Internet binds people in this era because web series of different languages are popular with people who don’t even speak that language, it is easy to find people who love Arab or dramas of various languages, but they do not speak that language.
Arab dramas are quite popular among people of every culture, everyone enjoys Arab shows because of their scripts, story, and wonderful actors. There are many popular Arab dramas that people love, it gives them the chance to look into various cultures.
There are a lot of famous Arab dramas, available on Netflix or any other streaming sites. Let’s look at the 16 Best Arab Series on Netflix.
It is an Egyptian horror drama, the series is based on Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s best-selling book series Ma Waraa Al Tabata. The series premiered on Netflix in November 2020. Paranormal has a rating of 8 out of 10 on IMDb and is the first Egyptian series to be Netflix’s original. The story is set in the late 1960s, and it revolves around Dr Refaat Ismail, he is a haematologist at the University of Cairo, Egypt, and his colleague and friend Maggie, who he met in Scotland, while he was studying there. Refaat sees himself in supernatural events and tries to solve all of them. He lives in a world where science is not that preferred and most of the people believe in mythology and local stories, but soon Refaat finds himself questioning the science, as he can not believe the experiences.
Paranormal has many popular stars such as Ahmed Amin, Razane Jammal, Aya Samaha, Reem Abd El Kader, and Samma Ibrahim. The series has 6 episodes, where Refaat encounters horror and terror along with Maggie, the story is really interesting and engaging to watch.
2. The Platform
It is a Netflix original series that revolves around a programmer Karam El Sayed, he has had a tragic childhood, that makes him disbelief in people and his own family, to know the truth about people he creates an artificial intelligence with his friend and partner Naseer, and he names the truth portal the platform. After the success of his inventions, he reaches out to his family, and finds the condition worse than ever, Karam’s brother Adam got misused by an extremist group, and his father is also involved in the activities of the group. Karam and Naseer try to get the family back together, and they realize that the only way they can get Adam and his father back, is if they will expose the group, and destroy their plan.
The Platform stars Maxim Khalil, Abdulmohsen Alnemr, Samer Ismail, Yaser Alneyadi, Alaa Al Zuabi, Leen Gherra, Reham Alkassar etc. The series is interesting and the viewers will find themselves loving the show, The Platform has 3 seasons, and as mentioned is available on Netflix.
3. AlRawabi School for Girls
The story is set in Jordan in an elite private school, Mariam gets bullied in school and plans to avenge the girls who bully her, and then the story gets wild as the episode progresses. AlRawabi School for Girls has talked about many issues such as patriarchy, bullying, corruption, sexual assault, honor killing, etc. If the viewers enjoy teen drama, the series is perfect to watch.
AlRawabi School for Girls stars Andria Tayeh, Noor Taher, Rakeen Saad, Joanna Arida, Tima Shomali, Salsabiela A., and Yara Mustafa. The show is popular and hence has received good reviews from everyone, the series has 7.6 out of 10 on IMDb. The 6 episode series was released in 2021.
Fauda has 8.2 out of 10 on IMDb and is one of the most popular Arabic-Israeli series. It is an action, serial drama, psychological thriller, and espionage thriller series. The story revolves around an Israeli soldier Doron and a terrorist Taufiq Hammad. Doron does not want to get retire and help the service to find Taufiq. The series is filled with action and is thrilling to watch.
This popular series has many popular actors like Lior Raz, Doron Ben-David, Shadi Mari, Boaz Konforty, Rona Lee Shimon, Laetitia Eido, and Hisha Suliman. The viewers who enjoy action and thrill, Fauda is the perfect series for them. The series has three seasons, and a fourth season is announced too.
An Indian adaption of Fauda is also in the waiting, the series will be produced by Applause Studios.
A series filled with interesting and funny moments, the story is really creative and takes hilarious turns afterwards. Dollar stars actors and actresses like Amal Bouchoucha, Adel Karam, Jarrod Pistilli, and Patrick Boylan
The show is based in Lebanon. Tarek an employee has to come up with an idea to make million dollars, they come up with an idea that anyone who will a certain serial number on their dollar will win a million dollars at the new year’s event. A journey of that lucky dollar is exciting to see, that one dollar goes from one hand to another, from one person to another, and people are behind that dollar to know the number.
An assistant of the CEO of the company where Tarek works is keen to know about the event and all the things. If you would like to know more about Beirut and Tarek and the assistants’ plans, this series is fascinating, the fight for that dollar inducing and will surely make everyone engrossed in this popular Arabic series.
6. Finding Ola
Ola a middle-aged woman is on a quest to find herself after her husband Hashim decides to divorce her. Ola’s life is seen to be falling out with her husband divorcing, her son is not able to keep up at school, and the whole society including her mother is blaming her for the divorce. Finding Ola has actors such as Hend Sabry, Nada Moussa, Hany Adel, Dalia Shawky, Sawsan Badr, Mahmood El-Laithi, Mahmood Ellisy, etc.
In the midst of all these problems, she meets up with an old friend Nasrein, who takes her to meet two other women who are just like her newly single, and all four of them become great friends. In Finding Ola, Ola tries to find herself, she is trying to enjoy the freedom she has gotten after the divorce. This simple but heart-touching story is enough to make everyone fall in love. Finding Ola is popular with an IMDb rating of 7.5 out of 10.
7. Gharabeeb Soud or Black Crows
The show centers around more of the reality of the Islamic state, and the women and people who do not have any choice but to join their propaganda. The cast of Gharabeeb Soud makes the show a hit, the show has actors like Shadi Al Safadi, Rashid Al Shamrani, Mohammed Al Ahmad, Eman Abdelaziz, Walaa Azzaam, Dima Al Jundi, and Sayed Ragab.
The reality of young women in Islamic countries is depicted in this series. The people join because they are brain-washed only to realize after that they have made a mistake. There is a story of 6 people, and the stories are inspired by real-life events. When it was released the series managed to get attention due to its subject. This is the best series to know about the extremist group’s propaganda and marginalization. The situation in these countries is bad, and knowing more about the realities is better.
8. Masameer County
An animated show reflecting light on the changes and reality in Arab. The show talks about issues of Arab in a funny way, and taboo topics such as LGBTQ+ are handled in a funny and woke way. Masameer County has an IMDb rating of 8 out of 10. The story about women’s rights in the show is talked about highly. The new freedom in Arab helps the series to be something impactful, the show’s director has talked about how he wants Masameer County to be like All in the family. This animated series is hilarious and talks about the parts of Arab that are not as evolved as the rest of the world, there are many jokes about the government and the LGBTQ condition in the Arabic countries
9. In The Bossom of a Thorn
The show is set in Kuwait and is about a girl Manayer who is separated from her family at the time of the Kuwait invasion, when she heads back home she finds out about many secrets and reality. She suffers neglect from her family, who prefer Hayfaa, but the secret is here to shake the world of everyone a bit by bit. A series filled with drama and tension. In the Bossom of a Thorn is famous and has a rating of 7.5 out of 10 on IMDb.
The show stars Ibrahim Al Harbi, Elham Al Fadalah, Abeer Ahmed, Khaled Al Buraiki, Noor Alghandour, Laila Abdullah, and Elham Fadala The series is a dramatic take on the life of a girl, and the people around her. There are a lot of twists and turns as the show progresses and takes different premises, the viewers who like drama can be absorbed in the show. In The Bossom of a Thorn is a 24-episode series with only one season, and this is perfect for viewers who are looking for a short drama
10. Al Hayba
The story of war and drama, Al Hayba is a name of a place near the borders of Syria and Lebanon. A fight for power between two groups Sheikh Al Jabal and Saeed Clan. Sheikh Al Jabal has claimed on a route that is used for smuggling, Saeed Clan, Sheikh Al Jabal’s rival, will fight for power and money. Al Hayba stars Taim Hasan, Abdo Chahine, Muna Wassef, Nadine Nassib Njeim, Rozina Lazkani, Oweiss Mkhallalati and Cyrine Abdelnour. The series is filled with drama and action, it is fascinating to see the whole case, the series has a rating of 7.3 out of 10 on IMDb.
A supernatural and horror genre series is about two jinns who get the chance to be in the human world, one of the jinns is evil and one is nice. The school was on a normal trip to Petra, Jordan when these jinns got out, and the student’s life is at risk now. Jinn has actors like Salma Malhas, Hamzeh Okab, Aysha Shahaltough, Sultan Alkhail, Ban Halaweh, Yasser Al Hadi, and Zadid Zoubi. Mira is in love with the Jinn Keras and the whole show contains stories about different characters. The story is best for people who like teen dramas or coming of age stories. This five-episode series is perfect for a small break.
Juman is the Arabic Romeo and Juliet, when two people are in love with each other, but can not be together because of family dynamics. Jumaan the girl and Hashim the boy decides to get married despite their family’s opposition. They are married now but they have to go through a lot of problems.
Actors such as Nour AlGhandour, Foaz Al-Shatti, Layali Dehrab, Huda El Khatib, Nasser Kermani, Mohammed Al Dosari, and Hassan Ibrahim star in the show Jumaan The show talks about dysfunctional families in Arabic society. The viewers who enjoy drama shows will like this show. The show is dramatic and takes an exciting turn of events. Released in 2018 The Eagle of El- Saeed has 30 episodes.
13. Till Death
The show revolves around Hadi and Reem, a couple whose relationship is filled with problems and hardships. When Hadi goes on a trip he ends up meeting someone who knows about his wife, as the scandals reveal the story gets interesting. Till Death has actors such as Daniella Rahme, Maguy Bou Ghosn, Mohammed Al Ahmed, Bassem Moughnieh, and Khaled Al Qish.
14.The Eagle of El Saeed
An Egyptian crime series about a group of drug dealers and the police that is the cause of fight and killing between the people of both sides. Saidi Man Zein is in love with Fairouz, she is the daughter of the local drug dealer group. Actors such as Mohammed Ramadan, Sayed Ragab, Aicha Ben Ahmed, Dorra Zarrouk, Alaa Shoier, Wafaa Amer, and Dina make the show a delightful watch. The show is dramatic and takes an exciting turn of events. Released in 2018 The Eagle of El- Saeed has 30 episodes. The show has 8 out of 10 on IMDb. The story filled with scandal and drama is a perfect afternoon watch. Till Death also has a season 2, where the story of Reem continues with a special friend.
15. The secret of The Nile
The secret of The Nile is based on a Spanish Grand Hotel. The story is set in the 1950s when Ali is set out to find her sister who is missing now, Ali starts working at the same hotel where her sister got missing, and finds a partner to know the truth about his missing sister.
The Secret of The Nile has famous actors such as Amr Youssef, Amina Khalil, and Ahmed Dawood. This Arabic show has an IMDb rating of 8.2 out of 10. The people who love period drama Secret of The Nile is a show to watch.
Takki started its journey first on YouTube, after the series got really popular and received millions of views the show was bought by Netflix, Takki has a total of 3 seasons, and a total of 36 episodes. The series has been airing since 2012, with its third season coming in 2021 People love this show because of the acting of actors such as Reem AlHabib, Ali Alsherif, Mohammed Balkhi, and Adil Rodwan, Darin Al Bayed, Fatima Al Taei, and Khairia Abu Laban.
The story shows the lives of six adults of Saudi. The show talks about societal issues like gender relations, family dynamics, poverty, racial issues, friendships, and drug use. The story is loved by the people of Saudi because it talks about different cases and people can relate to it. The story depicts the life of young Saudi people perfectly. The viewers want to get familiar with Saudi culture and want to see the dramatic Takki.