Tuesday, July 25, 2017

About #DubaiToday

The award winning Dubai Today presented by Suzanne Radford, easing you through the morning, bringing you compelling real life stories and inspiring ideas on achieving the perfect work life balance. Get your daily music fix just after 11am, take a breath and feel inspired by the Mid-Morning Music Moment – creating a playlist to your life.

Dubai Today with Suzanne Radford

Winner Best Talk Show
Sharjah Government Communications Award
Best Current Affairs and Radio Personality Nominee
Association International Broadcasting Awards  

Sundays – Kaleidoscope

Tune in as Suzanne Radford and guests mull over the small stuff that helps us take care of the big. An imaginative look at the world around you, we talk culture, creativity, personal development, community, inspiring stories, diversity and understand life’s lessons.


In the first hour, we offer a mix of perspectives, experts and stories including your monthly financial consultation with Keren Bobker, Senior Partner with Holborn Assets. She offers her experience and guidance on how to manage your personal finances.

In the second hour, it’s The Animal House, sponsored by Royal Canin. Suzanne Radford is in the studio every Monday at 12pm talking pet and animal news on the animal clinic with resident vet from DKC Veterinary Clinic Dr Lucinda Nattrass and Todd Carson of Dubai Kennels and Cattery, addressing your questions and concerns on pet health, nutrition, behaviour, boarding and relocation.

Tuesdays – Eye on Health

Make an appointment with the city’s leading experts in health, fitness and wellbeing including doctors and patients alike, who clarify the facts, unmask the myths and offer sound advice with your health. Regular contributors include Naturopathic Physician Dr Heather Eade from Intelligent Health, Keith Littlewood from Balanced Body Mind and Dr Amer from the Dental Spa

Wednesday – On The Couch

Tune in for your weekly dose of therapy with On the Couch, when Suzanne Radford is joined by Dr Thoraiya Kanafani, Clinical Psychologist, or esteemed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Dr Raymond Hamden from the Human Relations Institute and Clinics. The show addresses your concerns on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting and child behavior with a regular special feature, ‘Press Like’, which brings students from the UAE into studio to share their insight into the ever changing interface of technology.

Thursday – The Thursday Brunch

It’s all about food news, ingredients and recipes with The Thursday Brunch bringing together the movers and shakers of the culinary community, serving at the table food news, debates, recipe ideas and laughter. The Thursday Brunch has a regular panel of food experts, alongside highly acclaimed award winning chefs and authors who have featured on the show including Gordon Ramsay, Giorgio Locatelli, Greg Malouf, John Tarode, Ed Bains, Nathan Outlaw, Ken Hom, Wolfgang Puck, Marco Pierre White, Gary Rhodes, Tom Aikens, Jason Atherton, Silvena Rowe, Gizzie Erskine, Atul Kochur and Reza Mohammad.

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I’ve been in Dubai 15 years now and I could not survive without Dubai Eye. My biggest treat is Suzanne Radford, what a wonderful presenter, catching her show makes the day! – Susie

Dubai Today is a veritable ‘Smörgåsbord for the ears’ – always an interesting mixture of programmes. As I work from home, I am often able to listen and sometimes participate when the programme is covering topics of personal interest (which seem to come up quite regularly!) Special highlights for me over the years have been the many interviews with top chefs and other foodies, the live broadcasts from restaurants / food / sporting events, some of the heart-warming family oriented stories common to many of our lives and the always excellent programmes featuring Dr Stephen Keck (particularly the 1st World War programmes for example). – Kevin Marriott

Hi Suzanne, congratulations on becoming a Dubai cultural icon. I work with chefs and one of them made his new menu with only sustainable, fair trade, organic foods from all over the world. He told me he gave his menu ‘the Suzanne Radford treatment’! – Armel

Thanks so much for replying. I listen to your show often when driving around the Emirates. You really hit home with relevant subjects. You are also not afraid to touch on the very delicate and often taboo subjects of depression, alcoholism, difficult parenting issues, etc. I personally suffer with biopolar and I think this certainly contributes to my weight issue. I keep my suffering away from my profession and very much a secret. That’s why I relate to your show because it makes me feel like I’m not alone! – Ian

Your program and the positive vibes that come over are like a fresh squeezed orange juice to gives a healthy kick…great program! – Peter

Without doubt, in over thirty years Suzanne gave the best interview I’ve ever had – brilliant! – John Gray, bestselling author of the Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus series

Your shows inspire me, comfort me and offer a source of educational entertainment that has a unique balance of insight into the various situations that life throws at us – Alisa


Suzanne Radford – Presenter/Producer


Suzanne Radford’s background is performing arts: she has written, produced and directed children’s shows, and run drama-based team building workshops. Suzanne founded the Cut Throat Theatre Company in the UK, where her troupe of actors specialized in hosting murder mystery events for the bloodthirst High profile victims included supermodel Elle Macpherson and many a member of European Royalty…. they are all still alive!

As producer for the prestigious Perrier Comedy Awards in Edinburgh and London, Suzanne was instrumental in showcasing new talent and enabling comedians to develop their careers on the comedy circuit and the media.

Suzanne went on to complete her Master’s degree in Media Production from Birmingham University, where she specialised in Radio Production, and decided to move permanently to the UAE in 2008.

Suzanne has interviewed many high profile personalities ranging from Broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray to Queen Noor of Jordan to poet Lemn Sissay OBE and Conservationist Dame Dr Jane Goodall. Chefs who have joined Suzanne Radford in conversation include Giorgio Loccatelli, Wolfgang Puck, Jason Atherton, Tom Aikens and Gary Rhodes.

Suzanne’s passions include travel, laughter, food and its provenance, and sharing people’s life stories. Suzanne is proud of her work with local charity Gulf For Good, which supports children’s charities in Peru and Mongolia.

When Suzanne is not working you can find her outdoors enjoying the beach or out in the desert with her dog or spending time with friends, enjoying the city’s restaurants and events.

Email Suzanne at suzanne.radford@arn.ae.

Jo McKibben – Producer


Jo grew up in the UK and as a teenager her family moved to Madrid where she lived for 10 years. She returned to the UK to study at the University of London and Central School of Speech and Drama.

After graduating, Jo did some globe trotting before returning to London where she started her career in television production. Spanning twelve years, she worked in Post Production, Children’s Television and Documentaries, with Channel Management for the launch of BBC Three and as an Entertainment News Producer for BBC News in London. Career highlights include filming David Beckham in Madrid, broadcasting live from the Ibiza and spending a lot of time on the red carpets of London learning that celebrities are a lot shorter in real life.

Jo took a career break to support her family and has lived in the region for a decade. She has been working with Dubai Eye 103.8 and the Arabian Radio Network for the past three years as Senior Producer for Dubai Today with Suzanne Radford.

Away from the radio station Jo is best described as a bookworm, a keen homemaker, in the kitchen and garden, all the while recording her achievements to show off about them on social media. More importantly, she is a keen swimmer and recently completed the 1.6km swim around the Burj Al Arab with the medal taking pride of place at thome!  Bearing in mind she is often beaten, but never defeated, in swimming races with her 13 year old son and at netball with her 11 year old daughter and at Monopoly by her 7 year old son. 

Email Jo at jo.mckibben@dubaieye1038.ae.