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Glam, Feuds & a New Housewife: The Real Housewives of Dubai Season 2 First Look

All the details on Season 2's premiere episode, as teased by Caroline Stanbury, Caroline Brooks, Sara Al Madani, and Chanel Ayan. 

By Becca van Sambeck

We have good news: The Real Housewives of Dubai is coming back for more glitz, glamour, and drama!

How to Watch

Catch up on The Real Housewives of Dubai on Peacock or the Bravo App.

And while we don't have word yet on the exact date when Season 2 will premiere, those who attended BravoCon 2023 got a special treat: They were able to watch the entire first episode of the new season, getting a tease of the repaired friendships, unexpected feuds, and outrageous outfits viewers can expect when The Real Housewives of Dubai returns to Bravo.

Here's what to know about the premiere episode, and what people saw at BravoCon:

Who's on The Real Housewives of Dubai Season 2?

Taleen Marie, of The Real Housewives of Dubai, in a floor length gold and jeweled gown.

Season 1 cast members Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Lesa Milan, Sara Al Madani, and Caroline Stanbury are all returning. They're joined by a new Housewife, Taleen Marie. As BravoCon attendees saw, Taleen is close friends with Caroline Brooks, which is how she knows the other women.

Taleen is also a talented musician who's worked with the likes of Christina Aguilera and Sting, as she name-dropped in the premiere, but she ultimately left her home in Los Angeles for Dubai to be with her husband.

Bravolebrities at the “Bravo Screening: The Real Housewives of Dubai S2 Premiere" at BravoCon 2023

What the Real Housewives of Dubai Said at BravoCon About Season 2

Chanel Ayan and Caroline Brooks posing together while walking the red carpet for BravoCon 2023.

Four of the Dubai ladies came out to introduce the episode, and as you can expect, they were dressed fabulously. Chanel wore a structural red gown with a long train and dramatic shoulders, while Caroline Brooks opted for a long sleeved sparkling jumpsuit. Caroline Stanbury went for a different kind of look, dressing down in denim, while Sara wore a simple black jumpsuit.

"Lots of betrayal, fun, sisterhood, and love," Chanel said of the new season, as Sara added, "This season was even more fun than the last one.

To that, Caroline Brooks said, "If you thought Season 1 was crazier, this is crazier," noting viewers can also expect plenty of plot twists as The Real Housewives of Dubai continues on.

What Happens on The Real Housewives of Dubai Season 2

Bravolebrities at the “Bravo Screening: The Real Housewives of Dubai S2 Premiere" at BravoCon 2023

Viewers saw an exciting premiere episode that showed the women trying to move on after the events of the Season 1 reunion. Caroline Stanbury has made amends with both Lesa and Chanel, but that doesn't mean all the ladies are in tune — Sara and Chanel are in a particularly rough place after comments Sara made to the media.

One off-season event was naturally discussed quite a bit: a Beyoncé concert, where Chanel and Lesa got to be in "VVIP," while Caroline Brooks and Caroline Stanbury sat in "VIP." Which one was actually a more exclusive setup? Well, depends which one of the women you ask.

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New 'Wife Taleen also attended the concert, and it seems possible there will be tensions between her and Caroline Stanbury based off Caroline's comments about how Taleen behaved there.

Other interesting tidbits: Caroline Stanbury is still happily married — but dealing with the horrors of building a house from the ground up and a husband interested in a baby sooner rather than later, Sara is giving a new form of spiritual healing a try, and Chanel may actually be older than Caroline Stanbury, in a surprising twist after Chanel's comments last season.

The women's confessional looks continue to stun in Season 2, with one look of Chanel's drawing appreciative gasps from the audience: a dress made of many red roses paired with matching heels and a massive headpiece covered in similar flowers.

But the most dramatic moments of the episode came at a pool party thrown by Lesa. While it started off with the women reconnecting, it was soon evident there is still tension between many of them — with a fight quickly erupting between Chanel and Sara.

What will happen next? We'll have to watch the rest of the season to find out!

When can I watch The Real Housewives of Dubai Season 2?

The new season will debut on Bravo in 2024. Season 1 is available to watch on Peacock now. 

Watch BravoCon 2023 panel highlights, exclusive interviews, and more on Peacock and BravoTV.com.

 

Originally published Nov 3, 2023.

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