Lawyer for missing Dubai princess urges UAE to release her
Sheikha Latifa was detained by commandos off the coast of India in 2018 after she tried to flee Dubai in a yacht. Sheikha Latifa, 35, hasn’t been heard from since she stopped responding to text messages six months ago, friends told the BBC. Dixon helped secure the release of a British researcher who was jailed in the UAE on spying charges in 2018. Sheikh Mohammed is the founder of the successful Godolphin horse-racing stable and is on friendly terms with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Sheikh Mohammed and the Dubai royal court have said Latifa is safe in the loving care of her family.