Shamsa was born on 15 August 1981 and is one of Latifa’s full sisters and a member of the Dubai royal family.
She is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Her mother is Houria Ahmed Lamara from Algeria. Sheikha Shamsa has two full sisters Sheikha Latifa (1985) and Sheikha Maitha (1980), and one full brother Sheikh Majid (1987).
Shamsa used to spend summers at her family’s UK horse racing estate in Longcross, Surrey.<