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Old 11-05-2012, 04:27 PM
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I didn't say I saw anything wrong in it, I think it's nice that Sheikh Mohd is on such good terms with his jockey that Frankie Dettori would just spontaneously hug and kiss him. I also felt it was sweet of Sheikh Hamdan to congratulate Frankie Dettori like that and it made me smile.

Still don't know whether that's just them or something done in their family or whether people in UAE or more demonstrative..
Hugh or kisses on cheeks and nose are normal salutations or a sign of special joy between people with the same gender in UAE.
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I have a question to all who might answer. What are the eyes of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum? I mean dark brown, blue or black? I really cant figure out with all the pics available! Thanks in response!
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:46 PM
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I have a question to all who might answer. What are the eyes of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum? I mean dark brown, blue or black? I really cant figure out with all the pics available! Thanks in response!
.....a kind of gray-blue, but more dark-grayish than blue
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Guys i think you have heard about sheikh mohammed's brother, the one who tortured an afghan man. i forgot his name. so i wanna ask, whether it was published in local news and do people know about this issue? as i know london government gave him 24 hours to live the country when they heard that this is in their country.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:47 AM
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I have never heard about that case-Sheikh Mohammed´s brother was not accused of such things, I think you confuse this with the torture case in the Al Nahyan family,or something completely different?

Here is the sheikh who is linked to such stories,he is the brother of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan but not related to the Dubai Ruling family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issa_bin_Zayed_Al_Nahyan
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:29 AM
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Right, it was Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan, who tortured a Afghan grain trader near his farm outside in the desert. This case has nothing to do with the ruling family of Dubai.

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so i wanna ask, whether it was published in local news and do people know about this issue?
In UAE this case is known. But is an old story (happened: 2004, widely discussed in public and newspapers worldwide: 2009).

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as i know london government gave him 24 hours to live the country when they heard that this is in their country.
?????this is in their country????? This case took not place in UK.

The case of Sheikh Issa isn´t related to the ruling family of Dubai. Therefore more informations you will be found here on TRF: Sheikh Issa bin Zayed: torture scandal April 2009
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Right, it was Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan, who tortured a Afghan grain trader near his farm outside in the desert. This case has nothing to do with the ruling family of Dubai.



In UAE this case is known. But is an old story (happened: 2004, widely discussed in public and newspapers worldwide: 2009).



?????this is in their country????? This case took not place in UK.

The case of Sheikh Issa isn´t related to the ruling family of Dubai. Therefore more informations you will be found here on TRF: Sheikh Issa bin Zayed: torture scandal April 2009
in wiki written in US i think it was in US-court, i remember one interview so i jus thought in uk
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Right, it was Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan, who tortured a Afghan grain trader near his farm outside in the desert. This case has nothing to do with the ruling family of Dubai.



In UAE this case is known. But is an old story (happened: 2004, widely discussed in public and newspapers worldwide: 2009).



?????this is in their country????? This case took not place in UK.

The case of Sheikh Issa isn´t related to the ruling family of Dubai. Therefore more informations you will be found here on TRF: Sheikh Issa bin Zayed: torture scandal April 2009
in wiki written in US i think it was in US-court, i remember one interview so i jus thought in uk
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:51 PM
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in wiki written in US i think it was in US-court, i remember one interview so i jus thought in uk
An American who had got himself in trouble with the Sheikh has submitted an application to court in the U.S. However, he had nothing to do with the matter (neither victims nor involved in the offense). The incident itself happened in the UAE in 2004. Britain had no part in this matter. As mentioned in my post # 266, you can find various information posted in this separate thread.
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I believe the Wikipedia entry about this terrible story is very detailed and there is also a video on youtube for ppl who want to see what happened,but I would not encourage anyone to do so because it is very brutal. Furthermore as previously mentioned this case is only involving Sheikh Issa and his supporters but not the Al Maktoum family!
I hope that Sheikh Issa gets professional help because he is such a danger to other people and also damaged the reputation of his family & his country because he is member of the ruling family and they should represent their culture in a positive way and be good role models to their citizens.
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Hey, I have a question. I kinda don't know where I should put this, but I will try here. Is it normal for a girl from the Gulf countries to marry at a very young age? Sheikha Hind got married at the age of 17, her daughter Shaikha married Nasser when she was 16 (?!) and she has today 3 kids. I found another examples. Sheika Shaikha bint Nasser bin Ibrahim al khalifa is now 18 and has 4 kids! I once asked her on her ask.fm when she got married and she said that she had turned 17 at that time. She had baby girl last year and now triplets. Princess Sahab Al Saud also married shaik Khalid when she was very young. Is it common in UAE/Bahrain or only among royal families?
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Hey, I have a question. I kinda don't know where I should put this, but I will try here. Is it normal for a girl from the Gulf countries to marry at a very young age? Sheikha Hind got married at the age of 17, her daughter Shaikha married Nasser when she was 16 (?!) and she has today 3 kids. I found another examples. Sheika Shaikha bint Nasser bin Ibrahim al khalifa is now 18 and has 4 kids! I once asked her on her ask.fm when she got married and she said that she had turned 17 at that time. She had baby girl last year and now triplets. Princess Sahab Al Saud also married shaik Khalid when she was very young. Is it common in UAE/Bahrain or only among royal families?
Here is an informative report on your topic,it is from 2005 but I believe that it has not changed that dramatically since than,I am sure you will get newer statistics and analyses about marriage in GCC states (or Bahrain/UAE) on google:-)
http://www.igwg.org/pdf05/MarriageInArabWorld_Eng.pdf

Personally I believe that the daughters of Sheikk Mohammed chose to marry when they want and who they wish (of course only with their parents consent),this can be very early like in Sheikha Sheikha´s case or later. (If you read older entries in the Dubai-forums,you will find that many international posters where a little bit worried back than because she married so early,but her marriage seems to be a good one from what we can see.)

Generally it seems that the girls of the Al Maktoum family get married earlier while the male section of the family is more patient (or we just do not know that they got married,they may have secret wives or prefer not to announce their marriages to the public).
We could speculate about this topic,but it would not lead to useful answers. What we can say for sure is that with more education, people in GCC get married later and there also seems to be a trend to have smaller families than in the past.

Here is a scientific paper by MARIAM SULTAN ABDULLA AL-SHAMSI & LEON C. FULCHER who researched on the topic
"The impact of polygamy on UnitedArab Emirates’ first wives and their children":
http://www.acco.be/download/nl/90096...nal_2005-jg-08..

What I found particularly interesting is that a lot of men married again without telling the first wife, not surprisingly most women were no happy with not being asked for their opinion on this important decision:

"Most of the first wives did not know their husband was going to marry again. Only one or two
knew about their husband’s decision and were given clear reasons about why he wanted to
marry again, a finding similar to results found in the Kuwait study where sixty-one percent of
women accepted polygamy if her husband told her before re-marrying (Abdu Salaam, 1997).
Most first wives in this study learned about the new marriage when seeing their husband with
the second wife or when learning about it from a family member."
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Hey, I have a question. I kinda don't know where I should put this, but I will try here. Is it normal for a girl from the Gulf countries to marry at a very young age? Sheikha Hind got married at the age of 17, her daughter Shaikha married Nasser when she was 16 (?!) and she has today 3 kids. I found another examples. Sheika Shaikha bint Nasser bin Ibrahim al khalifa is now 18 and has 4 kids! I once asked her on her ask.fm when she got married and she said that she had turned 17 at that time. She had baby girl last year and now triplets. Princess Sahab Al Saud also married shaik Khalid when she was very young. Is it common in UAE/Bahrain or only among royal families?
How is Sheika Shaikha bint Nasser bin Ibrahim al khalifa related to the Emir?

According to Facebook, she was married on 13 April 2012, had her first child in 2012 and then had triplets on 26 May 2013. Who did she marry? Maybe the year of her wedding is 2011.

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Generally it seems that the girls of the Al Maktoum family get married earlier while the male section of the family is more patient (or we just do not know that they got married,they may have secret wives or prefer not to announce their marriages to the public).
The only exception would be Sheikha Sheikha bin Mohammed. The rest of the Al Maktoum girls marry quite older.

For example, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed's wife when she married was around 39/40yrs old.
Recently a Sheikha from the Al Maktoum family married at the age of 25.
The same goes for Sheikh Mohammed's other two daughters, Sheikh Latifa married when she was over 21 years and Sheikh Hussa over 24 years.

The late Sheikh Maktoum's daughter recently got engaged (no wedding date set) she is older than 24years old.

Sheikh Mohammed's sisters all married when they were older than the age of 28years old.
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That´s interesting, I got the impression that the women were younger at marriage than the men...but it is good to see that they take time & finish their education before they get married. IMO it is very good when a bride/groom has more experience and maturity,they will surely be better equipped to deal with any problems or difficulties that happen in life & also have more knowledge and experience they can teach their children.
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That´s interesting, I got the impression that the women were younger at marriage than the men...
Only a small proportion of women marrying below 21 years in UAE. Many girls prefer a higher education first. The average marital age is between 22 - 29 years today.
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Thank you for your answers :) Im glad most of them get married when they are above 20.

According to www​.royalark.net Shaikha bint Nasser was born in 1994 and her father is a cousin of the King of Bahrain and a close relative to sheikha meriam bint abdullah, who was married to a man from the US :) I think Shaikha once explained her connection to the al maktoum family on her twitter, that her mother is al maktoum. I dont remember exactly but her maternal great grandmother or great grandfather was a cousin of late ruler rashed. i dont remember exactly though. :)

I am happy that Shaikha MRM is in a happy relationship. i was reading forum today and came to know that they were engaged for a long time. At least they knew each other. :)
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According to www​.royalark.net Shaikha bint Nasser was born in 1994 and her father is a cousin of the King of Bahrain and a close relative to sheikha meriam bint abdullah, who was married to a man from the US :) I think Shaikha once explained her connection to the al maktoum family on her twitter, that her mother is al maktoum. I dont remember exactly but her maternal great grandmother or great grandfather was a cousin of late ruler rashed. i dont remember exactly though.
Thanks, I've been trying to find her on royalark.net, but I just keep overlooking her name. Can you please point me to the correct page?
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You've been talking about shaikha nasser al khalifa, so i wanted to ask is that her ask.fm? ask.fm/missnishka
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You've been talking about shaikha nasser al khalifa, so i wanted to ask is that her ask.fm? ask.fm/missnishka
I guess you mean "Sheikha Sheikha" who is married to Sheih Nasser,"Nasser" is a boy´s name! Probably the most famous carrier of that name (as a last name,not surname) is "Gamal Abdel Nasser" (Egyptian president from 19 June 1967 – 28 September 1970)

The German wikipedia also mentions other people with this name
Nasser is the family name of:
Badia Hadj Nasser (* 1938), marokkanische Psychoanalytikerin und Schriftstellerin
Chamsan Nasser-Saeed (* 1968), dschibutischer Tennisspieler
Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970), ägyptischer Oberst und Staatspräsident 1954 bis 1970
Hassen Ben Nasser (* 1986), tunesischer Radrennfahrer
Jacques Nasser (* 1947), australischer Manager
Jamil Nasser (1932–2010), US-amerikanischer Jazz-Bassist
Kamal Nasser (1925-1973), palästinensischer Intellektueller und Aktivist, Mitglied der PLO-Führung
Mohammed Nasser Ahmed, jemenitischer Politiker
Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser (* 1952), katarischer Diplomat
Nissim Nasser (* 1968), libanesisch-israelischer Spion
Zaid Nasser, US-amerikanischer Jazz-Altsaxophonist

Nasser is the first name of:
Nasser Al-Attiyah (* 1970), katarischer Rallyefahrer und Sportschütze
Nasser Hejazi (1949–2011), iranischer Fußballspieler und -trainer


Most of the twitter and facebook-profiles with famous names claiming to be sheikh/a XY are fake,so be careful when you meet such imposters,most celebrities and famous royals do not keep such a profile. Queen Rania & Sheikh Mohammed are exceptions,but Sheikh Mohammed´sons Majid,Hamdan and Mansoor also use fb/twitter/instagram - most of the tweets are official messages,not personal quotes or thoughts.
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