June29 Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, the sixth wife of Dubai’s ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has fled the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 31 million pounds and their two children, to start a new life, it is understood.
Princess Haya, who had not been seen since February, is said to have fled to Germany with her son and daughter.
According to media reports, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE — is believed to be in hiding in London.
The princess, the half-sister of King Abdullah of Jordan, is said to be seeking a divorce after initially fleeing to Germany with her children Jalila, 11, and Zayed, seven where she requested political asylum.
Unconfirmed reports in Arab media say that a German diplomat helped the princess “escape” from Dubai, leading to a potential diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
It is claimed that German authorities refused a request from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum, one of the world’s richest men, to return his wife to Dubai.
It comes after one of the Sheikh’s daughter’s Princess Latifa attempted to flee from her father and Dubai. She was captured on a boat off the Indian coast and has since disappeared, but is believed to have been returned to the UAE.
Princess Latifa said abuse forced her to flee the kingdom – and human rights groups claim she is being held in captivity in Dubai.