Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the ruler of Dubai, and his wife Princess Haya of Jordan at Royal Ascot in Britain during happier times. Photo: AP
Nisha Mathew
Opinion

Opinion

Nisha Mathew

Dubai’s runaway Princess Haya is the least of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s problems

  • The Dubai ruler’s image took a hit when one of his six wives, Princess Haya, fled to Britain
  • But it was a reliance on credit and a dalliance with Iran that really hurt his legacy – and left him in the shade of big brother Abu Dhabi

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the ruler of Dubai, and his wife Princess Haya of Jordan at Royal Ascot in Britain during happier times. Photo: AP
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