As we continue to export sweet, sweet democracy to the Arab world, another gem of Western civilization is gaining prevalence in the Middle East: reality TV! Already fairly popular in places like the United Arab Emirates, Variety reports today that the number of Arabic-produced reality shows is increasing across the world. Programs like Prince of Poets and Star Academy are becoming big certified hits and, as production folks better learn the skills and format of the genre, they are creating more and more original programming, often in the style of Western competition shows. Can Bedouin Wants a Wife be far off? Take a look at clips of Poets and Academy after the jump.