When most people think of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed and "Essential Quality," they think of his horse, his @KentuckyDerby entry. But his real "essential quality" is that he "disappeared his daughter Princess Latifa for wanting to lead an independent life.
The @KentuckyDerby avoids the embarrassment of a winner whose owner has "disappeared" his daughter Princess Latifa for wanting to flee life under his thumb. But Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed shouldn't be allowed near any respectable horse race. Is she alive?
We would probably have more luck asking Sheikh Mohamed's horse, the frontrunner in today's @KENTUCKY Derby, whether his daughter Princess Latifa is still alive, given his refusal to say after he "disappeared" her for wanting to escape his tight control.
We should rename the frontrunner in today's @KentuckyDerby from "Essential Quality" to #DisappearedIn Dubai after Princess Latifa, daughter of its owner, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al-Makhtoum, who disappeared her for wanting an independent life.
Is she even alive, UN experts ask. Will the United Arab Emirates government provide proof of life for Princess Latifa, or did Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, having "disappeared" her for wanting to lead an independent life, now kill her?
Princess Latifa: UN calls for 'concrete' proof of life from UAE
UN calls for the UAE to provide "concrete" proof that Princess Latifa is alive
"The situation is getting more desperate every day" Secret messages, sent by Dubai’s Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, reveal details of how she has been held in captivity, after a failed attempt to leave Dubai in 2018
"The situation is getting more desperate every day" Secret messages, sent by Dubai’s Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, reveal details of how she has been held in captivity, after a failed attempt to leave Dubai in 2018 #MissingPrincess @BBCPanorama
This footage shows Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, practising her escape out of the UAE. She has not been seen in public for nine months following her attempt to flee. Read more on the Dubai princess here:
When you think of Dubai, don't let the high rises and its playground reputation obscure the fact that it is ruled by this man, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who has locked up his daughter, Princess Latifa, for wanting to escape from his control.