Dubai Ruler, Estranged Wife Court Battle Set For November

Dubai Ruler, Estranged Wife Court Battle Set For November

Princess Haya and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum are locked in a legal battle (Reuters)

London: 

A legal battle between the ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife over their children’s welfare will be heard by England’s High Court in November, a judge decided Wednesday.

The full hearing in the case between United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and Princess Haya, his sixth wife, will be held on November 11.

The two-day preliminary hearing in the case between 70-year-old Sheikh Mohammed and the Jordanian royal, 45, concluded on Wednesday.

Princess Haya, a daughter of the late king Hussein of Jordan and a half-sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan, was in court for the proceedings, while the UAE premier was not.

The princess has applied for a UK forced marriage protection order relating to their children, the hearing on Tuesday was told.