Princess Haya bint Hussein is the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia, and the half-sister of King Abdullah II. Princess Haya is the fourth and junior wife of the United Arab Emirates’ prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, being known internationally as Princess Haya of Jordan. She is a 41st-generation direct descendant of Muhammad since she was born to the Hashemite family (who have ruled Jordan since 1921)
A graduate of Oxford University in England, she is an accomplished equestrian who competed for Jordan in international show jumping competition and is the two-term President of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI). In addition she engages in a variety of charitable activities.