Princess Latifa was born on 5th December 1985 to the prime minister of Dubai sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ul Maktoum and his second wife Huriah Ahmed al M’aash who is basically from Algeria. She was brought up in the custody of her paternal aunt with her siblings sheikha Maitha, Sheikha Shamsha, and Sheikh Majid. She completed her primary schooling at Dubai English Speaking school and higher secondary education from the International School of Choueifat and Latifa school for girls. Princess is an experienced skydiver trained by world champion Stefania Martinengo. In 2002 at the age of 16 years, she made her first attempt to escape from Dubai but within few hours she was caught by Dubai officials.
In 2018 she along with her friend Tiina planned to escape from Dubai in international waters through the Yacht Nostromo. They planned to reach America to ask for asylum under humanitarian grounds. But unfortunately, they were spotted by Indian navy officials and in a joint mission, the princess was flown back to Dubai where she was house jailed in a villa. Her friends being worried about her safety launched the ‘Free Latifa’ campaign. Founders of the campaign include her friend Tiina, her cousin Marcus and human rights lawyer David. Through many dramatic twists and turns finally, in August 2021, the campaign was declared to be ended up successfully after the release of photographs of the princess in public from different parts of the world along with her cousins including Marcus. Check out her full story 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 in 2021)|
|Birthplace||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Hometown||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Nationality||United Arab Emirates|
|Zodiac Sign/Star Sign||Sagittarius|
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|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|
Family Members And Relatives
|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
Boyfriends & Marital Status
As she is a member of a royal family very little is known about her personal life and relationship status. One thing is clear that she is a high-spirited lady who loves her freedom and at the same time, she is very close to her sisters especially sheikh Shamsha.
|Current Relationship Status||Unknown|
Education, School & College
|School||Dubai English Speaking School
International School of Choueifat
|College/ University||Latifa School for Girls|
Dubai’s royal princess enjoys a net worth of 14 billion dollars which includes her heredity properties and profits from the businesses owned by her.
Princess Latifa Biography
Birthplace and Family
Latifa bin Mohammed the Emirati sheikha and a member of Dubai’s ruling party was born on 5th December 1985. Her father sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ul Maktoum is the current prime minister of UAE her mother Huriah Ahmed al M’aash is basically from Algeria and is sheikh’s second official wife. Latifa was born and brought up in there Dubai’s house Al Falasi with her 3 siblings Sheikha Maitha, sheikha Shamsha, and sheikh Majid. According to her she and her siblings were taken care of by their paternal aunt.
Early Life and Education
She completed her primary schooling at Dubai English Speaking school. While she finished her education at the International School of Choueifat and later Latifa school for girls. Besides being a bright student Latifa is also an experienced skydiver. She got herself trained by world-famous skydiver Stefania Martinengo. She wants to be a world champion in sky diving but due to strict rules in Dubai, she was unable to pursue her dreams. Latifa always wanted to live a free life and accuses her father of ill-treatment of her sister Shamsha and her.
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.
Again in February 2018, she embarked on a daring plan to cross the border and set herself free along with her friend Tiina Jauhiainen. Before they escaped princess Latifa shot a video in which she claimed that although Dubai is a place of glitz and glam life of an Emirati woman is very restrictive, I am not allowed to drive, make my own choices and leave Dubai at all. They choose to escape via roads as Latifa’s passport was under the surveillance of UAE officials.
They managed to cross the borders and reach the coast of Oman. Then they took a jet ski and reached international waters where their Yacht Nostromo was waiting which were supposed to carry them to their freedom. But eight days later when they are about to reach the Indian coast there escape went horribly wrong and all of them were captured by navy officials and handed over to Emirati commandos. She then had flown back to Dubai where she was house-jailed in a villa.
Her friend Tiina was also taken back to UAE and detained there for 2 weeks. For about 9-10 months she heard nothing from the princess and thus she decided to form a campaign group in the name of ‘Free Latifa’ to bring her case in light of international media. UN started exerting pressure on UAE to give them proof of life for the princess otherwise they will consider her dead and deal with the case accordingly. In December 2018 UAE released photographs of the princess to show the outside world that everything is well with her.
In early 2019 Tinna get a call from princess Latifa through her secret phone. Princess had recorded video messages and sent to Tiina about her present conditions. After the video was released on social media many people joined the ‘Free Latifa’ campaign along with human rights lawyer David Haigh who became the co-founder of this campaign and Latifa’s Cousin Marcus Essabari. In August 2021 the campaign was declared as ended successfully after the release of few photographs in which the princess was spotted in public with her cousins including Marcus Essabari in Iceland, Spain, and Dubai.