Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum is embroiled in a court battle with his estranged wife Princess Haya.
The ruler of Dubai failed to attend the second High Court hearing into the welfare of two of his children.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, 70, is currently embroiled in a court battle with his estranged Jordanian wife, Princess Haya bint al Hussein, 45, over the fate of their two children.
Princess Haya left Dubai earlier this year and has been living in London with their two children since May. The couple married in 2004.
The billionaire prime minister of the UAE did not attend a preliminary hearing in July and was absent again from the family division of the Royal Courts of Justice in London today.