Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum is a member of the ruling family of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She holds a prominent position within the royal family as she is the wife of Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum who is the current crown prince of Dubai.
Father of Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum
Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum is the daughter of Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid who was born on 1 October 1976. He is a part of the royal family of Dubai. He is also a businessman and a former Olympian sport shooter. He has a unique collection of internationally award-winning horses and a UAE football club.
Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum Marriage
On 15 May 2019, Hamdan married Sheikha Shaikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum. On the same day, his brothers, Maktoum and Ahmad, also got married. On 6 June 2019, he and his brothers celebrated the royal wedding together at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
On 21 May 2021, it was announced that Sheikh Hamdan had welcomed twins, a son named Rashid and a daughter named Shaikha. On 25 February 2023, Sheikh Hamdan and his wife Sheikha Shaikha welcomed a son, named Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (Husband)
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, popularly known as ‘Fazza’, is the Crown Prince of Dubai. He was born on 14th November 1982, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the second son of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. His mother’s name is Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. He has been the Crown Prince of Dubai since 2008. He has the leadership qualities such as modesty, simplicity, and generosity.
Sheikh Hamdan is known for his accessibility to the people, as he doesn’t have restrictions or barriers when meeting them and actively engages in solving their problems and addressing their concerns, much like his father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is popularly known as Fazza, the name under which he publishes his poetry, which means “the one who helps” in Arabic. As an equestrian, Maktoum is a multiple world champion at the World Equestrian Games.
Hind bint Maktoum Al Maktoum (Mother-in-Law)
Hind bint Maktoum Al Maktoum is the mother of Sheikh Hamdan and mother-in-law of Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum. Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum is an Emirati royal and holds the title of the senior wife and consort of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. They were married on 26 April 1979 and have 12 children together, including their eldest son, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who is the Crown Prince of Dubai and the heir apparent to the throne.
The wedding of Hind bint Maktoum and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in 1979 was a significant event in Dubai’s history. It marked the first major public celebration in the emirate. Elaborate arrangements were made. The estimated cost of the wedding celebrations was approximately $100 million. As the senior wife and consort of Sheikh Mohammed, she holds a prominent role within the ruling family and resides with her family in the Zabeel Palace (Ruler’s Palace) in Dubai.
Children of Sheikha Hind has 12
Sheikha Hind has 12 children, their names and dates of birth are given below.
- Hessa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum: 6 November 1980
- Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum: 12 November 1981
- Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum: 14 November 1982
- Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum: 24 November 1983
- Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum: 7 February 1987
- Saeed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum: 20 March 1988
- Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum: 30 March 1989
- Maryam bint Mohammed Al Maktoum: 11 January 1992
- Shaikha bint Mohammed Al Maktoum: 20 December 1992
- Futaim bint Mohammed Al Maktoum: 22 July 1994
- Salamah bint Mohammed Al Maktoum: 8 August 1999
- Shamma bint Mohammed Al Maktoum:13 November 2001