The Real Housewives of Dubai
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Middle East spin-off is opulent, challenges stereotypes.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a reality show featuring professional women living opulent lifestyles in Dubai. It attempts to challenge existing stereotypes about women in the UAE.
Positive Role Models
The cast consists of successful, self-assured, professional women. They are also mothers. Some are also competitive and unpleasant towards each other.
The women come from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and self-define as Afro-Latina, Lebanese, Kenyan-born Somali Ethiopian, Jamaican, British, and Emirati. Most live in Dubai as expats.
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Violence & Scariness
The women frequently argue with each other.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's some strong innuendo, including subtle, but crude, references. Marriage and divorce are themes. Sometimes outfits reveal lots of skin. Men are sometimes seen shirtless.
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Words like "damn" and "bitch" are audible, while curses like "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
There's lots of expensive cars and luxury brands randomly visible. The brands from cast members' companies are sometimes featured, too.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (hard liquor, champagne) is visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Real Housewives of Dubai, yet another installment of the Real Housewives franchise, has lots of arguing, drinking, and over-the-top behavior the series is known for. There's some sexual innuendo, strong language, and bleeped cursing. Luxury brands, and some created by cast member's companies, are sometimes visible. The cast does seek to challenge stereotypes about what life can be like for women in the Emirates.
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What's the Story?
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DUBAI, an international installment of the Real Housewives franchise, features five diverse women living in luxury in the City of Gold. It stars the Kenyan-born, Somali and Ethiopian Chanel Ayan, Dubai's first Black supermodel, former Miss Jamaica winner and designer Lesa Milan Hall, Lebanese entrepreneur and former Texas resident Nina Ali, Afro-Latina businesswoman and spa owner Caroline Brooks, and renown Emirati serial entrepreneur Sara Al Madani. Also joining the group is Caroline Stanbury, a former Ladies of London cast member. As the women pursue their individual business ventures, enjoy their wealthy lifestyles, and continue to build their lives with their partners and families, they also negotiate the relationships they have with each other.
Is It Any Good?
Despite being set in a major international city, this installment of The Real Housewives series offers all the reality entertainment one comes to expect from the franchise. While there are brief mentions of local customs and laws, the diverse group of women, most of whom are living in Dubai as expats, want to challenge stereotypes about living in the UAE by showcasing their ability to build successful careers and their opulent lifestyles. In some cases, they also address how they live independently with their children. But outside of this, the entire production isn't much different from its reality cousins. If you're a fan, you'll take pleasure in the fact that The Real Housewives of Dubai doesn't stray from the franchise's typical story telling approach, and features all the over-the-top content it's known for.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about what life is like in Dubai. Does the city represent what most of the Emirates is like? Does everyone who lives there have money? What customs and behaviors are people expected to follow when they reside there?
Does the cast ofThe Real Housewives of Dubai challenge existing stereotypes about women living in the Emirates? How? Are you surprised by the way the cast lives? Why?
- Premiere date: June 1, 2022
- Cast: Caroline Stanbury, Chanel Ayan, Sara Al Madani
- Network: Bravo
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: May 2, 2023
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