Astronomical upkeep of the ruler of Dubai to ex-wife in divorce settlement

The court battle between Dubai’s ruler and his ex-wife has brought the extravagant lifestyle of the ultra-rich Middle Eastern royal family to the fore. The High Court in London today ordered Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, to pay his ex-wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, around £ 550 million (US $ 730 million) in an English court. The settlement money will be used to preserve Princess Haya’s UK residences and to meet the future safety needs of Princess Haya and her children.

Details about her royal lifestyle were revealed in court. It gives you an understanding of why the billing amount is so astronomical.

Generous lifestyle

In 2004, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the current Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, married Princess Haya. According to the ruling, he divorced her in 2019 under Sharia law without her knowledge.

The princess’s lawyer testified in court that she and her children have unlimited money in Dubai. Princess Haya had access to over a dozen lavish estates, a £ 400 million superyacht, and a number of private planes. She used to get £ 83 million a year for her house, plus £ 9 million pocket money.

A total of £ 251.5 million will also be used to maintain Princess Haya’s homes in London. The ruler will also pay the housekeepers. Another £ 770,000 will be allocated to the maintenance of their Castlewood mansion in Berkshire.

400 horses

Princess Haya claimed that she and her children owned more than 60 racehorses for which she sought £ 75 million in compensation. She bought over 400 racehorses while married to the sheikh.

Princess Haya informed the court: “If I wanted a horse, I bought one.”

Clothing and accessories

Princess Haya testified that her ex-husband gave her lavish gifts on a regular basis throughout their marriage, and she was awarded £ 13.7 million in compensation for missing jewelry and clothing. She had initially asked for £ 52 million for the lost property.

She claimed that her haute couture collection was worth 74 million euros and that only the simplest pieces had been restored after she escaped to the UK.

Extravagant vacation

The family spent 631,000 pounds during their marriage on a summer vacation in Italy, another time the bill for a hotel in Greece was 274,000 euros, according to the court.

Princess Haya would be paid for two weeks of vacation in the UK and nine weeks of travel abroad each year.

The annual payout for vacation would be £ 5.1 million a year, according to Judge Philip Moor, of which £ 1 million each would be for private jet hire and food costs.

Princess Haya received an additional million pounds from the court to spend on pleasure. He also allocated £ 277,050 per year for pet expenses, including £ 25,000 for horse purchases and £ 12,000 for toys and other requirements.

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