Princess Hussein
Jordanian princesses
Princess Hussein
Haya bint Al Hussein, is one of King Hussein I of Jordan's daughters and the junior wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. She is known as Her Royal Highness Princess Haya of Jordan, a title derived from her father.
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Trump sons open Dubai golf course, praise U.S. ally
Yahoo News - 5 days
U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father's inauguration. Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Donald Trump Jr. praised the development of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close U.S. ally that is also a global trade, transport and tourism hub. "To see the incredible vision Sheikh Mohammed has been able to put forward for this country is truly awe-inspiring," he said, referring to UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.
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Placido Domingo opens Dubai Opera
Yahoo News - 6 months
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo performed Wednesday at the opening of Dubai Opera, a venue the emirate hopes will boost cultural life in the Gulf business hub, organisers said. The 2,000-seat opera house was packed for the opening after tickets sold out months in advance, leaving many scrambling to buy them on the black market in the days preceding the event. During rehearsals, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum visited the site where he greeted the Spanish tenor, according to a video posted on the Dubai government's Twitter account.
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Why Dubai, Part One
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Several months ago when I visited the United Arab Emirates nation of Dubai on the Persian Gulf, more than a few people asked me why ever would I go? Those vaguely familiar with this tiny country of nearly two million people regarded it, correctly, as a major trade and banking city in the Middle East, while others believed it to be nothing more than a major shopping destination for Eastern Europe, Western Asia and China. Still others asked if I didn't fear for my life because of terrorists everywhere. As for this last objection, the irrational fear of terrorists appearing around every corner and a huge misunderstanding of the variants of Islam nations in belief systems, culture and form of government is born of ignorance, though in other Arab countries tourist travel should be undertaken with a high degree of self-preservation. (Late breaking news: The massive fire that broke out on New Year's Eve at the Address Hotel, where I'd stayed last year, apparently showed no signs of being ...
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A New World Beckons
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Future Belongs to Renewables Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Historically, the transition from one energy system to another, as from wood to coal or coal to oil, has proven an enormously complicated process, requiring decades to complete. In similar fashion, it will undoubtedly be many years before renewable forms of energy -- wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, and others still in development -- replace fossil fuels as the world’s leading energy providers. Nonetheless, 2015 can be viewed as the year in which the epochal transition from one set of fuels to another took off, with renewables making such significant strides that, for the first time in centuries, the beginning of the end of the Fossil Fuel Era has come into sight. This shift will take place no matter how well or poorly the deal just achieved at the U.N. climate summit in Paris is carried out. Although a robust commitment by participating nations to curb future carbon emissions will certainly help speed the trans ...
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A New World Beckons
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Future Belongs to Renewables Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Historically, the transition from one energy system to another, as from wood to coal or coal to oil, has proven an enormously complicated process, requiring decades to complete. In similar fashion, it will undoubtedly be many years before renewable forms of energy -- wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, and others still in development -- replace fossil fuels as the world’s leading energy providers. Nonetheless, 2015 can be viewed as the year in which the epochal transition from one set of fuels to another took off, with renewables making such significant strides that, for the first time in centuries, the beginning of the end of the Fossil Fuel Era has come into sight. This shift will take place no matter how well or poorly the deal just achieved at the U.N. climate summit in Paris is carried out. Although a robust commitment by participating nations to curb future carbon emissions will certainly help speed the trans ...
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Education as a Critical Ally to Middle East Security
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Arab World has reached a point where the youth are at a record-breaking proportion to adults in the region's history. The forth-coming decade is the era led by the youth. The best way to prepare this generation is through quality education. Developments in curriculums, inauguration of more schools, and investment in quality teachers are imperative. Although education is timelier and its impacts are gradual, it is far too often underplayed when it comes to a nation's security by the size of military and present economic growth. Education has never been more central to the security of Middle East countries and fighting extremism. Nations at Risk: The Middle East is experiencing a similar current, which the U.S. had and is currently battling. In the single most important document in American Education, the 1983 report 'Nation at Risk', the National Commission on Excellence in Education drew a strong correlation between education and security. Revealing to the publ ...
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Oil-Rich Dubai Pledges To Put Solar Panels On Every Roof By 2030
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As diplomats and delegates from 195 countries converge in Paris this week to help fight climate change, the oil-rich city of Dubai also wants to do its part. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Dubai, has announced a new clean energy strategy that aims to put solar panels on every rooftop in that city by 2030, according to a Sunday report in UAE's state-controlled newspaper, The National. State and local media did not provide details about the cost of the solar panel project or when it might be implemented. The plan is one of the several initiatives outlined in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide 75 percent of Dubai's power through clean energy sources and make it the city with the smallest carbon footprint in the world by 2050, according to the UAE newspaper Gulf News. Sheikh Mohammed also expressed an interest in making Dubai the base for research and development of new cl ...
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Oil-Rich Dubai Pledges To Put Solar Panels On Every Roof By 2030
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As diplomats and delegates from 195 countries converge in Paris this week to help fight climate change, the oil-rich city of Dubai also wants to do its part. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Dubai, has announced a new clean energy strategy that aims to put solar panels on every rooftop in that city by 2030, according to a Sunday report in UAE's state-controlled newspaper, The National. State and local media did not provide details about the cost of the solar panel project or when it might be implemented. The plan is one of the several initiatives outlined in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide 75 percent of Dubai's power through clean energy sources and make it the city with the smallest carbon footprint in the world by 2050, according to the UAE newspaper Gulf News. Sheikh Mohammed also expressed an interest in making Dubai the base for research and development of new cl ...
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Oil-Rich Dubai Pledges To Put Solar Panels On Every Roof By 2030
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As diplomats and delegates from 195 countries converge in Paris this week to help fight climate change, the oil-rich city of Dubai also wants to do its part. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Dubai, has announced a new clean energy strategy that aims to put solar panels on every rooftop in that city by 2030, according to a Sunday report in UAE's state-controlled newspaper, The National. State and local media did not provide details about the cost of the solar panel project or when it might be implemented. The plan is one of the several initiatives outlined in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide 75 percent of Dubai's power through clean energy sources and make it the city with the smallest carbon footprint in the world by 2050, according to the UAE newspaper Gulf News. Sheikh Mohammed also expressed an interest in making Dubai the base for research and development of new cl ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Haya bint Al Hussein
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 37
    In August 2012, she supported the 2012 United Nations' World Humanitarian Day in Dubai.
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    On 7 January 2012, she gave birth to her second child, Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
    More Details Hide Details Princess Haya participated in the 2002 FEI World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia representing Jordan in show jumping, where she was also her country’s flag bearer.
  • 2010
    Age 35
    Before her re-election in 2010, Princess Haya faced persistent and highly public criticisms from some members of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Bureau for behaving dictatorially and violating the organisation's democratic principles and procedures to pursue her own agenda.
    More Details Hide Details Some members of the FEI Bureau and the international press expressed the opinion that her behaviour reflected her background as a member of an unelected ruling family accustomed to unquestioning obedience, rather than an elected president of a democratic institution. Her re-election campaign was opposed by both of her personally chosen vice presidents and a majority of the FEI Bureau members who had worked with her.
    She made history a second time in 2010, when dissatisfaction with her record led to her becoming the first sitting FEI president to be challenged in a re-election bid.
    More Details Hide Details She succeeded, however, in refuting the criticisms and in winning a second and final four-year term receiving an overwhelming mandate of 75 percent of the vote, soundly defeating her most vocal critics.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    In 2009, in the middle of the FEI's campaign to eliminate doping and horse abuse in equestrian sport, Princess Haya's husband and stepson were both convicted by the FEI for serious doping violations.
    More Details Hide Details Princess Haya ceded presidential powers to a senior colleague for the FEI disciplinary processes on the matter. She later complained that the issue would be used to "injure and damage the reputations of myself and my family."
    In 2009, due to her contribution to the equine world, she was made the first Patron of Retraining of Racehorses.
    More Details Hide Details Princess Haya holds the position of President of the International Jordanian Athletes Cultural Association which was founded to provide athletes with incentives and support they require from sport clubs and national federations. Princess Haya has engaged in a wide range of humanitarian activities and founded Tikyet Um Ali, the first Arab NGO dedicated to overcoming local hunger, in her native Jordan, which provides food assistance and employment opportunities to thousands of poor families. She now chairs Dubai's International Humanitarian City which is the world's largest operational center for the delivery of aid both in emergencies and for long-term development. Ten 10 UN agencies and nearly 50 non-government organizations are members of the IHC which has supported relief efforts all over the globe including to East Africa during the recent drought, in Pakistan during the 2009 floods, and to Afghanistan. The IHC has also hosted UN and NGO staff evacuated during emergencies and civil unrest. Princess Haya was an ambassador for the World Food Programme 2005-2007, and then appointed a UN Messenger of Peace in July 2007 by Secretary-General Ban-Ky Moon. She was a founding member of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Global Humanitarian Forum based in Geneva, and writes editorials and articles on hunger, nutrition and the UN Millennium Development Goals, and serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    On 25 October 2008, her three-year-old colt, Raven's Pass, won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. After being named the European champion 2-year-old in 2007 and winning the 2008 Epsom Derby, New Approach was retired at the end of the 2008 racing season.
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    On 7 June 2008, New Approach, a three-year-old colt owned by Princess Haya, trained in Ireland by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning, won the Derby Stakes.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    On 2 December 2007 in Dubai, Princess Haya gave birth to her first child, HH Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
    More Details Hide Details The baby's birth coincided with the United Arab Emirates' 36th celebration of its National Day.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    Princess Haya was elected president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) in 2006 for an initial four-year term in the FEI's first contested presidential race.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    On 10 April 2004, Princess Haya wed HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 17
    Additionally she is the Individual bronze medallist of show jumping in the 1992 Pan Arab Games in Damascus, Syria.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on May 3, 1974.
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