Bravo announces the cast of ‘Real Housewives of Dubai’ (TV News Roundup)

“The Real Housewives” is going international, and the first stop is Dubai. “The Real Housewives of Dubai” will premiere June 1 at 9 p.m. ET, Bravo announced Friday. The network also revealed the first promo for the franchise’s first official international iteration.

Dubai marks the 11th city in the “Housewives” franchise, and the first new one after the hit series “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” premiered in 2020. “Dubai” was first announced in November, and according to Well done, it “follows a powerful group of lavish women as they lead business empires and expertly navigate a very exclusive social scene within this ultra-luxury billionaire playground…When new dynamics of group threaten longtime friendships, tensions inevitably reach a boiling point, so if you can’t stand the heat… Get out of Dubai.

Bravo announced that the cast will include Nina Ali, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Dr. Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury, who was previously a fan favorite from Bravo’s “Ladies of London.” Learn more about the cast and watch the promo below.

Nina Ali is a Lebanese-born, Texas-raised lifestyle content creator. She moved to Dubai in 2011 with her husband, Munaf, with whom she is raising three children. “Although she supports her husband’s lucrative business ventures, they have to decide if the penthouses and personal drivers are worth the many sacrifices,” Bravo says of Ali.

Chanel Ayan is dubbed “Dubai’s first black model”. She is “a glamorous socialite known for her elegance and enviable style,” in addition to being “a fashion and beauty expert,” according to Bravo. She balances motherhood while running a talent agency and launching her makeup and skincare business, and when she “comes up against demons from her past and present, she realizes she can’t can hide behind the seam for so long”.

Caroline Brooks was born in Boston to Honduran parents and is currently well known in the Dubai real estate world as “Caroline DXB”. “Self-taught and hyper-driven, she will use every relationship — including her ex-husband’s — to cement her and her son’s future,” Bravo says.

Dr. Sara Al Madani was born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, and started her first business at age 15. She has been divorced twice and is still looking for love.

Lesa Milan is originally from Jamaica and a former Miss Jamaica winner, and is currently a fashion designer and mother of three. She is “fiercely loyal” and always puts her family first. She is “proud of her luxury maternity fashion line Mina Roe” but fears she cannot balance the success of her brand with the demands of her personal life.

Caroline Stanbury is best known for her role in the former Bravo series “Ladies of London”. A former fashion designer and current mother of three, Stanbury found happiness in Dubai after her divorce and found love with former Real Madrid footballer Sergio Carallo. But Carallo is much younger than Stanbury, which offers its own set of challenges.

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

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