A look inside Dubai Ruler's daughter's royal wedding

Published December 20th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Of course it was a wedding fit for a Queen!
Of course it was a wedding fit for a Queen!

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.

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:

Is this the bride on her big day?

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:


I am blessed to have people around me that believe in me, that push me to create and purely develop. When someone believes in your creative vision, it's the ultimate push to soar through your unstoppable stream of ideas and surpass your expectation and theirs. Thank you @latifamrm1 for trusting me to do this . . . A commissioned design for the wedding of her H.H.Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al MaktoumSeeing this logo come to life in a memorable fairytale night setting was priceless . . . Wishing you a lifetime of adventures and happiness ahead . . . ‎#افراح_القاسمي_و_آل_مكتوم #hindbindemaithan #videodesigner #videocomposer #creativedirecter #togtherwerise #lovewhatyoudo #dowhatyoulove #hindsoffice #hindloves #hindthinks .. logo inspired by the wedding theme #lilyofthevalley #royalwedding

A video posted by Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qamzi (@hindbindemaithan) on Dec 13, 2016 at 2:10am PST

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.

Here is the beautiful poem commissioned for the royal wedding, wishing them a happy married life:


1.12.16 #افراح_القاسمي_و_آل_مكتوم

A video posted by Latifa M R Al Maktoum (@latifamrm1) on Dec 14, 2016 at 6:35am PST

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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A video posted by @mohamed.alqasimi1 on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:34am PST


#Repost @mohamed.alqasimi.2 with @repostapp ・・・ #Repost @khouri1000 with @repostapp ・・・ افراح القاسمي وآل مكتوم صاحب السمو الشيخ حمد بن محمد الشرقي عضو المجلس الأعلى حاكم الفجيرة صاحب السمو الشيخ سعود بن صقر القاسمي عضو المجلس الأعلى حاكم رأس الخيمة حفظه الله سمو الشيخ حامد بن زايد آل نهيان، رئيس ديوان ولي عهد أبوظبي وعضو المجلس التنفيذي لإمارة أبو ظبي حفظه الله الشيخ أحمد بن صقر القاسمي حفظه الله الشيخ فيصل بن سعود بن خالد القاسمي حفظه الله الشيخ ارحمه بن سعود بن خالد القاسمي حفظه الله الشيخ محمد بن سعود بن خالد القاسمي حفظه الله الشيخ محمد بن مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم حفظه الله الشيخ راشد بن حمد بن محمد الشرقي. رئيس هيئة الفجيرة للثقافة والإعلام حفظه الله

A video posted by @abdullah.alhebsi on Dec 10, 2016 at 12:45pm PST

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