Meet Princess Latifa II, Crown Princess Of Dubai

selfie taken by princess latifa of her and friend tiina jauhiainen in a car in oman

A Woman, Desperate To Be Free

photograph of 5 women including princess latifa of dubai all in evening dresses

The woman in the centre of the photograph above is Latifa Al Maktoum, the Crown Princess of Dubai. Despite the glamorous setting and beautiful dresses, it hides a dark, disturbing secret.

The Princess, aged 32, is subject to a curfew, is unable to leave the United Arab Emirates, is banned from driving and whenever she leaves home is accompanied by minders.

The Princess’ yearning from freedom from her strict father and wider family saw her attempt to escape the UAE in 2002. However, she was caught in neighbouring Oman and returned to Dubai where she alleges her father, billionaire Crown Prince Sheikh Al Maktoum, had her thrown in jail for over 3 years. Even worse she claimed she was tortured mentally and emotionally, alongside daily beatings by his henchmen.

A Flying Princess

instagram post of photo of princess latifa and friend at inflight dubai skydiving practise centre

The Royal Family in Dubai are one of the most high profile in the world and Princess Latifa II was well known as a daring skydiver. She herself has previously spoken of how it is amongst her favourite hobbies, emphasising, perhaps cryptically, how flying through the air gave her a feeling of freedom.

photo from above showing 3 people including princess latifa of dubai skydiving over a desert in the uae

Scuba Gear Testing In January

photo of princess latifa in full scuba diving gear

In January 2018 Princess Latifa II was photographed testing out brand new scuba diving products. When one considers she fled Dubai the following month having enlisted the help of a man famed for escaping the UAE himself by scuba diving out of the country the irony is striking.

The Princess & The ‘Wandering Finn’

photo of princess latifa with her friend tiina and an unidentified womanscreenshot of instagram post by 'wanderingfinn' thanking princess latifa for organising a day horse riding at the stables with photo of women on horseback

Princess Latifa formed a close friendship with Finnish martial arts instructor Tiina Jauhiainen. The pair are pictured above on the left and Tiina made an Instagram post thanking her friend after she organised a days horseriding at stables in Dubai.

Tiina subsequently accompanied the Princess in her bid to escape Dubai.

Latifa & Tiina Reach Oman

selfie taken by princess latifa of her and friend tiina jauhiainen in a car in oman

Princess Latifa made her bid for freedom and liberty away from Dubai in late February 2018. She was accompanied by her friend Tiina Jauhiainen on her journey. The pair sent a selfie taken on 24 February 2018 in Oman, the country neighbouring the UAE.

Oman is the country where Latifa was recaptured in 2002 and sent back to Dubai, where she claims she was punished by being jailed for over 3 years where she was beaten and tortured.

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