Abu Dhabi, December 6, 2016: Quest Arabiya today announced its new short form series, Rahaalah, the first ever Arabic-language travel show about Flash-Packing[i], a form of up-scaled backpacking.
The factual series chronicles Saudi adventurer and Harvard Alumni, Abdullah Al-Jumah, who left behind his profession as a university lecturer in KSA to document his travels flash-packing around the world to cities in UAE, Korea, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Spain, Italy and Germany.
The series produced by Emirati producer and renowned globetrotter, Peyman Parham Al Awadhi, forms an invaluable travel guide for Arab travellers and residents living within MENA region planning to visit these cities.
Commenting on the short series, Abdullah, host of Rahaalah said: “I’ve had an amazing opportunity to explore the world and share my stories and adventures from these experiences.
“I believe there’s a lot we can learn from broadening our horizons, travelling to new places, and what better way to do this than backpack in style.”
Abdullah, who speaks Arabic, English and Spanish, believes the growing genre of flash-packing is perfect for the Arab traveller, as they can enjoy the perks of staying at luxury accommodation, while still achieving that grassroots and authentic experiences that comes with backpacking.
Khalid Khouri, Deputy General Manager of Quest Arabiya said:“The travel genre enjoys great popularity in the region, especially amongst Arab youth.
“We are excited that we can expand our programming genres to shine a light on people that take us on inspiring human journeys.”
Rahaalah will air throughout the whole month of December, each Sunday and Tuesday at 21:00 KSA on Quest Arabiya.
[i] Flash-packing is a term used to describe young professionals who upscale their backpacking travels; while they still may travel with a backpack, they now have the added luxuries of staying at five star hotels and have disposal incomes to spend on activities at their chosen destination.