- Princess Haya Al Hussein initially believed to have sought asylum in Germany
- Unconfirmed Arab media reports suggest German diplomat helped her ‘escape’
- German authorities ‘have refused a request from husband to return her to Dubai’
- Reports come three months after disappearance of one of his daughters who was caught fleeing to America
The wife of Dubai’s billionaire ruler is believed to be in hiding in London after the break-up of her marriage, according to sources close to the family.
Princess Haya Al Hussein is said to be seeking a divorce after initially fleeing to Germany where she sought political asylum.
Unconfirmed reports in Arab media suggest a German diplomat helped her ‘escape’ from Dubai leading to a potential diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
It is claimed that German authorities have refused a request from her husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum to return his wife to Dubai.
Last year one of the Sheikh’s children, Princess Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, attempted to flee her father and Dubai for political asylum in America.
She has since disappeared, but is believed to have been returned to the United Arab Emirates where her father is the Prime Minister and Vice President.
German authorities have also refused to