Food prices are supposed to go down, TV viewing is expected to go up, and the government is giving away $1 million to the best Arabic drama during the holy month this year.
August 31, 2009 12:11 by kippreport
A cash award a $1 million will be given away to the best Arabic drama production to air on Dubai TV and Sama Dubai channels this Ramadan, announced Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Ruler. According to officials, the award has been instituted to serve as an incentive for all drama producers and creative artists to improve their work.
Special telephone numbers have been set up for viewers from around the region to take part in the voting process via text messages. Ten luxury cars will be given away to participants as the grand prize during the month.
This year, a total of 12 series will be competing for the Best Arab Drama award, of which eight will air on Dubai TV and four on Sama Dubai TV.