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Press play on our top 5 UAE podcasts

Published on March 2, 2021 at 00.01

Locally-made podcasts are on the rise. Here’s what you should be listening to

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In a recent State of the Industry report released by the UAE’s largest podcast network, Amaeya Media, the takeaway insight on changes in regional consumption showed more than half (55 per cent) of participants stated they listen to more podcasts since March 2020. Are you among them? We certainly are. Actually, we have even gone one step further by launching our own: 8@8 with David Light where you can hear the morning’s local news every weekday at 8am. Just search ‘Khaleej Times’ on Soundcloud or Apple Podcasts. Our own output aside, there are a host of other stellar broadcasts on a variety of topics for you to enjoy right now. Here’s our top five. The Dukkan Show. The term ‘dukkan’ literally means shop in Arabic and that’s the vibe hosts Reem, Akkaoui and OT wish to emit. Remember hanging out in record stores and shooting the breeze about the latest arty trend? This is the spirit to expect. The tagline for the show is “the voice of Neo-Bedouins” and we love being part of the tribe.
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B For Better Health. Dubai personal trainer and nutritionist Baraa El Sabbagh is obviously all about staying fit and she hopes to share her message with you on her popular podcast, B For Better Health. The episode titled 'Will Protein Help You Lose Weight?' was an eye-opener, busting many myths. Baraa customises much of her advice for those living in the area, taking into account the weather and lifestyle.
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Secrets of The Gap. Mimi Nicklin is an internationally bestselling author and the host of the Empathy for Breakfast morning show as well as the Secrets of The Gap podcast. She is an experienced marketer and communications specialist and for over fifteen years has been working across the globe with multinational and Fortune 500 clients to drive stand out creative interventions that lead to business and culture change. Based in Dubai, she is a natural coach, writer and creative mind and in Secrets of The Gap puts forward her trademark ‘principles of people’ summed up best in an episode titled ‘Do we have enough empathy for women in advertising?’
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Tea with Culture. Hosted by local commentators and artists Hind Mezaina and Wael Hattar, this six-year-old podcast brings you interviews and discussions about art and culture in the UAE and beyond. Discussions with regional artists are particularly fine.
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