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Yousef Gamal El-Din

Host of "Access: Middle East" and "Access: Africa"

Yousef Gamal El-Din is the host of CNBC's Access: Middle East and Access: Africa. He is also the channel's regional correspondent and regularly contributes analysis for CNBC.com.

Although based in Dubai, Yousef travels across the Middle East and North Africa in pursuit of market moving stories. He has reported on major events throughout the Arab World for CNBC's signature programs, from Squawk Box to Closing Bell.

At the peak of the violent 2011 and 2013 uprisings in Egypt, Yousef was on the ground in Tahrir Square, providing unprecedented coverage for the network in the toughest of circumstances. His coverage of the Arab Spring, financial markets, and the region's economic trends have been an important component of CNBC programing.

He has also been on assignment for NBC News and MSNBC,appearing on programs such as "Nightly News with Brian Williams", the top network evening newscast in the United States.

When not on-air, Yousef often moderates at conferences and private sessions, including the World Economic Forum.

In more than six years of live television, Yousef has interviewed top regional and international leaders in politics and business.For two years, he co-anchored Capital Connection, a daily show serving as the bridge between markets in Asia, Europe and the US. Prior to joining CNBC in early 2010, Yousef was an anchor for Egyptian Television.

Yousef graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo, with both a B.A. and M.A. in journalism. A native of the region, he is fluent in English, Arabic, German and formerly, French.

You can follow Yousef on Twitter @youseftv and Facebook facebook.com/yousef.tv

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  • There always is a plethora of questions any stakeholder has for a presidential hopeful. For both local and foreign investors, those will often pertain to economic policies that will help the Arab world’s most populous nation out of its slump. But for most Egyptians and as a corollary the 13 presidential candidates in this month’s election, it’s not.

  • Dubai Palm Island

    In April, the HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.5, the highest level since June 2011. The one-point increase is the strongest monthly gain since October of last year.

  • How Will Sudan Dispute Affect Oil Exports? Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:46 AM ET
    JUBA, SUDAN - JANUARY 09: Southern Sudanese celebrate at the end of the first day of voting for the independence referendum January 9, 2011 in Juba, Sudan. Southern Sudan is participating in an independence referendum today following a historic 2005 peace treaty that brought an end to decades of civil war between the Arab north and predominantly Christian and animist south. The south is expected to vote around 99 percent to secede from the north which will also give it a majority of Sudan's oil

    Sudan has warned nascent South Sudan it would not allow what it described as widened aggression along the border. A state of emergency is already in effect after several weeks of clashes and fears are growing of an escalation into a full-blown war.

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  • Showtimes

    Show Airs Every Fortnight

    CNBC in the UAE (OrbitSN) UAE Times

    Wednesday 20.00

    Friday 01.00

    Saturday 10.00 & 15.30

    Sunday 15.30 & 19.30


    CNBC in EMEA CET Times

    Thursday 23.00

    Saturday 08.00 & 13.30

    Sunday 13.30 & 17.30


    CNBC World EST Times

    Monday 21.30

    Saturday 19.00

    Sunday 07.00


    CNBC in Asia-Pacific SIN/HK Times

    Saturday 17:30

    Sunday 08.30 & 20:30

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