'Real Housewives Of Dubai' Star Nina Ali Is A Texan & She's Austin's Biggest Fan

She has no problem talking about Texas on the show!

Texas Staff Writer
Nina Ali with her head resting on her hand. Right: Nina Ali soft smiling.

Nina Ali with her head resting on her hand. Right: Nina Ali soft smiling.

Texans are pretty prideful. We love any chance we can get to show our love and talk about the Lone Star State.

That's definitely true for new reality TV star, Nina Ali, an Austinite who now lives thousands of miles away in the United Arab Emirates, showing off her family's lavish lifestyle on Bravo's TheReal Housewives of Dubai.

You know what they say, "you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the girl"... or stop her from mentioning her hometown any chance she gets.

"I grew up in Austin, Texas like ‘hippie town’ so I'm a spiritual hippie,” she said in the premiere episode series as they showed her lifting an amethyst crystal to the moon.

In the third episode, Ali said, although "staycations" with the family are popular in Dubai, she's used to traveling to Corpus Christi as a child.

When she has time between being a wife and mother and running her Fruit Cake empire, she takes her family to visit the U.S. and see the capital of Texas, where she grew up since she was four.

After first enjoying her Mom's home cooking when she visits, she's always sure to visit and tag her Instagram posts at local spots like the gorgeous Arboretum shopping market, and other ATX locales.

She took her son to an Austin FC game last summer for a fun day watching the new soccer team.

Once you leave Texas, it can be pretty hard to forget about the bountiful, peaceful scenery and painted skies you have to leave behind.

"The sound of nature every morning--this is what I miss in Dubai," Ali said in an IG story video showing her parent's Austin backyard in 2020.

For her, Texas is a tranquil hideaway from her busy life. After all, Ali calls Austin "home sweet home" any time she posts about it.

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