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Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Mother of UAE President, Passes Away

  January 28, 2018 at 7:31 am by

It was announced on Sunday by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in the United Arab Emirates that Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of the UAE’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has passed away. The Ministry’s statement read: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, mourns the death of Her … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, Jordanian Crown Princes Attend World Future Energy Summit Opening

  January 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm by

The Crown Princes of Abu Dhabi and Jordan were present for the opening of this year’s World Future Energy Summit at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivered a speech at the Summit, which is being held as part of  Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. “The future can not be discussed in isolation from ensuring an active role for youth and investing in the development of their … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hamdan Attends Police Graduation Ceremony

  January 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm by

On Tuesday January 9th, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum was present at the graduation ceremony of the Dubai Police Academy. The Sheikh led the ceremony, congratulating the top students of the graduating class, which featured postgraduate students and cadet officers. He urged them to continue training and “to pursue higher education in order to nurture their talents”, and said that his father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Emir of Dubai, … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

On June 22, it was the fourth day of Royal Ascot – and also Ladies Day! Those who attended were Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall. Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya as well as their daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, were also there. Sheikh Al Jalila accepted a trophy from Princess … Continue reading

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Back To Ascot: Large Windsor Contingent On Hand For Royal Ascot Day One

  June 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm by

A large number of royal Windsors were on hand for the opening day of the 2017 Royal Ascot meet at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth – in lime green Stewart Parvin – was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York and Lord Vestey in the first carriage of the royal procession on to the course ahead of the afternoon’s races. The Prince of Wales, the … Continue reading

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Sunshine Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Derby Day At Epsom

  June 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

The sun was shining at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Alexandra of Kent arrived for the Investec Derby Day. Her Majesty (who has only missed to Derby Days during her reign) was aptly dressed in a sunshine yellow coat and matching hat over a floral dress for the event. Princess Alexandra opted for an apple green skirt and blouse with a cream hat. The Queen and her … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan Attend Epsom Oaks Race

  June 3, 2017 at 7:00 am by

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the Oaks Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England. Sheikh Mohammed had one win yesterday, by G K Chesterton winning The Investec Mile (Handicap) race. 02.06.17 HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and … Continue reading

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Sheikha AlJalila Swims With A Dolphin In A Sweet Video

  May 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan has shared a sweet video of her eldest daughter, Sheikha AlJalila, swimming with a dolphin. The mother of two, captioned the video with “Making new friends at Dolphin Bay”. Dolphin Bay is located at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai. صداقات جديدة في خليج الدلافين Making new friends at Dolphin Bay #instakids #animals #Dubai #instalife A post shared by Haya Bint Al Hussein (@hrhprincesshaya) … Continue reading

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Sheikha Al Jalila Learns To Snowboard

  May 12, 2017 at 11:26 am by

Despite the desert climate of her home country, Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is learning to snowboard. Photos posted on the Instagram account of her mother, Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, earlier today show the nine-year-old posing with a snowboard and during her snowboarding lesson at an indoor snow centre in Dubai. من قال بأنها لا تثلج في دبي! #الثلج #التزلّج #التعلّم #دبي Who says … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Leaders Attend Arab League Summit In Amman

  March 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan was the hosting head of state of the 28th Arab League Summit held on Wednesday in Amman. Among those attending the summit were King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia; King Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain; the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; and the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Royals Attend The Dubai World Cup 2017

  March 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm by

Members of Dubai’s ruling family were this evening present for the Dubai World Cup meet at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid watched the main race – which was won by the American trained horse Arrogate owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – alongside his junior wife, Princess Haya, and a number of his children, including Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Mansoor, Sheikh Majid and Sheikha Al Jalila,. … Continue reading

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Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Gives Birth To Third Son

  March 24, 2017 at 6:57 am by

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, gave birth to her fifth child – a son – on March 22. Baby boy Rashid bin Mansoor joins two big brothers (Mohammed and Hamdan) and two big sisters (Fatima and Lateefa). The Sheikha, who is married to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a half-brother of the Emir of Abu Dhabi, … Continue reading

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A Sheikha and Her Unicorn

  March 17, 2017 at 7:18 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan took to her Instagram this week to share the artistic abilities of her eldest child, Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Al Maktoum. The Princess posted a photograph of the nine-year-old with a gleeful expression on her face as she stood next to a white pony that she had decorated as a unicorn. “Finger paints, shampoo, water, a white pony and a very creative Jalila gives you … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Opens and Tours Cancer Centre In Dubai

  February 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain officially opened The Comprehensive Cancer Centre (CCC) in Dubai today with senior health officials. Princess Haya who is Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority, toured the facility and was briefed about the different areas and medical treatments offered. Princess Haya also stopped by two patients, an adult and a child who are currently undergoing treatment. تشرفت اليوم بافتتاح المركز الشامل الجديد للسرطان في عيادة ميد … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Talks Hunger and Poverty

  February 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm by

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein gave a speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai where she spoke about ending hunger and poverty. “The poor and the hungry do not think about anything but how to gain their daily bread,” said Princess Haya. She went on saying, “If we don’t move on that then we lose our humanity, something that is worse than the disaster itself.” HRH Princess Haya … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Honours Mother’s Memory With Charity Donation

  February 10, 2017 at 7:10 am by

On the fortieth anniversary of her mother’s death, Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheika of Dubai announced a donation of 28million Jordanian Dinars ($USD39.5million) to the Tkiyet Um Ali, a charity whose aim is to end hunger and poverty in Jordan. “There is no more fitting way to celebrate their lives and continue their legacies by doing something they would have done themselves,” the Princess said in a statement, referencing both her … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed Visits India: Day 1

  January 24, 2017 at 11:50 am by

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has started a three day visit to India. Sheikh Mohammed arrived in Delhi and and will be attending the 68th Republic Day celebrations as chief guest. Upon arrival, Sheikh Mohammed received a very warm welcoming from Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the airport. لحظة وصول محمد بن زايد … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Pulls Out Of Walkathon Midway After Knee Injury

  November 18, 2016 at 2:53 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein joined the “March of Dubai for Walking 24 hours” on Thursday morning. The walk is 90km and its to raise awareness for diabetes and funds for the Al Jalila Foundation in Dubai and Tkiyet Um Ali in Jordan. After completing 45km, Princess Haya had to pull out of the walk as she suffered a knee injury. #dxb24hrwalkathon A post shared by Haya … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Joined By Princess Haya On Third Day in the UAE

  November 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm by

Dubai’s Princess Haya has joined the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on several engagements on the couple’s third day in the United Arab Emirates. The royal trio first visited the International Humanitarian City located in Dubai, a large centre built specifically to store and distribute humanitarian aid to areas in crisis. Charles, Camilla and Haya met with charity workers from the over 40 non-government organisations that operate out of … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Second Day In Abu Dhabi

  November 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have continued their tour of the Middle East today, with a day of engagements in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. First up for Prince Charles was a tour of Bu Tinah Island, seeing the ecosystems and wildlife from a dune buggy and a speedboat. He then visited Masdar City, a region known for it’s “innovation and research dedicated to … Continue reading

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