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Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (born 1983) Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Father: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Age: 40 Years
Husband: Faisal Bin Saud Al Qassimi

Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum

Bio/Wiki
NicknameLatifa M R Al Maktoum [1]Latifa's Instagram Account
ProfessionGovernment Official (Dubai)
Known for• Being one of the daughters of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (vice president, prime minister, and minister of defense of the United Arab Emirates)
• Being the Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
Position Held5 September 2019: Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
Related Jobs• Member of Dubai Council
• Vice Chairman of Emirates Literature Foundation
• Chairperson of development of Al Quoz Creative Zone Committee
• Chairperson of the Dubai Collection’s Steering Committee
• Board member of Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives
AwardSheikha Latifa was given the "First Arab Lady" award by the Arab Women's Authority in 2021 in honor of her contributions to Dubai's cultural and creative industry, and her support of revolutionary cultural activities that advance Arab and Emirati culture.
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 June 1983 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)40 Years
BirthplaceDubai, United Arab Emirates
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityEmirati
ReligionSunni Islam [2]Latifa's Instagram Post
ResidenceAl Maktoum
Al Maktoum
HometownDubai, United Arab Emirates
College/UniversityZayed University, a public university in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Educational Qualification(s)• Executive Master of Business Administration with Honors
• Bachelor's degree in Business Science in Marketing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date2016
Family
Husband/SpouseFaisal bin Saud Al Qassimi
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum with her husband and two children
ChildrenSons- 2
• Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi (b. 28 July 2018)
• Hamdan bin Faisal Al Qassimi (b. 24 December 2021)
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum's husband, two sons, and a daughter

Daughters- 2
• Shaikha bint Faisal Al Qassimi (b. 29 October 2020)
• Hind bint Faisal Al Qassimi (b. 14 May 2023)
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum's husband with their second daughter
ParentsFather- Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (vice president, prime minister, and minister of defence of the United Arab Emirates)
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum with her father
Mother- Delila Aloula
Grandfather- Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Grandmother- Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
Uncle- Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Note: Her parents' are divorced.
SiblingsReal Sisters- 2
Sheikha Dalal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum
Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (I) (b. 11 August 1987)
Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed Al Maktoum

Half-sisters- 13
• Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 6 November 1980)
• Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (III) (born 30 March 1989)
• Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (II) (born 11 January 1992)
• Sheikha Sheikha bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 20 December 1992)
• Sheikha Futtaim bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 22 July 1994)
• Sheikha Salamah bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 8 August 1999)
• Sheikha Shamma bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 13 November 2001)
• Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 2 December 2007)
• Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 12 November 1977)
• Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 5 March 1980)
• Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 15 August 1981)
• Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (II) (born 5 December 1985)
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (II) (born 5 December 1985)
• Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 26 February 1994)

Half-brothers- 9
• Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (12 November 1981 – 19 September 2015)
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
• Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 14 November 1982), Crown Prince of Dubai (since 2008)
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
• Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 24 November 1983), First Deputy Ruler of Dubai (since 2008), Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE (since 2021), UAE Minister of Finance (since 2021)
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 24 November 1983)
• Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 7 February 1987), Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai (since 2023)
• Sheikh Saeed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 20 March 1988)
• Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 7 January 2012)
• Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 26 June 1989)
• Sheikh Marwan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 20 March 1981)
• Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (born 16 October 1987)

Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

  • Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is an Emirati government official. She is best known for being the daughter of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president, prime minister, and minister of defence of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is a member of the Dubai Council and the chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. She serves as vice chairman of the Emirates Literature Foundation, a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives board, and the honorary president of the Association of Graduates from Dubai’s Zayed University.
  • According to Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, she is passionate about writing poetry and horse riding.

    An image Instagrammed by Latifa while showing her love for horses

    An image Instagrammed by Latifa while showing her love for horses

  • When she was five years old, her aunt and elder sister taught her how to paint, and she developed her artistic abilities in painting as she grew older. In her childhood, she received a black belt in Taekwondo and learned Kung Fu with her sisters.

    A childhood picture of Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum

    A childhood picture of Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum

  • Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum completed her practical training at Dubai Holding Group prior to beginning her career with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority in 2008.
  • After completing her higher education and training, Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum began working in the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, which was founded in March 2008, in its arts and culture department. She is in charge of the cultural and creative scene including the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy, which aims to make Dubai the preferred international location for cultural, creative, and artistic talent by 2025.

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum while attending the Dubai's Culture and Arts ceremony

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum while attending Dubai’s Culture and Arts ceremony

  • Through a number of initiatives, most notably the construction of Dubai public libraries, she also works to support the literature industry and the culture of reading. This is done to make reading and learning accessible to everyone in Dubai by providing integrated, comfortable, and modern facilities.

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum after inaugurating the Dubai Design Week

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum after inaugurating the Dubai Design Week in 2018

  • In 2019, Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was appointed as the Commission’s Chairman. Sheikha Latifa promotes and funds neighbourhood cultural initiatives that help build Dubai’s cultural and creative industry’s environment and infrastructure and incorporate culture into the public sphere. The common activities include Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Al Quoz Creative Zone, Dubai Collection, Dubai Art Season, Dubai Design Week, Dubai Watch Week, and Sikka Art Fair.

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum while receiving the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Makkoum Award for outstanding educational performance

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum while receiving the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for outstanding educational performance

  • In 2020, Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum gave a speech at the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai.

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum while delivering a speech at the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai in 2020

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum while delivering a speech at the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai in 2020

  • In the same year, she participated in a “Sofa Session” with Becky Anderson, anchor of CNN’s Connect the World and managing editor of CNN Abu Dhabi, on the topic of “Accessible Creativity: Inclusivity & Diversity” during the World Conference on Creative Economy 2021, which was held at Expo 2020 Dubai.

  • In September 2021, Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was featured on the cover of Vogue Arabia’s 50th edition in her very first cover photo.

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum on the cover of Vogue

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum on the cover of Vogue

  • In May 2022, Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was in the headlines for announcing a six-year strategic roadmap with the goals of transforming Dubai into a vibrant talent hub, a global cultural centre, and an incubator for local creativity. This plan aimed at various initiatives like the “Dubai Creative Economy Strategy” and sponsoring council meetings and sessions to engage with representatives from the cultural and creative community. These are aimed at promoting and supporting the growth of cultural and creative industries in the country.
  • In April 2023, Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum shared a video on social media after she organised the largest book sale in the world, with over a million discounted books from a wide range of genres, including business, cookery, children’s books, science fiction, and thrillers.

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum during the inauguration of the largest book sale in the world in 2023

    Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum during the inauguration of the largest book sale in the world in 2023

  • In 2023, Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum made headlines after she announced the birth of her fourth child on social media. She wrote that they named her child Hind bint Faisal. [3]The National News Sheikha Latifa posted on Instagram,

    We were blessed today with a baby girl, Hind bint Faisal.”