Marriage and Family
His senior wife is Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum whom he married in 1979.
His best-known junior wife is HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and half-sister of current King Abdullah II of Jordan, whom he married on April 10, 2004, and with whom he has two children, a daughter, Al-Jalila, born December 2, 2007 and a son, Zayed, born January 7, 2012. Sheikh Mohammed announced the arrival of his son Zayed on Twitter.
Sheikh Mohammed has 23 officially acknowledged children, nine sons and fourteen daughters, of whom four daughters married into Middle East royalties :
- HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, married to HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi
- HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, married to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah
- HH Sheikha Shaikha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum married to HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain
- HH Sheikha Hassa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum married to HH Sheikh Juma bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum
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