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March 2018

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Over 100 resorts, hotels confirm participation at TTM 2018

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Over 100 tourist establishments in the Maldives have confirmed their participation in the second edition of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) 2018.

TTM is scheduled to be held at the main convention centre of Dharubaaruge in capital Male from May 1-3. It is expected that along with over 140 resorts and hotels, 200 international buyers and media representatives will attend the travel trade show.

Premium exhibitors include Adaaran Resorts Maldives, Angiri Resorts, Crown and Champa Resorts, Bandos Maldives, and Villa Hotels and Resorts.

TTM Gala Night, which will be held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort, will host TTM Awards on May 2. TTM will also host the second edition of Hotelier Summit of Maldives, which targets investors as well as leading hotel owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers and consultants.

TTM 2018 will also host the first Maldives Supplier Expo. It is the only event where exhibiting companies can expect to meet key decision makers, engineering directors and procurement manager from all over the Maldives. A total of 1000 plus key decision makers as well as purchasing chiefs from over 150 resorts and leading local companies are expected to pass through the doors of Maldives Supplier Expo to visit and network with the exhibitors.

The second edition Tourism Career Fair will be held during TTM at Dharubaaruge on May 3. Much like last year, the career fair is a great opportunity for students and professionals to meet and network with tourism industry representatives in the Maldives.

TTM aims to facilitate the tourism industry of Maldives to reach the ultimate target of two million tourists with over USD 3.5 billion in receipts by the end of 2020. More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel industry professionals from the Maldives and abroad are expected to visit TTM to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in the Maldives.

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List of Islands in Maldives and Atolls

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How many islands in Maldives? Numbers of people, travelers or researcher wonder the total number of Island in the Maldives.

Maldives is composed of about 1,190 island stretching 90,000 square kilometers covering area and divided into 20 administrative atolls located at 500 miles south-west of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean with more than 400,000 total population in Maldives. Gan is the largest Island in Maldives, with 14 kilometer length only.
Out of 1,190 island, 200 are inhabited islands and some other are developed as tourist and about 150 private resorts and the remaining are uninhabited.

Tourism: the main source of revenue in the Maldives. Tourism first introduce in 1972 since it is grown fast and labeled as   ” Summer Capital“. Kurumba resort was the first resort to accept guest with 280 beds at that time. . Maldives the sunny side of life.

Male atoll (Kaafu Atoll): the most develop atoll in the Maldives. Mostly of the resorts, main offices, bank, main airport and the capital of Maldives, Male city are found in this atoll. Velana international airport (main airport)also known as Male airport situated at the island of Hulhumale, 6.5 kilometer away from the Male city.
Atoll It’s a group of coral reef or island that form a ring shape surrounded a lagoon.

>>>List of Natural Atolls and Islands with in<<<

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43 total number of islands

Inhabited Islands Baarah * Dhidhdhoo * Filladhoo * Hoarafushi * Ihavandhoo * Kelaa * Maarandhoo * Mulhadhoo * Muraidhoo * Thakandhoo * Thuraakunu * Uligamu * Utheemu * Vashafaru

Uninhabited Island
Alidhoo * Alidhuffarufinolhu * Beenaafushi * Berinmadhoo * Dhapparuhura * Dhigufaruhura * Dhonakulhi * Gaafushi * Gaamathikulhudhoo * Gallandhoo * Govvaafushi * Hathifushi * Huvahandhoo * Innafinolhu * Kandaalifinolhu * Kudafinolhu * Maafahi * Maafinolhu * Maarandhoofarufinolhu * Madulu * Manafaru * Matheerah * Medhafushi * Mulidhoo * Naridhoo * Umareifinolhu * Un’gulifinolhu * Van’gaaru * Velifinolhu.

38 total number of islands
Inhabited Islands Finey * Hanimaadhoo * Hirimaradhoo * Kulhudhuffushi * Kumundhoo * Kunburudhoo * Kurinbi * Makunudhoo * Naivaadhoo * Nellaidhoo * Neykurendhoo * Nolhivaram * Nolhivaranfaru * Vaikaradhoo

Uninhabited Islands Bodunaagoashi * Dafaru Fasgandu * Dhorukanduhuraa * Faridhoo * Maavaidhoo * Fenboahuraa * Hirinaidhoo * Hondaafushi * Hondaidhoo * Innafushi * Kamana * Kattalafushi * Kaylakunu * Kudamuraidhoo * Kudanaagoashi * Muiri * Rasfushi * Ruffushi * Vaikaramuraidhoo * Veligandu

46 islands
Inhabited Islands Bileffahi * Feevah * Feydhoo * Foakaidhoo * Funadhoo * Goidhoo * Kanditheemu * Komandoo * Lhaimagu * Maaungoodhoo * Maroshi * Milandhoo * Narudhoo * Noomaraa

Uninhabited Islands Bis Huraa * Dhigu Rah * Dhiguvelldhoo * Dholhiyadhoo * Dholhiyadhoo Kudarah * Dhonveli-huraa * Ekasdhoo * Eriyadhoo * Farukolhu * Fushifarurah * Gaakoshinbi * Gallaidhoo * Hirubadhoo * Hurasfaruhuraa * Kabaalifaru * Keekimini * Killissafaruhuraa * Kudalhaimendhoo * Madidhoo * Madikurendhdhoo * Mathikomandoo * Medhurah * Medhukunburudhoo * Migoodhoo * Milandhoo * Naainfarufinolhu * Nalandhoo * Naruibudhoo * Neyo * Vagaru * Firubaidhoo * Maakadhoodhoo

71 total number of islands

Inhabited Islands Foddhoo * Henbandhoo * Holhudhoo * Kendhikolhudhoo * Kudafaree * Landhoo * Lhohi * Maafaru * Maalhendhoo * Magoodhoo * Manadhoo * Miladhoo * Velidhoo

Uninhabited Islands Badadhidhdhoo * Bodufushi * Bodulhaimendhoo * Bomasdhoo * Burehifasdhoo * Dheefuram * Dhelibehuraa * Dhekenanfaru * Dhigurah * Dhonaerikandoodhoo * Ekulhivaru * Farumuli * Felivaru * Fodhidhipparu * Fushivelavaru * Gallaidhoofushi * Gemendhoo * Goanbilivaadhoo * Holhumeedhoo * Huivani * Hulhudhdhoo * Huvadhumaavattaru * Iguraidhoo * Kuddarah * Kadimmahuraa * Kalaidhoo * Karimma * Kedhivaru * Koalaa * Kolhufushi * Kudafunafaru * Kudafushi * Kunnamaloa * Kuramaadhoo * Kuredhivaru * Loafaru * Maafunafaru * Maakurandhoo * Maavelavaru * Medhafushi * Medhufaru * Minaavaru * Orimasvaru * Orivaru * Raafushi * Raalulaakolhu * Randheli * Thaburudhoo * Thaburudhuffaru * tholhendhoo * Thoshigadukolhu * Vattaru, Vavathi * Vihafarufinolhu

88 total number of islands

Inhabited Islands Alifushi * Angolhitheemu * Dhuvaafaru * Fainu * Hulhudhuffaaru * Inguraidhoo * Innamaadhoo * Kinolhas * Maakurathu * Maduvvaree * Maamigili * Meedhoo * Rasgetheemu * Rasmaadhoo * Ungoofaaru * Vaadhoo * Kandholhudhoo

Uninhabited Islands Aarah * Arilundhoo * Badaveri * Bodufarufinolhu * Bodufenmaaenboodhoo * Bodufushi * Boduhaiykodi * Boduhuraa * Ekurufushi * Etthingili * Dhigali * Dhoragali * Dheburidheythereyvaadhoo * Dhikkurendhdhoo * Dhinnaafushi * Dhuvaafaruhuraa * Faarafushi * Fasmendhoo * Fenfushi * Filaidhoo * Fuggiri * Furaveri, Gaaudoodhoo * Giraavaru * Goyyafaru * Guboshi * Hiraveri * Hulhudhoo * Huruvalhi * Ifuru * Kaddogadu * Kothaifaru * Kottafaru * Kottefaru * Kudafushi * Kudahaiykodi * Kudakurathu * Kudalhosgiri * Kudathulhaadhoo * Kukulhudhoo * Kuroshigiri * Lhaanbugali * Lhaanbugau, Lhohi * Liboakandhoo, Lundhufushi * Maafaru, Maamunagaufinolhu * Maanenfushi * Maashigiri * Madivaafaru * Mahidhoo * Meedhupparu * Muravandhoo * Mullaafushi * Neyo * Thaavathaa * Ufulandhoo * Ugulu * Uthurumaafaru * Vaffushihuraa * Vandhoo * Veyvah * Viligili * Wakkaru

75 total number of islands

Inhabited islandsDharavandhoo * Dhonfanu * Eydhafushi * Fehendhoo * Fulhadhoo * Goidhoo * Hithaadhoo * Kamadhoo * Kendhoo * Kihaadhoo * Kudarikilu * Maalhos * Thulhaadhoo
Uninhabited islands Ahivaffushi * Aidhoo * Anhenunfushi * Bathalaa * Bodufinolhu * Boifushi * Dhakendhoo * Dhandhoo * Dhigufaruvinagandu * Dhunikolhu * Enboodhoo * Fehenfushi * Finolhas * Fonimagoodhoo * Fulhadhoorah kairi finonolhu * Funadhoo * Gaagandufaruhuraa * Gaavillingili * Gemendhoo * Hanifaru * Hanifarurah * Hibalhidhoo * Hirundhoo * Horubadhoo * Hulhudhoo * Innafushi * Kanifusheegaathu finolhu * Kanifushi * Kashidhoogiri * Keyodhoo * Kihaadhufaru * Kihavah-huravalhi * Kudadhoo * Kunfunadhoo * Landaa Giraavaru * Lunfares * Maaddoo * Maafushi * Maamaduvvari * Maarikilu * Madhirivaadhoo * Medhufinolhu * Mendhoo * Milaidhoo * Miriandhoo * Muddhoo * Muthaafushi * Nibiligaa * Olhugiri * Thiladhoo * Ufuligiri * Undoodhoo * Vakkaru * Velivarufinolhu * Veyofushee * Vinaneih-faruhuraa * Voavah

52 total number of islanfs
Inhabited islands Hinnavaru * Kurendhoo * Maafilaafushi * Naifaru * Olhuvelifushi
Uninhabited islands Aligau * Bahurukabeeru * Bodhuhuraa * Bodufaahuraa * Bodugaahuraa * Dhidhdhoo * Dhirubaafushi * Diffushi * Faadhoo * Fainuaadham-Huraa * Fehigili * Felivaru * Fushifaru * Gaaerifaru * Govvaafushi * Hadoolaafushi * Hiriyadhoo * Hudhufushi * Huravalhi * Kalhumanjehuraa * Kalhuoiyfinolhu * Kanifushi * Kanuhuraa * Komandoo * Kudadhoo * Kuredhdhoo * Lhohi * Lhossalafushi * Maabinhuraa * Maavaafushi * Madhiriguraidhoo * Madivaru * Maduvvari * Maidhoo * Mayyafushi * Medhadhihuraa * Medhafushi * Meedhaahuraa, Mey-yyaafushi * Musleygihuraa * Ookolhufinolhu * Raiyruhhuraa * Selhlhifushi * Thilamaafushi * Varihuraa * Vavvaru * Veligadu * Veyvah * Vihafarufinolhu
107 total number of islands
Inhabited islands Dhiffushi * Gaafaru * Gulhi * Guraidhoo * Himmafushi * Huraa * Kaashidhoo * Maafushi * Thilafushi * Thulusdhoo
Uninhabited islands Aarah * Akirifushi * Asdhoo * Baros * Bandos * Biyaadhoo * Bodubandos * Bodufinolhu * Boduhithi * Boduhuraa * Bolifushi * Dhigufinolhu * Dhoonidhoo * Ehrruh-haa * Enboodhoo * Enboodhoofinolhu * Eriyadhoo * Farukolhufushi * Feydhoofinolhu * Fihalhohi * Funadhoo * Furan-nafushi * Gasfinolhu * Giraavaru * Girifushi * Gulheegaathuhuraa * Helengeli * Henbadhoo * Huraagandu * Ihuru * Kagi * Kalhuhuraa * Kandoomaafushi * Kanduoih-giri * Kanifinolhu * KKanuhuraa * Kudabandos * Kudafinolhu * Kudahithi * Kudahuraa * Lankanfinolhu * Lankanfushi * Lhohifushi * Lhosfushi * Maadhoo * Madivaru * Mahaanaélhihuraa * Makunudhoo * Makunufushi * Maniyafushi * Medhufinolhu * Meerufenfushi * Nakachchaafushi * Olhahali * Olhuveli * Oligandufinolhu * Ran-naalhi * Rasfari * Thanburudhoo * Thulhaagiri * Vaadhoo * Vaagali * Vabbinfaru * Vabboahuraa * Vammaafushi * Velassaru * Velifaru * Veliganduhuraa * Vihamanaafushi * Villingilimathidhahuraa * Villingilivau * Ziyaaraiffushi
33 total number of islands
Inhabited islands Bodufolhudhoo * Feridhoo * Himandhoo * Maalhos * Mathiveri * Rasdhoo * Thoddoo * Ukulhas
Uninhabited islands Alikoirah, Bathalaa * Beyrumadivaru * Dhin-nolhufinolhu * Ellaidhoo * Etheramadivaru * Fesdhoo * Fusfinolhu * Fushi * Gaagandu * Gaathufushi * Gangehi, Halaveli * Kandholhudhoo * Kudafolhudhoo * Kuramathi * Maagaa * Maayyafushi * Madivarufinolhu * Madoogali * Mathivereefinolhu * Meerufenfushi * Mushimasgali * Rasdhoo madivaru * Velidhoo * Veligandu (resort) * Vihamaafaru
49 total number of islands
Inhabited islands Dhangethi * Dhiddhoo * Hagnaameedhoo * Kunburudhoo * Maamingili * Mahibadhoo * Mandhoo * Omadhoo
Uninhabited islands Fenfushi * Alikoirah * Angaagaa * Ariadhoo * Athurugau * Bodufinolhu * Bodukaashihuraa * Bulhaaholhi * Dhehasanulunboihuraa * Dhiddhoofinolhu * Dhiffushi * Dhiggaru * Enboodhoo * Finolhu * Gasfinolhu * Heenfaru * Hiyafushi * Hukurudhoo * Hurasdhoo * Huruelhi * Huvahendhoo * Innafushi * Kalhuhandhihuraa * Kudadhoo * Kudarah * Maafushivaru * Machchafushi * Medhufinolhu * Mirihi * Moofushi * Nalaguraidhoo * Rahddhiggaa * Rangali * Rangalifinolhu * Rashukolhuhuraa * Theluveligaa * Tholhifushi * Thudufushi * Vakarufalhi * Vilamendhoo * Villingili * Villingilivaru
19 total number of islands
Inhabited islands Felidhoo * Fulidhoo * Keyodhoo * Rakeedhoo * Thinadhoo
• Uninhabited islands Aarah * Alimathaa * Anbaraa * Bodumohoraa * Dhiggiri * Fussfaruhuraa * Hingaahuraa * Hulhidhoo * Kuda-anbaraa * Kudhiboli * Kunavashi * Maafussaru * Medhugiri * Thunduhuraa * Raggadu * Ruhhurihuraa * Vashugiri * Vattaru * Fottheyo
33 total number of islands

Inhabited islands Boli Mulah * Dhiggaru * Kolhufushi * Madifushi * Maduvvaree * Muli * Naalaafushi * Raimmandhoo * Veyvah
Uninhabited islands Boahuraa, Dhekunuboduveli, Dhiththudi, Erruh-huraa, Fenboafinolhu, Fenfuraaveli, Gaahuraa, Gasveli, Gongalu Huraa, Haafushi, Hakuraahuraa, Hurasveli, Kekuraalhuveli, Kudadhigandu, Kurali, Kudausfushi, Maahuraa, Maalhaveli, Maausfushi, Medhufushi, Raabandhihuraa, Seedhihuraa, Seedhihuraaveligandu, Thuvaru, Uthuruboduveli, Veriheybe

23 total number of islands

Inhabited islands Bileddhoo * Dharanboodhoo * Feeali * Filitheyo * Magoodhoo * Nilandhoo
Uninhabited islands Badidhiffusheefinolhu, Dhiguvarufinolhu, Enbulufushi, Faanuvaahuraa, Himithi, Jinnathugau, Kandoomoonufushi, Maafushi, Maavaruhuraa, Madivaruhuraa, Makunueri, Minimasgali, Villingilivarufinolhu, Voshimasfalhuhuraa

56 total number of islands
Inhabited islands Bandidhoo * Hulhudheli * Kudahuvadhoo * Maaenboodhoo * Meedhoo * Rinbudhoo * Vaanee
Uninhabited islands Aluvifushi, Bodufushi, Bulhalafushi, Dhebaidhoo, Dhoores, Enboodhoofushi, Faandhoo, Gaadhiffushi, Gemendhoo (abandoned), Hiriyanfushi, Hudhufusheefinolhu, Hulhuvehi, Issari, Kandinma, Kanneiyfaru, Kedhigandu, Kiraidhoo, Lhohi, Maadheli, Maafushi, Maagau, Maléfaru, Meedhuffushi, Minimasgali, Naibukaloabodufushi, Olhuveli, Thilabolhufushi, Thinhuraa, Uddhoo, Valla, Vallalhohi, Velavaroo, Vonmuli
66 total number of islands

Inhabited islands Burunee * Dhiyamingili * Gaadhiffushi * Guraidhoo * Hirilandhoo * Kandoodhoo * Kinbidhoo * Madifushi * Omadhoo * Thimarafushi * Vandhoo * Veymandoo * Vilufushi
Uninhabited islands Bodufinolhu, Bodurehaa, Dhiffushi, Dhonanfushi, Dhururehaa, Ekuruffushi, Elaa, Fenfushi, Fenmeerufushi, Fonaddoo, Fondhoo, Fonidhaani, Fushi, Gaalee, Gaathurehaa, Hathifushi, Hiriyanfushi, Hodelifushi, Hulhiyanfushi, Kaaddoo, , Kadufushi, Kafidhoo, Kakolhas, Kalhudheyfushi, Kalhufahalafushi, Kandaru, Kani, Kanimeedhoo, Kolhufushi-1, Kolhufushi-2, Kudadhoo, Kudakaaddoo, Kudakibidhoo, Kurandhuvaru, Kuredhifushi, Lhavaddoo, Maagulhi, Maalefushi, Mathidhoo, Medhafushi, Olhudhiyafushi, Olhufushi, Olhufushi-finolhu, Olhugiri, Ruhththibirah, Thinkolhufushi, Ufuriyaa, Usfushi, Vanbadhi

82 total number of islands
Inhabited islands Dhanbidhoo * Fonadhoo * Gaadhoo * Gan * Hithadhoo * Isdhoo * Kalhaidhoo * Kunahandhoo * Maabaidhoo * Maamendhoo * Maavah * Mundoo * Maandhoo * Vadinolhu * Olhuveli
Uninhabited islands Athahédha, Berasdhoo, Bileitheyrahaa, Bodufenrahaa, Bodufinolhu, Boduhuraa, Bodumaabulhali, Bokaiffushi, Dhekunu Vinagandu, Faés, Fonagaadhoo, Fushi, Gasfinolhu, Guraidhoo, Hanhushi, Hedha, Holhurahaa, Hulhimendhoo, Hulhisdhoo, Hulhiyandhoo, Kaddhoo, Kalhuhuraa, Kandaru, Kudafares, Kudafushi, Kudahuraa, Kudakalhaidhoo, Kukurahaa, Maakaulhuveli, Maaveshi, Mahakanfushi, Medhafushi, Medhoo, Medhufinolhu, Medhuvinagandu, Munyafushi, Olhutholhu, Thunburi, Thundudhoshufushi Nolhoo, Uthuruvinagandu, Uvadhevifushi, Veligandufinolhu, Ziyaaraiffushi
82 total number of islands
Inhabited islands Dhaandhoo * Dhevvadhoo * Dhiyadhoo * Gemanafushi * Hadahaa * Kanduhulhudhoo * Kolamaafushi * Kondey * Maamendhoo * Nilandhoo * Vilingili
Uninhabited islands Araigaiththaa, Baavandhoo, Baberaahuttaa, Bakeiththaa, Beyruhuttaa, Beyrumaddoo, Bihuréhaa, Boaddoo, Bodéhuttaa, Budhiyahuttaa, Dhevvalaabadhoo, Dhevvamaagalaa, Dhigémaahuttaa, Dhigudhoo, Dhigurah, Dhonhuseenahuttaa, Falhumaafushi, Falhuverrehaa, Farudhulhudhoo, Fénéhuttaa, Fenrahaa, Fenrahaahuttaa, Funadhoovillingili, Funamaddoo, Galamadhoo, Haagevillaa, Hagedhoo, Heenamaagalaa, Hirihuttaa, Hithaadhoo, Hithaadhoogalaa, Hulhimendhoo, Hunadhoo, Hurendhoo, Idimaa, Innaréhaa, Kalhehuttaa, Kalhudhiréhaa, Kanduvillingili, Keesseyréhaa, Kendheraa, Koduhuttaa, Kondeymatheelaabadhoo, Kondeyvillingili, Kudalafari, Kuddoo, Kudhébondeyyo, Kudhéfehélaa, Kudhéhuttaa, Kureddhoo, Lhossaa, Maadhiguvaru, Maaféhélaa, Maagehuttaa, Maakanaarataa, Maamutaa, Maarandhoo, Maaréhaa, Mahaddhoo, Maththidhoo, Maththuréhaa, Médhuburiyaa, Médhuhuttaa, Medhuréhaa, Melaimu, Meradhoo, Minimensaa, Munaagala, Munandhoo, Odagallaa, Raaverrehaa, Rinbidhoo, Thinrukéréhaa, Uhéréhaa, Viligillaa, Vodamulaa
153 total islands
Inhabited islands Fares * Fiyoaree * Gaddhoo * Hoandeddhoo * Maathodaa * Madaveli * Nadellaa * Rathafandhoo * Thinadhoo * Vaadhoo
Uninhabited islands Aakiraahuttaa, Athihuttaa, Badéfodiyaa, Barahuttaa, Baulhagallaa, Bodehuttaa, Bodérehaa, Bolimathaidhoo, Dhékanbaa, Dhérékudhéhaa, Dhigérehaa, Dhigulaabadhoo, Dhinmanaa, Dhiyanigilllaa, Dhonigallaa, Dhoonirehaa, Ehéhuttaa, Ekélondaa, Faahuttaa, Faanahuttaa, Faathiyéhuttaa, Faréhulhudhoo, Farukoduhuttaa, Fatéfandhoo, Femunaidhoo, Fenevenehuttaa, Féreythavilingillaa, Fonahigillaa, Gaazeeraa, Gan (Huvadhu Atoll)
Only 1 total number of island
Inhabited islands Fuvahmulah
22 total number of islands
Inhabited Islands
Addu City * Hulhumeedhoo (Seenu Atoll)
Uninhabited islands
Aboohéra * Bodu Hajara * Boduhéragandu * Dhigihéra * Fahikédéhérangada * Gan (Location of Gan International Airport) * Gaukendi * Geskalhuhéra * Hankedé * Hajara * Heré-théré (Location of Canareef Island Resort) * Hikahera * Kafathalhaa * Héra * Kandu Huraa * Kédévaahéra * Koahera Kuda * Kandihéréganda * Maahera * Maamendhoo * Madihéra * Mulikédé * Savaaheli * Vashahéra * Villingili (Location of Shangri-La Resort)

List of Islands in Maldives reference: Maldives tourism

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Over 100 Resort/Hotel Properties Confirm their Participation for TTM 2018

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Over 100 resorts/hotel properties in the Maldives have confirmed their participation in the 2nd edition of Travel Trade Show of Maldives 2018. TTM is scheduled to be held at Dharubaaruge, Male’ Maldives from the 1st to 3rd of May 2018. It is expected that along with over 140 resorts/hotels properties, 200 international buyers/media will attend the show.

Premium Exhibitors include Adaaran Resorts, Angiri Resorts, Crown & Champa Resorts, Bandos Maldives & Villa Hotels & Resorts Maldives. TTM Gala night which will be held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi will host TTM Awards on the 2nd of May 2018. TTM will also host 2nd Hotelier Summit of the Maldives targeting the Hotel investors, leading hotel owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers, consultants.

TTM will host 2nd “Hotelier Summit Maldives” which will offer a solution-oriented platform that facilitates face-to-face meetings, networking activities, and information exchange amongst the most elite assemblage of hotel owners and general managers. A total of 4 panels is scheduled to take place at the summit in which more than 150 hotel owners, general managers from resorts and hotels of Maldives is set to take part. Various topics are set to be discussed that are significant to the Maldivian tourism industry.

TTM 2018 will hold the first Maldives Supplier Expo. It is the only event, where exhibiting companies can expect to meet key decision makers, engineering directors and procurement manager from all over the Maldives. A total of 1000+ key decision makers and purchasing chiefs from over 150 resorts plus leading companies of Maldives are expected to pass through the doors of Maldives Supplier Expo to visit and network with the exhibitors.

TTM 2018 Gala Night is set to be held on the 2nd of May 2018 from 6 pm to 11 pm at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi. The Gala event will feature a classy dinner with rich and exotic Maldivian tastes, live music by leading artists the opportunity to network with the highest executives, decision-makers and market shapers of the industry.

The 2nd “Tourism Career Fair” will be held during TTM at Dharubaaruge on 3rd of May 2018. Much like last year, the career fair is a great opportunity for students/professionals to meet and network with tourism industry representatives in the Maldives. The career fair will be held from 20:00 – 23:00 at Dharubaaruge, Male’ Maldives.

TTM aims to facilitate the tourism industry of Maldives to reach the ultimate target of 2 million tourists with over USD 3.5 billion in receipts by the end of 2020. More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel industry professionals from the Maldives and abroad are expected to visit TTM to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in the Maldives.

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Malediven: Huvafen Fushi eröffnet ein neues Penthouse

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Das Huvafen Fushi setzt wieder Maßstäbe für Luxus-Unter­künfte auf den Male­diven: Ab 20. März zeigt das neue, 800 Quadrat­meter große PlayPen Pent­house am Strand des Hidea­ways, wie gut der schil­lernde Style der New Yorker Upper East Side und moderne Pariser Lebensart in ein Strand­haus passen.

Gäste, die das Pent­house buchen, erwa­chen in einem erhöhten Haupt­schlaf­zimmer mit Blick auf den Ozean. Entspan­nend wird es im haus­ei­genen Dampfbad, der privaten Sauna oder im 60 Quadrat­meter großen Infi­nity-Pool aus tief­schwarzem Lava­ge­stein.

 

Über eine sepa­rate Treppe gelangen die Gäste in das tiefer liegende Wohn­zimmer und in den angren­zenden privaten Innenhof des Pent­house. Vervoll­stän­digt wird das exklu­sive Urlaubs­er­lebnis durch eine private Lounge, einen Unter­hal­tungs­be­reich mit Cock­tail-Bar und einem an die Villa anschlie­ßenden privaten Garten, der direkt zum Sand­strand führt.

Die Krönung des Aufent­halts in der neuen PlayPen Villa ist aber der exklu­sive Service des „Thakuru“, wie der private Butler auf den Male­diven genannt wird. Unter­stützt von einem profes­sio­nellen Team, will er den Gästen jeden Wunsch von den Lippen ablesen – ob es nun ein privates Barbecue oder ein roman­ti­sches Pick­nick am Strand ist, eine Massage im Unter­wasser-Spa oder ein Schnor­chel-Ausflug.

Das Huvafen Fushi gilt als Ikone der male­di­vi­schen Luxus­ho­tels und hat hier auch einen ganz eigenen Life­style geprägt. Im welt­weit ersten Unter­wasser-Spa tauchen die Gäste sprich­wört­lich ab und genießen ihre Anwen­dungen unter der Wasser­ober­fläche, während sich vor den Glas­wänden die tropi­schen Fische tummeln.

Ein sinn­li­ches Erlebnis sind auch die Restau­rants – vom „Celsius“, wo das Früh­stück serviert wird, über das italie­ni­sche „Forno“ bis zum japa­ni­schen „Feeling Koi“. Das neue Pent­house ist ab 17.000 US-Dollar pro Nacht bei einem Mindest­auf­ent­halt von fünf Nächten buchbar. Mehr über das Huvafen Fushi auf travel4news lesen Sie hier: Neues Design und „Adults-only“ im Huvafen Fushi. Weitere Infos sind auf www.huvafenfushi.com zu finden.

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Sparkling Holidays at Amilla Fushi

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19th February 2018 

Exclusive jewellery academy with artist and goldsmith Patrik Muff

Archaic handicraft, cool designs and lots of creativity: Around Pentecost, visitors of the Maldivian island Amilla Fushi will be able to create their own personal piece of jewellery

Sun, beach and jewellery: what a wonderful combination! From 19th to 31st of May, guests of the luxury island Amilla Fushi can create their own special vacation memory together with the well-known jewellery designer Patrik Muff. Jewels with the desired MUFF-stamp stand for extraordinary art of goldsmithing, passion for the handcraft and baroque ornamentation with a bit of punk and pomp. The creative mind behind all this is the swiss-born artist Patrik Muff who will conduct an extraordinary luxury academy for the first time at the island of one´s dreams Amilla Fushi. He also designed an exclusive signature piece which reflects the uniqueness of this exceptional place. The signature piece can only be ordered at Patrik Muff. The creative island timeout including the jewellery academy with Patrik Muff can be booked via the tour operator art of travel.

Patrik Muff draws his inspiration by observing people and nature, especially when travelling. As part of the jewellery academy at Amilla Fushi, he wants to share new perspectives and introduces his participants into a world of boundless possibilities. In conformity with nature Patrik Muff decided to use the ancient technique of molding with sepia. Therefore, the backbones of an octopus which is a natural product often found at the beaches of the Indian Ocean, are used as a negative form. The shell is extremely hard but the inside is soft, so that little shapes and objects can be dented and carved into the sepia. After adding sprues into the negative form both halves of the sepia are sealed and the hollow space in-between will be filled with liquid metal. The structure of the sepia bone then leaves a significant surface structure on the jewellery piece. The outcome is unique chain pendants with beautiful ocean motifs.

Exclusive package by art of travel

Travelling is inspiration for the luxury tour operator art of travel, as it requires creativity and opens possibilities to gain new experiences. That is also the main purpose of the jewellery academy with Patrik Muff at Amilla Fushi. Therefore, interested vacationers can book a special package from May 18th to June 1st 2018: jewellery enthusiasts will fly with Emirates from Munich to the Maldivian island Amilla Fushi and reside 13 nights in one of the elegant Beach Villas. During their stay they will enjoy three hours at the jewellery academy with Patrik Muff. The package also includes one self-made piece of jewellery and is available starting at 7,390 Euro per person.

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First Ice Rink in Maldives Inaugurated by Olympic Gold Medalist Copy

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Jumeirah Vittaveli inaugurated the first ice rink in the Maldives with a celebrity performance by Russian Olympic Gold medallist Evgeni Plushenko.

Russian Olympic Gold medallist Evgeni Plushenko inaugurating “Ice Ice Maybe”

“I congratulate the entire team here at Jumeirah Vittaveli for having managed to introduce a world-first to the Maldives – an eco-friendly ice skating rink on a tropical island is a true expression of our aim to ‘Wow’ our guests, not just with genuine service from the heart but with innovative additions to our resort that provide extraordinary experiences to the adventurous traveller. An immense thank you also goes to the inimitable Evgeni Plushenko – we are honoured that such a world-class skater and enthralling performer as Evgeni was the first to leave his mark on our rink! I look forward to seeing the many happy faces of children and adults alike when they try out our beachside ice rink while looking out over the ocean.” comments the General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli Amit Majumder.

The ice rink was first introduced in a sneak preview event on March 20, 2018, to which local media and resort partners have been invited. Culinary treats included ice-themed snacks such as snow cones and a molecular food station, while entertainment was provided by a live band followed by a breathtaking ‘Art of Poi’ fire dance. Grand finale of the event was Mr Plushenko’s performance on the newly opened ice rink – Evgeni was later joined by his son Aleksandr Plushenko, an ice skating wunderkind of only 5 years old, and his wife Yana Rudkovskaya. The official opening was celebrated on Wednesday, March 21, with in-house guests at Jumeirah Vittaveli.

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The best kids friendly resorts in the Maldives

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The Maldives islands are known for its many charms; palm trees, turquoise waters, powdery beaches, the secluded adventures that come with it, and the quality family time spent in serenity. Here, luxury meets all your family needs, ensuring fun in the sun for everyone. For the little tots and teens to have a true Maldivian adventure-packed holiday, five top-notch resorts bring to you much to explore with personalized itineraries carefully crafted with games, culinary treats and outdoor delights, all backed by an expert team.

 

Niyama Private Islands

At the Isle of Play, Explorers Kids Club welcomes all ages. Here, the little ones discover the rich Maldivian heritage and culture, while absorbed in the natural beauty of the island. The little explorers are divided into four tribes based on age from 12 months to 12 years: the Globetrotters, Adventurers, Voyagers and Pioneers. The kids’ club comes with its own trampoline, a little gourmet kitchen, a playground and a stage for the little showmen. The young VIPs go on an adventure here, from dolphin scouting to gourmet master chef classes and exploring the wildlife and wilderness of the island

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One&Only Reethi Rah

The resort’s KidsOnly and One Tribe whisks the little ones away with a list of activities to make their holiday away from home a magical experience. The former caters to kids of ages 4 to 9, with babysitters available for younger tots, while One Tribe welcomes kids of 9 to 11 to explore, discover and have an adventure. Baby meals with fresh puréed delights and a tempting culinary journey for older children await them here, with a team of certified counsellors and experts always at their disposal. From milkshake and swim time to island treasure hunts, movie nights, playful games of charades and even sushi and cupcake making sessions, the little ones have much to choose from.

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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

The little guests are royalty here at the Cool Zone kids’ club. Whether they play a game of pirates, discover the creepy crawlies and the animal kingdom within the island, engage in an underwater adventure learning about their oceanic friends, or spend the day in a competitive hermit crab race, the possibilities are endless. The crafts section welcomes the little artists within them to explore what nature offers, while the gym includes competitive sports, yoga and other activities to keep the energetic ones occupied

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Anantara Dhigu-Maldives Resort 

From kayaking, lazing away in private sandbanks, planting corals together, and an array of beach sports, bicycles and a life sized chessboard beckons you here for some quality family time. The kids too, have their own share of fun at the Dhoni Club with Little Hermie and ocean friends. No two days are the same here, with different themes running to keep the tots entertained. The specially designed children’s menu too, is guaranteed to have the little ones on the edge of their seats for the next meal. The professional staff at the resort offer babysitting services from babies 3 months and above, and make sure that kids feel welcomed even in the villa, with their own Little Hermie goodie bag and amenities

 

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The little explorers are spoiled here with activities and care, with island and marine adventures, sports, arts and crafts, and even cooking workshops for the little chefs. Conrad Maldives values itself for being family friendly, which is well reflected in their mostly complementary kids’ club, Majaa. From personalized kids meals upon request to babysitting services, an outdoor play area and fun in the sun with the expert team at Majaa Kids’ Club, the little ones are bound to have a time they’ll never forget. In addition, the kids’ pool in the main infinity pool has Bubble Making classes, where professionals assist the little ones with the basics of scuba diving and snorkeling to make sure they are not missing out when the parents are out in the sea.

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WAVE SOUND

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Wave Sound is a small stylish hotel with 7 rooms hidden amongst lush vegetation on the coastline of Addu Atoll, the Southern tip of Maldives. The hotel is on the pristine white beach and clear sea stretching out to the horizon. Sit back, relax and indulge your senes in crimson sunset synchronised to the rhythm of the waves, beating against the majestic reef.

  • ACCOMMODATION

    All seven rooms are designed, keeping in mind the balance in harmony between nature and modernisation, with rooms that has a clear view of the pristine nature and azure waters right from the comfort of your bed. Furniture in the rooms is handcrafted skilfully by local craftsman to ensure it fits the needs of the guest. All the rooms are fully air conditioned. There is satellite TV and WiFi. All rooms have attcahed bathrooms with open air showers equipped with options for hot or cold showers. 

  • FACILITIES

    ✓ SATELLITE TV

    ✓ TELEPHONE IN THE ROOM

    ✓ HOT & COLD SHOWER

    ✓ AIR CONDITIONING

    ✓ 24- RECEPTION

    ✓ SHUTTLE SERVICE TO GAN

    ✓ PRIVATE BEACH

    ✓ RESTAURANT

    ✓ BEACH UMBRELLA WITH SUN BED

    ✓ TEA & COFFEE IN THE ROOM

    ✓ FRUIT BASKET ON ARRIVAL

    ✓ DAILY WATER BOTTLES

    ✓ BATH & BEACH TOWELS

    ✓ WI-FI

  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE

    Onsite RESTAURANT is with ocean view is offering local and international dishes.

  • EXCURSIONS

    Activities such as cruises, snorkelling, Island Hopping, Fishing, Kite Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Private Beach BBQ and scuba diving are on the offer.

  • FLIGHTS TO ADDU

    Flights to Addu are served by Maldivian and Sri Lanka Airlines. If you’re not sure where to start, please contact us for details.

    International Flight: The Sri Lankan flag carrier will operate, 4-day-a-week service from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo to Gan International Airport in Addu City. Flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Domestic Flight: Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives will operate, 5 flights per day from Velana International Airport in Male’ to Gan International Airport in Addu City. Domestic flight transfers will be as closely aligned as possible with your international flight arrival/departure timing.

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From Parrotfish to Paradise

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Within the UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE of Baa Atoll in the Republic of the Maldives lies a reef island composed entirely of sediment produced on the surrounding coral “faru” (or reefs), 85% it is thought, by parrotfish, the fish grinding up coral during feeding and, after digesting the edible content, excrete the rest as sand, creating the powder soft, brilliant white sands that encircle the island. (According to a study published in the journal Geology in 2015 after having taken samples and surveys on the reefs around Vakkaru island.)

From that beginning, the exceptional beauty and awe-inspiring location were what drew the owners of this untouched jewel, to select Vakkaru in their quest to fashion an idyllic, sustainable environment of pared-back luxury under the endless emeralds and azures of The Maldives.

VAKKARU MALDIVES has welcomed guests since December 2017 and is a scenic twenty-five minutes north of Male International Airport by seaplane.

Drawing on the rich traditions of the locale, design elements are focused on Maldivian style fused with the finest natural resources in order to preserve the integrity of local architecture with a contemporary style. The result is the creation of amazing spaces for guests to connect with each other and the environment around them.

“It is an extraordinarily stunning island with an impressive house reef and more than 1,400 mature coconut trees left from earlier days when the island was a coconut plantation. I love that we were able integrate the trees within the design of the resort, especially given that Vakkaru means coconut wood in Dhivehi. We also wanted to consider the importance of parrotfish to our island, so we have named the little islanders club Parrotfish Club” says Narelle McDougall, Director of Business Development.

Over Water Pool Suite of Vakkaru Maldives

The resort offers an extensive selection of accommodation, with 125 beach and over water villas and suites catering for couples and families alike, as well as indulgent dining choices, guests can enjoy sampling flavours from Europe to Asia in four restaurants and two bars.

Preferring to keep the natural beauty of the island as unspoilt as possible, this independently operated resort is remarkably elegant and understated says General Manager, Wicus Prinsloo, “fashionable design elements, impressive jungle feel to the gardens and vegetation, apothecary organic bathroom amenities, intelligent guest room connectivity and an array of recreational activities await travellers seeking an intimate getaway in arguably one of the most desirable island destinations on the planet”.

Less than three months after welcoming guests from around the world, Vakkaru Maldives was announced “New Comer of the Year” during ITB in Berlin at the annual Hideaways Party, a prestigious event hosted by publishers of exclusive travel magazines and the Hideaways Hotels Collection.

Let the timeless allure of the Maldives welcome you in as you discover the warmth and affection of its people in this idyllic island retreat.

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IT’S PLAYTIME: HUVAFEN FUSHI UNVEILS THE PLAYPEN, THE GRAND BEACH PAVILION

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Alluring adults-only Maldivian dreamscape unveils new USD17k-a-night pavilion for sophisticated pleasurists

Glamorously grown-up Maldivian hideaway Huvafen Fushi has revealed the latest stunning chapter in its coming-of-age under the guidance of The Small Maldives Island Co – The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion. An exquisite architectural hymn to pleasure, The PlayPen weaves fluid New York loft-style living spaces with a nostalgic neo-Parisian penchant for vintage pieces and an eclectic collection of handpicked furniture. Opening on 20 March 2018, the two-storey, 445sqm PlayPen starts from US$17,000 per night for minimum five-night stays.

Upstairs, an open-plan chamber-cum-‘playroom’ features a centrepiece bed, oversized ocean view bath and wet area with steam and sauna. A panoramic west-facing balcony draws the eye over the burgundy floodlit lava-stone infinity pool and private jetty to sunsets over the house reef.

Accessed via a dramatic private courtyard, the ground floor is a fluid, unconstrained living and entertainment space. The lounge and dining area – think Bang & Olufsen soundsystem, plasma TVs and bottomless cocktail bar – and culinary gallery flow seamlessly out to the private deck. Daybeds, outdoor shower and a private BBQ area frame that striking infinity pool and the beach beyond.

Discerning pleasurists staying in the PlayPen arrive via a breathless dalliance with Huvafen Fushi’s dashing 45’ Italian luxury launch Veloce. Once ensconced in their private paradise, guests can expect to be pampered with 24/7 butler service courtesy of the resort’s signature thakurus; enjoy a sensuous massage in PEARL, Huvafen Spa’s legendary underwater treatment area; and discover a bespoke intimate gift box from Maison Mika.

Opened over a decade ago, Huvafen Fushi built a deserved reputation amongst dynamic connoisseurs, seduced by the sensuous embrace of this iconic island. Now in the arms of The Small Maldives Island Co, the perennial poise and allure of this fashionable global icon has been lovingly rekindled; reinvigorated for a new generation of sophisticates drawn irresistibly by the promise of a glamorously grown-up rendezvous. The island’s 44 enrapturing, naturally modern villas – all with private pools – are refreshed; the famed spa resculpted and enhanced by celebrated wellness practitioners from PURE Massage to Teresa Tarmey. New culinary experiences include modern Japanese cuisine with a Latin twist at Feeling Koi and designer drinks dreamt up by mixologists from London’s PURL, complimenting the established gastronomic lineup including subterranean wine trove Vinum, alfresco Italian Forno and relaxed deck dining at Celsius.
The first video of The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion is revealed here: www.instagram.com/p/BgEUOFsF550.

Huvafen Fushi is strictly for over 21s only. Accommodation in The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion starts from US$17,000++ per room per night, based on two adults sharing including breakfast. Available for minimum five night stays. For further information and reservations visit www.huvafenfushi.com, email stay@huvafenfushi.com or call tel: +960 66 44 222.

 

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International Maldives Travel Market 2018 officially launched at ITB Berlin 2018

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IMTM Pvt Ltd in association with Adaaran Resorts has officially launched the International Maldives Travel Market 2018 (IMTM 2018) at ITB Berlin 2018 today. The event is set to be held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Resort, Maldives from the 23rd – 24th June 2018.

IMTM 2018 is set to be the first international travel and trade fair to be held at a resort in Maldives. It is designed to accommodate close to 50 DMC’s representative of 20 countries spread throughout 5 continents. Furthermore, it is also set to be able to accommodate 200 participants from the local tourism industry.

Mr. Mohamed Farshath, the Managing Director of IMTM Pvt Ltd commenting on the objective of IMTM 2018 stated “We are hosting an International Travel and Trade Fair in Maldives that seeks to provide a cost-effective internal platform which can garner a major collective industry presence consisting of all 5 sectors (Resorts, Hotels, Liveaboards, Guesthouses and Tour Operators / Travel Agencies) for international buyers to meet with.” 

Conventionally, Maldives has been promoted in trade and travel fairs and exhibitions – overseas –  through participation of industry stakeholders. However, findings by IMTM Pvt Ltd indicated that “most of the Maldivian tourism stakeholders do not attend International Travel and Trade Fairs as a major collective. Major trade fairs such as ITB Berlin (Germany), ATM (Arabian Travel Market) and World Travel Market (WTM) (UK) are the only 3 exceptions which consist of a widespread industry presence year after year with participation numbers exceeding 100. Even then, high costs of participation do not ensure a proportional representation between Resorts, Liveaboards, Guesthouses and Tour Operators / Travel Agencies” added Farshath.  

According to the organisers of the event, one of the key aspects of IMTM 2018 is the provision of a semi-formal setting by hosting the exhibition in a pristine tropical resort in the Maldives, thus allowing exhibitors and delegates to indulge in a true Maldivian holiday experience before, during and after the official exhibition dates. 

Registration for exhibitors and hosted buyers is now open for IMTM 2018 with the deadline set as 6th April 2018.  

For inquiries and registration details, you may also contact Mr. Rafil Mohamed via [email protected] / [email protected]

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7 of the Best Theme Parks in Dubai

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When summer temperatures hit the 40 degree mark, keeping cool in Dubai isn’t recommended, it’s a necessity. Luckily, the Middle East’s iconic and sun-splashed Emirate has plenty of theme parks and water parks for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for the blood-racing energy of Aquaventure’s record-breaking water rides or looking to escape the heat with an educational day of toy building in an air-conditioned LEGO® factory, Dubai has something to suit you.

Here are our favourite theme parks and attractions in Dubai…

Aquaventure at Atlantis, the Palm

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Dubai’s best-rated waterpark, Aquaventure is as much an icon of Dubai as Atlantis, the Palm itself. With dozens of record-breaking water slides and rides, a 700 metre private beach and plenty of pools, it’s one of the most enjoyable ways to cool off in the heat of Dubai. Get your heart racing as you shoot through a glass tunnel within a shark-infested lagoon or test your mettle with the Leap of faith – a nine-storey mega slide with a heart-stopping vertical drop. If you prefer something more leisurely though, there’s plenty of river rides for you to choose from, including the Lazy River as well as cow nose ray feeding and other marine life experiences. PLUS there’s a brand new attraction that opened in March 2018 that will have seven child-friendly waterslides and a giant shipwreck play structure!

Times: Daily, 10h00 – 17h30

GET IN FREE: We offer complimentary access to all guests staying at Atlantis, the Palm and One&Only Royal Mirage. OR register your birthday and visit during your birthday week to enjoy a free pass!

Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark

With as many as 30 different rides and slides, Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi Waterpark is an exciting way to spend a day. Themed around the tale of Juha from Arabian folklore, the waterpark offers plenty of fun for all ages, from the lazy river of Juha’s Journey to the metre-high waves and rapids of Flood River. Adrenaline junkies will be in their element as they test out Tantrum Alley with its downhill waterslides and tornadoes while families can enjoy the chaos of 100 water activities at Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon, designed especially for parents with little ones. For those simply looking to relax, there are plenty of areas with sun loungers or you can hire premium cabanas for the day.

Times: Daily, 10h00 – sunset

GET IN FREE: We offer complimentary access to all guests staying at our Jumeirah properties in Dubai.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Welcome to IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park. Visit the Haunted Hotel with its network of freaky corners and corridors, swing through the city on Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Revenge and join the Powerpuff Girls on Mojo Jojo’s Robot Rampage. Or step into the world of LazyTown which is anything but with climbing, adventure and exciting dance activities. The kids will love hanging out with their favourite Cartoon Network and MARVEL characters at this exciting theme park. Coming soon: Novo Cinemas will open a 12 screen multiplex cinema to watch your favourite movies.

Times: Sunday to Wednesday, 11h00 – 21h00, Thursday to Saturday, 11h00 – 22h00

Tickets: Add tickets to IMG Worlds of Adventure to your Dubai holiday. Chat to your Best at Travel specialist today.

DUBAI PARKS & RESORTS

The newest to Dubai’s high-calibre list of theme and waterparks, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers four exciting destinations in one:

LEGOLAND® Dubai

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With colourful building blocks everywhere you look, a trip to LEGOLAND® Dubai is what little kids’ dreams are made of. Interactive and educational but heaps of fun too, visit the LEGO® factory  to see how these famous building blocks are made and explore the BIG Shop – the largest LEGO® store in the Middle East. There are plenty of fun rides too, from LEGO® built cars, planes and boats (you can earn your very own LEGOLAND® Driving License!), go on an exciting submarine adventure and discover MINILAND, featuring all of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks that took as many as 20 million LEGO® bricks to build!

Times: 10h00 – 18h00 Saturday to Wednesday and 10h00 – 20h00 Thursday to Friday

Tickets: Stay at Lapita Resort at Dubai Parks and Resorts and you’ll enjoy FREE unlimited access to all four resorts.

LEGOLAND® Water Park

Legoland Waterpark

Splash your way through 20 different LEGO® themed waterslides at LEGOLAND Waterpark®, an energetic water park designed for kids aged two to twelve. With a focus on learning, you can build your own LEGO® river raft to float along the lazy river or dodge the splashes at The Joker Soaker, an interactive playground with slides and water play areas.  Race your kids down the Twin Chasers double body slides or Slide Racers, challenge yourself on the Splash Out with its 60 foot drop or float as a family down the Red Rush water pipe. When it’s time to relax, head to the LEGO® Wave Pool to cool off.

Times: Daily, 10h00 – 18h00

Tickets: Stay at Lapita Resort at Dubai Parks and Resorts and you’ll enjoy FREE unlimited access to all four resorts.

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai

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Explore the world of film at the movie-themed MOTIONGATE™ Dubai with a Smurfs Village dedicated to these friendly blue creatures and rides based on popular blockbusters such as Shrek and Madagascar. Hop onto the Hotel Transylvania carriage ride at Columbia Pictures, enjoy interactive fun at the Smurfberry Factory or join a studio tour at the Smurf’s Village. Climb on board the fastest rollercoaster on the Madagascar Mad Pursuit at DreamWorks and watch hip-hop street performances at Step Up Dubai, All In! at Lionsgate.

Times: Daily, 11h00 – 22h00

Tickets: Stay at Lapita Resort at Dubai Parks and Resorts and you’ll enjoy FREE unlimited access to all four resorts.

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Join the world of Bollywood film which is inspired by the spirit of India at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. Watch the Middle East’s first Broadway-style Bollywood musical at the Rajmahal Theatre, meet your favourite Bollywood superheroes at the Bollywood Film Studios and sample delicious Mumbai street food at Mumbai Chowk.

Times: 14h00 – 22h00 Saturday to Wednesday and 14h00 – 23h00 Thursday to Friday

Tickets: Stay at Lapita Resort at Dubai Parks and Resorts and you’ll enjoy FREE unlimited access to all four resorts.

 

Which Dubai theme park is on your bucket list for your next trip to Dubai? We can add tickets to these exciting theme parks and waterparks to your Dubai holiday. Chat to your Best at Travel specialist today.

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Just Jazz

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Inspired by the African-American music genre that took its roots from New Orleans in the US, Jazz cafe is simply it- “Jazzed”. You will absolutely feel the air of South Eastern America as soon as you step foot in this cafe which is “all-dark-wood” crafted from floor to ceiling with Bossanova and Jazz music dancing in your ears. 

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The main attraction for me sits just right at the door upon entrance, my favorite comfort food- ice cream. Colorful flavors in different tumblers placed seductively in a wooden display. The Cafe brags of popsicles and other frozen goodies. You will be welcomed to an air conditioned room that seems like the dining areas of typical New Orleans home. The tables and chairs are of dark wood matching the floors. Meanwhile, the coziness is imitating the dining area of a vintage home during the 1920s when hard and dark wood started to become a trend. A wooden stair invites you to the upper floor which is an open space and allows a view of the streets of Boduthakurufaanu- the road encircling the city. This is definitely not a place to view the distant islands or to enjoy the kiss of sea breeze. However it is a place to chill with your coffee while listening to a live band or simply the playing of soft music.

I haven’t really had a meal at Jazz Cafe except for a breakfast with one of my clients where I ordered an american breakfast of pancakes, omelette and chicken sausage. I ended my meal with warm black tea and a courteous “Thank you for your time” greeting to my client. The meal was so far okay, nothing much to say since its an ordinary western breakfast and the tea is the regular black tea I also have at home. I give praise to their berry ice cream though which I have had the first time I visited that place with a mentor. The menu presents western dishes such as steaks, burgers and fries.

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The Cafe prides itself for open-mic nights where diners can join their local artists who conduct live band performances. Jazz cafe is also known for gelatos made richer by adding a twist of its natural flavor such fruits and syrups for fruit flavored gel6atos.

If you want to be “Jazzed” in this crowded city and is longing to get the feel of New Orleans and Southeastern America, Jazz Cafe is the place to go.

 

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THE SMALL MALDIVES ISLAND CO ANNOUNCES EASTER PROGRAMME AT MALDIVIAN TRIUMVIRATE

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14 March 2018: The Small Maldives Island Co (TSMIC) has announced a diverse range of action-packed Easter experiences across its trio of exquisite island resorts – Huvafen Fushi, Amilla Fushi and Finolhu. Families can enter a world of pure imagination with Amilla’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired programme, or step through the looking glass into Finolhu’s twist on Alice in Wonderland. Adults-only icon Huvafen Fushi meanwhile beckons couples looking for a seductive, grown-up escape.

Amilla Fushi

Amilla Fushi’s Easter celebrations kick off with the resort’s new kids Football Training Camp by Australian professionals FUTBOLTEC. The exclusive three day camp invites all ages to train and perfect their skills through elite coaching on the island’s very own full-sized pitch.

Celebrations continue as the island transforms into a Willy Wonka-themed imaginarium, complete with mysterious Golden Tickets and of course, the odd chocolate egg or two. Amilla’s Willy Wonka Easter Eggs-travaganza will see children of all ages treated to a host of themed activities across the island, including Easter Egg making craft sessions, face-painting and an Egg hunt. The line-up of live entertainment includes Ricky M, resident DJ at Feeling Koi and returning band Gypsy Queens in different locations of the resort.

Finolhu Easter Celebrations: Alice in Wonderland

As well as joining the White Rabbit for an Easter Egg Hunt Carnival around the island’s enchanted gardens, families at fun-loving island resort, Finolhu, can join beloved characters for a themed Fashion Parade, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the #1OAK Beach Club and Wonderland arts and crafts.

After a busy day of Easter activities, adults can head to the tranquil setting of the Cove Club to enjoy a relaxing massage or evening yoga session on the sandbank.

Huvafen Fushi

Discerning sophisticates seeking an escape from the Easter frenzy of family fun will be drawn to luxury Maldives icon Huvafen Fushi. Recently ‘reawakened’ in the arms of The Small Maldives Island Co, and now exclusively for over 21s, Huvafen Fushi tempts guests with an exclusive ‘Blissful Easter’ spa experience – an enriching 90 minute Cocoa body scrub to invigorate the skin and improve circulation. The whole experience can be taken on the beach or at the resort’s underwater spa – the only one in the world.

Experience a world of Easter indulgences with concepts like no other, at Huvafen Fushi.

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Surfing Chronicles: Cokes

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‘Cokes’ is one of the best surfing camps in North Malé Atoll. This world-renowned surfing spot in the Maldives is named after a Coca-Cola factory on the nearby island of Thulusdhoo.

By speedboat, Thulusdhoo is less than an hour and a half away from the main airport island, Velaanaa International Airport. The island is inhabited, with a population slightly over 800.

Guesthouse businesses boomed on the island thanks to the endless flow of surfers drawn to it by the allure of the Cokes surfing spot. In addition to Cokes, many other surfing breaks are accessible via Thulusdhoo. Two of these popular spots are Chickens and Jailbreaks.

Cokes is a surfing favourite because the reef there is really shallow. This causes some pretty impressive swells.

Surfers should be wary of the reef, especially during low tide.

Injuries inflicted by the sharp corals there will not end up well, so the more experienced you are, the better.

In fact, Cokes is recommended for advanced surfers.

Cokes is best experienced during a straight south swell with northwest winds, especially on mid to high tide. It’s easiest to avoid the strong current in the channel during high tide. The same rings true for Chickens.

The prime period of travel to Thulusdhoo and Cokes is March until October. The swells are at their peak in July and August.

Being a surfing hotspot, you’ll easily find several fellow surfers congregating there. They stay on Thulusdhoo, and head out to a tiny island that shares the lagoon to catch the waves; the island is accessible over a makeshift plank-bridge over shallow aquamarine water.

Thanks to the location of Cokes, the swells are consistent. It’s a highly recommended addition to the bucket-list of any surfing enthusiast.

Throw in the prospect of affordable guesthouses on Thulusdhoo, with its laidback rural life, and you can live a backpackers dream!

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BODYISM FOUNDER JAMES DUIGAN TO LEAD EXCLUSIVE RETREATS AT AMILLA FUSHI THIS EASTER

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This Easter, guests of Maldivian island idyll, Amilla Fushi, are invited to embrace renewal on an exclusive, enriching retreat experience with wellness guru James Duigan. From 28 March – 8 April, the celebrated founder of global healthy living phenomenon Bodyism will be on-island to personally guide guests through individually tailored one-, three- and five-day wellness journeys focused on the four pillars of health: Movement, Nutrition, Sleep and Mindset.

As part of the global network of Bodyism wellness hubs, Amilla’s Javvu Spa offers signature personal training, classes and sessions to help guests transform their bodies and feel amazing. Bodyism personal training programmes are founded on the belief that movement is medicine, adopting an innovative, holistic approach and incorporating a wide spectrum of techniques focused on alignment, posture, intelligent weight training, functional movement, yoga, stretching and Pilates.

Each bespoke Bodyism programme at Amilla includes a personal ‘Body Oracle’ consultation; delicious, unprocessed, ingredient-led cuisine inspired by Bodyism’s Clean and Lean philosophy at Amilla’s serene Bodyism Café at Javvu Spa; and – exclusively this Easter – one-on-one training with James himself.

In 2006 Bodyism founder James Duigan made it his mission to transform people’s lives by empowering them to realise their physical and mental potential, so they can experience a happier and healthier life. While building a glittering celebrity client list as a highly sought-after personal trainer, James began to focus on listening to his clients’ bodies, so they could improve their range of movement and posture, and enjoy injury-free movement for years to come – and the Bodyism concept was born. Later, after realising that many of his clients struggled to find time to eat well, James and his wife and business partner Christiane devised the Clean and Lean philosophy, encouraging people to nourish their bodies from the inside out through mindful eating, regular exercise and healthy long-term lifestyle decisions.

Amilla’s exclusive Easter Bodyism experiences start from US$250 for a one-on-one session with James Duigan; US$359 for a one-day programme; US$977 for a three-day programme; or USS$1,495 for a five-day programme. Prices are exclusive of accommodation, tax or service.

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TRAVEL CENTRE MALDIVES AT MITT 2018

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With over 1,800 exhibiting companies and over 190 destinations, Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition is Russia’s largest and longest running travel exhibition. MITT is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year. MITT enables exhibitors to increase awareness of their destination, gain a real feel for the Russian travel market and gauge demand for their services.

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We are delighted to announce our participation in MITT 2018. With over 100 Partner Properties, we offer international travelers luxury accommodation, adventure packages, family holiday packages, honeymoon packages and many more.

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MITT is one of the top five travel exhibitions held in the world. We will be promoting our Holiday Packages & Offers at MITT this year. Our offers will include Discounted Holiday Packages, Early-Bird Offers, Free Upgrade Offers, Stay Pay Offers, Transfer Discounts & Last-minute Offers.

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Our one-of-a-kind experiences include Private Dining Experiences, Adventure Experiences, Diving Experiences, Romantic Experiences, Unique Wedding Experiences, Under-Water Experiences and many more. We offer luxury accommodation as well as the more budgeted accommodation in the different atolls of the Maldives. We take pride in our established relationships with our Partner properties and we value the best efforts to work towards a common goal in providing the best of travel packages for our customers.

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maxresdefaultVisit MITT to & enquire about our Holiday Packages & our Partner Properties. Visit and enquire about our products & services. Visit our stand A305 at Pavilion 1 at the Expo Center in Moscow. Call us to book your holiday in Maldives – +960 3348998. Try our hotline on Whatsapp +960 9993319.

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Fairmont Maldives opening in April 2018

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi will be opening soon located in the Shaviyani Atoll with 120 luxury villas on one of the largest resort lagoons in the Maldives, the stunning new property will feature the Maldives’ first underwater sculpture museum, created by British artist, Jason deCaires Taylor.

The island covers approximately 160,000 sqm (16 hectares) of land and features one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, while the resort includes a huge swimming pool, reinvigorating destination spa and the island country’s first Balinese-inspired Bamboo Bar.

With nature and art as your guides, dive into the resort’s unique, mesmerizing underwater sculpture park, explore the gently sloping 9 km house reef, castaway for a day, shoeless and carefree, and dine on gourmet cuisine by the light of the moon

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A Cafe Under a Tree- “Seagull”

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When I was a child, I have always been fascinated by tree houses. I haven’t seen one or haven’t been in one until I moved to this city. Could you imagine that amidst the busy buzz of the city and somewhere within the chaotic infrastructures that bar the sunlight stands a strong, old, tall tree that shades one of the coziest cafe’s in Male? Seagull Cafe House is literally a “Tree-cafe house”.

This place is my favorite hang out. I always go to this place more than twice in a week that I even won myself a personal waiter who knows already what I want and where I will sit the minute that he sees me enter the vicinity. Unlike the cafes situated near the shore and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Seagull warmly settles in the midst of the city. It is tucked in a corner of a block in Fareedhee Magu and near a holy ground- a beautiful Mosque. This two-storey cafe features a classic garden feel. In the first floor lies the counter, pastry displays and my most favorite comfort food- ice cream. You are invited to a wooden set of tables and chairs that would make you feel like you are not in a city but in a garden somewhere in Europe. At night, the yellow lamps make the ambiance feel vintage.

My favorite spot is a corner on the 2nd floor. Its over looking the busy street on one side and the architectural facade of the Mosque flaunts on the other side. The best part of it is the big tree trunk that is rooted in the first floor and stands shading the 2nd floor. The place for me seems to be a hideout in a busy day when I need a quick break but at the same time wants to be reminded that I have a workload to finish and have to get going.

Seagull is the ultimate go to for snacks as they feature different pastries, cakes and of course, the best part for me is ice cream. I really love their yoghurt ice cream that is because there is no Frozen Yoghurt shop in this place. The Ice Cream yoghurt is the closest to the fro-yo hype going on in other cities. I haven’t tasted all of the main courses in their Menu but Deviled chicken and Chicken Biryani tops my favorite. Of course, I will always love strawberries and hails strawberries in my ice cream. Budget wise, I can say that it is an affordable place to dine with you only having to spend between 85mvr to 200mvr for one meal.



 

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