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 6 AM and Al Yom Orbit - 6:30 PM, 2: 30 AM, 10:30 AM 


A corrupt businessman who has built a fortune from illegal trades falls head over heels for a university professor - a recipe for disaster.

Cast: Yasser Galal. Nour, Mohamed Riad, Hassan Hosny, Rogina, Dina

Director: Mohamed Salama

Showing On: CBC and on E

Time: 10:00 PM

Amr Waqe3 (Matter of Fact)


An action-drama that focused a counter-terrorism police officer who's assigned a new case. But it proves to be a complicated, even deadly, one to solve. 

Cast: Karim Fahmy, Naglaa Badr, Nabil El-Halafawy, Reem Mostafa, Heidi Karam, Nicola Mouawad

Director: Magdy El-Semeiry

Showing On: DMC

Fouq El-Sehab (Above the Clouds)

Hany Salama returns to the silver screen in the character of a convict who manages to escape prison. He then plots to take revenge on the one woman he's ever loved. 

Cast: Hany Salama, Stephanie Saleeba, Ibrahim Nasr, Mona Abdelghani, Afaf Shoeib

Director: Raouf Abdelaziz

Showing On: Al Nahar  

El-Rehla 710

A group of mentally-troubled individuals end up in the Cairo-bound flight 707. After taking off from Beirut, the group, which have never met before, begin showing their true colours and the drama ensues. 

Cast: Basel Khayat, Reham Abdelghafour, Hanan Motawe’, Mai Selim

Director: Hossam Ali

Showing On: DMC 

 La3net Karma (Karma’s Curse)

Ok, we don't know much about this one yet, well except that Haifa Wehbe plays the role of a con-artist. But as habit goes, the character will probably be called Karma and there will be a bunch of men who want to take advantage of her. It's also quite possible (still guessing) that she'll end up out-maneuvering them and accumulate immense wealth somehow. You go Karma!

Cast: Haifaa Wahby, Mahmoud El-Leithy, Malak Badawi, Sherine, Mohamed Soliman, Abeer Eisa

Director: Khairy Beshara

Showing On: El Nahar, El Nahar Drama

Time: El Nahar - 10:00 PM and El Nahar Drama - 11:00 PM

Qanon Omar (Omar’s Law)


A mechanic falls in love with his boss's daughter and plans to propose before he gets in a tragic accident that changes everything. 

Cast: Hamada Helal, Ayman El Assi, Ehab Fahmy, Leqaa Swidan

Director: Ahmed Shafik

Showing On: MBC Masr

Rob3 Roomy (Quarter a Kilo of Cheese)

Two BFFs, both of whom come from modest backgrounds, are trying to excel in their careers and make it big. Fate choses otherwise. 

Cast: Mostafa Khater, Hala Fakhr, Bayoumi Fouad, Edward, Merna Gamal

Director: Moataz ElTouny

Showing On: On E, Hayah El Hamra

Time: Hayah El Hamra - 10:00 PM

Sukk Ala Ekhwatak (Lock Up Your Sisters)

Nothing is yet known on the plot of this mosalsal, but given its name, we'll go out on a limb and guess it's about a controlling brother with lots-o-sisters? 

Cast: Aly Rabie, Sabry Fawaz, Salwa Khatab, Sahar El Sayegh

Director: Wael Ehsan

Showing On: MBC Masr, MBC Masr 2

Time: MBC Masr - 9:00 PM and MBC Masr 2 - 11:00 PM

Afrah Eblis Part 2

Part 2 of the family-drama sees the businessman Hamam, played by Gamal Soliman, become embroiled in an affair with a maid which his wife hired out of sympathy. All the while his business affairs get real messy. There's a lot to live up to in this sequel considering that part one, which was released in 2009, met huge praise. 

Cast: Gamal Soliman, Sabreen, Mahmoud Abdelmoghny, Kamal Abo Raya, Menna Fadaly

Director: Ahmed Khaled Amin

Showing On: MBC Masr

Al Siham Al Mariqa (Rogue Arrows)

This drama-thriller examines a number of social issues concerning youth; issues which eventually lead to poverty, disenfranchisement, and terrorism. 

Cast: Sherry Adel, Sherif Salama, Hany Adel, Walid Fawaz

Director: Mahmoud Kamel

Showing On: CBC, Abu Dhabi 

Azmy & Ashgan

Yup, you guessed that right, it's a comedy. Amy Samir Ghanem returns as part of a mob, along with her husband, and they go through endless 'comedic' situations as police attempts to catch them in the act. 

Cast: Hassan El-Raddad, Amy Samir Ghanem, Samir Ghanem, Nesrine Amin, Mohamed Tharwat, Malak Koura

Director: Islam Khairy

Showing On: El Nahar, Dubai Channel

Time: Dubai Channel - 6:00 PM

Al-Waseya (The Will)

The plot of this Mosalsal is yet to be made public. But seeing as Akram Hosny is famously known for the character of Abu Hafiza, we'll assume it's a comedy until told otherwise. 

Cast: Akram Hosny, Ahmed Amin, Reem Mostafa

Director: Khaled El-Halafawy

Showing On: CBC


In this drama series, a young Egyptian and her cousin are at a wedding when a bomb detonates. One of the girls dies while the other one handles her loss by chanelling the other's personality as anxiety and stress ensue. 

Cast: Dina El Sherbiny, Mostafa Fahmy, Mohammed Chahine, Aya Samaha, Omar Al Saeed

Director: Sherif Ismail, Ahmed Nader Galal

Showing On: El Nahar, El Nahar Drama, El Nahar 2

Time: El Nahar - 12:00 AM, El Nahar Drama - 12:00 AM and El Nahar + 2 -  2:00 AM

30 leila w leila

30 leila w leila is a light comedy poking fun at the societal issues of the country.

Cast: Dina El Sherbiny, Mostafa Fahmy, Mohammed Chahine, Aya Samaha, Omar Al Saeed

Director: Ibram Nash'at

Showing On: El Nahar Drama

Time: El Nahar Drama - 1:00 AM

Khefet yad

Another comedy revolving around a clumsy cop and his quest in catching the country's trouble makers. 

Cast: Bayoomi Foad, Ayten Amer, Mohammed Tharwat, Mohammed Salam

Director: Moatez Al Tooni

Showing On: MBC Masr, MBC Masr 2

Time: MBC Masr - 7:00 PM, MBC Masr 2 - 8:00 PM