Updated 24 January 2023
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Six Arab films and shows dropping in 2023

Six Arab films and shows dropping in 2023

As a full slate of Arab films and shows get ready to debut this year, we take a look at the ones coming to streaming platform Netflix in the coming months.


  • "Alkhallat+"

    The satirical suspense film based on the hit Saudi show "Alkhallat," which was first released in 2017 and received more than 1.5 billion views across YouTube and social media, is expected to drop this year.

  • "The Matchmaker"

    Saudi director Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan's psychological thriller/horror film is set against the backdrop of the rocky desert landscape of the world heritage site of AlUla.

  • "The Exchange"

    Set in Kuwait in 1988, the drama revolves around two women making their way in the boys' club of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, on the eve of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the country.

  • "Masameer County"

    The Netflix slate also features the second season of the animated, youth-focused show chronicling the rapidly changing face of Saudi Arabia.

  • "Scattered Barriers"

    The first Omani show to be released on the streaming platform, the series sheds light on how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the lives of ordinary people through the story of a taxi driver.

  • "The Arabian Mirage"

    In "The Arabian Mirage: East Meets West," Emirati magician Moein Al-Bastaki will travel the world performing magic with an "Arab flavor."