Pics: Inside Shaikh Mohammed's daughter's royal wedding

Pics: Inside Shaikh Mohammeds daughters royal wedding

Dubai - The Dubai Ruler's daughter Shaikha Latifa got engaged to Shaikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi in November this year.

By Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia

Published: Tue 20 Dec 2016, 12:17 PM

Shaikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the daughter of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, recently got married to Shaikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi.
Earlier in November this year, the couple got engaged in a grand ceremony attended by family and friends at Dubai's World Trade Centre, which caught the media's attention after the couple announced their engagement on Instagram.
The event was attended by members of UAE's royal families and dignitaries.
The dashing husband belongs to a royal family from Ras Al Khaimah and is a dynamic entrepreneur in the finance and banking sector.

A photo posted by Latifa M R Al Maktoum (@latifamrm1) on

Shaikh Faisal with his father-in-law, Shaikh Mohammed:

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A photo posted by Latifa M R Al Maktoum (@latifamrm1) on

Fairy tale wedding

The royal wedding took place on December 1 at the same venue as the engagement. It was also a regal - albeit quiet - affair, without any official announcement, however Instagram was flooded with pictures of the grand decorations at the event, pictures of the bride and groom, a snapshot of the invitation card and a tribute poem to the couple that was posted by newly wed Shaikha Latifa:
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Posted by a fan profile on Instagram, the venue at Dubai's World Trade Center was adorned with white flowers and candles, creating a serene and fragrant ambience. (Khaleej Times cannot independently verify the veracity of these photos)
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Is this the bride on her big day?

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A photo posted by Moza Bint Mohammed (@mimozam) on
Young Emirati visual artist, Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qamzi, also recently took to Instagram to express her gratitude to Shaikha Latifa for commissioning the task of designing the wedding logo to her. She wished the newly wed couple a lifetime of adventures and happiness:
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A video posted by Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qamzi (@hindbindemaithan) on
Shortly after the wedding, Shaikh Faisal had shared this beautiful tribute poem to his wife.
The poem - composed in the form of a traditional song - was posted by Shaikh Faisal on Instagram earlier in December. The post has garnered over 25,000 views.
Loosely translated, the poem compares the young Shaikha to precious jewellery - a poetic expression of how she is as invaluable as a gem to him:
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Here is the beautiful poem commissioned for the royal wedding, wishing them a happy married life:

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A video posted by Latifa M R Al Maktoum (@latifamrm1) on
 The full version:

It is noteworthy that such royal events are usually a private affair, without any media coverage, which is why there has been no official announcement regarding the wedding.
We wish the couple a happy and blessed married life.

Here are some glimpses from the engagement ceremony:

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