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The Six Degrees of… Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart has strong networks in the UAE beyond her promotional tour. Check out how she’s connected to a media mogul, an Emirati situational artist and a controversial Emirati doctor?

June 22, 2011 3:45 by

Yousuf El Deeb

Youssef El Deeb—this half-Egyptian, half-Lebanese Canadian national and MBC veteran dramatically changed the Arab mediascape when he founded and launched Fatafeat, the first Arabic food network style television channel. And if we are to go by the words of El Deeb, the channel is well received. El Deeb told the press: “We’ve been receiving tons of emails from viewers in the region who say ‘thank you for showing something normal for a change.” Apart from showcasing local chefs, including a few Emirati and Khaleeji chefs, Fatafeat also airs English cooking shows including…


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