Novak Djokovic hung out with Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Prince of Dubai, at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex and found out that they have a lot in common, Fazza — Crown Prince’s shorter appellative — being a wild fan of sports and all they have to offer to the world.
“I have always had a strong passion, commitment and love for sports and wellbeing. I turned it into a professional career and use it to challenge myself to grow and improve on every level of being daily, but also to inspire people around me to use sport as a platform for good - for discipline, competitiveness, fair play, unity, team work...
On my path I have met many enthusiasts who love sports, but you @faz3 have raised passion and commitment and respect for sport to another level. Love your work and I am happy to be of service on that fantastic mission of yours to bring love for sports closer to people”.
, Djokovic wrote on Instagram. If you were on the lookout for a person who practices more sports than the Prince of Dubai himself, you would have a very hard time finding someone. The 37-year-old prince does both sky and sea diving, enjoys a good bike ride and never backs down from riding a horse.
He loves being in the mountains, where he goes for hiking sessions and, when the winter season kicks in, he grabs his snowboard and slides down the first slope he stops his eyes on. Even if these sports look kind of extreme, don’t think he is solely passionate about the kind of sports that induce a high dose of adrenaline.
Fazza is a known fan of running and swimming. In fact, he even convinced over 70.000 Dubai inhabitants to go for a run in one morning. This milestone was achieved in his quest of making Dubai the most active city in the world.
“Thank you @djokernole for your kind words. It was indeed nice seeing you too. Keep doing what you do and people will be inspired by sports, just like the millions you have inspired around the globe already”, was Fazza’s response to Novak Djokovic.