Princess Haya is the founder of ‘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 is the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan from his third wife, Queen Alia and 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.
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.
She is the chairman of Dubai’s International Humanitarian City, the world’s largest operational center for the delivery of aid in emergencies and for long-term development. Princess Haya 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.