The X Factor Arabia is the Arabic syndication of The X Factor. It originally premiered on March 26, 2006 and was discontinued after its second season. However, it was revamped in 2013 for a third season and a fourth season aired in 2015.
See main article: Season 1
Season 1 began in February 2006 with a judging lineup of Nelly, Khaled El Sheikh and Michel Elefteriades and presented by Joelle Rahme. It was eventually won by Moroccan singer Rajaa Kasabni who was part of the 25s - 30s category mentored by Nelly.
See main article: Season 2
Season 2 began in May 2007. Khaled El Sheikh and Michel Elefteriades returned as judges but Nelly departed and was replaced by Eygptian singer Anouschka. Joelle Rahme presented for the second consecutive year. It was eventually won by Syrian singer Muhammad El Majzoub who was part of the 16s - 24s category mentored by Anouschka.
See main article: Season 3
Season 3 began in February 2013, almost six years after the previous season. There was an all-new lineup of judges consisting of Elissa, Carole Samaha, Wael Kfoury and Hussain Al Jasmi. Bassel Alzaro replaced Joelle Rahme as presenter. It was eventually won by singer Mohammed Rifi who was part of the Boys category mentored by Hussain Al Jasmi.
See main article: Season 4
Season 4 began in March 2015, over two years after the previous season. Elissa was the only judge from the previous season to return while Carole Samaha, Wael Kfoury and Hussain Al Jasmi were all replaced by Ragheb Alama and Donia Samir Ghanem. Bassel Alzaro returned as presenter. It was eventually won by singer Hamza Hawsawi who was part of the Solo International category mentored by Ragheb Alama.