Ahmad Al Shugairi

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Ahmad Alshugairi - احمد الشقيري
Ahmad Al-Shukairy 2010.jpg
Alshugairi in July 2010
Born Ahmad Mazen Alshugairi
(1973-06-19) 19 June 1973 (age 42)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Occupation TV Personality
Years active 2002–present

Ahmad Mazin Alshugairi (Arabic: أحمد مازن الشقيري - born on 19 June 1973 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia),[1] is a Saudi Arabian activist and media figure. He is best known for his program Khawatir that spanned from 2005 to 2015, which was a critical and a commercial success within Saudi Arabia.


Alshugairi was born in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After graduating from Manarat 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.

His father Mazen Alshugairi , his mother Affaf Ali. Ahmad Alshugairi married twice; upon divorcing his first wife Yasmine, he married his second, Rola Dashisha, who is also his costume designer in Khawatir. The couple have two boys named Yousef and Ibrahim.


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 host of Khawatir, an annual TV show that aired during Ramadan from 2005 to 2015.[3]

circa. 2006


He has many publications such as:

  • Khawatir Books, which essentially encompass the contents of the Khawatir television series in a published book.
  • Khawatir from Japan, in reference to season 5 of Khawatir 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],.