Sambhaji Chhatrapati, scion of the Kolhapur royal family, and Kumar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar opened the second edition of Royal India Luxury Show.
"I hope Royal India Luxury Show will fulfill the aspirations of the affluent living in the Middle East and expectations about the luxury and class out of India. I hope it will create an insight into the splendid Indian lifestyle and luxury travel options for the affluent.
This event will enhance the luxury tourism in India at a global marketplace and the Middle East, especially the UAE," Chhatrapati said. India's Ambassador to the UAE, T P Seetharam said that the Arab world constitutes an integral part of India's extended neighbourhood and is a region of critical importance in political, strategic, security and economic terms.
"I believe such a show endorses our vision to showcase India as a world-class platform in areas of tourism, travel, hospitality, luxury properties, fashion, jewellery, leisure, wedding, etc. There is a great scope for promoting Indian luxury portfolio in the Arab region through the UAE market,"
The luxury show focused on showcasing the luxury aspects of India with the participation of 22 Indian exhibitors representing travel, hospitality, leisure, luxury homes, fashion, weddings, jewellery and entertainment.
Seetharam also said that the decision to relax visa rules is expected to give a boost to the number of visitors to India.
"It is a great amalgamation between Rajasthan and Dubai. Dubai signifies luxury and is great to see such a show being held here," Singh said.
"Udaipur has a lot of bespoke luxury to showcase. We really have a lot of things people from the UAE can look forward to, we have places for special occasions, events, private moments, family moments," he said.
The show was held on Thursday and organised by the Indian government in association with Cox & Kings. "It really depends from one range to the other. Only when visitors come to Udaipur will they be able to experience true luxury of the place," Singh said.