A Dubai princess who announced that she was escaping the UAE via a video message has been “brought back”, a source has said.
“What I can confirm is they took her and she was brought back,” the Guardian newspaper reported the source saying on condition of anonymity.
The source said he did not know where or how she was located but said she was now “with her family”.
Sheikah Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum – who goes by Latifa – reportedly went missing off the coast of Goa, in India, with American national Jean-Pierre Herve Jaubert, a former French intelligence agent and author.
In footage released by her United States-based lawyer, the 33-year-old said she escaped the UAE because she does not have the freedom to live her own life as the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
“It is a domestic issue that transformed into a soap opera that transformed into a rampaging scheme to tarnish the reputation of Dubai and Sheikh Mohammed,” the source said.