Shamsa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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.

In August of 2000, Shamsa fled from her family’s Longcross estate in a Range Rover. She drove to the main gate and managed to leave, evading security. Several weeks later, Shamsa was forcibly kidnapped from the streets of Cambridge and eventually returned to Dubai via private jet.

As punishment for her escape, Shamsa spent the next eight years imprisoned. Latifa spoke about her sister Shamsa in detail in her video released on YouTube.


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