Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein has a lot going on. As the junior wife of the UAE’s prime minister and vice president Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, she participates in international initiatives and engages in local involvements to reach out to the people.
Here is a look at some of her social and charitable activities she actively supports.
Active Involvement in the Field of Education
HRH Princess Haya has long been active in the education sector. In the last quarter of 2016, she and husband HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum celebrated World Teacher’s Day at King’s School Dubai. The royal couple visited their daughter’s class and inspired pupils and teachers alike.
Further back, the princess participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai. She is a graduate of Oxford University and has attended a couple other schools abroad, so getting insight on the international school’s scientific learning programme for children residing in Dubai was of particular interest.
Hands-On Participation in the Health Sector
For a time, HRH Princess Haya was a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme — and it should be noted that she is the first Arab and the first woman to ever have the position. She also founded the first Arab NGO with the cause to overcome local hunger in Jordan: Tikyet Um Ali. With that said, it is evident that hunger and nutrition are among her top community concerns.
The princess also participates in other health-related events. She recently attended the inauguration of Mediclinic City Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre. The facility is currently Dubai’s most advanced in terms of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, she is on the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee.
Involvement in the health and education sector aside, Princess Haya participates in other humanitarian activities. She is active in social involvements like the Derby Stakes and in local sports through the International Jordanian Athletes Cultural Association.
For an educated and well-respected royal like her, it is all in a day’s work.