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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 yr@cruae.com, with your Top 1O all time favourite songs from the last 60 years, free choice.

Every Thursday @ 6.05pm 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.


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: Skillet Pan Mac n Beef (6th Jan) Spicy Salmon Miso Ramen (13th Jan)

2021 Recipes

2020 Recipes

2019 Recipes

You can contact Jason directly with all your culinary queries and news by email on jason@cruae.com.


John Clayton
Capital Radio UAE Sports – Friday 10-1pm
‘Sounds Of The 80’s’ – Saturday 2-5pm

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!

Sounds of the 80’s

Join John with Capital Radio UAE’s exciting new show, ‘’Sounds of the 80s’’, every Saturday from 2-5pm UAE. John goes back to this iconic decade and re- lives the music, TV, films and what was making the headlines across the entire 1980s. Get your shoulder pads ready for 3 hours of 1980’s nostalgia.


Nicky Smith – Our Official Holiday / Sickness Cover Presenter

Nicky will be presenting various shows over the next few months. 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: nsmith@cruae.com 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: gquinnell@cruae.com or message the studio live from the… capital radio uae dedicated free to use on any device App, available around the World.


Dave Adams- Club life Thursday 7-9pm and Retro Hits 1970s and 80s – Friday 7-9pm

Dave has over 20 years DJ and Broadcasting experience gained in both in the UK and with stints in Norway and around the World. Dave will be presenting two weekly shows on Thursday and Friday 7-9pm.

Club Life – Join Dave to kick start the UAE weekend for 2 hours of Club Life every Thursday 7-9pm, which is a weekly 2 hour dance music show. Playing the biggest and best club tunes from the late 80’s, 90’s and the naughties, that filled the biggest dance floors worldwide. Club Life is full of musical memories and nostalgia reminding you of your past clubbin’ days. From the early days of “Chicago House”, “Dance”, “Garage” and “Trance”. Club Life Show really is all about the classic dance tunes!

Retro Hits – Every Friday 7-9pm Dave takes you back to the retro decades of the 1970s and 80s for 2 hours of pure UAE nostalgia. The 70’s & 80’s were the decades of big hair, shoulder pads, bright clothes, and great music! Retro Hits is a musical journey and perfect for that Friday night vibe.


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.