Watch: Dubai royal family princess Shaikha Latifa who jumps out of planes for thrills

Watch: Dubai royal family princess Shaikha Latifa who jumps out of planes for thrills

Dubai - Seems like Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan isn't the only adventurous spirit in the royal family.



By Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia

Published: Thu 19 Jan 2017, 11:55 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Jan 2017, 6:57 PM

UAE has become a hub for adventure sports in the region, attracting adventurers from all over the world, including members of UAE's royal families.
If you thought His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince Dubai, was the only intrepid spirit in the Dubai royal family, then here's another member of the Maktoum family taking to the skies as probably the only woman from the royal family who shares Hamdan's love for skydiving.
The young Crown Prince - a fitness enthusiast - is often seen cycling, jogging around Dubai, and when he gets bored of that - he heads to Skydive Dubai to skydive with his entourage and regularly makes jumps.
But he isn't the only one, Shaikha Latifa Al Maktoum has emerged as one of the most active skydivers in the royal family and often collaborates with Juan Mayer - a skydiving photographer - for her jumps.

Here are some recent breathtaking skydiving shots of the young Shaikha, posted by Mayer:

Celebrating UAE Flag Day...

 

 

...and National Day in the open sky

 
 
 
 

After 1,000 jumps!

 
 
 

Freestyle skydiving

 
 

If that wasn't enough, she is even a 'wingwalker'!

 
 
 
 

Welcoming 2017 with - another jump!

 
 

And here's a teaser post for a 'cool wingsuit' stunt she attempted with Mayer

Here's wishing the Shaikha more power and success in the new year. Fly high!
yousufk@khaleejtimes.com
(Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Shaikha Latifa might be His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's niece. She is his daughter. The error is regretted)


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