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DUBAI: Emirati entrepreneur Sara Al-Madani is all set for an explosive second season of “Real Housewives of Dubai”, premiering in the region on OSN+ on June 3.

“If people thought Season 1 was crazy, I think Season 2 is crazy. It’s fun. It’s nice. It’s deep. There are many complications. Expect the unexpected,” Al-Madani said in a recent interview with Arab News.

“After doing Season 1, you kind of embody that experience more and feel more comfortable with it. Because imagine sitting on location with 40 people (and) cameras in every corner. It’s not something you can easily ignore. In Season 2, we understood how to do things better. We are more comfortable, you see personalities louder and you get to know people better because we just embodied the whole experience,” she continued.

The first season will see Al-Madani reuniting with season one co-stars Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury, with new housewife Taleen Marie joining the group.

Of Marie, Al-Madani said: “I like that the circle is expanding. But at the same time, I feel like I haven’t gotten to know her very well because she’s Brooks’ close friend. So I feel like we didn’t have enough time to get to know each other on a personal level.

“I mean, it was interesting, but also because it’s a new person. And this person wants to prove his position in the group. That’s why they sometimes exaggerate. And the truth is that I see, respect and feel you as a woman. You don’t have to go far with anything. So she’s a very nice girl,” she added.

When asked what she learned most from Season 1, Al-Madani said, “You have to have strict boundaries. Don’t let people cross your red lines and disrespect you in any way.”

She also had a message for her fans who are looking forward to Season 2.

“I just want to tell all my supportive family that you don’t have to worry. I still maintain my character and my authenticity. Sometimes it gets hard because some of the girls really put you out of character with the situations you’re in and all that. However, I did the inner work. So it’s not easy to get me into a space beyond who I am. I am very genuine,” Al-Madani said.

“But at the same time, I want to tell everyone that as nice and sweet as I am, I don’t let people have fun with me, and you’re going to see that a lot this season. People have a misconception about nice people. They say to themselves, ‘Oh, she’s spiritual. She is all about healing, love and light. She will never respond. We’ll push her buttons and she’ll be fine.” No, we didn’t. We don’t create any problems, but we take, we don’t take either. We don’t let people mess with us. We have a dark side, but we know when to release it.”

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