Project Runway (Middle East)

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Project Runway Middle East
Promotional poster
Promotional poster
General information
Genre Reality show
Created by Eli Holzman
Based on Project Runway (US version)
Directed by

Marcel Dufour (Content)

Imad Abboud (Runway)
Presented by Jessica Kahawaty
Judges Lebanon Elie Saab
Tunisia Afef Jnifen
Theme music composer Jean-Marie Riachi
Country of origin Middle East and North Africa
Original language(s) Arabic
No. of seasons 2+2
No. of episodes 24+26
Executive producer(s) Alex Meouchy
Producer(s) Mohamad Abdul Hak
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) MBC Group
Original network Future Television (2006–2007)
MBC 4 (2016–)
MBC Masr 2 (2016–)
LDC (2016–)
LBCI 2 (2016–)
Picture format 576i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Audio format Stereo
Original release Project Fashion:
February 26, 2006 (2006-02-26) – April 18, 2007 (2007-04-18)
Project Runway:
September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17) – December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10)
Preceded by Project Fashion: Al Musamim Al Arabi
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Project Runway Middle East

Project Runway Middle East, formerly Project Fashion: Al Musamim Al Arabi is the Arabian Version of the successful American reality TV show "Project Runway". The show was premiered on February 26, 2006 to May 7, 2006 on Future TV. The show features 12 Arabian designers who compete to become "the next big Arab designer". During the Season Finale only one winner will be chosen.

The host of the show is Norma Naoum, ex-Miss Lebanon 1999 and the mentor, the Lebanese designer Rabih Keyrouz. The show was canceled after the second season.


Project Fashion: Al Musamim Al Arabi[edit]

Project Fashion: Al Musamim Al Arabi.

Season 1[edit]

  • Nahrein Odeh, from Iraq ELIMINATED
  • Turki Jadallah, from Saudi Arabia: ELIMINATED
  • Lubna Maimouna, from Morocco ELIMINATED
  • Hakam El-Zobi, from Syria ELIMINATED
  • May Beitmouni, from Egypt ELIMINATED
  • Dina Said, from Egypt ELIMINATED
  • Bassam Anouti, from Lebanon ELIMINATED
  • Jamal Hamoud, from Lebanon ELIMINATED
  • Faouaz Naouar, from Tunisia ELIMINATED
  • Mohammad Khadra, from Oman
  • Rita Saradi, from Lebanon
  • Julien Abboud, from Lebanon The Winner

Season 2[edit]

The second season ran from January 17, 2007 to April 18, 2007. Arab candidates from all around the world came to the casting which was held in the Radisson SAS Martinez Hotel in Beirut. The Jury consisted of Norma Naoum, Rabih Keyrouz, and Maria Aziz, journalist from Elle Magazine. Twelve designers were selected:

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