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December 2017

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Maldives Resort Offers 2018

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Maldives Resort are truly magical, The natural beauties of the resorts are second to none. Classified in different Standards. Maldives is a geological marvel consisting of 1,190 coral islands that form an archipelago of 26 major atolls stretching like a string of pearls across the Indian Ocean.

All too often vacationing hopefuls to the Maldives spend way too long browsing the hundred plus Luxury island resorts of the archipelago trying to find the best deals for your money.

You can save a lot of time by keeping an eye out for our special package offers. Speaking of which, we have excellent deals for Luxury Resorts as follows;

Constance Moofushi Resort : 45% Special Discount on All Inclusive Basis.
Get a Quote: https://tmtmaldives.com/resorts/constance-moofushi-maldives/

Gili Lankan Fushi : 30% Special Booking Discount with Complimentary Half Board Basis.
Get a Quote: https://tmtmaldives.com/resorts/gili-lankanfushi-maldives/

Niyama Maldives Resort: 30 – 40% Booking Discount with Complimentary Half Board Basis
Get a Quote: https://tmtmaldives.com/resorts/niyama-maldives-resort/

Dusit Thani Maldives: 40% Holiday Promotion Offer + Special Compliments.
Get a Quote: https://tmtmaldives.com/resorts/dusit-thani-maldives/

Other than these special deals we have various good resort choice for couples, families, surfers.
For More Details: https://tmtmaldives.com/maldives-holiday-offers/

If you’re pretty sure that you won’t have enough of the quaint island life in Maldives in three to seven days , you can book up to twenty one-nights stay or more.

Spend your perfect vacation at Maldives on an affordable price – Glimpse through our special offers page to discover a range of attractive Maldives hotel offers available for a limited period of time. Our special offers are designed to cater a vast array of Maldives resorts holiday, ranging from honeymooners to family travelers. Take advantage of amazing offers and packages available.

Book with us and we’ll assist you to plan an awesome holiday at Maldives. We can always assure you on Best Rates, Prompt Replies and most of all a great customer service with full reliability.

Browse through our site https://tmtmaldives.com/ and discover the best of Maldives resort packages that offer greater value and enriching experiences.

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Ice Skating in the tropics at Jumeirah Vittaveli

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Renowned for year-round equatorial sunshine and its noticeable absence of snowy winter months, tropical Maldives is the last place you’d expect to go ice skating. But you can now add that to your bucket list of holiday experiences in the Maldives; that is if you’re staying at Jumeirah Vittaveli.

This December Jumeirah Vittaveli introduced their very own ice rink to celebrate Christmas. Normally, ice rinks are constructed with a layer of frozen water on top. But since this is impractical in the Maldives where the temperature lingers between 27°C and 30°C, Jumeirah Vittaveli has come up with the novel idea of making their ice rink with artificial ‘ice’ plates which are actually made of plastic. It doesn’t require either electricity or water to function. To all intents and appearances, you can break out your ice skating moves and feel like it’s the real deal. How cool is that?

Another important aspect of the artificial ice rink is that it is environmentally sustainable. According to Jumeirah Vittaveli, the ice rink requires zero-energy levels to function. The artificial ice plates were manufactured by Swiss company Glice, which claims that their products don’t impose common problems faced while skating on artificial ice rinks, such as increased friction.

Jumeirah Vittaveli, part of the world-famous Dubai-based Jumeirah Group, is appreciated by all who choose it for their Maldives vacation for two main reasons: the impeccable luxury on offer, and the surprising rate of new developments.

“We have many guests who keep coming back to us and I often hear that one of the reasons for their returns is that they love to be surprised by our updates and developments each time they come,” said Jumeirah Vittaveli’s General Manager Amit Majumder. “Apart from the ice rink, we have some exciting changes in our rooms and dining outlets upcoming, which we will announce in the near future.”

The news of more developments in choices of accommodation is exciting in itself. Currently, the island resort boasts 43 thatched villas – each with a view of the beach and housing its very own garden and pool – along with 39 Water villas where the turquoise water of the lagoon swirls literally under your feet. By cashing in a bit more, you can stay at one of the seven Ocean Suites, which are completely secluded and accessible only by boat. Then there’s the vast Royal Residence, a completely exclusive experience with crazy perks worth the US $35,000 per night cost. Judging by Jumeirah Vittaveli’s standards, the new developments will no doubt achieve the resort’s goal to ‘always WOW guests’!

Jumeirah Vittaveli is perfect for couples and families seeking a luxury getaway that grants tropical seclusion as well as excitement. The island resort is just twenty minutes away from the main airport island by speedboat.

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Abu Dhabi Travel Guide: Eating Out

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Abu Dhabi has a cuisine to suit any palate with eateries running the gamut from quirky cafes serving traditional dishes to top-notch restaurants gracing the “world’s best” lists. Middle Eastern, Indian and Chinese fare dominate the menus but there’s plenty of Asian and western dishes too. While in Abu Dhabi, take advantage of the opportunity to taste local Emirati and Gulf cuisine – infused with flavour-filled spices from cinnamon to saffron and plenty of fruit and nuts. We’d suggest trying Ma’louba, Al Majboos, Al Harees and Margooga.

If you’re travelling during Ramadan, be aware that some restaurants may be closed to non-Muslims but most hotels will have a fantastic iftar feast for you to try. We recommend Le Royal Meridien’s Ramadan Tent filled with slow-cooked lamb, biryanis and hot and cold mezzes.

Our suggested places to try:

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  • Al Fanar for traditional Emirati cuisine. Think Barasti outdoor booths, mud brick rooms and a mini souk
  • Quest for Asian fusion and a view of Abu Dhabi, located on the 63rd floor of Jumeirah Etihad Towers. This is one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants
  • Visit a shisha café for a flavoured water pipe and a cocktail. Our top picks for relaxed shisha lounge include Malaga Shisha Lounge and Havana Cafe at the breakwater.
  • Marakesh for authentic Moroccan cuisine with live music and dance performances, seafood and grilled meats
  • Al Maqam for romantic Arabian dining in the desert. Think floor-level seating with live performances, Emirati and Arabic dishes and even cooking lessons and bread making sessions
  • Pick a café along the Corniche and enjoy traditional fare and great views
  • Coya Abu Dhabi, a Peruvian restaurant with views of the water on Al Maryah Island. A great place for a pre-dinner cocktails and ceviches – from the sea bream to the amberjack and truffle!

Friday Brunches in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi may not be known for its brunches quite like Dubai, but these feasts certainly pack a punch with their themed cocktails and glasses of sparkling wine or champagne – one of the city’s best kept secrets!

Bu Trinity at the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

When: Fridays, 12h30 – 16h00

Enjoy an al fresco meal on Bu’s spacious roof terrace with a spectacular view over the city. The Peruvian-style BUrunch has a series of live cooking stations and a la carte dishes reminiscent of a South American street market. We love that you get to build your own ceviche and tiraditos with your choice of tasty fillings! Don’t forget to try the Black Angus beef with panka and cumin or the shredded duck with onion and tomato. Yum!

Hakkasan at Emirates Palace

When: Fridays, 12h00 – 16h00

Cosy and dark, the intimate Hakka Brunch at Emirates Palace is suited for groups with generous portions perfect for sharing with live cooking stations offering Peking duck and Wagyu beef and trifle dumplings. The menu has three sections where you can choose from four dishes from a selection of steamed dim sum and fried or baked dim sum followed by a main course.

Aqua at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

When: Fridays, 12h30 – 16h00

What’s better than brunch with a view over the water towards the city beyond? This sophisticated restaurant with its glittering chandeliers and enormous buffet offers a choice of healthy brunch options – think eggs benedict, an outdoor BBQ and a seafood selection. Plus, for the inevitable sweet tooth, there’s a “fritto” corner with a dessert selection… made to order crepes and waffles, anyone? Last but certainly not last, the attraction of this brunch is the separate supervised Rose Buds Brunch down the hall with a kids-friendly buffet, arts and crafts, a library and computer games for little ones.

Olea at St Regis Saadiyat Island

When: Fridays, 13h00 – 16h00

Enjoy a classy and tasty brunch at Olea where innovative cuisines are paired with wine and cocktails. Take a seat on the outdoor terrace and be serenaded by the jazz tones of Naz Holland. We love the rotisserie duck smothered in pineapple, smoked salon and the tiramisu martinis!

Origins at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

When: Fridays, 12h30 – 16h00

The brunch at Origins Restaurant is a smorgasbord of local and international cuisine. And while the food is fantastic, the location is even better – set within the F1 Abu Dhabi Marina Circuit at Yas Viceroy with great views over the track. Food is tailored around the dishes from the most famous race courses from around the world, from Shanghai to Monaco, and runs the gamut from fresh lobster to chocolate and cheese.

NEW Frangipani at Zaya Nurai Island

When: Fridays, 12h00 – 16h00

If you’re lucky enough to be staying at the Maldivian-style Zaya Nurai Island, then this brunch is right on your doorstep. For the rest of us, its a short speedboat ride across Arabian Gulf from Saadiyat Island. This brunch is laidback and beachy with a fusion of la minute and freshly prepped stations serving tandoori BBQ to fresh seafood. We love the tandoori cauliflower!

 

Discover your perfect Abu Dhabi getaway – flying direct in just 7 hours from the UK with our preferred airline partner, Etihad Airways.

 

Looking for more information on Abu Dhabi? Read more from our Abu Dhabi Travel Guide:

Introduction

What To Do

Customs and Traditions

When To travel

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Abu Dhabi Travel Guide: Customs & Traditions

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First time to Abu Dhabi? This culture capital is spilling over with authentic customs and unique cultural traditions. Whether you’re wondering what the dress code is suitable for your Abu Dhabi holiday or you’re fascinated by Ramadan and want to learn more, read on to learn about the culture, customs and traditions of this Arabic country.

Customs and traditions & dress code

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As Abu Dhabi is a Muslim city, it’s advisable to dress modestly and respect the local customs at all times – but particularly during Ramadan (held May to June each year). Wear loose clothing that covers the shoulders and the knees and reserve swimsuits for the beach and hotel pool. Public consumption of alcohol is illegal, and cannot be consumed outside of hotels. It’s also wise to refrain from public displays of affection and using rude or threatening language in public.

Ramadan – What & when is it?

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Ramadan, The Holy Month, is a time for prayer and contemplation when Muslims fast and abstain from smoking between dawn and dusk. As Ramadan begins and ends with the sighting of a crescent-shaped moon, the exact timing differs every year but is usually held between May and June for approximately 29 to 30 days. During this time, the city is quieter during the day with shops and offices working less hours but evenings are social when the fast is broken with lively meals after sunset.

What does Ramadan mean for tourists? Alcohol will only be served in hotels after sunset – however this rule has been relaxed over the last few years in major hotels. As no live music is allowed, nightclubs are often closed during Ramadan and bars tend to close early. While travelling during Ramadan can be a challenge for tourists, it is also an interesting time to be in Abu Dhabi. There are great value offers at hotels and Ramadan shopping sales to take advantage of with extended shopping hours at major malls. After Ramadan ends, the festival of Eid Al Fitr begins – a three-day celebration and a time for family.

Discover your perfect Abu Dhabi getaway – flying direct in just 7 hours from the UK with our preferred airline partner, Etihad Airways.
Looking for more information on Abu Dhabi? Read more from our Abu Dhabi Travel Guide:

Introduction

What To Do

Eating Out

When To travel

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Abu Dhabi Travel Guide: What To Do

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As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has no shortage of attractions and activities to keep you busy during your holiday – from family-friendly theme parks to cultural must-sees. Whether you’re looking to plan a fun family holiday or enjoy a romantic getaway with your significant other, the culture capital has something for everyone. Here are our favourite things to do in Abu Dhabi…

 

Things to do

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A must on the Abu Dhabi to-do list is the Corniche – an eight kilometre stretch of bustling seafront lined with palm trees and lively cafés. It’s the perfect place to spend sunny days along the cycle track, stopping for ice cream and a view of the Arabian Gulf. Explore the intricate domes and manicured gardens of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, people watch from a shisha café and visit the nearby islands of Yas Island, home to shopping malls and a Formula 1 circuit or Saadiyat Island, home to the new Abu Dhabi Louvre and Gary Player Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.

Learn about the city’s history by visiting the 5,000 year old Jebel Hafeet Tombs that mark the beginning of the Bronze Age in the UAE, explore the historic Qasr Al Hosn and Al Jahili forts or visit the Al Ain Oasis, the UAE’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adventurous souls have a choice of exciting theme and water parks, some of which are record-topping. Ride the fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World, meet your favourite Marvel characters at IMG Worlds of Adventure, visit “the Disneyland of the GCC” at Hili Fun City or cool off at Yas Waterworld and Murjan Splash Park. Bounce Abu Dhabi is great for letting off steam with over 100 interconnected trampolines. Those looking for leisure will find retail therapy needs met at Marina Mall, Al Wahda Mall or the souks – authentic Arabian marketplaces bursting with shiny golden souvenirs. Don’t miss the souk at the World Trade Centre! Or simply admire the views of the skyline from the Marina Eye, Abu Dhabi’s BRAND-NEW ferris wheel.

 

The Must-See Sites

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  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – one of the world’s largest mosques. It consists of 82 domes, 1,000 columns, reflective pools, 24 karat gold gilded chandeliers, the world’s largest hand-woven carpet and a lighting system that reflects the phases of the moon.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi – the first museum of its kind in the Arab world. Located on Saadiyat Island, the iconic silver dome is made up of nearly 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern that creates a “moving rain of light” when the sun shines through it.
  • Theme parks – Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Hili Fun City, Bounce Abu Dhabi and Murjan Splash Park.
  • The Corniche – an 8km stretch of seafront with a promenade and cycle track, palms, cafes and restaurants.
  • Yas Marina Circuit – Formula 1 racetrack that hosts the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Located at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi.
  • Emirates Palace – Abu Dhabi’s most iconic hotel, covered in gold leaf, mother of pearl, and glittering crystals. It has 114 domes, 1,002 chandeliers and two handmade wall carpets that depict the hotel.
  • Capital Gate – The worlds furthest leaning manmade tower that’s been entered into the Guinness World Records.
  • Masdar City – Meet Abu Dhabi’s futuristic city, first sustainable eco city in the world! Built around a wind tunnel that uses solar power, the power of the wind to cool the streets and one of the largest photovoltaic installations in the Middle East. The city uses personal rapid transit (PRT) pods which are small unmanned electric cars to get around.
  • Al Ain Camel Market – The last of its kind in the UAE, this camel market offers a look into the city’s most prized possession: camels.

 

Discover your perfect Abu Dhabi getaway – flying direct in just 7 hours from the UK with our preferred airline partner, Etihad Airways.

 

Looking for more information on Abu Dhabi? Read more from our Abu Dhabi Travel Guide:

Introduction

Customs and Traditions

Eating Out

When To travel

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Be Newlyweds in the Maldives!

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Be Newlyweds in the Maldives

The best honeymoon destination!

Choosing a honeymoon destination can get overwhelming. Just think about it: this has to be a once in a lifetime trip that you want to be memorable, unique, relaxing, exciting and romantic all at the same time! The best honeymoon destinations are those that not only provide all of the above, but interesting activities, incredible wildlife and unsurpassed luxury as well. That’s why more and more newlyweds are picking the Maldives for their post-wedding sojourn.

 

Getting there

Getting to the Maldives from Australia is easy; it’s just a quick flight via Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong. From the east coast, the total flight time is roughly 14 hours including your stopover (an eight-hour flight to Singapore, then a four-hour flight to Malé International Airport in the Maldives). On the journey, you can either opt for a short layover of an hour or two, or embrace the opportunity to add in a mini city break to your honeymoon in Singapore. Sip cocktails in swanky rooftop bars, shop for presents with your wedding wishing well fund or take in some local sites!

When in paradise…

Once you arrive at Malé International Airport you will be transported to the island of your choice by sea. The Maldives is made up of over 1,000 coral islands and there aren’t many other places that can boast a special experience before you even arrive at your resort. Imagine transferring between the airport and your hotel, not in a coach or a luxury limousine, but a speedboat or seaplane!

When you get to your island paradise, there is no doubt that you will feel instantly relaxed. You’ll be greeted by a highly trained team of resort staff to take care of your every need. Whether you choose an iconic overwater bungalow, an opulent villa hidden away on a secluded beach, or a luxury hotel room, the accommodation options available in the Maldives are out of this world! As you soak in your private spa looking out over the ocean, you won’t be able to imagine spending your honeymoon anywhere else.

 

Let romance abound!

You won’t be able to move for all the romantic experiences on these magical islands. From sunset cruises to beach picnics, private candle-lit dinners to oversized bubble baths filled with rose petals, life as newlyweds doesn’t get much better! As well as being one of the most romantic places on the planet, the Maldives are great for activities too. If you want to go for a surf, snorkel the coral reefs or learn to scuba dive, this is the place.

For more information on how you and your partner can be newlyweds in the Maldives contact our Maldives Holiday Experts today and ask for help booking your honeymoon!

By Sarah Tayler

Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My Dubai, she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Sarah has a soft spot for Barcelona because she’s a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! She’s also a big fan of leisurely river cruising and loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting, visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food.

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Pack smart for your Maldives holiday

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So, you’re all packed and ready to vacation in the Maldives. But before you run out your door, hold up, and recheck your luggage. We’ve to make sure you’ve packed smart for your holiday in the Maldives.

You see, since the Maldives is smack dab in the middle of the equator, the sun’s rays aren’t to be taken lightly. The sun is fun in the morning and evening, but at noontime can become literally scorching. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you throw in some sunblock and moisturizer into your bag. Go for a Sun Protection Factor of 30 to 50. Since a dip in the sea is obligatory once in the Maldives, sunblock is almost always a better choice than sunscreen, because it can be absorbed deeper into the skin for better protection. Get the best moisturizer for your skin as well, preferably with Aloe Vera extract (for improved healing), to rub in at bedtime so that your skin won’t be dried up like a jellyfish on a hot pan by the time you wrap up your holiday. A rash guard for snorkeling will help you avoid a burnt back.

Now it’s time to double check your choice of clothes. Heavy clothing is guaranteed to make you miserable here in the equator. Go for thin, cotton clothes. Guys will be content with loose fitting shirts and polo shirts along with boardshorts or perhaps roomy running shorts. Ladies will be delighted to wear diaphanous blouses, maxi dresses, sundresses; these are great coupled with pashmina’s or shawls thrown over bare shoulders. Kaftans and rompers aren’t bad in the Maldivian climate, either. Cram in as many swimsuits as you can. Sarongs are heavenly in the Maldives climate, for both men and women. But you can choose to overlook this item when you’re packing and buy a sarong in the Maldives when you get here. That way you’ll have a cool souvenir to take back as well.

Don’t forget to pack sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats (yes, guys as well), tank tops, and sandals or flipflops. This last is crucial: do not pack your high heels, ladies. Wedges are fine but high heels are just not going to cut it on the powdery, soft sand on the resort islands.

Your camera needs underwater casing/protection because that’s how you’re going to get the best pictures you can possibly take in the Maldives, which is underwater. Without a doubt, your Maldives holiday will be best captured by GoPro’s and drones. Your day-bag should be waterproof so that you can keep your phone safe and close by when you’re taking a dip.

You’d also need to pack some medications and supplements. If you’re prone to dehydration, pack some oral rehydration packets along with your choice of headache medication. Insects aren’t so much of a problem in most resorts, but it’ll be great if you have an insect repellant handy. Also important are antidiarrheal medication, decongestants, and allergy medications; always best to be prepared in this department. Another priority in your first aid kit should be anti-motion sickness medication. Your trip will most probably start with a speedboat transfer or a seaplane ride. Almost all excursions involve traveling on the sea. If you have a weak stomach, those anti-motion sickness pills will be a lifesaver.

Lastly, have you packed a plug or adapter for your electronics? Most resorts have standard UK three pin sockets with a voltage of 230 V and frequency of 50 Hz, but there’s no way to be sure whether you’d need flat prongs or round prongs since both kinds are used equally often in the Maldives. Make sure you pack some universal travel adapters. Examples are Bestek Travel Converter and Adapter, and the Xcords Worldwide All in One Universal Travel Plug; both are available on Amazon for reasonable prices.

You might wonder what the whole fuss is about… you might assume that you can just buy whatever you need at the resort. But, you see, each resort in Maldives sits on its very own private island. There is no assortment of malls on resort islands to choose from. Each resort houses a clinic and a couple of tiny shops. Although you will still be able to purchase some items in an emergency, you’ll have to brace yourself for the enormous price tags and the possibility that you can’t find exactly what you want. Packing smart guarantees less financial stress and hassle during your holiday.

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Etihad Airways weekly flights to Maldives

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TMT Maldives – Etihad Airways has announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi-Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year.

The expansion from the current daily operation will continue to see a two-class A320 aircraft on the route, offering 16 seats in business class and 120 in economy.

Etihad Airways extra flights, effective from June 15th, will operate year-round and provide more travel options with an early morning arrival enabling guests to maximize their stay in the Maldives.The additional flights will operate every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief executive, said: “We are increasing frequency to 11 flights a week in order to cater to growing demand on the route, and to provide our guests with more choice of flights so that they can make the most of their stay in the Maldives.”

Maldives, is one of the world’s famous honeymoon and leisure destination among UAE & Europe countries. The islands that make up this exotic travel destination are blessed with white sandy beaches, and are surrounded by crystal clear water – home to a spectacular array of underwater life.

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Etihad Airways to boost Maldives connections from June 2018

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Etihad Airways has announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi-Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year.

The extra flights, effective June 15th, will operate year-round and provide more travel options with an early morning arrival enabling guests to maximise their stay in the Maldives.

In addition to providing greater choice and flexibility for UAE and GCC residents, overall connectivity and timing options between the Maldives and key countries on Etihad Airways’ European network will be enhanced.

These include the major markets of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.

The expansion from the current daily operation will continue to see a two-class A320 aircraft on the route, offering 16 seats in business class and 120 in economy.

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Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief executive, said: “We are increasing frequency to 11 flights a week in order to cater to growing demand on the route, and to provide our guests with more choice of flights so that they can make the most of their stay in the Maldives.”

Since launching the route in November 2011, Etihad Airways has flown more than 550,000 passengers to and from the Maldives. Visitors from the UAE increased 35 per cent over the past 12 months, while Europe continues to be the main source market for the Maldives, one of the world’s premium honeymoon and leisure destinations.

The additional flights will operate every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June.

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Maldives among the best luxury destinations in the world

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Palm fringed tropical islands, summer all year round, and turquoise waters brimming with aquatic animals waiting to be explored – here are a few of the things that puts Maldives on the map among other tourist destinations.

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In addition to being geographically blessed, the Maldives also has some of the best resorts in the world, together with top-notch brands and excellent service. If personal butlers were not enough, Maldives now offers Instagram butlers to guests, to make sure you never miss a moment. With private islands, personalized cruises, world-class wine cellars, underwater restaurants and spas, and wellness havens, Maldives redefines luxury – with a tropical spin.

Be it with your family or on a romantic escapade, one way to experience undisturbed luxury is by booking a villa tucked away in a private island. These luxury villas come with personal butlers to prepare your favorite dishes, complete with infinity swimming pools, private spas and yoga pavilions. A private stretch of beach and thick island jungle surrounds you as you spend your vacation being pampered in paradise.

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Forget romantic dinners under starry skies. In the Maldives, you get to dine below sea level with the ocean’s residents. A private speedboat takes you to your restaurant, and you wine and dine the night away, with a view like no other. From the panoramic glass, observe sly eels as they pop out of their caves, and let the multicolored fish put on a show for you.

Ditch the traditional speedboat transfer and hop aboard a cruise and really make a grand entrance to your resort destination. Explore everything the country has to offer, be it watersports, diving or island hopping. Enjoy gourmet four course meals, yoga on deck, private picnic islands, cinema under the stars and romantic sunsets with champagne, canapés and an evening of dolphin spotting.

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A spa day is a requirement for any vacation. Maldives has taken it a notch higher with the world’s first underwater spa. Let the therapists pamper you with soothing massages while you learn the ways of the marine critter around you. Choose from a range of therapies and oils to revitalize your senses.

How about a night in a world-class wine cellar underground with some of best wine in the region? Spend the night with wine sommeliers and learn the art of wine tasting. Pair your favorite bottle with a gourmet romantic dinner from internationally renowned fine dining restaurants.

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Fitness enthusiasts rejoice, as Maldives presents a wellness haven with a twist – a tree house. Embark on a journey of light bites, freshly pressed juices, yoga and meditation complete with a customized wellness menu. If this does not interest you, the infinity pool and view of thick jungle garden from the tree house definitely will.

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An ocean lover’s paradise, Maldives offers much more for luxury seekers, from yacht hires, chocolate tasting rooms, culinary journeys across the continents, and experimental tasting rooms. It is all that together with personalized services and undisturbed privacy that puts Maldives on the list of the most sought after luxury destinations.

 

 

 

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Parasailing in the Maldives

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If thrill seekers were to make a list of the most exciting sports, parasailing is sure to be on it. The sport involves you being strapped carefully on a parachute, while attached to a vehicle. As the vehicle starts moving, you are pulled up in the air. In the Maldives, it is a watersport performed using a speedboat. As the boat drives off, you are taken on a journey of a lifetime. Enjoy the exhilarating feeling of the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin while you take in the view beneath you; the pristine Maldive islands, coloured in turquoise, green and white.

The sport does not take any effort on your part and requires no training. All you need to do is sit back and relax as you soar up in the air. An expert team is present at all times to assist you, from helping you with your kit to briefing you on the safety procedure. Look out for the playful dolphins and other aquatic fish that peaks out of the water to great you as in you immerse yourself in the view of the Indian Ocean beneath you. Whether you go parasailing with a loved one or solo, it gives you the thrill of a lifetime as you soak in the bird’s eye view of the ocean, soaring high above a motorised speedboat.

Here are some of the resorts in the Maldives offering parasailing. Every resort offers a captivating aerial view and an experience unique to it. The sport requires you to wear a life jacket for your safety, and if you are a first timer, you can even have an expert accompany you in the air. There is no wrong time to plan your trip, as Maldives has plenty of sunshine all year round. However, to make sure you do not get stuck in a drizzle, ask the hotel staff to check the weather before you make your booking.

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More than Romance: Things to do in the Maldives

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More than Romance

Things to do in the Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean known for its scattered coral islands and vibrant reefs, white sand beaches and azure lagoons. The isolation and exoticism can lend a romantic atmosphere, but there are loads of things to do in the Maldives for everyone! For lovers of natural beauty, fun, and tranquillity: this is your new favourite destination.

Underwater Wonderland

When picturing the Maldives, one of the first images that comes to mind may be the dreamy overwater bungalows that decorate ring-shaped coral atolls, surrounded by bluer-than-blue water. Did you know there’s a whole other world waiting just under the surface? These islands make for some of the best scuba diving in the world, where you can get up close and personal with curious marine life including sea turtles, giant rays and the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The crystal clear visibility and year-round warm water temperatures make diving accessible for everyone, as do the number of accredited PADI centres scattered across the islands.

You don’t have to go deep to see the amazing diversity of these reefs! Try snorkelling to experience underwater coral gardens populated with starfish, seahorses, eels and schools of colourful fish. You’ll be surprised at just how much you can see in the shallows! If you’d rather keep your head above water, there’s also some world-class surf breaks, stand-up paddle boarding and organised boat trips where you can spot dolphins or orca pods playing in the warm Maldivian waters.

Cultural Heritage

Shake the salt out of your hair and hop on a boat, ferry, or plane from your resort to visit the thriving heart of the Maldives—the compact and vibrant capital of Malé. It’s a stark contrast to laidback island life, though the brightly-coloured skyscrapers are still surrounded by turquoise water. You could stroll around this quirky island in a few hours, finishing off with a cool drink and ‘short eat’ in one of the cafés or teashops. The islands have been blessed with a rich cultural heritage and all of that comes to play in Malé, from the amazing handicrafts to the fresh local produce and fusion cuisine.

No adventure to the capital is complete without a visit to Old Friday Mosque, Hukuru Miskiy. Dating back to 1656, this marvel is made of white coral stone, carved with intricate decorations and Quranic script. You’ll need permission from the officials to enter the mosque—dress appropriately and act respectfully and you shouldn’t have a problem.

Rejuvenate

Bring mind, body, and spirit together with a session at the spa. Maldivian therapists have taken the best techniques from the melting-pot of culture that surrounds them (from Ayurveda to Thai massage). Soak up the peace and tranquillity of your surrounds and give in to the natural rhythm. Many resort spas often have kids clubs and fitness centres attached, offering recreation and relaxation for all—simply the cherry on top for Maldives Family holidays!

Post by Alana Eising
Alana is a writer and a wanderer who almost always wishes she were somewhere else. That’s why she writes about the fabulous places she’s been, and all the destinations left on her bucket list.

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Fushifaru Resort Maldives

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Fushifaru Resort Maldives

Tmt Maldives – Fushifaru Resort Maldives, located at northeastern Faadhippolhu atoll – The exquisite island of Fushifaru is home to an extraordinary landscape above and below the waterline. With ‘Fushi’ meaning ‘island’ and ‘Faru’ meaning ‘reef’ in the local Dhivehi language, Fushifaru is an ideal reflection of its name.

The guests can reached this small gem of an island after a 35-minute seaplane ride from the Male’ International Airport.

Fushifaru Maldives is a small island, but they offer much. For starters, the island is right in the middle of two channels that connect Faadhippolhu atoll’s inner lagoon to the Indian Ocean. Fushifaru Kan’du, the larger of the two, is a National Marine Protected Area.

There are three renowned dive spots there; one of them, the Fushifaru Thila, is the single most extraordinary diving spots in Maldives, considering that it is home to a large marine cleaning station.

Accommodation options at Fushifaru Maldives include sunrise and sunset Beach Villas – also available with attached private pools. There are a total of 49 villas at Fushifaru Maldives.

Resort has Korakali restaurant for an international menu, Raakani Grill for signature Asian dishes. Plus, you can choose to dine anywhere you want if you’re determined to get the most out of the island resort. Afterwards, detoxtails and sunset cocktails can be had at the Fanihandhi bar.

Fushifaru spa named as Heylhi is a veritable jungle with five treatment rooms hidden among the vibrant foliage, ensuring a deeply Maldivian experience. Apart from the spa, there’s a gym, multi-sports court, and an array of watersports activities that can keep you healthy and fit throughout your stay. All in all, this little new resort is certainly up to par with some of the best names in the Maldives.

Your journey to Fushifaru Maldives, will capture and seize your imagination and become a memorable part your life, forever.

Send request to get best price for newly opened Fushifaru Resort Maldives – Packages, Offers with meals for your dream holiday.

Visit: https://tmtmaldives.com/resorts/fushifaru-maldives/

 

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