If you’re curious about the new ladies of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DUBAI — Season 1, well you are in for a treat! Dubai Housewives Dr. Sara Al Medani, Caroline Brooks, Carolne Stanbury, Chanel Ayan, Lesa Milan and Nina Ali make their grand debut today on Bravo! I watched an exclusive clip of the reality series and well let’s just say they put the Beverly Hills Housewives to shame!
If you’re into all the glitz and glamour you will love this show! I have personally heard horror stories of how the men over there treat their wives/girlfriends etc and all the shenanigans they do, so I’m not really impressed at all and they ladies look a bit controlled to me! But it is a different culture not something I would EVER be into but for entertainment purposes, I guess I will watch one episode lol! It’s full of drama, flashy cars, insane wealth, extravagant lifestyle etc and if that’s your thing, it airs tonight at 9pm but check your local listings. Meet each of the women inside and the trailer….
Chanel Ayan is a Kenyan-born, Somali and Ethiopian supermodel and businesswoman taking Dubai by storm. The glamorous socialite is well known for her elegance and style, along with her successful talent agency. A fashion and beauty expert, Chanel is also developing a makeup and skincare line with celebrity makeup artist Toni Malt (Ayan by Toni Malt and Ayan Skin) to bring transformative looks and confidence to women around the world. In addition to being a business force, Chanel is also a loving wife to her husband of 22 years and a doting mother to her son.
Originally from Jamaica, Lesa “Milan” Hall is a successful fashion designer and entrepreneur living out her dreams in Dubai. The former Miss Jamaica winner is the founder and chief designer of luxury maternity fashion brand Mina Roe, which has been worn and loved by celebrities. Lesa is also a devoted wife to her millionaire financier and real estate developer husband, Richard Hall, and the proud mother to their three children – Maximillian, Sebastian and Kristian.
Born and raised in London, Caroline Stanbury now resides in Dubai with her new husband, former Real Madrid soccer player Sergio Carallo, and her three children. A stylist turned reality star on Bravo’s former series “Ladies of London,” Caroline returns to the network with expanded horizons as a host of her popular relationship podcast “Divorced Not Dead” and as a luxury brand ambassador. She represents some of the world’s most prestigious brands and last year launched her first shoe collection with Black Suede Studio. Additionally, Caroline is a passionate philanthropist and entrepreneur with various projects in fashion and home goods capsule collections in development.
The daughter of two immigrant parents from Honduras, Caroline Brooks is a proud first-generation American and Afro-Latina with an appetite for business. In 2010, Caroline and her now ex-husband relocated from Massachusetts to Dubai. While they were married, Caroline served as the marketing manager for his group of companies, giving her a taste of what it was like to run a major business in the Emirates. After they separated, the single mom was determined to find financial independence, becoming one of the first female real estate directors in the area. In recent years, Caroline has made a shift into the beauty sector with Glass House Salon and Spa, a luxury salon that caters to women of all colors, hair textures and skin types.
Born in Lebanon and raised in Texas, Nina Ali is a highly driven businesswoman and entrepreneur. Growing up in a traditional Lebanese household, Nina is very spiritual and loved surrounding herself with art and culture. Nina moved to the dynamic city of Dubai with her husband in 2011. It was there that she co-founded her premium fruit cake business and became a mother to three beautiful children. Nina considers being a mother her favorite journey and greatest accomplishment.
Dr. Sara Al Medani
An Emirati local, Sara Al Madani is a multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur renowned in the UAE. She started her first business at the early age of 15 and has since become a prolific public speaker, delivering more than 200 keynote speeches at esteemed institutions in the UAE to inspire young women to be self-confident and pursue their career goals. In addition to her entrepreneurial work, Sara has formerly served as a board member at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the UAE SME Council in the Ministry of Economy.
As the 11th city in the franchise, “The Real Housewives of Dubai” follows a powerful group of lavish women as they run business empires and expertly navigate a highly exclusive social scene within this ultra-luxe Billionaire’s Playground. Whether they’re dining on a mountainside overlooking a valley of 1,000 camels or hosting the wedding event of the year, these ambitious and glamorous women prove everything is more extravagant in the “City of Gold.’” When new group dynamics threaten longstanding friendships, tensions inevitably reach a boiling point, so if you can’t handle the heat … get out of Dubai
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