STARZPLAY Original, “Million Dollar Listing UAE” debuts on September 15th to offer viewers an exclusive glimpse into the lives of five prominent UAE-based brokers as they navigate the thrilling landscapes of real estate in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, all while balancing their personal lives.
Following the hit series from Bravo in the US , the first international version of the show will follow the captivating journey into the world of lavish properties, high-stakes negotiations, and dazzling lifestyle of the elite as “Million Dollar Listing UAE” marks its much-anticipated debut on STARZPLAY, one of the leading video-on-demand subscription (SVOD) services in the region.
Exclusively licensed to Image Nation Abu Dhabi from NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal International Studios, which is part of Universal Studio Group, for the creation of the UAE edition, and sponsored by Aldar, a leading real estate developer headquartered in Abu Dhabi and Innovate Living, a luxury boutique developer based in Dubai, the reality series promises the fusion of the franchise’s signature excitement with the distinctive charm and grandeur of the United Arab Emirates.
The bi-lingual series follows a diverse cast of realtors living in the UAE, as well as a feature cameo from “Million Dollar Listing: LA” legend, Josh Altman and his brother Matt. The cast includes veteran estate agent Ben Bandari, who serves as an Executive Producer on the show, newbie Zay Brown, diva Nassira Sekkay, charismatic Rami Wahood and showman Riad Gohar.
Maaz Sheikh, CEO of STARZPLAY said: We are proud to bring this UAE reality series “MDL UAE” to the global audience. This show not only offers a fascinating glimpse into the glamorous world of high-end real estate but also showcases the unique blend of cultures, languages, and aspirations that define the United Arab Emirates. As a STARZPLAY Original, this series underscores our commitment to delivering exclusive and captivating content to our fans, further solidifying our position as a leading entertainment platform in the region.”
Ben Ross, Acting CEO of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, said: “Our role at Image Nation is to tell authentic stories from the region and we feel Million Dollar Listing is no exception. Not only will viewers get a look at the dynamic real estate landscape of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but they will also be able to see the country’s diverse culture and rich heritage. Million Dollar Listing is a proven reality success, and we are excited to bring an authentic local spin on the franchise to audiences across the region.”
Rashed Al Omaira, Chief Commercial Officer at Aldar, said: “This is a first not just for Million Dollar Listing, but also for Abu Dhabi and Aldar. Partnering to bring the very first international edition of the show to millions of viewers from around the world will further advance Abu Dhabi’s status as a prime destination for real-estate investment and we are excited for Aldar’s world-class residential portfolio to reach new audiences.”
Kareem Fahmy, CEO of Innovate Living, said: “We are honored to be a part of the first ever international version of Million Dollar Listing. As a luxury Real Estate developer in Dubai, Innovate Living is thrilled for audiences across the region to get a glimpse at our exceptional portfolio of properties, whilst enjoying the allure and the glamorous setting of the UAE.”
STARZPLAY subscribers across the MENA region can enjoy the seamless blend of luxury, drama, and lifestyle exclusively anytime, anywhere and from any device.
With thousands of hours of premium content including blockbuster movies, exclusive TV shows, kids’ content, Arabic series, as well as varied content via add-on channels, STARZPLAY is a leading video-on-demand subscription service in the MENA region. The service is available across 19 countries for fans to enjoy quality content.
Million Dollar Listing format started in the US in 2006 and over 12 seasons has proven a popular format, Image Nation Abu Dhabi has licensed the rights to the franchise from NBCUniversal.