Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum - Bio, Net Worth, Life Story, Married, Spouse, Nationality, Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Height, Wiki, Facts, News
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is an Emirati sheikha who is well known as one of the members of the Dubai ruling family. Latifa has been living her life as a princess as her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is a billionaire and the current prime minister of the UAE, the head of government of the country.
Even so, Latifa once escaped from Dubai in late February 2018 but was forcibly returned from international waters by a joint India–Emirates operation. Recently in February 2021, a video of Latifa surfaced over the internet, in which she claimed that she was being kept hostage by her father in a villa converted into a jail in Dubai. She alleged she is in solitary confinement without any charges against her.
In response to the video, the UN stepped in and asked the United Arab Emirates for "proof of life" for which the family said that Princess Latifa is "being cared for at home". She even said that she was recording the video from the bathroom as it was the only room with a door and lock.
What is Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum Famous for?
- Famous as one of the daughters of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Where is Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum From?
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was born on December 5, 1985, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her birth name is Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Her nationality is Emirati. She belongs to the Arabic ethnicity.
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was born as one of the five children of her parents; Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum(father) and Sheikha Houria Ahmed al M'aash(mother). She is one of the 26 children of her father who is currently serving as the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates(UAE) and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
She is the full sister of Sheikha Maitha(born 1980), Sheika Shamsa Al Maktoum(born 1981), Sheikh Majid(born 1987), and Sheikh Mansour(born 1989).
Latifa along with her brother, Sheikh Majid grew up spending their childhood under the care of their paternal aunt. Born to a family with a ruling and royal background, Latifa had developed an interest in high profiled activities including her passion for skydiving as she was coached by the former world champion skydiver, Stefania Martinengo back then.
She attended the Dubai English Speaking School later joining the International School of Choueifat and even spent one year at the Latifa School for Girls.
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum's Controversy and Life Risk
Though Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum belongs to a royal family, she surely doesn't like the environment as back on February 24, 2018, she along with her friend, Tiina tried to escape from Dubai as they left in a car crossing the border to Oman then joining the former French intelligence officer Hervé Jaubert and his crew on the yacht Nostromo.
Just two days later, she contacted Human Rights lawyer, David Haigh and even notified her departure from Dubai via her social media account detailing her reasons. She posted a 39-minute long video where she accused her father of maltreatment of her and her sister Shamsa along with other serious charges, including murder.
In March 2018, they reached Goa, India but got interfered with by the Indian authorities and just a few days later, news of the disappearance of the yacht named "Nostromo" surfaced. Based on her missing, a documentary titled "Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess" was released by BBC Two in December 2018.
Latifa however reached home safely.
Since then she has been kept in a private villa for at least a year making her feel like she is trapped and kidnapped at her own home.
Recently in February 2021, a video of Latifa surfaced over the internet claiming that she was being kept hostage by her father in the villa converted into a jail in Dubai.
She alleged she is in solitary confinement without any charges against her.
In response to the video, the UN stepped in and asked the United Arab Emirates for "proof of life" for which the family said that Princess Latifa is "being cared for at home".
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum's Boyfriend
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum hasn't revealed any personal pieces of information about her life yet. However, she has called out for help often via social media about her own life and the treatment of other family members towards her. Even so, she has tried to escape from her family.
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum's Net Worth
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is one of the daughters of a billionaire personality which surely gives her more access to million dollars and accessories. Being a part of a royal family, Latifa has been living a luxurious lifestyle since her birth. Her net worth must be around $2.5 million.
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum's Height
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is a beautiful lady with a well-maintained body physique in her 30s. She has a fair complexion with black hair and brown eyes.
Trivias About Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum You Need To Know.
- Latifa has two half-sisters with the same name.