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National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi Premieres Much-Awaited Arabic Factual Entertainment Program ’Weird But True’


Series of 75 short-format adapted to kids 7-14 years designed to spark curiosity, encourage STEM and develop scientific minds











National Geographic Abu Dhabi announced today the release of National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi Original content ‘Weird but True’ an Arabic original content adaptation of National Geographic’s Weird but True franchise, covering educational, science and general knowledge in a factual entertainment format, that will aim to inform kids with mind-bending facts that are historically accurate.

Under the themes of science and exploration, ‘Weird but True’ will deliver interesting and relevant content to children between the ages of 7-14 who are at the peak age of curiosity, eager to learn more about the world they live in and to make it a better place.

Speaking about the release of the show, H.E. Dr. Ali bin Tamim, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Media said: “As part of Abu Dhabi Media’s strategic goals, we have always been committed to offering a wide range of topics to all our viewers in the Middle East, offering diverse and unique content to the entire family through visual, written and digital content.”

“As part of the strategy of our partnership with National Geographic to offer a wide range of edutainment content for children in the region, ‘Weird but True’ will act as a unique platform for children giving them opportunity to learn and feed their curiosity and discover the world through fun facts and entertainment.” Bin Tamim Concluded.

Weird but True will be hosted by two young and dynamic talents: Hamdan Wasef Shahada Khalil Zoghbor a 14-year-old Emirati and Iman Tarek Doghoz, a 13-year-old Arab residing in the UAE. Together, Hamdan and Iman bring to life a mixture of live- action and animated episodes, interacting with the objects around them to connect with the young audience. Each episode will include 3-4 Weird but true facts presented in a 90 seconds fun and dynamic approach to appeal to young minds.

Speaking about the release Sanjay Raina, General Manager and Senior Vice-President of Fox Networks Groups (FNG), said, “With up to 95 million under the age of 14 in the region, Nat Geo Kids Abu Dhabi’s is a game changer, offering unique high-quality curated factual entertainment content custom-made by kids and for kids. Since the launch of National Geo Kids Abu Dhabi in November 2017, the channel has become one of the most popular channels amongst children in the region.   Our goal is to guide children in finding answers to the World’s most challenging aspects in simple and fun ways. We want ‘exploration’ to become a mindset, sparking children and youth’s curiosity about every aspect of the world around them. The release of ‘Weird But True’ is in line with this, today, we are very proud today to be releasing ‘Weird but True,’ a first of its kind local Arabic original factual entertainment content. This is just the beginning.”

The show will air on Nat Geo Kids Abu Dhabi starting from August 5th at 4pm UAE time.

The episodes will also air simultaneously on National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi YouTube channel.

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