Sheikh’s last chance for court secrecy

David Brown
February 29, 2020, The Times

The ruler of Dubai is considering a last-ditch bid to keep secret details of a custody battle with his youngest wife.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, 70, lost an appeal yesterday against the decision of a senior judge to make public judgments of his case against Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, 45.

The sheikh had applied to the High Court for the summary return to Dubai of their two children after the princess fled to London last year.

Princess Haya, the sheikh’s sixth wife and a half-sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan has applied for the children to be made wards