Delight in double celebrations on Al Maryah Island this Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day

Abu Dhabi, 13 September 2015: Al Maryah Island is welcoming visitors for a double celebration this month, to mark the occasions of Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day. Abu Dhabi’s landmark business and lifestyle destination in the heart of the capital will keep the whole family entertained, with an extensive array of traditional festivities,

Schools across the region to adopt newly created Iftah Ya Simsim Education Toolkit for the 2015/16 scheme

Accredited by the GCC’s Ministries of Education, this fun learning initiative comprises of educational books and videos, which aims at propelling Arabic education in the region UAE, 24 August 2015: Iftah Ya Simsim, the Arabic Educational TV show for children aged 4-6 years, has created a fun learning toolkit which has been developed with the support

Iftah Ya Simsim Muppets celebrate the spirit of Ramadan in an exclusive sneak peak on social media

UAE, July 08 2015: Iftah Ya Simsim’s Muppets will take to social media platforms to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan, and reach out to parents and children with messages highlighting the region’s traditions, culture, values and customs. Fans will also get an exclusive sneak peak ahead of the show’s release later this year. Short clips

Hundreds of children captivated by the new Iftah Ya Simsim Muppet, Shams, at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, May 11 2015: The newest addition to the Iftah Ya Simsim family – Shams, an energetic 6-year-old girl, had hundreds of children captivated at her very first public appearance during a series of special book reading throughout the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, taking place from May 7th to 13th, 2015. Joining Shams

New Iftah Ya Simsim Muppet, Shams, to make first public appearance during Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, 29 April 2015: Iftah Ya Simsim, the Arab world’s pioneering television series based on the world famous Sesame Street, invites children and families to meet the newest addition to the Iftah Ya Simsim Muppet family, Shams – an energetic six year old girl muppet. Making her first public appearance at the annual Abu

Iftah Ya Simsim Recognized for Meeting GCC Demand for Rich Educational Arabic TV Programs

JPPI’s annual meeting enticed discussions around media content production for children, with aims to revive the region’s traditions and values Abu Dhabi, 11 March 2015 – Iftah Ya Simsim, the Arabic educational television show based on the world’s longest-running TV series for kids, Sesame Street, has been at the forefront of discussion at the annual meeting

Iftah Ya Simsim unveils full cast to kick off its in-studio production phase in Abu Dhabi

Shams and Gargur to join the puppet pool of lovable characters alongside popular No’man in the opening season in 2015 UAE and Saudi talent to lead the puppeteering crew and human characters of theshow   Abu Dhabi, 2 February 2015: Iftah Ya Simsim, the Arab world’s pioneering television series that targets the educational needs of children aged

Children’s Casting call, lots of fun for the little ones

Join the Iftah Ya Simsim Muppets in a fun and playful environment filled with songs, exciting stories and adventures! Fifth Ya Simsim is announcing a casting call for all Arab children aged 6 – 9 years to come and play, dance and sing along with their favourite Iftah Ya Simsim Muppets. Do your children like


CASTING CALL!  Be a part of the Iftah Ya Sim Sim Cast! We are looking for Actors and Actresses who are GCC Nationals and are proficient in speaking classical Arabic to join our team! Submit before 25th Oct on the  to submit your audition click here contact for more info!

Sesame Street & GCCJPPI trains cadres specialized in kid’s programs

KUWAIT, (KUNA) — Director General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Joint Program Production Institution (GCCJPPI) Ali Al-Rais stressed the importance of preparing cadres for special programs for children, especially with regard to the famous Iftah Ya Simsim (Open Sesame) in its new edition. Al-Rais made this remark to KUNA, on Saturday, as a two-day workshop