Returning for its third season, The Real Housewives of Melbourne (RHOM), will see the eight housewives head to Dubai and Atlantis, The Palm for this season’s girls’ getaway.
In two 60-minute episodes, the cast enjoy a jam packed programme that includes a desert safari experience with Arabian Adventures, dinner at Atlantis, The Palm’s underwater restaurant, Ossiano, shark dives and waterslides at Aquaventure Waterpark, kisses from Fur Seals at Sea Lion Point, shopping at the Dubai Mall, sampling camel milk lattés, enjoying Middle Eastern food at Qbara, bartering for bargains at the souks and enjoying a traditional breakfast and heritage discussion at the Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding.
Taking the Housewives to Dubai for a ‘girls getaway’ and immersing themselves in the local culture, formed part of Dubai Tourism’s wider strategy to strengthen awareness of the cosmopolitan, vibrant and exciting nature of the destination and its appeal to the female demographic.
Commenting on the 10-day film shoot, Julie King, Director for Dubai Tourism – Asia Pacific, said: “Filming RHOM provided a wonderful opportunity to highlight the diversity of the destination through the Housewives’ experiences. The episodes will inspire the show’s audience by showcasing the unique nature of Dubai through its wide array of local and international culinary offerings, cultural attractions, adventure experiences, beach activities and shopping.”
“Our aim is to reinforce Dubai’s position to Australians as a longer stay, year round holiday destination. As Dubai continually evolves and changes, it is becoming very popular with female travellers and female groups looking for an exciting getaway in a safe and fun environment. Visitors to the destination can have a completely different experience each time they arrive in Dubai keeping the destination vibrant and fresh” added King
The Housewives stayed in Imperial Club Suites at Atlantis, The Palm for eight nights, and enjoying an array of activities from cocktails at Nasimi Beach Club, to thrilling waterslides at Aquaventure Waterpark and personal shopping sessions in the Royal Bridge Suite.
Serge Zaalof, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, The Palm added “It was a pleasure having ‘The Real Housewives of Melbourne’ at Atlantis in Dubai. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the magic that is Atlantis to the Foxtel Arena audience.”
The episodes were filmed late in 2015 and will air on Sunday April 10, Sunday April 17 and Sunday April 24.
Now in its third season, the series has made household names of Melbourne’s Housewives and catapulted them into the spotlight with the series becoming Foxtel’s highest rating reality production at the time of launch. The series has become an international hit and was the first franchise outside of the US to screen primetime on Bravo, as well as screening on ITVBe in the UK.
Returning for season three are Chyka Keebaugh, Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello and Pettifleur Berenger. This season they are joined by Melbourne socialite and country girl turned Toorak Housewife, Susie McLean.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne season three airs at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s Arena.