Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, announced some very special news with the world on December 24. Her Highness and husband Sheikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi have been blessed with their third child—a baby boy.
The news was shared via Instagram by the royal, and her post also shared the name of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa’s newborn son: Hamdan Bin Faisal AlQassimi. “Today we were blessed with a baby boy, Hamdan bin Faisal,” she shared in her caption. A few hours later, the third-time mother also shared a heartfelt repost from her husband’s Instagram account, which showed him cradling the newest member of their family. Baby Hamdan is the couple’s third child since 2020. The two are also parents to their daughter Shaikha bint Faisal AlQassimi, born October 2020, and son Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, born in July 2018.
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HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum champions through a busy life as the mother of three, and also opened up about her experiences with motherhood earlier this year, when she graced the cover of Vogue Arabia for the very first time. “When I was a girl, I was dreaming of getting a black belt and having a career,” she revealed. “Today, I believe that motherhood is the most important and significant thing I have ever done in my life. Being a mother gives you skills and abilities you never knew you had and makes you a stronger person. It made me much more efficient. Mothers are not focused; they are laser focused. We get things done.”
HH Sheikha Latifa’s Vogue Arabia feature was one to remember, marking not just her cover debut, but also the celebration of Vogue Arabia’s 50th issue and a celebration of the UAE’s 50 years. The daughter of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stood as a powerful symbol of hope against a backdrop of dawn in Dubai. The shoot was held in Al Shindagha Historical Neighborhood, where she shared special memories as she mentioned her vision for the cultural and creative sector, post Covid.