Real Housewives of Dubai
When the ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ first premiered in 2006, little did anybody know that a reality show based on the glamorous lives of rich women would be such a massive success. The overwhelmingly positive response to ‘RHOC’ led to several spin-off franchises, making the ‘Real Housewives’ a pop-culture staple. Considering that the USP of ‘Real Housewives’ is all about affluence and aspirational lifestyle, Bravo couldn’t have done a better job when zeroing in on Dubai as its 11th city for ‘Real Housewives of Dubai’.
Dubai which has been nicknamed as ‘City of Gold’ and is home to several billionaires, serves as the perfect backdrop for Bravo’s upcoming show ‘RHODubai’. Like the rest of the ‘Real Housewives franchises, the new show will focus on “a group of women navigating their relationships, careers and supremely lavish and ultra-wealthy lifestyles in the United Arab Emirates.” The show’s executive producer Andy Cohen explained, “Everything’s bigger in Dubai and I couldn’t be more excited to launch Bravo’s first international Housewives’ series in a city I’ve been fascinated by for years, with an outstanding group of friends as our guides.”
When does RHODubai air?
‘RHODubai’ premieres on Wednesday, June 1 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Bravo. Following the premiere, you can catch new episodes of RHUDubai every Wednesday at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Bravo
Where to watch RHODubai?
Aside from catching the show live on Bravo, ‘RHODubai’ is also available for streaming on Peacock the next day.
Nina Ali: Born in Lebanon and raised in Texas, Nina Ali is a lifestyle content creator who moved to Dubai in 2011 with her husband, Munaf. 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 the penthouses and personal drivers are worth the many sacrifices.
Chanel Ayan: Dubai’s first Black supermodel Chanel Ayan is a glamorous socialite known for her elegance and 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.
Caroline Brooks: 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 a luxe 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 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.
Lesa Milan: 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.
Caroline Stanbury: A stylist turned reality star on Bravo’s former series ‘Ladies of London’, Caroline Stanbury returns to the network with expanded horizons as a popular influencer and host of the relationship podcast ‘Divorced Not Dead.’ After her divorce, 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.