Dubaiians! Fancy yourself as the next big reality TV star?
Well, now is your chance. World Travel News can reveal that the kingdom of bling is set for its own reality TV show like hit programmes Made In Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex.
London based Production Company, Arrow Media, is launching a new reality TV series centred around the lives of British expats who live on The Palm and is looking for “individuals with big personalities and an interesting story to tell.”
Arrow- which describes itself as “ one of the UK’s most ambitious creative forces” - is the company behind Ultimate Airport Dubai (a popular series which allowed unprecedented access into one of the world’s busiest airports), the National Geographic Channel’s Animal Fight Night and Channel 5’s Don't Tell The Doctor.
It isn’t the first time that The Palm - three palm-shaped man made islands that are often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world owing to the fact that they, along with the Great Wall of China, can be seen from space - has caught the imagination of reality TV makers.
The Real Housewives of Cheshire and The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills have both filmed episodes on the islands, while American socialite Paris Hilton famously searched for a new best friend back in 2011’s Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF.
If you live, work or play on the Palm and think you have got what it takes to become the next Spencer Matthews, Mark Wright, Binky Felstead or Sam Faiers, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The search for the cast of a Dubai reality show comes in the wake of the news that the former fishing village has been selected to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony (www.worldtravelawards.com/event/middle-east-2017) on the 31st October 2017, at Armani Hotel Dubai.
This will be the second time that World Travel Awards – widely dubbed the 'Oscars of the travel industry' – has visited Armani Hotel Dubai, following a glittery ceremony back in 2011.
Announcing the decision, World Travel Awards Founder and President Graham Cooke said: “It will be an absolute pleasure to return to Armani Hotel Dubai.
I can think of no better partner for our Middle East event than the Armani Hotel Dubai, whose only goal is to ensure guests are spoilt non-stop and leave with a smile.”