I've never been a huge fan of Radio Sawa. It's good for when you have people over and you have no music to play - no worries for me there! - but otherwise their English/Western playlist is too damn awful; way too many boy bands and teen pop and not enough rock. So I find myself humming along to the latest Arabic hit and then when the English song comes on, 9 times out 10 I have to change the channel or switch to a CD.
However, for the past couple of days since Sheikh Zayed (RIP) passed away, they have been playing the most beautiful selection of عود and تقاسيم. It's really something!