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Young Roge

Drivetime: 4-7pm Sunday-Thursday – UAE local times.
John Clayton Sits in 21st October

Our Drivetime DJ is Young Roge, who is no stranger to many UAE radio listeners. Many long-serving UAE residents will remember Roge from his Breakfast Show on Capital Radio in the 1980s, to his Drivetime and weekend brunch shows on Radio 2 in the UAE from 2004-2011.

Roge has been a Radio DJ for over 35 years and gained his nickname ‘Young’ Roge mainly because he remains youthful for his maturing years, although Roge experience is vast when it comes to pure entertainment value.

Roge Drivetime show will contain many exciting features and completion’s, such as…. the popular… ‘’Where In The World Am I’’…. and…. ‘The Lateral quiz for the kids at 5.45pm, and ”My Top 10” between 6.30 and 7pm, where you can pick the Capital Radio playlist with your all-time Top 10 favourite songs, email Roge on, with your Top 1O all time favourite songs from the last 60 years, free choice.

Every Thursday @ 6.10pm Roge will be joined live in the studio with top Home Chef – Jason Pettit … for… ‘’Foodie Thursday’’… Jason will rustle up a sumptuous tasty, quick and easy weekend recipe.

Every Sunday between 6-6.30pm UAE join Ms Fatima Hussain as she answers your questions covering all aspects of living and working in the UAE.

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Jasmine Taylor – Jasmine’s Soul On Saturdays 5-8pm

Join Jasmine every Saturday night between 5-8pm, for the best in classic soul music, from the magic of Motown to Barry Whites addictive vocal, Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross both soul legends to name but a few.

Jasmine has almost 15 year’s experience as both a professional singer / songwriter and vocal coach and has been a UAE resident for 6 years. Jasmine has performed both solo and with her band The Shakedown across the UAE in many of the county’s most popular and prestigious five star venues. Jasmine and The Shakedown were also winners of the Abu Dhabi Time Out – 2018 Best Bar Band award.

Jasmine will take you on a journey through the decades for 3 hours of the best soul and Motown music then wind you down for the final “bubble bath hour” between 7-8pm playing those smooth soul grooves to help you chill / relax and recharge your mind and body in preparation for the busy week ahead. Jasmine will entertain you with a combination of great fun and brilliant music… while you soak up those bubbles and chill with those healthy scented candles.

Send in your ‘’bubble bath’’ soul requests and shout outs to, Email:

Bubble Bath Hour is sponsored by The Wave Lounge. Contact The Wave Lounge on Instagram:

The Wave Lounge is offering a 10% discount on all spa treatments & beauty products for all Capital Radio UAE listeners! Discount can be claimed by simply informing reception that you heard Wave Lounge on Capital Radio UAE when making a booking.

Jason Lee Pettit – Foody Thursday 6.05-6.30pm

Jason will be cooking live in the studio on the Young Roge Capital Drive home every Thursday 6-6.30pm UAE. Every Thursday Jason will cook a quick, simple healthy recipe to kick start your weekend.

A total foodie, Jason has been cooking in professional kitchens from the age of 15.

Classically trained in French Cuisine, his career has encompassed multiple cuisine styles from French, Italian, British, Spanish to Mexican and South East Asian. Jason is proficient in all dining styles from Private Members Clubs, Fine Dining Restaurants to Branded Restaurant Groups.

With a passion for using fresh, local ingredients and products, he champions educating teams through training, tasting and knowledge sharing to ensure each and every dish is consistent and high quality.

Jason has been in the UAE for over 7 years now and during this period, he has worked across the GCC in various roles. Jason came to Dubai as the Executive Chef for Noodle House and had total responsibility for both the owned restaurants and International Franchise partners.

Jason has also worked for FoodMark Group as Executive Chef for the Asian & Fine Dining division. Jason lead the original Mango Tree restaurant in Souk al Bahar to retain successive Whats On Awards as well achieving Best Fine Dining Chinese in Qatar with ChiZen.

Latest recipes: Easy Beef & Broccoli Stri Fry (14th Oct), Expo Burger (7th Oct), Decadent Beef Fillet Saltimbocca Style (30th Sep), Grilled Salmon & Courgette Skewers (23rd Sep), Tuna Dan Dan Noodles (16th Sep), Thai Chicken Fried Rice (9th Sep), 3rd Birthday Bash Bonanza – Beef Wellington (2nd Sep), 3rd Birthday Bash Bonanza – Crepe Suzette (2nd Sep), Blackened Tilapia (26th Aug), Quick Goan Prawn Curry (19th Aug), Classic Chicken & Leek Pie (11th Aug), White Gazpacho (5th Aug), Quick Spanish Omelette (29th Jul), Quick Doner Kebabs (15th Jul), Easy Korean BBQ Beef Thursday (8th Jul), Easy Chicken Kiev (1st Jul), Vietnamese Turmeric Fish Noodles (24th Jun), Fathers Day Breakfast Hash (17th Jun), Easy Beef Stroganoff Thursday (10th Jun), Grilled Tuna Steak Nicoise (3rd Jun), Spicy Steak Fajitas (27th May), Pica Pau Thursday (20th May), Bang Bang Chicken (6th May), Speedy Sausage Gnocchi (29th Apr), Chili Prawn Linguine (22nd Apr), Baked Herb Crusted Fish Fillet (15th Apr), Easy Tom Khaa Soup (8th Apr), Lazy Easter Brunch Torrijas Thursday (1st Apr), Shish Tawook with Toum (18th Mar), Miso Glazed Aubergine Steaks (11th Mar), Pan Seared Teriyaki Salmon (4th Mar), Scallopini with Lemon, Capers and Creamy Polenta Thursday (25th Feb), BBQ Lamb Skewers with Yemeni Chili Sauce (18th Feb), Cheats Creamy Salmon Risotto (11th Feb), Chicken Chow Mein Thursday (4th Feb), Grilled Lamb Steak (28th Jan), Provencal Fish Stew (21st Jan)

2020 Recipes

2019 Recipes

You can contact Jason directly with all your culinary queries and news by email on

John Clayton – Capital Radio UAE Sports- Friday 10-1pm

The Capital Radio UAE Friday sports show is a perfect home if you love sports of any type. Join John Clayton every Friday between 10-1pm for the best UAE sports show.

John will be playing those great chart tunes from the 1960s to present day, combined with some great conversations and leading sporting interviews, news and views, both local and international. All of this mixed with some brilliant interactive weekly competitions and sandwiched in between those big chart hits spanning the past 60 years.

John is no stranger to the UAE airwaves, having previously spent many years living in Sharjah and hosting numerous shows on Channel 4.

John loves his sport and especially football, after playing for the West Ham Utd academy in his early teens. Two broken legs later, he embarked on a radio career working for some of the biggest regional and national brands across both the UK and the UAE. These included Heart London, Wave 105 and Channel 4 – Dubai. John is often hosting VIP events at the likes of Sunderland, Southampton and Portsmouth – being lucky enough to meet John Motson amongst others!

John is into many other sports, and good friends with Sarah Botham – Sir Ian Botham’s daughter, a gateway into the cricketing world where he recently met his idol Geoffrey Boycott!

Claire Devine – Friday Brunch Roadshow – Friday’s 1-4pm (UAE)

Join Claire every Friday between 1-4pm for Friday Brunch Roadshow. Not only will Claire be playing those big chart hits from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and today. Claire will also be entertaining those little ones & the parents also, with fun features such as, ‘’Are We There Yet’’ and those ‘’little ones embarrassing moments’’, especially when your with friends and family.

Claire has been in the Entertainment Industry all her life where she trained in Drama, Musical Theatre and TV Presenting. She previously owned and operated a successful Children’s Entertainment Company in Ireland and has worked professionally in TV, Radio and Theatre from the age of 16.  

Claire has been a resident in Abu Dhabi for the past 8 years where she has also hosted many live events including Dubai Outlet Malls 10 year anniversary ‘Rising Star’ competition, the ‘Mr Dubai Grand Final’, ‘Darkness Into Light’ Mental Health Annual Ball plus her weekly Live ‘Parenting through Covid’ which included special guests. She also has many Theatre and TV commercial Credits.

Every Friday Claire will be running a 15 minute competition and giving away a complimentary brunch for 2 people plus one child to one of the UAEs many fantastic five star Hotels spread across the UAE. It’s free and fun to enter, so listen every Friday from 1-4pm. To enter simply download our free to use Global App “capital radio uae”. You can them message the studio with your answer and fingers crossed it will be you who wins, good luck.

Email Claire: or message the studio live from the… capital radio uae dedicated free to use on any device App, available around the World.

Roni John – Post Brunch Disco Mix Party – Every Friday 4-7pm (UAE)

Roni will be mixing all the top tunes from the 1960s to present day with all those sensational cheesy dance floor fillers, so your Friday brunch ‘’vibe’ will continue after the food has long gone.

Roni is famous across the UAE for his ‘’beat on beat’’ mixing and has been a UAE club/ bar DJ for over 25 years. Long-time residents will remember Roni from Waxy O’Connor’s, Rock Bottom, Longs Bar to name but a few and now the legendry Fibber Magee’s in Dubai where Roni performs live at the weekends, when he’s not on Capital mixing it up every Friday @ 4pm.

Email Roni: or message the studio live from the… capital radio uae dedicated free to use on any device App, available around the World.

The Friday Night Capital Vibe With Kelly- Friday 7-10pm

Join Kelly every Friday night for the ‘’Friday Night Capital Vibe’’. If you’re recovering from a busy Friday Brunch, or just want some warm and friendly company to ease you into the remainder of the weekend, then Kelly is the perfect company. Kelly will be playing some classic chilled out tunes to relax and recharge those batteries. Kelly will be combining the fantastic music with some fun and entertaining interactive hourly features between 7-10pm every Friday.

Kelly has had an extensive career as a professional performer, previously dancing on the West End in London before moving out to Dubai. Kelly has been a resident in Dubai for over 13 years with strong background in media. She has a love affair with all things paper and stationery, running the UAE’s leading greeting card companies – Abra Cards and Habeebee Designs.





Nicky Smith – Our Official Holiday / Sickness Cover Presenter

Nicky will be presenting various shows over the next few months sitting in for Young Roge on The Capital Drive Home on 27th & 28th October. Nicky will be popping up on many other Capital Radio UAE shows providing much valued holiday cover.

Nicky has worked in radio broadcasting for over 30 years. Starting as the BBC’s Traffic and Travel presenter, she then moved overseas to Cyprus, where her radio career continued, predominantly for the British Forces working for BFBS. Within the company, she has worked in Germany, Gibraltar, Bosnia, The Falkland Islands, and Afghanistan during the conflict.  Her work has included presenting shows, interviews, outside broadcasts and scheduling music. 

Nicky moved with her family to Abu Dhabi in 2019 and is now a permanent UAE resident so knows what busy family life is like especially at the weekends.

Nicky loves to keep fit; attending classes, playing golf and tennis. She also enjoys live theatre and music events. You can sometimes hear her playing the saxophone too – although rather badly! 

Email Nicky: or message the studio live from the… capital radio uae dedicated free to use on any device App, available around the World.

The Gemma Quinnell – Saturday Brunch Fitness Show – 11-2pm (UAE)

The Gemma will be keeping you fit and healthy for 3 hours every Saturday from 11am. Gemma will have the latest fitness tips on both exercise and nutrition, combined with top fitness tunes from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and today, covering all age groups across the UAE. You can work off that Friday brunch and set yourself up for the busy week ahead with Gemma’s workout and meal ideas every Saturday.

Gemma officially began her broadcasting career at Pontins in UK on their in-house channel, PTV, after gaining work experience for radio stations at BBC Radio Kent and Medway FM plus TV station Nickelodeon.  She has hosted many live events across the UK and Middle East.

Gemma came to UAE in 2015 and has since worked as a fitness tutor and fitness trainer – helping the nation to become more active and slimmer.

Email Gemma: or message the studio live from the… capital radio uae dedicated free to use on any device App, available around the World.

John Foster – Welcome to the Pleasuredome – Saturdays 2-5pm UAE

If you love the 1980s then you’re in for a real treat for the next 3 hours every Saturday. John will be looking back at the 1980s, interviews with the decade’s top artist and stars. John looks back at the fashion, news, what happened, what was launched and invented in this remarkable decade of both brilliant music and many world firsts that changed all our lives.

John has a long career in UK radio working for some of the biggest stations in the country. For nearly two decades he worked for the BBC in the North East presenting every show, he’s also been on Smooth Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, TFM and Magic amongst others.
A Teessider by birth and a great football fan, he’s married with two children and can’t wait to get stuck into the Pleasuredome on the happy sound of Capital Radio UAE.

Email John: or message the studio live from the… capital radio uae dedicated free to use on any device App, available around the World.

You can listen to all your favourite Capital Radio UAE shows on other media stations like MyTurner Radio where you can also download their app.