Sheikha Mahra, the daughter of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is reportedly engaged and will soon marry Sheikh Mana bin Mohammed bin Rahsed bin Mana Al Maktoum.
The news first surfaced on Instagram through Arabian Royal Agency, an account that reports on news related to Middle Eastern royals. According to the post, an announcement regarding the engagement was made on March 22, 2023. Since then, social media has been abuzz with speculation about the authenticity of this report and excitement at seeing Sheikha Mahra as a bride considering she has always been highly regarded, especially when it comes to her sartorial choices.
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The young Sheikha recently graduated from a university in London with a degree in International Relations, and is an active figure within the social scene of Dubai – often being spotted at events such as exhibitions, fashion shows, and even award ceremonies. Philanthropy and social work are also important to her, as she regularly contributes towards causes such as environmental sustainability, female empowerment, helping the underprivileged, and promoting local talent. Her reported fiancé Sheikh Mana is the son of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Mana Al Maktoum, and his mother is Sheikha Madiyah Bint Ahmed Bin Juma Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mana is also a royal of great calibre, with investments in emerging technology and sustainable startups around the world, and is known for his philanthropic efforts and passion for equestrian sports and love for philosophy. He served a year in the UAE Armed Forces-National Service and is currently pursuing a degree in Security and Risk Management from the American University in the Emirates. Furthermore, Sheikh Mana is a well-accomplished businessman with many ventures, including AlBarada Trading, Dubai Tech, GCI real Estate Development company, and MM Group of Companies. His commercial real estate holdings are located strategically in Dubai; He also has commercial partners with several note-worthy names, including iconic tennis player Novak Djokovic, Andrew Tate, and professional football player Arturo Vidal.
With the recent wedding of Princess Iman of Jordan, people across the globe have gotten a taste of what a royal wedding in the modern Arab world looks like, and considering the fact that Dubai is often called the crown jewel of Arabia, we can only wait with bated breath for news confirming the future nuptials of Sheikha Mahra and Sheikh Mana.