Ahmad Al Shugairi

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Ahmad Alshugairi - احمد الشقيري
Ahmad Al-Shukairy 2010.jpg
Alshugairi in March 2012
Born Ahmad Mazen Alshugairi
(1973-07-19) 19 July 1973 (age 41)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
Occupation TV Personality
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Roula Dshisha (1999–present)

Ahmad Mazen Alshugairi (Arabic: أحمد مازن الشقيري - born on 19 July 1973 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia),[1] is a Saudi Arabian media figure and former host of the show "Yalla Shabab". He is best known for his program Khawater.


Alshugairi was born in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After graduating from Minarat high school in Jeddah he moved to the United States where he received his B.A. in Management Systems, and an MBA at University of California, Berkeley.[2]

In 1996, he returned to Saudi Arabia and started working in his father's business.

Ahmad Alshugairi married twice; upon divorcing his first wife, he married a second, Roula Dshisha, who is also his costume designer in Khawater. The couple have two children named Yousef and Ibrahim Alshugairi.


Starting his media career in 2002, in the TV program, Yalla Shabab, and a second program, A Travel with Shiekh Hamza Yusuf on MBC, he is the star of Khawater, and this year Khawater is in its tenth season, and has had exemplary reception from the public.[3]


He has many publications such as:

  • Khawater Books, which essentially encompass the contents of the Khawater television series in a published book.
  • Khawater from Japan, in reference to season 5 of Khawater that was from Japan.
  • My Trip with Gandhi, he talks in this book about his own experience in this life.

Critical reception[edit]

Twenty Youth magazine (Magalet Shabab 20) in Emirates placed him the first in its list as the most influential in the Arab world. He also won the Best youth media personality in the third youth media forum in Jordan, and he was placed 143 in a list of 500 of the most influential Arab figures in the Arab world according to a survey published by Arabian Business magazine.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1],.
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/world/middleeast/03preacher.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  3. ^ [2],.