More than 15,000 women applied for the inaugural Miss Universe United Arab Emirates 2021. Only 300 of them were invited to a casting call on October 15, 2021 at Bagatelle restaurant in Fairmont Dubai in Dubai, UAE.
On October 20, 2021, Miss Lebanon 2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim was announced as one of the coronation night judges. From October 20, 2021 to November 1, 2021, the photos of the official candidates dressed in Amato Couture and photographed by Lucas Alves will be posted on Miss Universe UAE‘s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts in six batches.
Josh Yugen is the president and national director of Miss Universe UAE. He is preparing the inaugural beauty pageant along with five other council members namely creative consultant Maggie Wilson, head of charities and philanthropy Alaf Meky, head of compassion and empowerment Zel Ali, head of creatives, fashion and design Furne Amato and head of communications Sharihan Al Mashary.
Applicants for Miss Universe UAE 2021 must be 18 to 28 years old, must have valid UAE identification cards and may be either a UAE citizen or a resident of the country for at least three years. There is no height requirement and there will be no swimsuit competition.
There are 30 women competing for the Miss Universe UAE 2021 title. Here is the list of candidates:
|NAME||AGE||HOMETOWN / RESIDENCE||HEIGHT||ETHNICITY|
|Alma Prtsich||24||Dubai Marina, Dubai||Russian|
|Ameera Alawadhi||23||Shakhbout City, Abu Dhabi||5’6″||Emirati|
|Anita Nayyar||24||Palm Jumeirah, Dubai||5’9″||Russian, Indian|
|Anna||28||Dubai Marina, Dubai|
|Asher Jones||28||Dubai Marina, Dubai||5’9″||New Zealander|
|Bahar Kommieva||26||Al Haddaf, Dubai||5’10”||Azerbaijani|
|Daria Kochier||27||Downtown, Dubai||5’9″|
|Dil’Noza Abdu||23||Downtown, Dubai||Kazakh, Uzbek|
|Emilia Dobreva||24||Nad Al Sheba, Dubai||5’11”||Kosovar, Serbian|
|Franki Russell||27||Downtown, Dubai||5’5″||Filipino, New Zealander|
|Jasmin Lazarus||22||Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi||5’5″||Indian|
|Karolina Chernoshej||24||Downtown, Dubai||Belarusian|
|Kristin Samara||20||Town Square, Dubai||5’7″|
|Marwa Al Hashemi||23||Alqarayn, Sharjah||Emirati|
|Natalia Lupatova||24||Trade Centre, Dubai||5’11”||Russian|
|Nutchaya||28||City Walk, Dubai||5’5.5″||Thai|
|Oliver Nakakande||27||Dubai South, Dubai||5’11”||Ugandan|
|Rachel Altenburg||26||Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai||5’7″||British|
|Razan Zughayar||28||Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi|
|Reem Birdette||25||Al Bandar, Abu Dhabi||5’5″||Emirati|
|Saachi Gurav||19||Tourist Club, Abu Dhabi||5’9″||Indian|
|Sara Smajic||25||Silicon Oasis, Dubai||Croatian|
|Shahinaz Albouchi||18||Al Jaddaf, Dubai||Syrian|
|Victoria Alvarez||26||Al Barari, Dubai||Spanish|
25 down. 5 more to go. Watch this page.
On November 4, 2021, Miss Universe UAE will formally present the 30 candidates during a charity dinner. On November 5, 2021, they will compete in the preliminary round and only 15 will be selected to advance to the final round.
The coronation night will be on November 7, 2021 at La Perle in Al Habtoor City, Dubai. The winner will represent the UAE at Miss Universe 2021 in Eilat, Israel on December 12, 2021.