He was not seen in public from the escape attempt
35-year-old princess, daughter Mohammed bin Racht al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
In 2018 the Gulf city tried in vain to escape by boat from the state, Before being brought back. He was not seen in public from that failed escape attempt.
Regarding two pictures posted on social networking site Instagram in recent days, AFP could not verify their authenticity or the date they were taken. The Emirate of Dubai has not yet commented.
Photos to authenticate
On Saturday evening, a photo posted on a public Instagram account showed a woman posing as Sheika Latifa, “having a good meal with Latiba at Pais Mar earlier”. Bais Mer is a restaurant in central Dubai. Earlier this week, a first picture showed a woman, again portrayed as a princess, seated with two other women at the Mall of the Emirates (MoE) in the Dubai Mall. The headline read: “Good evening at MoE with friends”.
According to the BBC, Said Sheikh Latifa’s friends recognized the two women and confirmed that they were acquaintances of the princess. “If this photo is real and recent, it gives us some relief that he is alive,” said Rothna Begum, a researcher at Human Rights Watch (HRW).
In a statement issued in February, he said Dubai’s royal family had “taken care of Sheikh Latifah at home” and “his condition is improving”. “We hope he will resume public life in due course,” he said.