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Young Roge

Drivetime: 4-7pm Sunday-Thursday – UAE local times.

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.

Everything UAE- Every Sunday 6-6.30pm (UAE times)

Capital Radio UAE’s weekly consumer programme Everything UAE, which is broadcast every Sunday between 6-6.30pm UAE during the Young Roge drive time programme. All our fabulous listeners legal questions answered, covering all aspects of everyday living here in the UAE. Co hosted By Dr Laura Voda, a leading UAE lawyer from one of the UAE s leading law firms Fichte & Co. All aspects of everyday life covered, including employment, property and finance laws. For more information on Fichte & Co please call 04 435 7577. Fichte Legal, your lawyers, by your side, for everyday living here in the UAE.





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:

Jason Lee Pettit

Capital Radio welcomes your new ‘’Foody Thursday’’ Chef Jason Lee Pettit.

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: 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


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.

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)

Sponsored by Fibber Magee’s. Dubai’s Best Kept Secret. Fibber Magee’s is Dubai’s oldest and most iconic Irish pub. Put simply, we offer great beer, the best Guinness in town, homely pub grub, live entertainment and sports. Our prices are fair, and our experience is unmatched by any pub in the 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.


Lucky – Every Friday 7-10pm (UAE)

We welcome Lucky who brings over 16 years of UAE radio experience to the happy sound of Capital Radio UAE. Lucky is no stranger to the UAE airways, Lucky was one of the original DJs on Capital Radio in Abu Dhabi back in the mid to late 1990’s and then a regular on Emirate’s Radio 2 in the early 00’s.

Lucky will be keeping your Friday evening going with a mixture of fantastic music from the 1960s to present day, combined with great hourly features such as, test your knowledge with, ‘’All things Lucky’’, “Third Time Lucky”, “Lucky Stars” and “Lucky Dip”. Get Lucky with Lucky with the best in music, trivia and prizes every Friday 7-10pm UAE.

Email:…… or message the studio live from our dedicated free to use on any device ‘’App- Capital Radio UAE’’


Nicky Smith – Saturday Breakfast – 8-11am (UAE)

Lucky Sits in 24th July to 14th August

Nicky will be serving up the top tuners from the 1960’s,70s,80s and present day to accompany the Saturday morning tea, coffee, bagels or buns for 3 hours of family fun. Packed with family features and music such as ‘’Parent Taxi’’ and that ‘’Deva Hair Brush Moment’’, Nicky has it all for you every Saturday.

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 permeant 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.