Following in the footsteps of the popular and loved ‘The Real Housewives’ franchise, ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ offers us an authentic sneak peek into the lives of several affluent women who are based in the capital city of the Emirate of Dubai. As cameras follow these women around in their daily lives, we get to witness how they navigate high-profile social lives, take care of their professional commitments, and maintain a solid bond with their loved ones all at the same time.
Additionally, the show is peppered with romance and drama, which does make things all the more exciting. Introduced in season 1, Dr. Sara Al Madani aimed to use the show as a platform to smash all stereotypes surrounding Arab women. An entrepreneur from the young age of 15, Sara’s life has been inspirational, to say the least. However, her success and appearance on reality TV made fans even more interested in her personal life. Well, here’s everything we found out!
Sara Al Madani’s Family and Early Life
Sara was born in Austin, Texas, in a close-knit family. She is the eldest of 3 siblings and grew up alongside a sister, Hind, and a brother Hamad. Sara is of Bahraini and Emirati descent; her father, Abdul Wahab Al Madani, hails from Bahrain, while her mother, Asma Al Madani, is an Emirati native. In an interview with Gulf News, Sara credited her father as her biggest cheerleader, saying, “My father has always told me that I had a mindset bigger than my age and I would do things differently from other kids. I believe I have lived up to his expectations.”
Sara was a brilliant student at the Sharjah American International School, and right after graduation, she decided to pursue a degree in Direction and Acting from the American University of Sharjah. However, fate had other plans as she later decided to drop out of the course and follow her passion. “At the end of the second year, I had to make a choice to run my own business or to focus on my university. So I dropped out of college to pursue my dreams,” she told Gulf News.
However, as per reports, she later completed her course in cinema at an American university. Nit just that, Sara went on to achieve an honorary doctorate in Business administration in Woman leadership in 2018. At just 15 years of age, Sara became hugely interested in entrepreneurship and worked tirelessly in order to establish her first company. Although Sara had to put in massive amounts of hard work, the young entrepreneur never looked back and eventually went on to win numerous prizes in her field.
At present, Sara Al Madani runs four companies that encompass several avenues of business, including fashion, F&B, tech, and marketing. Additionally, to top it all off, Sara has served as a board member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is a much sought-after inspirational speaker who has delivered keynote addresses in esteemed universities. Despite her busy schedule, she takes time out to spend with her loved ones.
Sara Al Madani’s Ex-Husbands
Sara prefers to focus on her professional career and has tried her best to keep her personal life under wraps. However, reports mention that the 36-year-old (at the time of filming) super-successful entrepreneur has been married and divorced twice. Unfortunately, Sara has not revealed much about her married life in the public sphere and likes to maintain privacy.
Having said that, we do know that one of her two marriages took place in 2013. However, the ex-couple decided to go their separate ways just a year later. Sara was also married to Mustafa Khawaja, a businessman of Pakistani origin who is currently the CEO of Khawaja Holdings. However, from the looks of it, the pair are now divorced.
Sara Al Madani’s Child
Dr. Sara Al Madani is a proud single mother to her 6-year-old son, Maktoum, who came into this world on August 26, 2015. Although the ‘RHOD’ star is immensely busy running four successful companies, she manages to take time out and has been bringing her son up independently. Similarly, Maktoum shares an exceptional bond with his mother and often features on her Instagram profile. From the looks of it, Sara is quite a hands-on mother and always prioritizes her child over everything else. It is heartwarming to witness them lead happy lives, and we hope success never eludes them in the future.
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