- The court said Sheikh Mohammed would have to pay £251.5 million to his sixth wife, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein.
- Princess Haya, 47, fled to the UK in 2019 and sought the protection of her two children through the British courts.
- Sheikh will have to pay his children, 14-year-old Al Jalila and nine-year-old Zayed, under a bank guarantee of £29 million.
London: A UK court on Tuesday ordered the ruler of Dubai to pay £550 million (about Rs 5509 crore) to his ex-wife and their children. Let us tell you that this is one of the most expensive divorce agreements in British history. The High Court said that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will have to pay £251.5 million to his sixth wife, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, and their children, 14-year-old Al Jalila and nine-year-old Zayed, under a bank guarantee of £29 million. Will have to do
Haya had fled to Britain in 2019
The court said in its order that the total amount the children would receive could be more or less than £29 million. The court said it depends on various factors such as how long they live and whether they reconcile with their father. Justice Philip Moore passed this order. Princess Haya, 47, fled to the UK in 2019 and sought the protection of her two children through the British courts.
Sheikh Mohammed is also the Prime Minister of UAE
Haya, daughter of Jordan’s late King Hussein, said she was ‘intimidated’ by her husband, who is alleged to have ordered the forced return of their two daughters to the Gulf emirate. Sheikh Mohammed (72) is also the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. A UK family court judge ruled in October that Sheikh Mohammed ordered the hacking of Princess Haya’s phone during a legal battle. However, Sheikh Mohammed denied the allegation.