Arab Idol is an Arabic television show of a variety of talents ad not only music performance, based on the popular British show Pop Idol created by Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment and developed by Fremantle Media and recorded in Beirut, Lebanon. The first season premiered on 9 December 2011. The show was broadcast worldwide on MBC 1 and simultaneously aired on LBC. The second season debuted on 8 March 2013, the third season on 5 September 2014, and the fourth season on 4 November 2016 on MBC.
Deal or No Deal's Arabic version was first broadcast on September 15, 2004, having a brief weekly run on the Pan-Arabic channel MBC 1, called Al Safqa (الصفقة) and hosted by Amir Karar, the top prize was US$1,000,000.
After being cancelled, the show was revived as a daily program between April 1, 2005 and 2006 on LBC, called Deal or No Deal and hosted by Michel Sanan, the top prize was US$250,000 and was using the French format. A contestant won the top prize after refused the offer of US$71,000.