EMIRATI Princess Sheikha Latifa has not been seen in public after reportedly trying to flee from Dubai earlier this yr. Her daring bid for freedom
EMIRATI Princess Sheikha Latifa has not been seen in public after reportedly trying to flee from Dubai earlier this yr.
Her daring bid for freedom is the topic of a BBC documentary Escape from Dubai: The Thriller of a Lacking Princess.
Earlier than her escape try, she appeared in a video by which she describes the truth of life within the Dubai royal household[/caption]
Who’s Princess Latifa and who’s her father?
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum is the 33-year-old daughter of the Dubai’s billionaire ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
The Sheikh can also be Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and reportedly has a number of youngsters from varied wives.
In 40 minute video launched her escape bid, Latifa stated she had beforehand tried to depart the UAE aged 16 however was captured on the border, jailed for 3 years, overwhelmed and tortured.
The princess laid out the the reason why she needed to flee within the video.
She alleged her household had imprisoned and tortured her and she or he now needed to flee the clutches of her father.
The Princess additionally stated stated she was the daughter of the Dubai ruler and an Algerian mom, Horriya Ahmed.
How did she escape Dubai?
In keeping with associates, she saved up £315,000 and contacted Hervé Jaubert, a former French spy and naval officer.
She discovered he had escaped the Dubai authorities, due to a monetary dispute, by placing on a burqa after which scuba diving into worldwide waters.
A 2010 guide he wrote Escape from Dubai, which prompted Sheikha Latifa to contact him, he stated.
Along with Tiina Jauhiainen, her Finnish martial arts instructor and pal, she drove over the border to Oman the place a dinghy after which jet skies took them to Mr Jaubert’s 100ft yacht referred to as Nostromo.
Latifa is the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum[/caption]
However after per week at sea on the Indian Ocean, Mr Jaubert claims they have been noticed and monitored by reconnaissance planes.
Then off Goa they have been boarded by what gave the impression to be crew from the Indian coastguard.
The runaway princess was then dragged off the yacht by what have been believed to have been commandos.
Ms Jauhiainen stated she watched her pal being dragged away “kicking and screaming for her life”.
She has not been seen in public since and her Instagram account has been closed, though it’s believed she might have been hauled again to Dubai.
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