UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum tried to buy one of the most expensive houses in Britain next to his ex-wife’s house.
Al-Maktoum’s agent wanted to buy a house on the Parkwood Estate for 41 million.
His ex-wife Haya bint al-Hussein raised the issue in the London High Court as part of his legal battle over the divorce, according to the verdict.
Al-Maktoum did everything right to buy a house near Hare Castlewood in Berkshire. Haya inherited the house from her father. But al-Maktoum later decided to cancel the deal.
Judge Andrew McFarlane said al-Maktoum, the ruler of the emirate, had been intimidating Haya since she fled to England in 2019.
He fears al-Maqtun may have bought the house to spy on Hayer or try to kidnap their two children.
“I felt I was being monitored,” Haya said in a written statement to the court.
Haier’s lawyer said that at the end of 2019, they came to know about the plan to buy Sheikh’s house for the first time. However, he could not confirm the matter from Sheikh’s lawyers.
Towards the end of 2020, Haya confirmed the purchase of Sheikh’s house through a reliable source.
A London court has ruled that Princess Hayer’s phone was also monitored using Israeli spyware Pegasus after the divorce.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is known worldwide for making his country one of the world’s top destinations for trade and tourism. The 70-year-old ruler owns hundreds of crores of rupees in assets.
In 2004, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum married Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein, the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and the half-sister of the current King Abdullah II of Jordan. They have two children, Al-Jalila and Zayed. In 2017, their marriage broke down. Then, in April 2019, he fled to the UK via Germany with his children.
Last year, Princess Haya filed a lawsuit against her husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in a London court for abduction, deportation, torture and intimidation. In March 2020, the London High Court ruled that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum had abducted his two daughters and forcibly taken them from Britain to Dubai, and had long been intimidating his ex-wife, Princess Haier.
The High Court issues a fact-finding judgment or FCJ – to match the veracity of these allegations.