Sheikha Alia bint Khalifa bin Saeed Al Maktoum was the wife of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum until Sheikh Maktoum's death in 2006. They were married in 1971.
Sheikha Alia, like other members of the Maktoum family, is involved in horse racing. In 2005, she purchased four horses. Her horse Eilean Ban won the EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes on September 2, 2005, at the Newmarket Racecourse.