The sixth wife of the ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Hussein is getting massive media coverage, while most of the news outlets are expressing sympathy to her without knowing details about her notoriety.
No one is questioning the reason as to why she had married Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the owner of Godolphin horse racing stables in 2004, becoming his sixth junior wife. Was it romantic affairs or Princess Haya’s ulterior motives?
She is now said to be living in an £85m ($107m) townhouse in Kensington Palace Gardens, in central London, which she bought in her own name by simply deceiving the Dubai ruler. Sitting in that palace, the sister of Jordanian king Abdullah is reportedly preparing for a legal battle in the High Court as well as media offensives against the members of the UAE royal family. Few of her “old friends” from Germany, Britain, France, and Finland are maintaining contacts, while she also is being contacted by representatives of Qatari rulers as well as Iranian mullahs. With their advice, Princess Haya is plotting a media coup against the “cruel autocratic regime” in the Middle East, particularly targeting the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Before leaving Dubai, Prince Haya has smuggled out at least 70 million dollars, most of which have swindled with the help of her African cohorts. She also has stolen gems and jewelry worth an unknown amount of money while leaving the UAE.
According to credible sources, Princess Haya is being encouraged by her Western contacts to launch a movement, mostly via internet and social media with the target of giving instigation to Arabs in ousting the “cruel dictators” through “mass revolt”. She will be releasing several video documentaries, which were made earlier by makers from Egypt and India giving details about corruption, nepotism, murders, dealing in drugs and sexual perversion by the UAE rulers.
The same source said Princess Haya is going to marry her long-time secret lover from a Western country after divorcing the Dubai ruler. She has been plotting her fleeing from Dubai for the past few years and was taking preparations by cashing as much as money she could through various ways and means. King Abdullah of Jordan, the half-brother of Princess Hays is aware of his sister’s secret romance.
A source added, a shrewd Princess Haya has been emotionally blackmailing Princess Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum through pretention and deception.
People are questioning as to what had prompted Princess Haya to flee her luxurious life in Dubai and why she is claiming to be “afraid for her life”.
Sources close to her have said that Princess Haya had recently discovered disturbing facts behind the mysterious return to Dubai last year of Sheikha Latifa, one of the ruler’s daughters. She fled the UAE by the sea with the help of a Frenchman but was intercepted by armed men off the coast of India and returned to Dubai. Princess Haya then, along with the former Irish president Mary Robinson, defended Dubai’s reputation over the incident.
Now the wife of Dubai ruler is claiming to have been forced to make such statement with the help of Mary Robinson, and said, Princess Laila had already been murdered while her sister Princess Shamsa is locked into a palace in isolation and been regularly drugged.
Cohorts of Princess Haya are propagating saying similarly as Princess Shamsa and Latifa, she too could be now abducted and rendered back to Dubai thus forced into palatial confinement.
Meanwhile, it is learnt from credible sources that the British royals may broker a compromise between Princess Haya and her husband and send her back to Dubai with the assurance of her “safety”.
Has Turkey or Iran played the Haya card?
As a joint effort of Turkey and Iran in putting Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Mohammed centering the Jamal Khashoggi case almost fell flat, they might have played the Princess Haya card as a second option in putting the Middle Easter royals into huge discomfort.
According to an intelligence report, similar cases of fleeing may take place in other Middle Eastern royal families within the next few months. Secret agents under the disguise of diplomats, traders, shopkeepers, domestic help and medical assistants are working in the Middle Eastern nations looking for the scope of luring members of the royal families in fleeing and taking asylum in the West.
Sohail Choudhury is the executive editor of Blitz.