We catch up with the Maharaja of Jodhpur during the Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup and learn of his impressions of Dubai and his love for polo.
Well-known for his work in the area of tourism, the Maharaja of Jodhpur conserved his own palace and fort into a hotel and museum and has also provided guidance to the movement of Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan and the neighboring states. Such actions have allowed for an increase in the promotion of tourism and conservation in India. With this in mind, traveling around the region has been one of the favorite pastimes of the Maharaja and he frequently makes trips to Dubai. “I am always amazed when I come to Dubai,” he says. “I have met some incredibly interesting and wonderful people here; Dubai has a great energy. It is a brave new world which the visitor can immediately feel.” Acting as one of the patrons for the Royal Salute Polo Match was an opportunity to further unite people across the Gulf and Southeast Asia under the common enthusiasm for polo. “Royal Salute is part of our annual polo season in Jodhpur and so I was delighted to be invited to the Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup,” says the Maharaja,
The Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup ran for two days and was sponsored for the second year by the world’s leading luxury scotch whiskey, Royal Salute. The even culminated with Great Britain taking home the prestigious Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup title at the Desert Palm, Dubai.