Former Sydneysider Mariam “Maz” Hakim is co-hosting Virgin Radio Dubai’s new show Trending 20.
The Aussie broadcaster, with an Afghan heritage, moved to Dubai last year.
The new nightly show will be broadcast across the Arabian Radio Network and streamed globally, putting its content entirely in the hands of social media.
Trending 20 with Myles and Maz is giving listeners the power to choose the songs in real time with social media powered song ordering. Other features will include Trending Gossip, Trending Chat and What’s Trending On the Tube.
Steve Smith, COO of The Arabian Radio Network commented, “Being connected to our listeners is part of our daily lives. The new show with Myles and Maz will give our listeners full control and help us engage with our listeners further”.
Another Australian on the station is Kris Fade who hosts The Kris Fade Show, the highest rating breakfast show in the UAE.
The Arabian Radio Network is the largest radio network in the UAE with 9 stations catering to over 200 nationalities in the UAE. The workforce at ARN combines of multilingual professionals from around the world.