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    Who is Princess Rajwa Al Hussein? Everything to know about Jordan’s future Queen

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    by Team Emirates Woman
    1 hour ago

    Crown Prince of Jordan, Hussein bin Abdullah married  Rajwa Al Saif in June 2023. The Royal Couple of Jordan will soon welcome their first child.
    The Royal couple got engaged in August 2022 at Princess Rajwa’s paternal home in Saudi.
    With that, Emirates Woman explores what we know about the newest Princess of Jordan so far:

    Who is Rajwa Al Saif?
    According to Jordanian news outlet Roya News, Rajwa Al Saif was born in Riyadh on April 28, 1994 and is currently 28 years old.
    The bride-to-be is the youngest of four children, including Faisal, Naif, Dana and Rajwa, born to parents Khalid bin Musaed Al Saif and Azza Al Sudairi.
    The Al Saif family’s heritage dates back to the Subai tribe in the town of  Al-Attar in Sudair, Najd, Saudi Arabia, where ancestors are known to have been the sheikhs of the town.
    Rajwa’s father, who resides in Riyadh, has established himself as a well-reputed businessman over the years.
    Life & career
    Rajwa was born and raised in Saudi Arabia where she completed her secondary education.
    She then moved to New York to attend university at the College of Architecture at Syracuse University. However, little is known about her career after graduating from the university.
    The engagement
    The announcement was made via a Twitter post by the Royal Hashemite Court on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The post congratulated the couple and showcased a series of images of the family together to mark the special occasion.

    The Royal Hashemite Court is pleased to announce the engagement of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II to Ms Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif, and extends its sincere congratulations on this occasion pic.twitter.com/LRIq61PtRB
    — RHC (@RHCJO) August 17, 2022

    The statement said, “The Royal Hashemite Court is pleased to announce the engagement of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II to Ms. Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif, on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, in the presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah.”
    The Wedding
    The official islamic wedding ceremony took place at the Zahran Palace in Amman, Jordan a few moments ago. The same iconic location where King Abdullah of Jordan married Queen Rania.
    The couple looked resplendent as they vowed to spend their lives together. For the nuptials, the Crown Prince chose to wore his military uniform, just like his father did on his big day, thirty years ago.
    The bride, who originates from Saudi Arabia looked ethereal in a stunning white gown by Elie Saab with and endless veil. The ensemble she chose for her big day had elements of traditionalism with a hint of modernity. The jewellery and makeup were minimal, as the glowing bride allowed her au naturale beauty to take centre stage.
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    Sheikha Mahra adds this beach club in Dubai to our must-visit list

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    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    While this was an eventful weekend, Sheikha Mahra made time to visit one of the most popular beach clubs in Dubai.
    Her Highness Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited Nammos, which continues to be one of the most popular beach clubs in Dubai along with her mother. They both looked absolutely stunning in a printed tropical-inspired kaftan worn by Sheikha Mahra and a white and gold set worn by her mother.

    As Sheikha Mahra shares a profound connection with her mother, evident through her frequent sharing of photographs on her Instagram page. Quite often, the The mother-daughter duo are often spotted together supporting charities, enjoying vacations or even just spending downtime together.
    Zoe Grigorakos, the mother of Sheikha Mahra, hails from Greece, plays a very important role in her daughter’s life, and this visit might have even allowed them some bonding time over Grigorakos’ Greek heritage.
    This Mykonos-inspired getaway offers the best of the best for Mediterranean cuisine and ambience combined. With glistening views of the Arabian Gulf, guests can feel rejuvenated with a fresh allure under the sun.
    Adding to the ambience, the French fashion house also took over Nammos once again starting from November 2023. The elevated venue has been given a full Dioriveiera makeover, for the third season in a row, with umbrellas, sun loungers, cushions and more transformed with the brand’s famous blue and white material.
    There’s also a pop-up shop showcasing Dior wares that is available to access on a walk-in basis. Overall, the collection is filled with delicate feminine creations crafted out of the brand’s iconic toile de Jouy.If you’re looking for a fun afternoon, this is the location to be, for creating special memories with friends and family. It’s located in Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah and is open daily from 12:30pm to 2am.
    Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had also previously this beach club back in December 2019.

    So, if you’re on the lookout of where to visit next, you can even take inspiration from the Royals for your next breakfast or lunch outing.
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    In pics: Sheikha Mahra celebrates Valentine’s day in the most romantic way

    Lifeby Sarah Joseph2 hours ago VIEW GALLERY/ 3 IMAGESTo celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum and her husband Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum dined under the stars.Sheikha Mahra and Sheikh Mana Celebrated Valentine’s Day with breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline in the background and a Saxophone player serenading the pair with a rendition of Careless Whisper, the royal couple dine out at a candle-lit secluded location, the Burj Khalifa in the near distance.In one of the photos shared on her story, it appeared that the couple also The celebrated their engagement anniversary, as Sheikha Mahra shared a photo of a cake where a man is down on one knee proposing to his sweetheart, next to a picturesque bouquet of red and white roses.Where did they celebrate New Year’s Eve?The royal couple travelled to France and Switzerland to bring in 2024. Sheikha Mahra most likely spent the special occasion of New Year’s Eve with her husband sheikh Mana Al Maktoum in Geneva, Switzerland and was seen in a stunning black outfit with fur and her gorgeous blonde luscious locks against the picturesque tree lit from top to bottom. While not too many details of the trip were revealed, the photo shared on her Instagram feed was posted with the caption, “Happy New Year” to her fans on the platform.When did the couple get married?His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s daughter Sheikha Mahra got engaged to Sheikh Mana Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Mana Al Maktoum in March. On April 5 2023, both Sheikha Mahra and Sheikh Mana shared that they celebrated their Katb Al-Kitaab — the official marriage ceremony and signing of the marriage contract through social media. Her husband, Sheikh Mana Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Mana Al Maktoum has served a year in the UAE Armed Forces-National Service. Currently, he is pursuing a degree in Security and Risk Management from the American University in the Emirates.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied & Feature Image: @hhshmahra More

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    In Pics: Princess Anisha Rosnah wore this Arab designer for her Royal Wedding

    Lifeby Ruman Baig2 hours ago In a grand 10-day celebration, Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei married Anisha Rosnah.The newest member of Brunei’s royal family, Princess Anisha Rosnah binti Adam, stole the show with her irridescent-yet-modest outfits that defined the essence of regality.The highlight of the 10-day festivities, spanning from January 7 to January 16, 2024, was undoubtedly Princess Anisha’s wedding reception attire. She chose a stunning gown by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, featuring long sleeves, embroidered floral motifs, crystal detailing, and a cascading veil. The ivory dress, paired with a tiara and matching clutch, exuded sophistication.In terms of accessories, the Royal Princess of Brunei was drenched in diamonds.  From an exquisite necklace and multiple rings to a show-stopping tiara which was the pièce de résistance of the whole look.For the wedding ceremony, Princess Anisha for Dior – a royal favorite. The choice of Dior, synonymous with regal weddings, underlined the princess’s impeccable taste in fashion.Born in 1994 and the granddaughter of Pehin Dato Isa, special advisor to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Princess Anisha’s journey into royalty began with her engagement to Brunei’s most eligible bachelor, Prince Mateen.Anisha, a graduate of the University of Bath, delved into entrepreneurship, establishing her fashion brand, Silk Collective, specializing in silk garments – a material intricately woven into Bruneian traditional wear. Her entrepreneurial spirit also extended to co-founding Authentirary, an experiential tourism company.As she assumes her role as a royal, we eagerly anticipate witnessing more of her fashion choices at future royal events and engagements, adding a new chapter to Brunei’s rich tapestry of regal splendor.All the stunning images from Prince Abdul Mateen and Princess Anisha Roshnah’s wedding festivities:– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Instagram @zuhairmuradofficial and @germanlarkin  More

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    10 Sheikh Mohammed-approved restaurants to visit in Dubai

    Lifeby Team Emirates Woman2 hours ago With a plethora of restaurants available in Dubai, it can be hard to choose where to go.However, we’ll happily go to any place that’s approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.Here’s ten restaurants in the emirate that are approved by His Highness.AlayaKnown for his love for food, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has given Chef Izu Ani’s latest restaurant a royal thumbs up. In a video shared on Chef Izu’s Instagram, Sheikh Mohammed is seen exchanging a handshake with the restauranteur outside new venue Alaya, whilst also sharing a few moments of laughter together. Masterminded by Chef Izu and one of Emirates Man’s former cover stars Evgeny Kuzin, the concept is nothing short of extraordinary, with a combination of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences.CÉ LA VIThis world-famous Singaporean restaurant received the royal seal of approval after Sheikh Mohammed visited in February 2020. Known for their contemporary Asian dishes and incredible views of Dubai’s sweeping skyline, the restaurant is located on the 54th floor terrace of Address Sky Views. Posing against the outdoor infinity pool, this restaurant is one of the most popular fine-dining spots in Dubai.FlowKnown for their wide range of vegan, dairy-free and gluten options, this restaurant has branches all across Dubai. As a healthy eating hub in the emirate, the ruler of Dubai visited along with his son, Sheikh Hamad and enjoyed a cup of coffee while interacting with the staff.Shanghai MeThe Ruler of Dubai was seen dining out at Shanghai ME located in DIFC with others in September 2020. This establishment is famed for its culinary classics of East Asia, which all have a playful twist.GaiaIn 2021, Sheikh Mohammed was spotted out in DIFC at Gaia, a restaurant founded by Chef Izu Ani. The venue serves up a fresh take on Mediterranean cuisine including seafood orzo, baked feta cheese, indulgent truffle potatoes and the unmissable mille-feuille that is nothing like you’ve ever tried before – trust us.ZumaAs one of the top restaurants in Dubai, it’s no surprise Zuma has Sheikh Mohammed’s stamp of approval, who is believed to have visited the establishment on multiple occasions. Famed for its contemporary Japanese cuisine, Zuma has been a leader in the Dubai F&B space for over 12 years.SirajKnown for its authentic Emirati cuisine with a contemporary twist, Siraj is another Sheikh Mohammed-approved restaurant. It’s located within the Souk Al Bahar, the world-famous Arabian Souk overlooking the Dubai Fountain.Farzi CafeHis Highness has previously been spotted at this famous restaurant in City Walk known for its fabulous Indian cuisine.Fish Beach TavernaThis Mediterranean beach hotspot will transport you to Greece in no time. With an Aegean menu of Turkish food with the stunning backdrop of the Arabian night sky. This fine-dining seafood has welcomed both Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan in a course of two days as both the royals enjoyed various dishes across the menu in a relaxed setting. Located by the peaceful shores of Le Meridian Mina Seyahi, this restaurant is most definitely a must-visit to enjoy with friends and family.Baku CaféWhen opened in 2017, Sheikh Mohammed paid a visit to this eatery that pays homage to the cuisine from Azerbaijan. As a popular dining spot, this royal was amongst the first to visit this traditional restaurant. Situated in the heart of City Walk, there a variety of dishes to try such as the the cafe’s baklava, stuffed vine leaves, and a delicious plate of lamb.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram Images: Instagram & Feature Image: Instagram @celavi More

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    Sheikha Mahra celebrated New Year’s Eve in Switzerland

    Lifeby Sarah Joseph2 hours ago To celebrate the festivities, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum and her husband Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum travelled to France and Switzerland to bring in 2024.Sheikha Mahra most likely spent the special occasion of New Year’s Eve with her husband sheikh Mana Al Maktoum in Geneva, Switzerland and was seen in a stunning black outfit with fur and her gorgeous blonde luscious locks against the picturesque tree lit from top to bottom.While not too many details of the trip were revealed, the photo shared on her Instagram feed was posted with the caption, “Happy New Year” to her 305k fans on the platform.To which several loyal followers even responded with hearts and wishing the Royal a Happy New Year and end of year compliments.Travel plans for ChristmasWhen it comes to travel plans, the UAE Royals know how to make the most of their current trip to the ski chalets in Courchevel 1850.After Sheikha Her Highness Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum and her husband Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum got married in April, this Royal couple is made the most of their time together with a holiday in France, during the peak winter season and the Christmas period.Famous for its unrivalled resorts, accommodations and on board facilities, this winter wonderland has everything from gondolas, a private airstrip, and Michelin-starred restaurants.Swipe through the highlights below.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Instagram @hhshmahra & @man3almaktoum More

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    4 times Salt Bae impressed the royal families around the world

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    by Sarah Joseph
    13 hours ago

    A viral sensation who became famous for his meat-slapping, salt-sprinkling and signature sunglasses in no time, Nusr-et one of the most visited restaurants in Dubai.
    Chef Nusret Gökçe, also known as ‘Salt Bae’, has impressed many celebrity A-listers around the world, but he has also become a hit amongst the royal crowd.
    After winning credit for all his memes, he’s surely managed to wow royal families from around the world, as well as here in the UAE.
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

    Sharing a photo to Facebook, the chef revealed the Ruler of Dubai visited one of his establishments back in 2017. The Ruler of Dubai paid a further visit to his Jumeriah Beach Road restaurant in 2018.
    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

    With restaurants both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is seen laughing in this image, as he received yet another royalty’s stamp of approval. The shared image of him displays him shaking hands with the royal, captioning it “The King”. His Highness paid a visit to Salt Bae in 2017 in Dubai.
    King Mohammed VI of Morocco

    Belonging to the Alaouite dynasty, the King of Morocco was snapped in the lovely image with Salt Bae which he captioned saying, “Thank you for visiting me.” The monarch paid a visit to Dubai back in 2018.
    Jordan’s King Abdullah II & Queen Rania

    Posing with Jordan’s reigning monarch King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania, Salt Bae met the royals in 2017. Upon their visit three years ago, Salt Bae shared some photos of himself with the Jordanian royals and thanked both the king and queen for their hospitality and generosity.
    On our next visit to the world-renowned restaurant, we hope to capture a snap with Salt Bae himself if he’s in town.
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    Watch now: Sheikh Mohammed enjoys the azure waters during his trip to the UK

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    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    VIEW GALLERY/ 3 IMAGES
    The most recent member of the UAE Royal family to a travel to London is His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
    His brother Khalifa Saeed shared a heartwarming video of him and Sheikh Mohammed taking a scenic boat ride in the UK’s countryside while taking a little hike to experience nature.
    With various portraits resurfacing of him on the internet meeting various important individuals, these photos show a different side, where the UAE’s Vice-President is seen enjoy the simple moments with his crew of Royals and other friends all on the boat.

    Seen behind is the scenic view of the mountains and lush green nature that’s surrounding him as they all pose in a group photo together.
    With his fans…
    The ruler was spotted at various key spots in the UK, where fans had joyfully expressed their excitement as they took pictures with him. Seen at both Hyde Park and at the Harrods store, the UAE ruler was seen in comfortable attire on all occasions, even when his brother shared a picture of them looking over fondly at each other on his Instagram.
    During his trip, Sheikh Mohammed was seen with Damac’s CEO and Founder Hussain Sajwani, Tajikistan-singer, Abdu Rozik and other UAE residents who were visiting the country at the same tine.
    With all his social media fans showering their love, swipe through the gallery above with all the portraits shared on Instagram from his latest visit to the United Kingdom.
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