Mabrook to Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum on her new arrival!

Congratulations are in order for Dubai’s royal family, which just welcomed a new arrival into its midst.

Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum, niece of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has given birth to a healthy baby girl, the royal announced on social media this week.

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“Today God graced my husband and I a daughter who we named: Sana bint Abdullah Al Nahyan,” the artist posted on Instagram on Sunday.

“May she grow up to be a person who always strives for good in this world.”

 

Members of the royal family shared the message across social media, including their own well wishes for Sheikha Lateefa.

“I’m an auntie again,” gushed Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The new mother is founder and director of Tashkeel, a public studio that offers a working space for artists and designers living and working in the UAE.

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Sheikha Lateefa, an artist herself, graduated from Zayed University in 2007 with a degree in Visual Arts, and has both showed in and curated exhibitions.

She celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary in December, and already has a son with her husband, born in 2014.

The royal has previously opened up about her experience as a parent, writing on Instagram last year that she “believes in always being honest with children”.

“To give them the time and understanding to answer their curious questions. It’s how they learn and how they understand what’s happening in the world around them.”

Mabrook to the family!

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