Dubai: Crown Prince to Marry Former Street Girl

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Dubai| 28-year-old Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, announced this morning his engagement to Kalila Said, a Palestinian refugee who grew up in the streets of a shantytown near the Arab metropolis. The second-oldest son of ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met the 23-year old woman while working on a charity project in March of last year in one of the capital’s disadvantaged neighbourhoods and the two have rapidly developed a symbiotic relationship.

Sheikh Hamdan’s love life has been the object of much speculation over the years . He remained in a monogamous and serious relationship with one of his half-cousins from 2008 to 2013, despite the fact that he was engaged to his cousin Sheikha Sheikha Al Maktoum. This relationship ended sourly however in January 2013, just a few months before the Prince met his new love. His arranged marriage has also recently been cancelled for reasons that were not made public.

This charming Prince was a well known “lady’s prize” for a long time. He not only writes poetry, but he is also passionate about horses. Affectionately known as Fazza, meaning “the courageous,” the name under which he publishes his poetry, he is known for his strong penchant for fast cars and skydiving. He is a graduate from the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy and also attended the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prince Hamdan even won a team gold medal at the 15th Asian Games in 2006 in a horseback riding competition. He also owns an incredible collections of camels, and he once paid US$4.5 million for 16 beautiful specimens at a camel beauty pageant in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Handsome, brave and exotic: what more could a girl ask for?

Well despite Hamdan’s status and good looks, he had to court the young woman with insistence for over three months before she accepted to start seeing him. The recipient of a Royal scholarship for exceptional merit and psychology graduate from the American Universtiy of Dubai did however end up succumbing to the Prince’s charm and the two rapidly became almost inseparable.

According to rumors circulating in the country, Hamdan’s father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, threatened last November to disinherit his son if he pursued the relationship, but to no avail. The young man chose love over his title and situation, bringing his father to reconsider his position. The Sheikh finally seems to have accepted the situation and even gave his blessing to the new couple.

10 Comments on "Dubai: Crown Prince to Marry Former Street Girl"

  1. Jarcy Mallorca | June 19, 2014 at 6:11 am | Reply

    Such a fairy tale love story…congratations both of you guys…

  2. if it is…He will be successful, we all are sure about it. His father, our ruler will be happy in the long term if not now. Having the right woman especially from such a modest background will only enhance the values the rulers might never have known. I think we have a queen Rania in the coming.

    Its not about where you are from, but the heart that matters.

    God Bless

    • So True Nasif… very well said happy for them.. Enough for the arrange marriage give them a break time to choose their partner who will make them happy for the rest of their lives!!!

    • Very well said Lynda

    • Very well said Lynda

      I don’t agree with the media calling her a street girl, she is obviously descents from a very well off Palestinian family, very educated with merit degree. She has been helping her people in refugee camps, very good looking if you don’t agree that she is beautiful. What else successful man would want for his future children. Well done Shaikh Hamdan, she is a true princess.

    • I don’t agree with the media calling her a street girl, she is obviously descents from a very well off Palestinian family, very educated with merit degree. She has been helping her people in refugee camps, very good looking if you don’t agree that she is beautiful. What else successful man would want for his future children. Well done Shaikh Hamdan, she is a true princess.

    • True Nasif – the heart matters. no money in all the land can buy love! Long life of happiness to the blessed couple!

  3. Mabrook & best wishes!

  4. Chilean proud! | June 19, 2014 at 5:38 am | Reply

    Well done, prince! Set the exemple for your generation and open up your traditions! Love can never go wrong!

  5. a big WOW! TRUE LOVE it is!

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