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  • Dubai royal family aide lifts lid on UK palace 'sex secrets.

  • An aide to Dubai�s royal family was sacked after refusing to spy on a dignitary suspected

  • of conducting an affair at one of their British palaces, a tribunal has heard.

  • The unfair dismissal case launched by Ejil Mohammed Ali has thrown a rare spotlight on

  • life in the royal household, including allegations of extra-marital relationships and drug addiction.

  • Mr Ali, 32, alleges that superiors told him a dignatry from Dubai staying at one of Sheikh

  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's royal palaces was having an affair with a personal aide

  • several years their junior.

  • He also claims that Sheikh Rashid, the eldest son of the multi-billionaire racehorse owner,

  • recently underwent drug rehabilitation.

  • As the stores supervisor at the family's sprawling Longross Palace near Chertsey, Surrey, Mr

  • Ali claims he came into regular contact with the Arab family, describing them asvery

  • down to earth people."

  • But he alleges that his career came to an abrupt end when he refused demands from his

  • bosses to spy on the dignitary, who they believed was being unfaithful with another member of

  • staff.

  • He claims that when he refused, he was bullied, harassed and eventually dismissed from his

  • �60,000-a-year job.

  • The dignitary cannot be named because the tribunal imposed a gagging order preventing

  • details of the alleged affair being published.

  • There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Sheikh Mohammed, who is the world's most influential

  • racehorse owner through his Godolphin stables, or any of his family.

  • Mr Ali claims he was a �trusted servant of the royal family�, working for UK Mission

  • Enterprises Ltd � a company which provides logistics exclusively for the royal family.

  • He alleges that in June 2009 he was summoned to a meeting with the firm�s managing director

  • Abdulla Shakeri, and Abdullah Al-Mansoori, a diplomat for the United Arab Emirates.

  • He claims that the pair asked him to exploit hisprivileged accessat the palace

  • to spy on a dignatary they suspected of having an affair.

  • As a sweetener, he was offered the chance to buy Mr Al-Mansoori�s �15,000 convertible

  • BMW car for just �1,000, the tribunal was told.

  • They suspected that [the dignitary] was having an affair with [a] personal assistant

  • and wanted me to find out the truth for them,� Mr Ali said.

  • They wanted me to spy on [them] when [they] were visiting Longcross.�

  • The father-of-one said he refused themissionbecause he thought it was illegal and that

  • when he threatened to call the police, Mr Al-Mansoori replied: �I�m a diplomat,

  • nobody can touch me.�

  • He claims he was suspended in September 2009 and sacked four months later following a �sham

  • dismissal processin which he was accused of racism, theft, Islamic extremism, and threats

  • to kill colleagues.

  • Mr Ali also claims that before he was sacked, his employers sent henchmen to follow him

  • and vandalise his home, leaving he and his family fearing for their safety.

  • Two of his colleagues, Edwin Amagua and Olatunji Faleye, are also claiming unfair dismissal

  • and discrimination respectively, alleging that they were forced out of their jobs after

  • refusing to sign false statements about Mr Ali�s conduct.

  • The three claimants, from London, are collectively suing UK Mission Enterprise Ltd, Mr Shakeri,

  • Mr Al-Mansoori and Yousuf Mohammed, a former colleague.

  • The respondents deny all the allegations. They claim the men were dismissed because

  • their work did not meet the required standards.

  • They also deny that Mr Ali was ever asked to spy on the dignitary or that he ever came

  • into contact with the person.

  • Sheikh Mohammed, 61, is Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and reportedly has

  • a personal fortune of �8 billion.

  • His elder wife, Sheikha Hind, who is rarely seen in public, is thought to be in her 50s

  • and the mother of 12 of Sheikh Mohammed�s children.

  • His second wife is Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, a 36-year-old international showjumping champion,

  • who gave birth to a daughter in 2007.

  • The Sheikh�s vast UK property empire includes numerous homes in and around London, including

  • Longcross - thought to be worth around �75 millionas well as his own palace, thousands

  • of acres of land, and stables near Newmarket, Suffolkthe home of British horseracing.

  • The hearing at the Central London Employment Tribunal continues.

Dubai royal family aide lifts lid on UK palace 'sex secrets.


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