London (AP) — Social media photos of a missing Dubai princess who described herself in a video a few months ago being detained against her will at two major malls in the city-state. It seems to show.
Image published by a woman identified in the UK media as: Former Royal Navy member Sioned Taylor Introducing Sheikh Latifabint Mohammed Almak Toum at the Mall of the Emirates cinema and at the Dubai Mall restaurant near Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
The photos correspond to those locations, and the images of the Mall of Emirates may have been taken in May because the movie is being promoted.
Taylor did not respond to the request for comment. The government’s Dubai Media Office did not allow the images to be published.
The caption of the pedestrian in the photo is United Nations expert Human rights activists have called on Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum to provide information about his daughter.
Video released by the BBC in February Sheikh Latifah described herself as being in a “reconstructed prison” villa.
“I don’t know when it will be released or what it will be like when it is released,” she said in one of the videos. “I am worried about my safety and life every day.”
The dramatic sea escape and its aftermath invaded a carefully managed image maintained by Sheikh Mohammed’s family, believed to have dozens of children from multiple wives. Some of his sons and daughters are prominently depicted in the local media and online, while others are rarely seen. Sheikh Latifah was widely known for her love of skydiving before 2018.
Sheikh Mohammed’s family life became a public issue again in 2020. A British judge ruled that Sheikh had campaigned for fear and intimidation against his estranged wife. And two of his daughters, one of whom ordered the kidnapping of Sheikh Latifah. The ruling arose in a custody dispute between Sheikh Mohammed and his estranged wife, Princess Haya, the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan.
Sheikh Mohammed is also Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the seven Emirates of the Arabian Peninsula.