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Meet ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ Cast Members

It’s going to be hotter than usual in Dubai this summer with the super successful and sensational women giving us a peak into their glitzy and fascinating lives in the “City of Gold.”

“The Real Housewives of Dubai” is dropping this summer, and we’re so ready for all the jaw-dropping drama the sensational group of women will be providing on our screens. Bravo’s new show, the first original international version of the popular TV reality show, will follow the ultra-glam lives of Nina Ali, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Dr Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury, an alum from the American basic cable television network’s “Ladies of London.”

Based around their lives in the 11th city in the franchise, the show is premiering on June 1 with an ultra-long episode. Viewers will be transported into the extravagant, ultra-luxe lives of the group of dynamic, ambitious and successful women. While “taking Dubai by storm,” as a press release describes, the women are juggling running business empires and skillfully making waves in an extremely select social circle in the emirate, known as a billionaire’s playground. A high-paced life in the ‘City of Gold,’ as Dubai is termed, obviously comes with challenges though. And 'when new group dynamics threaten long-standing friendships, tensions inevitably reach a boiling point, so if you can’t handle the heat... get out of Dubai,' the press release shared.

Here’s what to know about the six high-profile women to get you started on the reality TV journey. 

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Nina Ali

Lebanese-born Nina Ali moved to Dubai in 2011 with her husband, Munaf. Ali, who was raised in Texas, is a lifestyle content creator. The very driven and business-minded mother of three is also the Co-Founder of Fruit Cake, a successful cake company offering fresh and premium quality fruit cakes. After facing big challenges growing up, she appreciates authenticity and often positions herself as “the real deal.”

“Though she is supportive of her husband’s lucrative business endeavours, they must decide if the penthouses and personal drivers are worth the many sacrifices,” according to Bravo.

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Chanel Ayan

Dubbed as “Dubai’s first Black supermodel,” Chanel Ayan is a high-status socialite known for always being chic and stylish. As well as being a style star and expert on and off the runway, Ayan is a beauty expert. And she recently announced the launch of her own beauty brand with celebrity make-up artist Toni Malt. Called AYAN By Toni Malt, the label with gorgeous make-up products was highly-anticipated. Ayan, who is a mother too, also runs a successful talent agency.

The Bravo press release states that when “confronted by demons from both her past and present, she realises she can only hide behind couture for so long.”

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Caroline Brooks

Caroline Brooks, who has earned the nickname Caroline DXB, is a proud first-generation American and Afro-Latina. Born in Boston to Honduran parents who became immigrants, she has a veracious appetite for business. In addition to being renowned in the Dubai real estate field, Brooks, who is divorced with one child, has recently become the owner and founder of a luxury inclusive spa and beauty salon. Called The Glasshouse Dubai, it is located in City Walk and is set to open soon.

“Self-made and hyper-driven, she will use any connections – including her ex-husband’s – to cement her and her son’s future,” Bravo says.

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Dr Sara Al Madani

Born and raised in the UAE, Dr Sara Al Madani started showing her entrepreneurial spirit at the tender age of 15. Madani, who overlaps the modern and traditional worlds, has become a high-volume public speaker. She is an inspiration to young women in the region, as well as her child.

The young entrepreneur is the CEO and Co-Founder of HalaHi, which offers fans the opportunity to get personalised messages from their favourite celebrities. Al Madani, who is a coveted fashion designer and the youngest board member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is also a partner at Cahero Holding. As well as being involved in the investment management company dealing with the financial, real estate and construction industries, she has an interest in clean beauty brand Kind & Co. Additionally, she Co-Founded and created content for Social Fish, a digital marketing company.

While her professional life is super successful, Madani has been divorced twice and is looking to find love once again.

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Lesa Milan

Jamaican Lesa Milan is a successful fashion designer and devoted wife and mother to three children. In fact, the uber loyal former Miss Jamaica always makes her family a priority.

Milan is full of pride about what she has achieved with her luxury maternity fashion line Mina Roe, which provides standout pieces for every stage of motherhood. However, she fears the success of her brand may come at a personal cost. Milan worries about not always being able to balance her impressive professional life with the demands of her family life.

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Caroline Stanbury

Caroline Stanbury is a reality TV maven. The British star was a fan favourite on Bravo’s former series, “Ladies of London.” The former stylist has expanded her horizons since then and now spins her magic as a luxury brand ambassador. Stanbury also runs the popular relationship podcast “Divorced Not Dead.” The series has had 2 million downloads and counting and is in the top 20 relationship charts globally.

After her divorce from Cem Habib, the mother of three found love again with Sergio Carallo, a former Real Madrid football player. She married her Spanish beau, who is much younger than her, in November 2021 and the loved-up couple honeymooned in Mauritius.

Truly Original produces “The Real Housewives of Dubai” with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Jamie Jakimo, Brandon Panaligan, Glenda N. Cox and Chelsey Stephens as executive producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an executive producer. 

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