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Rettet Sheikha Latifa!
« on: December 07, 2018, 02:43:20 PM »

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Sieben Jahre lang plante eine Prinzessin aus Dubai ihre Flucht aus dem goldenen Käfig

Sheikha Latifa wollte nicht länger in völliger Unfreiheit und Bevormundung leben. Ein Fluchtversuch der Tochter des Herrschers von Dubai scheiterte im Februar, seither gibt es keine Spur von ihr. Nun erinnert die BBC an das Schicksal der jungen Frau.

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Prinzessin Latifas Flucht ist gescheitert. Mit einem Video macht sie auf ihr Schicksal aufmerksam. (Bild: Youtube)

Ihr letztes Lebenszeichen ist ein Youtube-Video. Aufgenommen wurde es offenbar in einem Hotelzimmer. Man sieht eine hübsche junge Frau vor zugezogenen Gardinen in einer Zimmerecke sitzen. Sie wirkt ein wenig nervös, spricht aber ruhig, ist ungeschminkt und trägt ihre Haare offen. «Wenn ihr das Video seht, bedeutet das nichts Gutes für mich», sagt sie in gutem Englisch.

Sie: Das ist Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rachid al-Maktoum, die Tochter des Herrschers von Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Sie ist eines von mindestens dreissig Kindern des Emirs, der gleichzeitig Regierungschef und damit zweitmächtigster Mann der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate ist. Veröffentlicht wurde ihr mutmassliches Abschiedsvideo am 11. März diesen Jahres, gut eine Woche nachdem die Prinzessin bei einem spektakulären Fluchtversuch vor der indischen Küste gescheitert war. Mehr als eineinhalb Millionen Zuschauer haben das 40-minütige Video bis heute gesehen. Von Sheikha Latifa aber, die ihr Leben in einer der reichsten Familien der Welt als einengend und qualvoll beschreibt, fehlt noch immer jede Spur.

«Ich wurde mein ganzes Leben unterdrückt»

Ein neuer Dokumentarfilm der BBC greift ihr Schicksal auf. Er heisst «Escape from Dubai» (Flucht aus Dubai) und kommt wohl nicht zufällig zu einer Zeit, in der die zwielichtige Praxis der Golfmonarchien, abtrünnige Prinzen und andere Dissidenten weltweit zu entführen und gegebenenfalls auch zu ermorden, in den Fokus geraten ist. So schreibt der Fall des im Oktober im saudiarabischen Konsulat in Istanbul getöteten Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi (dessen Leiche bis heute nicht gefunden wurde) weiter Geschichte. Als verschollen gelten aber auch mehrere oppositionelle Mitglieder der saudischen Königsfamilie. In diese Galerie der Verdammten reiht sich die Prinzessin aus Dubai ein.

Nach aussen zeigt Dubai ein modernes Gesicht. (Bild: Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters)

Nach Angaben der BBC, die mehrere Fluchthelfer von Sheikha Latifa interviewt hat, plante die Prinzessin schon im Jahr 2011, ihrem goldenen Käfig zu entfliehen. Das Leben der 32-Jährigen muss man sich bis dahin wohl wie das aus einem schlechten arabischen Märchen vorstellen: Eingesperrt hinter pompösen Palastmauern, mangelte es ihr zwar nicht an Luxus, freie Entscheidungen treffen durfte sie aber nicht. Sie habe, erzählt Latifa in ihrem Video, keinen Pass, dürfe weder reisen noch Auto fahren. Zugleich sei sie wie alle Töchter des Emirs der völligen Bevormundung ihres autoritären Vaters unterworfen: «Ich wurde mein ganzes Leben unterdrückt.»

Schillernder Geheimdienstmann

Einer, an den sich Sheikha Latifa frühzeitig wendet, ist der schillernde Geschäftsmann, ehemalige Marineoffizier und Geheimdienstmann Hervé Jaubert. 2004 war der französisch-amerikanische Doppelbürger nach Dubai gezogen, um unter anderem Unterseeboote für touristische Ausflüge zu bauen, einige Jahre später wurde ihm wegen der Unterschlagung von Geldern der Prozess gemacht. Jaubert floh und schrieb 2010 ein Buch über seine Unterwasserflucht. So wird Latifa auf ihn aufmerksam und bittet um seine Hilfe für ihre eigenen Fluchtpläne. Sie habe bereits 400 000 Dollar zur Seite gelegt, schreibt sie ihm in einer E-Mail.

Eine andere Komplizin, die in der BBC-Dokumentation zu Wort kommt, ist die finnische Kampftanz-Lehrerin Tiina Jauhiainen, mit der sich Latifa 2014 anfreundet und die sie in ihr Vertrauen zieht. Am 24. Februar 2018 setzen die Prinzessin und Jauhiainen mit Jetski nach Oman über. Dort erwarten sie Jaubert und dessen Jacht, die unter amerikanischer Flagge fahrende «Nostromo». Der Plan ist, nach Goa in Indien zu fahren und von dort aus in die Vereinigten Staaten zu fliegen, um dort politisches Asyl zu beantragen. An Bord versucht Latifa, westliche Medien für ihre Geschichte zu interessieren – offenbar vergeblich. Doch immerhin: Das Abschiedsvideo, das sie vor ihrer Flucht drehte, wird an Freunde verschickt.

Am 5. März wird die «Nostromo» schliesslich von der indischen Küstenwache umzingelt. Mehrere bewaffnete Männer entern das Boot, die Besatzung wird mit verbundenen Augen abgeführt, und auch Latifa wird gewaltsam aus ihrer Kabine gezerrt. Während Jaubert und Jauhiainen an einem unbekannten Ort festgehalten und verhört werden, verliert sich von der Prinzessin jede Spur. Erst als Detained in Dubai, eine Anwaltskanzlei mit Sitz in London, das Video von ihr veröffentlicht und in einer Social-Media-Kampagne Latifas Freilassung fordert, werden auch ihre zwei Fluchthelfer wieder freigelassen.

Nicht der erste Fluchtversuch

Ob die Prinzessin noch lebt? «Sie sagte, sie würde lieber auf dem Boot umgebracht werden, als wieder zurück nach Dubai zu gehen», berichtet Jaubert im BBC-Film. Er selbst habe «die schlimmsten Befürchtungen». Schon 2000 hat Latifa offenbar schwere Strafen erfahren, nachdem sie das erste Mal aus Dubai zu fliehen versuchte. In ihrem Video erzählt sie, dass sie damals, als 16-Jährige, an der Landesgrenze gestoppt wurde und anschliessend für drei Jahre und vier Monate gefangen gehalten worden sei. Auf die Barmherzigkeit ihres Vaters darf sie nicht hoffen.

Von Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum gibt es bis heute keine Stellungnahme zu den Vorwürfen. Klar ist nur: Zur Fassade eines weltoffenen und aufgeklärten Staates, als der sich die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate sehen, passen sie nicht.
Verhaftet, entführt und nicht mehr gesehen – wie das saudiarabische Regime seine Kritiker verfolgt
Dissens in Saudiarabien gilt als Verrat. Das zeigt nicht nur das jüngste Beispiel des verschwundenen Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi. Auch abtrünnige Prinzen, die Reformen einfordern oder dem Königshaus sonst ein Dorn im Auge sind, leben gefährlich.
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Re: Rettet Sheikha Latifa!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 02:56:43 PM »

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One thing Dubai has plenty of, other than malls and restaurants, is adrenaline-inducing activities.

From jetskiing and seaplanes to hot air ballooning and theme park rides, the city is jam-packed with white-knuckle adventures popular with tourists and residents alike.

And it turns out there’s one royal who particularly makes the most out of an exhilarating sport that’s big in the city.

No, not HH Sheikh Hamdan (although he’s been known to dabble in it too).

Rather it’s his sister, HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is quite the sky-diving expert according to her friend, photographer Juan Mayer.

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Mayer, who’s also quite the whizz at jumping out of planes, has been snapping the royal’s adventure pursuits for some time.

“I met her back in the early days of skydiving when she was starting out in the sport,” says Mayer, who’s also released his own book of skydiving photography called Ultimate High.

“As she got more advanced we started collaborating on projects, such as one for National Day where for the first time in history, wingsuiters jumped with flags sewn on to their suits. We’ve also done many big wingsuit formations as well as freeflying jumps from balloons.”

Mayer describes the fast-paced sport as “like no other”, revealing that both he and the Sheikha started off with a tandem jump – where divers are strapped to an instructor.

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The pair both fell in love with the sport and, since meeting, have made more than 1,000 jumps together.

Mayer describes Sheikha Latifa, daughter of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as one of his favourite subjects to photograph in the air, thanks to her dedication and energy for the sport.

“For me as a photographer/skydiver I really can feel in my photos when someone is really passionate about what they are doing,” he says. “I can really see [the Sheikha’s] passion for the sport in every single jump. Also she is always creating new ideas and new projects.”

The photographer, who’s completed more than 11,000 skydives in his career, says his favourite thing about the sport is that “it’s always evolving and there are so many different specialities that you can never stop learning”.

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But despite his experience, he’s no stranger to a few hair-raising close calls.

“There have been canopy malfunctions, or near collisions, but it’s part of the game and it’s important to stay focused in those situations,” says Mayer.

For those keen to get into the sport, you can’t really beat Dubai as a location, the photographer says.

    Latifa Al Maktoum pushing the limits again and representing UAE! This time she was flying on top of a plane, being part of the WingWalkers Team 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🇦🇪🇦🇪🇦🇪🇦🇪🇦🇪 CONGRATULATIONS ✨✨✨✨✨Photo by 📷: @juanmayerphoto #latifa #wingwalkers #breitling #skywalkers #dubai #plane #acrobatic #atlantis #palm #jumeirah #ultimatehigh #book 📘📕📗 #skydiving #photography #byjuanmayer #argentinian 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷#photographer #avion #acrobatico #mydubai #octopusdubai #extremesport #emirati #woman #adrenaline #happiness

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“It’s a very unique place to jump because you have the city, desert and sea all in the same place. So, whoever is coming here to jump for the first time can enjoy all of it in just one skydive.”

However it’ll take a lot more than one dive to look as relaxed as Sheikha Latifa in the air, with her freestyle poses taking years to master.

“It’s a very challenging discipline,” says Mayer, revealing that the royal might look like she’s casually balancing in the air, but really she’s freefalling at 200 kilometres an hour (or sometimes even faster).

    H.H. Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, doing freestyle over the desert in Dubai ✨✨✨✨✨✨ Photograph taken by @juanmayerphoto #freestyle #latifa #dubai 🇦🇪🇦🇪🇦🇪 #emirati #woman #skydiver #uae #stunts #tvcommercials #sony #panasonic #happiness

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“It’s a mixture of gymnastic moves mixed with skydiving to create a totally unique sport.

“I’m really thankful to HH Sheikha Latifa for being such a passionate skydiver, but also for trusting my photography and giving me the opportunity to do what I love.”

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Re: Rettet Sheikha Latifa!
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 02:59:56 PM »

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/04/missing-emirati-princess-latifa-al-maktoum-had-planned-escape-for-seven-years

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An Emirati princess who disappeared after witnesses described her being seized by commandos on a yacht had spent seven years planning her failed escape bid from the Gulf state she considered a gilded prison, according to her friends.

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler and the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. The 32-year-old has not been seen or heard from since she was grabbed by armed men about 30 miles off the coast of India in early March, according to witnesses.

The detailed planning for her doomed escape bid is laid out for the first time in a BBC documentary, Escape From Dubai, through interviews with a French ex-spy and Finnish capoeira teacher who say they helped her plan it, and the Filipino crew that say they tried to sail her to a new life.

Latifa is the second of the Sheikh’s daughters to try to flee a life of a caged luxury and then vanish after reports of recapture. Her older sister, Shamsa, was seized on the streets of Cambridge after fleeing the family’s Surrey estate in 2000, in an apparent abduction never fully investigated by British police.
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Latifa herself said in a video recorded before her escape bid that she had previously tried to leave the UAE aged 16 but was captured at the border, jailed for three years, beaten and tortured. That experience, and that of her sister, meant she was careful in planning a second bid for freedom.
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She first reached out to the French businessman and former navy officer Hervé Jaubert in 2011, he claimed, because she read online that years earlier he had escaped from Dubai after running into trouble with the authorities. He scuba-dived out to a boat and sailed to India.

When he got Latifa’s first email, he feared a set-up. “I told her: ‘Look, you are telling me you are the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, maybe it’s a trap and I need to check that you are authentic,’” he told the BBC.

He was eventually persuaded of her identity, and says that for a long time the two wrote to each other every two or three days, even though they would not meet until 2018.

He said that sometimes their correspondence was about logistics, such as when Latifa told him she had saved up $400,000 (£315,000) to pay for the escape bid, but other times it was general commentary on the strange life of a caged royal.

“I’ve been mistreated and oppressed all of my life,” she wrote one day, according to an email shared by Jaubert. “Women are treated like subhumans. My father ... can’t continue to do what he’s been doing to us all.”

In 2014, she met Tiina Jauhiainen, when she came to give lessons in capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, at a royal residence, which she described as a luxurious but oppressive complex. The Finn said she became one of Latifa’s closest friends, a skydiving partner and key to her escape plans, flying out several times to meet Jaubert and pin down details.

The break for freedom began with the two meeting for an early breakfast, which they had done many times before to dull the suspicions of royal bodyguards on the actual day, Jauhiainen told the BBC.

She said Latifa changed her clothes and her sunglasses, and the pair drove across the border to Oman, then set out to sea. They faced a gruelling 26-mile trip by inflatable boat and jet ski, out to international waters, where Jaubert was waiting in a yacht.

He was sailing under a US flag, hoping that would make any attempt to board an international incident, he said, and they planned to head for Goa in India.

“The waves were about a metre and a half and we had the wind pushing towards us so it took many hours before we got to the boat,” said Jauhiainen of the first stage of the journey, out to the yacht.

They were spurred on by fear of what lay behind. In her video statement – meant for release only if the escape bid failed – Latifa said she was braced for severe punishment if captured. “If you are watching this video it’s not such a good thing, either I’m dead or I’m in a very, very, very bad situation.”

Her older sister had escaped for more than a month on a trip to England in 2000. According to a message she sent to a lawyer in the UK, she was smuggled out of the country at her father’s behest after being seized in Cambridge.
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The allegation was passed to David Beck, then a detective chief inspector in charge of Cambridge CID. “Kidnap is a major offence and it’s not every day that an allegation involving a head of state lands on a police officer’s desk,” he said.
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But Beck was not able to take the investigation further. He needed to speak to Shamsa, but when he applied to visit Dubai to do so, the case hit a wall. “A short while later, I was informed that my request had been declined,” he told the BBC. “I was never given a reason why.”

In her video, Latifa said her sister lived in a kind of medical jail, followed and monitored by nurses at all times. She said she saw her sister’s fate as a warning.

From the boat, Jauhiainen said Latifa messaged family, contacted the activist group Detained in Dubai, and reached out to the media, hoping that going public would protect her. But she apparently got little response, perhaps because her story seemed so far-fetched journalists worried it was a scam.

“She was sending emails to reporters and no one replied back to her. Nobody seemed to believe her, so she seemed desperate and sad like you know, who is there to help me now you know they can come after us any day,” Jauhiainen said.

The BBC was told that days later their ship was raided and Latifa was seized. She has not been seen in public since. Her friends say they have not heard from her, and her Instagram account has been closed down.

“She said she preferred to be killed on the boat rather than going back to Dubai,” Hervé said. “I don’t even know where she is. I have the gravest concern.”

Sheikh Mohammed and the government of Dubai did not comment on the allegations made by the BBC in the film or respond to the Guardian’s request for comment. A source close to the Dubai government has been quoted saying she is “with her family” and “doing excellent”.

• Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess will broadcast on Thursday 6 December at 9pm on BBC Two
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Re: Rettet Sheikha Latifa!
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5478493/Runaway-Princess-mystery-ruler-Dubai-daughter-flees-country.html

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EXCLUSIVE - Mystery of the runaway 'Princess' as 'daughter' of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed claims she has fled the country after being 'drugged and jailed for three years in the Arab state'

    A 'runaway Princess' who claims to be the daughter of Dubai's billionaire ruler says she has fled the country
    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's daughter says she wants to lead a normal life free from oppression in the strict Arab state 
    Sheikah Latifa, 33, claims she was secretly jailed for three years and drugged in hospital by doctors to stop her rebelling and causing trouble
    She claims to have been smuggled out of the country by a French spy and is currently on a yacht off the coast of India
    Latifa, who has no public profile in Dubai, says she is one of 30 children by the wealthy ruler of Dubai who reportedly has six wives

By Paul Thompson for MailOnline

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A mystery 'runaway princess' has claimed to have fled Dubai in an attempt to live a normal life, MailOnline understands.

The woman, who says she is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - the country's billionaire ruler - claims she doesn't have the freedom to live her own life in Dubai - and was secretly detained in prison for three years after a previous failed escape attempt as a teenager.

Sheikah Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum claims she was drugged in hospital by doctors to stop her rebelling and causing trouble.

MailOnline has not been able to verify these claims.

Latifa, 33, who says she is one of 30 children the wealthy ruler of Dubai has with six wives, has left the strict Arab state, she claims, with the help of a former French spy.

Latifa is understood to be hiding on a yacht off the coast of southern India and is expected to seek political asylum in the United States where she had made contact with a lawyer.
He said he had been trying to help Sheikha Latifa ¿ daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and prime minister of the UAE ¿ to escape and seek political asylum in the United States
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A woman who identifies herself as the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Dubai's ruler - says she has fled the country to live a normal life
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have also expressed their support for the growing campaign for Latifa to be freed. Latifa - who sent MailOnline a copy of her passport - is trying to seek political asylum in the US
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Sheikah Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum - who sent MailOnline a copy of her passport - claims to be hiding on a yacht off the coast of southern India wants to seek political asylum in the US
Latifa sent a photo of her UAE identity card (pictured). She claims she was jailed for three years in Dubai and drugged in hospital by doctors to stop her rebelling and causing trouble
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Latifa sent a photo of her UAE identity card (pictured). She claims she was jailed for three years in Dubai and drugged in hospital by doctors to stop her rebelling and causing trouble
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Prior to leaving she recorded an emotional video explaining in shocking details her reasons for wanting to escape.

She claims she has not been allowed to leave the country since 2000, is not allowed to drive and has her movements monitored round the clock.

Even though she is in her 30s, Latifa says he has to adhere to a strict curfew and doesn't have the freedom others enjoy in the country that is one of he most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Sheikh Mohammed, 68, the patriarch is on close speaking terms with the Queen over their shared passion for horse racing and meet at Royal Ascot each year

Sheikh Mohammed, 68, the patriarch is on close speaking terms with the Queen over their shared passion for horse racing and meet at Royal Ascot each year

As well as the video she also sent a series of increasingly desperate voice messages outlining her reasons for fleeing.

MailOnline is in possession of the video and the messages after Latifa asked friends to publicise her reasons for fleeing.

In one message sent on the WhatsApp encrypted system she claims to be living in fear of being captured and taken back to the country.

'I have left the United Arab Emirates but I am not out of danger,' she said in one of the audio messages sent to MailOnline. 'I am still far from being safe. I just hope everything goes okay as there are so many people helping me to get out everyone ends up okay.'

Her father, the 68-year-old patriarch, is on close speaking terms with the Queen as over their shared passion for horse racing and meet at Royal Ascot each year.

But while he is well known on the horse racing circuit his family life in Dubai is a closely-guarded secret.

Latifa says she is the daughter of one of the less well-known wives of the Sheikh.
Latifa's reported father, worth an estimated £15bn, is one of the world's top racehorse owners and is credited with turning Dubai into one of the globe's most popular tourist destinations. He is pictured with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2007
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Latifa's reported father, worth an estimated £15bn, is one of the world's top racehorse owners and is credited with turning Dubai into one of the globe's most popular tourist destinations. He is pictured with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2007

She says she has two other sisters and is the third daughter of the Sheikh that he has named Latifa.

She does not have a public profile and since allegedly fleeing the country her social media accounts have been shut down.

In the footage, Latifa speaks in a calm voice on the video as she explains her reasons for fleeing the country.

'I do not have the freedom that people have. Freedom of choice is not something we have,' she says in the video.

She said she is not allowed to keep her own passport and if she goes out in Dubai she has an assigned driver.

She says: 'I am very restricted, and cannot even go to another emirate without permission. I have not left Dubai since 2000.'

Before making her bid for freedom Latifa contacted the group Detained in Dubai who have used their extensive contacts in the United Arab Emirates to try to authenticate her identity and claims.

They say they have spoken to close associates of Latifa who have confirmed she is the daughter of the Dubai ruler and a member of the royal family.

They are also in possession of a copy of a passport, which states that the holder is a member of the ruling family of Dubai.

Latifa said after her failed escape attempt when she was 16 years old and her subsequent treatment she became suspicious of people and would spend all her time with animals.
Maktoum, pictured talking to Prince Charles,  loves horse racing and he is the owner of the Godolphin stables, which has produced some of the leading thoroughbreds in the sport
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Maktoum, pictured talking to Prince Charles,  loves horse racing and he is the owner of the Godolphin stables, which has produced some of the leading thoroughbreds in the sport

'I did not have anyone I trusted,' she says. 'It took me years to recover from that experience.'

In an attempt to to prove her identity she lists where she went to school, her hobbies and begs people who have met her through horse riding and skydiving to verify her identity when they see the video.

'I am looking forward to a better life, a start of new chapter in my life. There is no reason to stay in Dubai and no reason to come back here,' she says staring straight into the camera.

The video appears to have been shot in a hotel room with Latifa sitting by a window with a cream coloured curtain.

While she remains composed during the film, her voice chokes with emotion.

She ends the video by saying: 'If I don't make it out, I hope that some change will come.'

Detained in Dubai contacted Scotland Yard on March 5 and reported her as a missing person.

David Haigh from the group - which is appealing for lawyers and investigators to offer their assistance - said they had made exhaustive inquiries to verify that the woman is genuine and not a hoax.

The plea for help began over two weeks ago when Detained in Dubai received an email from Latifa.

In one desperate message she says: 'Please help. Please please there are men outside. I don't know what is happening.'
Latifa recorded an emotional video before she left Dubai explaining in shocking details her reasons for wanting to escape
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Latifa recorded an emotional video before she left Dubai explaining in shocking details her reasons for wanting to escape

In earlier messages she described how she had suffered while living in the Arab kingdom.

Since the last message on Sunday the group has not received any communication from her.

Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai, said she was now gravely concerned for the princess's safety.

She said in the letter to Scotland Yard: 'We have taken advice from several barristers, legal professionals and human rights charities about the matter, to ensure we act in an appropriate manner.

'We are gravely concerned about retaliation by the person or persons from whom the missing persons were fleeing when they went missing. '

Stirling said in the last voice mail she received Latifa sounded terrified.

She said: 'She appeared to be highly distressed and in a state of panic. She said 'Radha please help me, there are men outside' and that she had heard 'gunshots'.

'She said she was hiding in the bathroom, which I assumed to mean onboard the boat, with her (unidentified) 'friend'. I requested that she make voice recordings and videos and send as much information as she could.

'However, I received no response after this and only saw that she had been online intermittently for a few minutes after the call. I typed further questions but they remain unseen.'

Latifa is believed to be with a former French spy, who has a history of helping people leave Dubai on his US registered yacht.

He told Detained in Dubai he was with Latifa and expressed his fear they would be intercepted.

Latifa, who gives her date of birth as December 5th 1985, says she decided to flee the country after seeing how her elder sister attempted to escape in 2001. Shamsa al Maktoum was 18 years old when she allegedly went missing from the fabulously wealthy Surrey estate where the Maktoum family lived, according to reports at the time.

Latifa said her sister had wanted to break free and was 'on the run' for two months. A news report from 2001 said police launched an investigation into her alleged abduction from a street in Cambridge after being contacted by a solicitor acting for the teenager. 

The police investigation was eventually closed down. Latifa said she wanted to get help for her sister and in June 2002 she attempted to flee from Dubai but only got as far as the Oman border when she was detained. She claimed she was brought back to Dubai against her will.

Latifa said she repeatedly asked to see her elder sister and she became so hysterical and upset that doctors had to sedate her.

'It got to point where they had to tranquilise me,' she says. 'They got a doctor to tranquilise me and then put me in hospital and tranquilised again I spent one week in hospital and lost my voice from so much screaming and lost a few days from all the medicines. Latifa claims she was subsequently jailed for three years and four months and immediately wanted to leave the country with the help of sympathetic friends.

But she decided to stay in Dubai to be close to her sister who she claims is medicated so much that she has no control over her life. Latifa said she made the decision to seek a new life abroad last year after realising she can no longer help her sister who she claims is monitored round the clock and has no access to the outside world.

There are no published photos of Shamsa. In one of the audio messages sent to MailOnline Latifa said her sister was abducted from the street and pushed 'kicking and screaming' into a waitingcar.

A news report from the time of the abduction and published in The Guardian newspaper under the headline 'Strange case of the sheikh's daughter. It went on to detail how police in Cambridgeshire received a call about an alleged kidnapping with a woman claiming to be the Sheikh's daughter Shamsa describing how she was abducted against her will. Attempts to reach the Maktoum family by the newspaper failed and the article says it is not clear if any offence was actually committed.

Her reported father, who is best known in Britain for being one of the top racehorse owners, is credited with turning Dubai into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. He succeeded his brother in 2006 to become the ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Maktoum's greatest passion is horseracing and he is the owner of the Godolphin stables, which has produced some of the leading thoroughbreds in the sport.

Estimated to have a personal fortune of £15bn, in the last 15 years he has transformed Dubai into one of the most modern cities in the world.

Maktoum was behind the Palm Islands, the Burj Al-Arab hotel, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper that dominates the skyline of the city. He also helped start Emirates airlines, sponsors of Arsenal and Paris St Germain football teams. His first marriage was in 1979 and later wed the daughter of the King of Jordan. 

A website for information on the missing woman has been launched.

MailOnline approached the Dubai office and Maktoum family for comment.
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Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess

The story of Princess Latifa, daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who attempted to escape Dubai in early 2018 but was captured and hasn't been heard from since.

In February 2018, the 32-year-old daughter of the ruler of Dubai boarded a boat and set sail for India with a plan to start a new life in America. But within days her boat was stormed by Indian commandos - she was captured and presumably returned to Dubai. No one has heard from her since. But Princess Latifa had made a video in case she was caught and entrusted it to a lawyer in America. Days later it was released on YouTube.

This programme pieces together Princess Latifa's life and reveals how she had been planning the escape for more than seven years. Far from living the charmed life of a princess, she was watched and restricted by her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The princess claims she had been imprisoned and tortured for a previous attempt to leave. The programme investigates the mystery of her older sister Shamsa, who disappeared from the streets of Cambridge in 2000 after fleeing the family's British mansion in Surrey. And it asks if the image of Dubai we are sold - of winter sunshine and luxury hotels, is actually hiding a brutal dictatorship of human rights abuses - where surveillance, imprisonment and torture are systematic and where tourists can easily be imprisoned for the slightest infringements of their ultra conservative laws.
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