Originally Posted by niomi
I got the answers to all my questions soon after I made my post, but I couldn't log in here to let you all know.
Hamdan broke his engagement to Shaikha 10 yrs ago. Shaikha was studying in Zayed University had taken a break for marriage but because he broke the engagement she did not continue her studies. The broken engagement might have been painful for her to deal with. She later applied to universities outside of UAE to complete her education(not England). She did take a long time to finish her university degree though, with a lot of breaks too. After her education she lived in England. It seems like she didn't want to live in Dubai because of the broken engagement. Good for her that she eventually got a happy ending! I am happy for her!
Maktoum's wife Maryam and Ahmed's wife Mediyah also have university degrees.
Basically all 3 of them have a university degree.
All 3 women are traditional and initially it was understood that they will never make a public appearance like Haya did, but rather be like Hind.
PS: Hamdan did not attend the wedding reception on the 14th even though he flew back in time.
Shaikha was not with Hamdan in England for Royal Ascot!
***My personal opinion***
From my personal observation it seems like Hamdan's wife has aspirations to be like Haya. She has a fanpage dedicated to her which is run by her entourage, this fanpage was started way back in January when there was just discussion of a possible engagement with Hamdan again.
There is a lot of pressure on Hamdan to prove that women are not opressed esp now after Haya's case. So I feel like, Hamdan's wife might become more public.
If not public, there might be subtle public displays of affection b/w Hamdan and his wife. Traditional UAE people do not show any PDA between couples but Hamdan might have to change that because of the current circumstances and lawsuits against the ruling family of Dubai. This is just my personal opinion, it's NOT facts I got from his team.
Whatever the reason for this, I think all these changes are positive and refreshing!
I hope all 3 of them will be public like Haya, I would love to see all 3 of them.
PS: I was the one who told everyone that Hamdan attended the wedding reception the 14th, I felt I should clarify. It took me a while to post here because I didn't have the time to come here. I will not be posting here again. Please don't ask me anything else.
I wouldn’t know about Sheikha Shaikha’s mental state after her engagement got cancelled, but I doubt she had a mental breakdown. If the engagement got cancelled early 2010, she seemed well enough on May of 2010 to be able to inaugurate the retail store “smiles n stuff” run by people with special needs at Al Noor Training Center.