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Get ready to pack your bags and head to the City of Gold for some drama this summer. The Real Housewives of Dubai premieres on Wednesday, June 1 at 9/8c with a supersized episode. We have all the details on what you can expect from the series — including the fact that the cast features a familiar and fashionable face.
The Real Housewives of Dubai will follow the ultra-glam lives of Nina Ali, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Dr. Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan, and Caroline Stanbury, who Bravo fans first met on Ladies of London.
Dubai marks the 11th city in The Real Housewives franchise and the first original international iteration. It follows the extravagant lives of a dynamic group of women who run business empires while they expertly navigate a highly exclusive social scene within this ultra-luxe billionaire’s playground. You can check out a tease featuring the ladies who are "taking Dubai by storm," and, below, you can learn more about the cast and their lavish lives in the City of Gold, per a press release.
Born in Lebanon and raised in Texas, Nina Ali moved to Dubai in 2011. Highly driven and business-minded, Nina is the co-founder of a successful cake company. After facing significant challenges growing up, Nina values authenticity and prides herself on being the “real deal,” especially when it comes to raising her three children. Though she is supportive of her husband’s lucrative business endeavors, they must decide if life in the penthouse is worth the many sacrifices.
Dubai’s first Black supermodel Chanel Ayan is a glamorous socialite known for her elegance and enviable style. A fashion and beauty expert, Chanel is a boss on and off the runway. While running her successful talent agency, she is juggling motherhood and a highly anticipated makeup and skincare launch. When Chanel is confronted by demons from both her past and present, she realizes she can only hide behind couture for so long.
The daughter of two immigrant parents from Honduras, Boston-born Caroline Brooks is a proud first-generation American and Afro-Latina with an appetite for business that is larger than life. With the nickname Caroline DXB, she is well-known in the Dubai real estate world and dreams of opening an inclusive spa. Self-made and hyper-driven, she will use any connections – including her ex-husband's – to cement her and her son’s future.
Dr. Sara Al Madani
Born and raised in the UAE, Dr. Sara Al Madani straddles two worlds: modern and traditional. After starting her first business at the early age of 15, Sara has become a prolific public speaker and inspiration to young women in the region. Despite all her success, this twice-divorced mom of one is intent on finding the one thing that’s missing in her life: love.
Originally from Jamaica, Lesa Milan is living out her dreams in Dubai as a successful fashion designer, devoted wife and loving mother to three. Queen of her household, Lesa is fiercely loyal and puts family first over everything. The former Miss Jamaica winner is proud of her luxury maternity fashion line Mina Roe, but fears the success of her brand may come at the cost of her personal life.
A stylist turned reality star on Bravo’s former series Ladies of London, Caroline Stanbury returns to the network with expanded horizons as a luxury brand ambassador and host of the popular relationship podcast Divorced Not Dead. After her break-up, the mother of three found happiness in Dubai with former Real Madrid soccer player Sergio Carallo. However, marrying someone much younger comes with its own set of challenges, especially around the topic of expanding their family.
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