Middle East

Crown Prince Hamdan of Dubai and two of his brothers marry at the same time



Another royal bachelor – or three – are off the market!

Crown Prince Hamdan of Dubai, 36, and two of his brothers, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed and Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammed married in joint ceremonies on Wednesday, 15 May.

The Crown Prince, who has been dubbed one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, married Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum in a private religious ceremony Wednesday night. He also serves as the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

His brother, 35-year-old Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, married Shaikha Maryam Bint Butti Al Maktoum while his other brother, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad (b. 1987), Chairman of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, married Shaikha Midya Bint Dalmouj Al Maktoum.

Their sister, Shaikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum posted a photo on her Instagram confirming the weddings with a statement in Arabic that translates to “The nation is rejoiced.”

People of the UAE have flooded her mentions and social media congratulating the couples and celebrating their unions, so much so that the hashtag #Spirit_Of_The_Union has been trending on social media.

None of the three royal men have commented on their weddings, and no images have been released as of yet.

They are all the children of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai – and his senior wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.

Crown Prince Hamdan became the heir to the throne after his older brother, Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was removed by their father in February 2008 after killing a servant in a drug-induced rage. He later died from a reported heart attack in September 2015. He was 33.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.