There are many divorces in the world that have always been in the headlines. Today, we are going to talk about one such divorce case. This divorce took place in Dubai and is the most expensive divorce settlement in British history. A UK court has ordered the ruler of Dubai to pay $73 million i.e., Rs 5,525 crore to his wife and their children.
The High Court said that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will have to pay $33.33 million i.e., about Rs 2,522 crore to his ex-wife, Haya. The remaining amount will be given to his children – Al Jalila and Zayed. For Princess Haya and her children (as long as they are minors), $ 1.45 million i.e., about Rs 109 crore has been asked to be given in security. Princess Haya fled to Britain in 2019. She said that she was afraid of her husband. She had filed a petition in a UK court seeking protection for both her children. Now, the ruler of Dubai was ordered to pay 73 million dollars.
The court said the total amount the children would receive could be more or less than £29 million. It depends on various factors such as how long they live and whether they reconcile with their father. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 72, is also the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Judge Philip Moor of the London High Court said that Sheikh Rashid has been ordered to pay the price given the grave danger to the lives of Haya and her two children. The judge said that Haya is not asking for this amount for herself, but she will take care of her children with this money. Also, with this amount, she would like to compensate for the loss she has suffered due to the break-up of the marriage.
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 this allegation. After which a legal battle was fought on behalf of Sheikh.
Princess Haya was the wife of Dubai King Sheikh Mohammed. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, born on 3 May 1974 in Jordan, is the sixth wife of the King of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and belongs to the Jordanian royal family. Let us tell you that Haya is the daughter of Aaliyah, the third wife of King Hussein of Jordan. At the age of 3, Haya's mother was killed in a plane crash. At the same time, in 1999, her father died due to an illness.
Let us tell you that Princess Haya's education was done in the UK. She studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. Also, Princess Haya has a lot of attachment to the sports world. Not only this, but at the age of 13, she started making a career in horse riding at the international level. Won the bronze medal in the seventh Pan Arab Games in 1992. In 1993, she was named Jordan's Athlete of the Year. She was the first woman to win a medal in the Pan Arab Equestrian Games. In 2007, Princess Haya also became a member of the International Olympic Committee.
In 2004, when Princess Haya was at the height of her career, she married the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. But in 2019, she suddenly left Dubai and went to England. After this, she made many allegations against her husband. The princess had also said that her life is under threat. According to the judge's ruling, Princess Haya said during the case that she was under siege and the sheikh's monitoring was disturbing her.