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Fans speculate on highly anticipated ‘Real Housewives of Dubai’ casting rumors

DUBAI: Whether it’s Beverly Hills, Orange County or Atlanta, “The Real Housewives” is perhaps Bravo’s most successful TV franchise – and last week it was announced that the hit reality show was heading for Dubai.

Andy Cohen, the show’s executive producer, revealed that the cult series will experience its first international iteration in 2022, making Dubai the 11th city for ‘real housewives’, with the official hashtag confirmed by the network as # RHODxb.

Although the show has yet to start filming and the cast has yet to be revealed, rumors have already started to circulate online about who will star in “The Real Housewives of Dubai”.

Read on to find out some of the UAE-based personalities and influencers fans believe will be joining the franchise as the social media debates – from Instagram to Reddit – come to a head.

When contacted by Arab News, responses ranged from an emoji-laden “no comment” to outright denials and those who refused to release a statement, proving it’s still anyone’s game.

Caroline stanbury

The British fashionista, who has been romantically linked to Sylvester Stallone and Hugh Grant, previously starred in Bravo’s other reality show “Ladies of London” from 2014 to 2017. She recently moved from London to Dubai, where she lives with her fiancé, ex-footballer Sergio Carallo.

Sara al madani

The Emirati businesswoman is one of the few names to have circulated on social media. Renowned fashion designer, CEO of several companies and younger board member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry are just a few of the accomplishments that the self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur” has on his mind. active.

Al-Madani declined to comment when contacted by Arab News.

Karen wazen

Among the cast, Bravo said he expects “a group of women navigating their relationships, their careers and their supremely lavish and ultra-rich lifestyle in the UAE.” The Lebanese blogger, who juggles her social media empire and sunglasses company Wazen Eyewear with raising three children with husband Elias Bakhazi, seems to fit the description. However, the influencer representative declined to make an official statement on the matter.

Deema Al-Asadi

The 33-year-old is an Iraqi influencer with a strong sense of style. Before the content creator amassed a million Instagram followers, she was training as a dentist. Today she is married to Mohammed Awwad and the couple have a baby boy together.

Although fans online are hoping the star will make an appearance on the show, her rep told Arab News she was not part of the cast.

Chanel Ayan

Based in Dubai, the Kenyan model, née Ayan Pillot, has worked with prestigious brands such as Chanel and Prada and posed for renowned magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She met her husband when she was 17, and the couple have been together for 20 years. They have together a 16 year old son, who followed in his mother’s footsteps and also role models.

Lesa Milan-Hall

Born Lesa-Gayle Wee Tom, former beauty queen at Milan-Hall – she participated in the Miss Jamaica Universe 2009, Miss Caribbean World, Miss Hollywood Teen USA and Queen Miss Jamaica Caribbean World contests in 2010. She is married to British financier Richard . Hall with whom she shares three sons. A regular in reality TV, Milan-Hall appeared on BET’s College Hill in 2008.

Farhana Bodi

While the Dubai-based Indian influencer’s 1.2 million Instagram fans would no doubt have been delighted to see the 35-year-old on the small screen, Bodi confirmed to Arab News that she was not taking part.

Rawan Bin Hussein

The Kuwaiti influencer and mother-of-one would certainly have made an exciting addition to the show. However, she revealed to Arab News that she was not part of the cast “as far as she knows”.

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