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    06 Dec 2017

    Etihad to increase flights to Maldives

    Etihad Airways today announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Mald[..] read »

    25 Nov 2017

    Jumeirah Vittaveli to open the first ice rink in the Maldives

    Maldives, 22 November 2017: Jumeirah Vittaveli brings a new first to the Maldives this festive season with the opening of the destination’s firs[..] read »

    20 Nov 2017


    Maldives, 6 November 2017: Whisk your family away to a tropical wonderland at Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives and celebrate the colourful festive s[..] read »

    17 Nov 2017

    Kanuhura Maldives Orchids Blooms Again

    Not many hotels in the world can claim to have their own unique flower, but Kanuhura Maldives is the home of  the Dendrobium Kanuhura, a rare gol[..] read »

    14 Oct 2011

    SAARC Cultural Festival in Maldives

    A cultural festival is being planned to be held in Addu City to coincide with the 17th SAARC Summit being held from 10-11 November 2011. The main obj[..] read »

    08 Oct 2011

    Maldives president outlines progress on carbon neutral plan

    The Maldives has made significant progress since last year in beginning the move towards becoming the world’s first carbon neutral country, Pres[..] read »

    08 Oct 2011

    Virgin Group Founder Says Fossil Fuel Addiction Will Lead To Unprecedented Global Recession

    Sir Richard Branson, the founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, has said that the world faces “the mother of all recessions” unless muc[..] read »

    28 Sep 2011

    Sir Richard Branson and Edward Norton to speak at the Six Senses SLOW LIFE Symposium Environmental Conference

    Sir Richard Branson and American actor and environmental campaigner, Edward Norton are among the pantheon of global environmental leaders who are se[..] read »

    20 Sep 2011

    Conrad Maldives collects five awards in two weeks

    We are pleased to announce that Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the proud winner of five different awards in the past two weeks; collecting two from[..] read »

    13 Sep 2011

    Mega Maldives sparkles with the launch of direct flights from Korea

    MEGA Maldives Airlines, the international airline of the Republic of Maldives, has today successfully launched a direct route to the Maldives from I[..] read »

News Archives - 2010:10

President Nasheed Asks Media to Respect Privacy of 'Fake Wedding Vows' Couple

President Mohamed Nasheed has appealed to the media to respect the privacy and anonymity of the couple who were mocked and insulted during a renewal of vows ceremony in the Maldives. The couple asked President Nasheed, during a telephone call on Saturday afternoon, to make the[...] read more »

President Nasheed Personally Apologises to 'Fake Wedding Vows' Couple

President Mohamed Nasheed has personally apologised to the couple who were mocked and insulted during a renewal of vows ceremony at Vilu Reef resort. In a telephone call on Saturday afternoon from the President's official residence, Muleeaage, President Nasheed told the couple[...] read more »

Maldives Government Apologises to Wedding Vows Couple

The Maldivian government has apologised to a couple who were verbally abused by resort staff during a renewal of vows ceremony at Vilu Reef resort in the Maldives. Ambassador Ms. Iruthisham Adam, from the Maldives embassy in Geneva, personally telephoned the couple, who have [...] read more »

President outlines new measures to regulate tourist wedding ceremonies

President Mohamed Nasheed has said the government will introduce strict guidelines on conducting wedding ceremonies for tourists in the Maldives. All tourist hotels without exception will be required to follow the new guidelines which will be issued shortly, the President said[...] read more »

Maldivian Government Condemns ‘Fake’ Wedding Vows

The Government has strongly condemned the actions of staff members of Vilu Reef Resort who mocked and insulted a couple who were renewing their wedding vows at the resort. A video of the incident appeared on YouTube earlier this week. While it appears to be an isolated inciden[...] read more »

Brand, Perry honeymoon in Maldives

Comedian Russell Brand and pop singer Katy Perry have flown to the Maldives after their wedding at a tiger reserve in India, while authorities investigate whether the wedding party broke noise laws. The couple tied the knot under tight security in Rajasthan on Saturday at an exc[...] read more »

Maldivian student gives birth on board Etihad flight

Muscat: A baby boy born to a Maldivian medical student on board Etihad before the diverted Trivandrum-Abu Dhabi flight could land at the Muscat International Airport is healthy and doing well with his mother. When Gulf News correspondence visited the young Maldivian family at th[...] read more »

Kurumba Maldives introduces new Executive Chef

Kurumba Maldives welcomes new Executive Chef Dave Minten to oversee its wide array of food outlets and private dining experience for the guests. With nine different restaurants to choose from, offering cuisine from all over the world including local specialties, Kurumba is a gour[...] read more »

IBFIM In Pact To Set Up First Islamic Bank In Maldives

The Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) and the Maldives Islamic Bank will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to set up the first Islamic bank in Maldives and to develop Maldives Islamic Bank Shariah-compliant banking products. The MoA, among others, will bin[...] read more »

Foreigners to buy property in the Maldives for first time

Soneva Gili is to sell private residences to foreign investors, the first time foreigners have been permitted to buy private residences in the Maldives, according to premium property magazine Countrylife. The 14 water bungalows on Lankanfushi Island are expected to attract [...] read more »

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