Dubai’s disappearing princesses

The troubling plight of Dubai’s Princess Latifa has also revealed the worrying cases of other disappeared Emirati princesses, reports Bel Trew

Thursday 18 February 2021 17:57
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<p>The Free Latifa campaign believes the princess is being held in a complex located in the heart of Dubai, near the popular tourist hotspot of Jumeirah  </p>

The Free Latifa campaign believes the princess is being held in a complex located in the heart of Dubai, near the popular tourist hotspot of Jumeirah

The words from Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler, are chilling.

In a new secret recording smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates, the 35-year-old sounds fragile and frightened as she accuses her powerful father of holding her hostage in a “jail villa” in Dubai after she tried to flee the Emirates in 2018.

“Every day I am worried about my safety and my life,” she says in the video recorded in the corner of a bathroom and smuggled out to friends. “I don’t really know if I’m going to survive the situation.”

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