Princess Latifa Al Maktoum
Princess Latifa was born on December 5, 1985, to Dubai Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and his second wife, Algerian-born Huriah Ahmed al M’aash. She was raised by her paternal aunt, along with her siblings Sheikha Maitha, Sheikha Shamsha, and Sheikh Majid.
She finished primary school at Dubai English Speaking School and high school at the International School of Choueifat and Latifa School for Girls. Princess is a seasoned skydiver under the tutelage of world champion Stefania Martinengo. She made her first effort to flee Dubai when she was 16 years old, but she was apprehended by Dubai officials within a few hours.
In 2018, she and her friend Tiina intended to flee Dubai in international waters aboard the Yacht Nostromo. They intended to travel to America to seek asylum on humanitarian grounds. Unfortunately, they were noticed by Indian military personnel, and the princess was transported back to Dubai in a combined mission, where she was house detained in a villa. Concerned for her safety, her friends started the ‘Free Latifa’ movement.
The campaign was founded by her friend Tiina, her cousin Marcus, and human rights lawyer David. With many dramatic twists and turns, the campaign was proclaimed successful in August 2021 after the release of images of the princess in public from various areas of the world, along with her relatives, including Marcus. Check out her complete biography and wiki below.
Princess Latifa Wiki
|Real Name||Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Model|
|Famous For||Princess of Dubai’s Royal Family, Kidnapping Conspiracy|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||5 December 1985|
|Age||36 Years (As of 2021)|
|Birthplace||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Hometown||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Nationality||United Arab Emirates|
|Zodiac Sign/Star Sign||Sagittarius|
|Height||in Feet-Inches – 5’ 6” in meters – 1.70 m in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms – 60 kg in Pounds – 132 lbs|
|Father||Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
|Mother||Huriah Ahmed al M’aash|
|Sister||Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Little is known about her personal life and dating status because she is a member of the royal family. One thing is certain: she is a high-spirited lady who enjoys her freedom while remaining close to her sisters, particularly sheik Shamshad.
|Current Relationship Status||Unknown|
|School||Dubai English Speaking School
International School of Choueifat
|College/ University||Latifa School for Girls|
Dubai’s royal princess has a net worth of 14 billion dollars, which includes her inheritance and revenues from her enterprises.
Birthplace and Family
On December 5, 1985, Latifa bin Mohammed, an Emirati sheikha, and member of Dubai’s ruling party, was born. Her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, is the current Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Hurrah Ahmed al M’aash, her mother, is from Algeria and is the sheik’s second official wife. Latifa was born and raised in Al Falasi, Dubai, alongside her three siblings, Sheikha Maitha, Sheikha Shamsha, and Sheikh Majid. According to her, their paternal aunt looked after her and her brothers.
Early Life and Education
She finished primary school at Dubai English Speaking School. While attending the International School of Choueifat and afterward the Latifa School for Girls, she completed her studies. Latifa is a skilled skydiver in addition to being an excellent student.
Stefania Martinengo, a world-renowned skydiver, trained her. She aspires to be a world champion in skydiving, but she has been unable to pursue her ambitions due to severe laws in Dubai. Latifa has always desired to live a free life and blames her father for mistreating her sister Shamsha and herself.
The Escape Story
In 2002 at the age of 16 years, Latifa made her first attempt to escape from Dubai. However, she was caught by Dubai’s officials and was sentenced to three years imprisonment in her villa.
In February 2018, she and her friend Tiina Jauhiainen went on another daring plot to cross the border and set herself free. Before they fled, Princess Latifa made a video in which she said that, while Dubai is a city of glamor and glam, the life of an Emirati woman is severely restricted, and she is not permitted to drive, make her own decisions, or leave the country at all. They chose to go by road because Latifa’s passport was being scrutinized by UAE officials.
They made it across the border and to the coast of Oman. Then they took a jet ski to the international seas, where their Yacht Nostromo was ready to whisk them away to freedom.
But, eight days later, when they approached the Indian coast, their escape went horrifically wrong, and they were all apprehended by navy officials and turned over to Emirati commandos. She was then transported back to Dubai and house-arrested at a villa.
Tiina, her friend, was also held in the UAE for two weeks. She had not heard from the princess in around 9-10 months, so she decided to start a campaign group called ‘Free Latifa’ to bring her issue to the attention of international media.
The UN has begun to put pressure on the UAE to confirm the princess’s survival, or else they will deem her dead and handle the issue accordingly. In December 2018, the UAE shared images of the princess to reassure the outside world that she is in good health.
Tinna received a call from Princess Latifa via her hidden phone in early 2019. Princess had made video messages concerning her current situation and forwarded them to Tiina. Following the broadcast of the video on social media, many individuals joined the ‘Free Latifa’ campaign, which was co-founded by human rights lawyer David Haigh and Latifa’s cousin Marcus Essabari.
The campaign was proclaimed successful in August 2021 with the publishing of a few images in which the princess was seen in public with her relatives, including Marcus Essabari, in Iceland, Spain, and Dubai.