Raya Abirached
Biography
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Raya Abirached is one of the most important and successful TV personalities in the Arab world. She is the only Arab TV presenter to interview weighty Hollywood stars. Raya is the producer, writer, and researcher of her own TV programs, which makes her an inspiration to many women and girls around the world with her successful career of more than 15 years.

Raya hosted several TV shows, including the weekly business show World Business, which aired on CNBC Europe and Asia. She is also the researcher and presenter of her popular TV program Scoop With Raya, which airs on MBC 2. She also co-hosts the hit TV talent show Arabs Got Talent. She covers important film events like the Academy Awards, BAFTA, and Golden Globes ceremonies, along with international film festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, and the Venice International Film Festival. Raya hosted the opening ceremony of the 2nd El Gouna Film Festival in 2018.

Abirached lent her voice to the Arabic versions of some of the most famous animation films, such as The Angry Birds Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village. In 2019, she joined the cast of the animation film Angry Birds 2.

Moreover, Raya's charismatic presence and charm has made her one of the most sought after faces in the Arab world to represent several brands. She has been the brand ambassador of several regional and international brand names, such as Sony Mobile, Banana Republic, the American fashion house, and Himalaya. Currently, she is the brand ambassador for the IWC Schaffhausen luxury watches.

In November 2019, Abirached won the Arab Women of the Year Award for Achievement in Television at the 2019 Arab Women of the Year Awards in London.

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Filmography
TV Shows
  • 2006-2011 World Business
  • 2005 Present Scoop With Raya
  • 2011-2019 Arabs Got Talent
Films
A VOICE OVER TALENT Raya lent her voice to the Arabic versions of some of the most famous animation films, such as:
  • 2019 Spies in Disguise
  • 2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • 2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • 2016 The Angry Birds Movie
A Festival Fixture
Thanks to her eloquence and dedication, Raya has been on the red carpet of some of the most prestigious events, to name a few:
  • The Academy Awards®
  • BAFTA
  • Golden Globes
  • IWC Gala
  • Vogue Arabia’s Anniversary
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • Venice International Film Festival
  • London Film Festival
  • Dubai International Film Festival – host of the opening and closing ceremony of the 10th edition
  • El Gouna Film Festival- host of the opening ceremony in 2018
Awards & Honors
Awards
  • 2019 Nickelodeon Arabia Favorite TV Personality of the Year
  • 2019 The Arab Women of the Year Award for Achievement in Television at the 2019 Arab Women of the Year Awards in London.