Shamsa Al Maktoum

Shamsa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Shamsa was born on 15 August 1981 and is one of Princess Latifa’s full sisters and a member of the Dubai royal family.

She is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”). Her mother is Houria Lamara from Algeria. Princess Shamsa has two full sisters Princess Latifa (1985) and Sheikha Maitha (1980) and one brother Sheikh Majid (1987)

Shamsa used to spend summers at her family’s UK Horse racing estate, Longcross, Surrey.

In August 2000 Shamsa fled from her father’s Longcross estate in a Range Rover. She drove to the main gate which was open and despite all the security within the estate, she managed to leave. A few weeks later Shamsa was forcibly kidnapped from the streets of Cambridge and the following day was flown to Dubai in a private jet.

As a result of this Shamsa spent 8 years in prison.  Latifa talks about her sister Shamsa in detail in her video.