Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia
January 19, 2017, Khaleej Times
Seems like Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan isn’t the only adventurous spirit in the royal family.
UAE has become a hub for adventure sports in the region, attracting adventurers from all over the world, including members of UAE’s royal families.
If you thought His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince Dubai, was the only intrepid spirit in the Dubai royal family, then here’s another member of the Maktoum family taking to the skies as probably the only woman from the royal family who shares Hamdan’s love for skydiving.
The young Crown Prince – a fitness enthusiast – is often seen cycling, jogging around Dubai, and when he gets bored of that – he heads to Skydive Dubai to skydive with his entourage and regularly makes jumps.
But he isn’t the only one, Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum has emerged as one of the most active skydivers in the royal family and often collaborates with Juan Mayer – a skydiving photographer – for her jumps.
Here are some recent breathtaking skydiving shots of the young Sheikha, posted by Mayer:
Celebrating UAE Flag Day…
…and National Day in the open sky
After 1,000 jumps!
If that wasn’t enough, she is even a ‘wingwalker’!
Welcoming 2017 with – another jump!
And here’s a teaser post for a ‘cool wingsuit’ stunt she attempted with Mayer
Here’s wishing the Sheikha more power and success in the new year. Fly high!