The Perfectionist
Emirates Woman|September 2020
The Perfectionist
Her Highness Sheikha Latifah Al Maktoum is dedicated to excellence. We spoke with Her Highness, the daughter of Sheikh Ahmed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum and Sheikha Hessa bint Rashid Al Maktoum, sister to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to find out what it takes to keep your mind in champion mode.

Are you an early riser and do you feel like this is the key to success?

I was never really an early riser but I’m very active and if I get things done early then I get time for myself. I feel my brain shuts off the minute it gets dark. I sleep with my curtains open because I like to wake up with the sunlight, although most days I’m up before the sun. I think the key to success is to love what you do. It all depends if you love what you do. If you have fun and enjoy what you do then you’re already winning.

What do your first 30 mins of the day look like, your morning routine?

First thing when I wake up is have Canarino, it’s an Italian drink with hot water and lemon peel, and I add paprika to it. Afterwards I drink 750ml of water, staying hydrated is so important. I wake my dogs and head to the stables early to ride. Depending on the weather, I try to ride one or two horses outside before riding the rest inside. Being out in the sun is so important both mentally and physically.

You grew up riding, when did you realise it would be something you’d take further?


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September 2020