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Dubai Ruler's Divorce Settlement For Mansions, Racehorses And Jewellery


Princess Haya advised the courtroom that she had entry to ‘limitless’ cash when in Dubai

New Delhi:

The authorized battle between Dubai’s ruler and his ex-wife has dropped at forefront the lavish life-style of the the ultra-rich Center Jap royalty.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, was right this moment ordered by the Excessive Courtroom in London to pay his former spouse, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, round 550 million kilos ($730 million) – reportedly the best divorce settlement set by an English courtroom.

The settlement quantity will go in the direction of the maintenance of Princess Haya’s British mansions and to cowl the long run safety prices of her and their kids.

Listed here are the main points of the royal couple’s life-style that was listed within the ruling:

‘Limitless’ cash in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, who’s at present the vice-president and prime minister of UAE, obtained married to Princess Haya in 2004. The judgment states that she divorced her in 2019 underneath the Sharia regulation with out her data.

The Princess’ attorneys advised the courtroom that when in Dubai, she and the kids had entry to ‘limitless’ cash.

Princess Haya had entry to over a dozen luxurious mansions, a 400 million kilos yacht, and a fleet of personal planes, her attorneys advised the courtroom.

In accordance with the ruling, she used to get 83 million kilos yearly for her family, together with 9 million kilos spending cash.

Blackmail utilizing kids’s cash


The 72-year-old ruler of the emirate of Dubai has lengthy been locked in a bitter authorized battle together with his 47-year-old former spouse, who lives in London with their two kids, aged 13 and 9.

Throughout one of many hearings, Princess Haya was questioned a couple of 6.7 million kilos cost she made to cowl up her affair with one of many bodyguards. To make the cost, she used cash from the kids’s financial institution accounts.

“I used to be very frightened,” Haya stated when requested why she had used cash from the kids’s accounts to pay them off. “I used to be scared and that was the cash that was out there in that quantity.”

Mansions in London

Of the full divorce settlement, 251.5 million kilos would go in the direction of the maintenance of Princess Haya’s homes in London.

In 2016, Princess Haya purchased a mansion close to Kensington Palace for 87.5 million kilos after which spent 14.7 million kilos in getting it refurbished, the courtroom was advised.

The Dubai ruler has been ordered to make funds that will cowl a 10-year refurbishment undertaking of the home and likewise cowl the salaries of 5 housekeepers.

“We at all times stored it to a really excessive customary and that’s the quantity of individuals wanted to maintain it as it’s now,” Princess Haya stated.

She has additionally sought a yearly cost of 770,000 kilos for the upkeep of her Castlewood mansion in Berkshire.

400 racehorses

Princess Haya stated that she and their kids owned over 60 racehorses, for whom she sought 75 million kilos in compensation. Whereas being married to the Sheikh, she purchased almost 400 racehorses.

“If I needed a horse, I purchased one,” Princess Haya advised the courtroom.

Holidays and leisure

Throughout her marriage, the household spent 631,000 kilos on one summer time trip in Italy, and on one other event the invoice for a resort in Greece was 274,000 euros, the courtroom stated in its ruling.

Princess Haya would get cash for 2 weeks of trip in Britain and to journey overseas 9 weeks yearly.

Choose Philip Moor stated that the annual award for holidays could be 5.1 million kilos a yr, with 1 million kilos every for hiring personal airplane and meals expenditure.

The courtroom awarded Princess Haya an additional 1 million kilos to spend on leisure. He additionally granted 277,050 kilos a yr for spending on pets, together with 25,000 kilos to purchase horses and 12,000 kilos for toys, grooming, and coaching of unspecified animals.

Garments and jewelry

Princess Haya in her testimony stated that her ex-husband used to frequently spoil her with lavish items throughout their marriage, and was awarded 13.7 million kilos as compensation for what she claimed have been lacking jewelry and garments. She had initially sought 52 million kilos for the lacking objects.

She stated her assortment of high fashion was price about 74 million euros, and solely essentially the most primary objects had been returned to her after she fled to Britain.

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“Should you put all of the items in that room unfold throughout this courtroom, it could be full,” Haya stated. “I used to be spoiled with fantastic items which I loved very, very a lot on the time.”

In a 23-minute video introduced in the course of the listening to, the choose may very well be seen strolling right into a protected within the Dubai palace the place the jewelry was stored. The choose stated that what was left within the protected appeared “customary fare”.



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