Escape from Dubai: Mystery of the Missing Princess investigates the sensational disappearance of Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the extremely wealthy ruler of Dubai.

In February 2018, the 32-year-old princess attempted a daring escape from the United Arab Emirates. After recording a 40-minute video testimonial claiming her powerful family was holding her against her will, Sheikha Latifa fled by boat with the help of her long-time friend, originally from Finland, along with a former French spy. But the plan was foiled by armed special forces, and she was seized from the US-flagged boat in international waters.

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With access to those closest to Latifa and the crew who aided her escape attempt, the film examines the mystery of the missing princess while digging deeper into the realities of life under the regime that runs Dubai, an emirate ruled with absolute authority by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Credits (Click to expand)

Narrated by

SOPHIE BLACK

Archive

AFP

REUTERS

SHUTTERSTOCK

Aerial Footage

JONATHAN CONSTANTINOU

On-line Editor

MIKE GREEN

Colourist

ANDY ELLIOTT

Dubbing Mixer

KATE DAVIS

Graphic Design

MEDIOTO

Production Team

HARRY BARKER

SHANE FENNELLY

Archive Research

KATE REDMAN

STUART ROBERTSON

Production Manager

CARLY WALLIS

Researcher

EMMA SUPPLE

Film Editors

NADEEM KHAN

ADAM RICHARDSON

Produced and Directed by

JANE MCMULLEN

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Executive Producers

SARAH WALDRON

SAM BAGNALL

BBC

Current Affairs Production

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