Skip to main content

Bravo is best known to be the home of The Real Housewives. The franchise started in 2006 with The Real Housewives of Orange County where icons like Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge were made. Cities that followed included New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Beverly Hills, Miami, Potomac, and Dallas. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City was the latest U.S. city to get a franchise last year and the format is now going international. The Real Housewives of Dubai was confirmed this week and fans have a lot to say.

Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose, Heather Gay, Andy Cohen, Jen Shah, Mary Cosby, and Lisa Barlow posing on the set of the RHOSLC Season 1 reunion set
Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose, Heather Gay, Andy Cohen, Jen Shah, Mary Cosby, and Lisa Barlow | Heidi Gutman/Bravo

Andy Cohen confirms ‘RHODubai’

The Real Housewives franchise is expanding into new territory and claiming Dubai as its next city. Although the format has been done in other international cities, this is the first time Bravo is developing the franchise outside of the United States. Andy Cohen shared the exciting news while making an appearance on the Today show on Nov. 1.

“Get your passports! Our 11th city, we’re going to the billionaires’ playground, the city of gold, the desert oasis — The Real Housewives of Dubai,” Cohen told Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. “The first international city produced by Bravo. This is maj (major) — huge.”

Cohen added, “We have a great group of friends. This is going to blow the lid off of the entire franchise.”


It Really Happened! Nicki Minaj Shares ‘RHOP’ Season 6 Reunion Photo With Andy Cohen

“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,” executive producer Cohen said in an official statement from the network.

The press release also said that the series will highlight “a group of women navigating their relationships, careers, and supremely lavish and ultra-wealthy lifestyles in the United Arab Emirates.”

“Whether they’re coasting on a private plane, running their own empires, or hosting on a private island, these glamourous, successful women are ready to serve up scorching hot drama and unexpected twists,” the official press release read.   

Fans react to ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ teaser

It wasn’t long before the news hit all the Bravo fans that The Real Housewives of Dubai was finally happening. The official Instagram account for the cable network aired a teaser for the show showcasing the desert and the world-renown skyscrapers. Viewers are eager and excited about what’s to come and their reactions proved it.

“omg, that’s gonna be next level! bring the real big money,” a fan replied.

“I hope they actually have some who is a native on the show,” a follower noted.

“Do they know swearing in Dubai is punishable by jail? The show will be cancelled before they even film,” an Instagram user pointed out

“Very excited for this and can’t wait to see more of Dubai and its culture. Just hope the cast reflects the country and the overall region,” another fan mentioned.

“This is going to be amazing!” another follower commented.

“The real rich women of dxb would never share their personal life,” another Instagram user said.

The Real Housewives of Dubai is slated to start filming this month. Caroline Stanbury, who Bravo fans remember from Ladies of London, is rumored to be one of the housewives in the new franchise. RHODubai will premiere in 2022 on Bravo.