Ruler of Dubai's daughter to marry member of Abu Dhabi's Al Nahyan family

Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed is engaged to Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, according to posts from royal social media accounts

Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, daughter of Dubai's ruler, attends an equestrian festival in the United Arab Emirates May 10, 2013. REUTERS/Martin Dokoupil  (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: SPORT EQUESTRIANISM ROYALS) - GM1E95B0BWL01
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Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is to marry Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, according to posts on royal social media accounts.

Royal family members posted congratulatory messages on Instagram following the news of the engagement on August 24.

Sheikha Maryam shared a photo with the message: “Congratulations to my sister @maryam_mr_al_maktoum on her engagement”.

Sheikha Maryam’s elder sister, Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, posted a picture of the two, writing: “May the rest of your lives be filled with love, joy & happiness. Congratulations!”

A number of other royal family members also posted on Instagram to celebrate the news.

Sheikh Khaled graduated from British Royal Academy Sandhurst in the UK, where he was awarded the Major General Diwan Misri Chand Platoon Award for demonstrating outstanding innovation and purpose, character and boldness during the training course.

It is not yet known when the ceremony will take place.

Sheikha Maryam's sister, Sheikha Maryam, married Sheikh Suhail bin Ahmed bin Juma Al Maktoum in a ceremony in January. Their engagement was also first announced on Instagram to much fanfare in December, with well wishes pouring in from around the UAE and the world.


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