Caroline Stanbury Will Return to Reality TV with 'The Real Housewives of Dubai' — Meet the Rest of the Cast
Bravo fans, rejoice! The next Real Housewives franchise has officially been announced — and the location is making history for the network.
During a Nov. 1 appearance on Today in 2021, Andy Cohen revealed that The Real Housewives of Dubai would be airing on Bravo in 2022. The United Arab Emirates city marks the franchise's first foray into original international programming.
Dubai will be the 11th location featured on The Real Housewives, and it joins the likes of Orange County, Atlanta, New York City, Potomac, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, Dallas, Miami, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C. (which has been canceled).
Read on to find out everything we know about the upcoming series thus far, including the cast and the premiere date.
Andy Cohen said 'The Real Housewives of Dubai' will "blow the lid off the entire franchise."
After weeks of speculation regarding a rumor that a new Real Housewives series was in the works, Andy discussed the upcoming international program with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on Today.
"Get your passports! Our 11th city, we are going to the billionaires' playground, the city of gold, the desert oasis, The Real Housewives of Dubai," the Watch What Happens Live! host shared.
Though other Real Housewives franchises do air around the world, like in Cheshire, Melbourne, Athens, Naples, Johannesburg, and more, The Real Housewives of Dubai is the first one in an international city to be directly produced by Bravo.
"This is maj[or], and you don't get it. It's huge," Andy told the Today co-hosts. "We have a great group of friends. This is going to blow the lid off the entire franchise."
Following the reveal on the NBC morning show, both Andy and Bravo released further statements via a press release to elaborate on the news.
"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," Andy, who will be an Executive Producer for the show, stated.
"With the desert paradise of Dubai as the backdrop, this billionaire's playground is known for its over-the-top opulence, jaw-dropping modern architecture, and wild nightlife scene," Bravo shared in a press release. "Whether they're coasting on a private plane, running their own empires, or hosting on a private island, these glamorous, successful women are ready to serve up scorching hot drama and unexpected twists."
'The Real Housewives of Dubai' cast includes 'Ladies of London' alum Caroline Stanbury.
As soon as the series was announced, fans began speculating about the cast line-up, though nothing was immediately confirmed.
Exactly five months after Andy shared that The Real Housewives of Dubai was in the works, Bravo released a first-look teaser. The brief clip revealed the six ladies in the cast.
Ladies of London alum Caroline Stanbury, who has been linked to the series from the start, will make her long-awaited return to the small screen in the cast of the debut season. The 45-year-old appeared on all three seasons of the English Bravo series, which aired from 2014 until 2017.
The Brit chronicled her family's relocation to Dubai during the third and final season of Ladies of London. The mom of three moved to the United Arab Emirates city in 2016 because of her then-husband's job.
Following her international move, Caroline announced her intention to divorce her husband, Cem Habib, in 2019. She has since wed Sergio Carrallo, which could be a featured storyline on the show.
Caroline will be joined in the cast by Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Dr. Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan, and Nina Ali.
Nina is a married mom of three, who moved to Dubai in 2011. Like Nina, Lesa is also a married mom to three kids, and she designs maternity wear.
Lesa isn't the only one on the cast who is involved in the fashion world. Model Chanel is an expert on all things beauty and fashion, and she leads a glamorous life as a socialite.
Caroline Brooks is a real estate maven who is looking to make her mark in Dubai for herself, and for her son following her divorce.
Dr. Sara is another divorced mom of one, and she has been married twice before. She'll be looking for a real love connection on the debut season.
Bravo shared the premiere date for 'The Real Housewives of Dubai' — and it's sooner than many fans expected.
Now that fans have gotten a glimpse at the cast for the upcoming Housewives franchise, many are itching to find out when it will premiere on Bravo.
The newest franchise will make a splash on screen on June 1, 2022. If Caroline Stanbury's role on Ladies of London is any indication of the drama to come on the Dubai series, then it will certainly be a summer to remember.