Mary Robinson embroiled in bizarre UAE family dispute

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You must watch the video in this article to gain a deeper appreciation of how odd this whole episode really is. Why on earth Mary Robinson felt inclined to get involved in it is even more weird.

Dubai Princess Kidnapped from luxury yacht and sent home!
Maybe she has developed a taste for extremely expensive perfumes, diamonds, etc? Whatever else can be said about the people of the Arabian peninsula they love lavishing gifts on people. However they love their extremely messy internal dramas. Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi, etc all seem to combine the very worst of feudalism with the very worst of late capitalism without leaving much else around the place.
 

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The French guy who commanded the yacht she escaped on (Jaubert) has a complicated history with Dubai, having fled the place himself in disguise a number of years ago. He later wrote a book about it (Escape from Dubai) which I have been trying to get a copy of.
He was arrested in this womans kidnap/escape attempt and says he was returned to Dubai - yet they released him after a week. Very strange given his 'Wanted' status in UAE.
 

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The French guy who commanded the yacht she escaped on (Jaubert) has a complicated history with Dubai, having fled the place himself in disguise a number of years ago. He later wrote a book about it (Escape from Dubai) which I have been trying to get a copy of.
He was arrested in this womans kidnap/escape attempt and says he was returned to Dubai - yet they released him after a week. Very strange given his 'Wanted' status in UAE.
Available on Amazon (Kindle, paperback and hardback).
 

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There was a 60 minute TV programme about the alleged kidnapping, shown just before Christmas.

The programme alleges that a sister of the princess was also forcibly repatriated to Dubai against her wishes too
 
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