Dubai & Maldives

 

Dubai

The United Arab Emirates were formed in 1971 when the states of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah came together to form the sovereign state. The UAE now covers 83,600 sq km’s with a population of just over 3 million. Dubai is the main commercial centre within the Emirates and hosts some of the finest hotels anywhere in the world. The investment in Dubai has continued to grow and the construction of Palm Island alone has added 120 km’s of beachfront to the beautiful Dubai coastline. An upmarket winter retreat, Dubai has something to offer everybody. Wild Wadi water park, located adjacent to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a major attraction for adults and children alike. Those staying at any of the four Jumeirah International hotels will gain complimentary access throughout their stay. Golfing is another major attraction, especially during the cooler winter months where you will also be able to experience night golfing on some of the finest courses.There are bargains to be had with everything from Japanese electronics to French and Italian fashion labels and quality jewellery all coming in at great prices when compared to back home. Dubai also hosts some of the world’s largest sporting events including golf’s Dubai Desert Classic and horse racing’s Dubai Cup.

Maldives

The Maldives is situated on the equator, South West of Sri Lanka and comprises of over 1,100 islands forming 26 major atolls. 87 of these Islands are exclusive island resorts and just over 200 are inhabited. As the Maldives are located on the equator, the average temperature rarely drops below 27o C with an average maximum of 32o C in the warmest months. Cultural and historical influences date back to 500 bc when it is believed the first inhabitants came from Ceylon in Sri Lanka. Travellers and early settlers from the days of the Silk Route have also brought influences from both East Africa and South Asia.The majority of Maldivians are Muslims and Islam is the national religion. The Maldives offers some of the finest beaches and crystal clear waters you will find and boasts some of the best diving opportunities in the world. Due to the geographical nature of the Maldives, there is a lack of natural resources which means that almost everything has to be imported. This can mean that certain items are expensive when compared to home.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Kuramathi Island Resort

An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters. Acres of luxuriant vegetation. Spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank. Wander the narrow winding paths lined with thick foliage that snake their way across the island. Gaze up into the ancient banyan tree and spot the cranes nesting in the topmost branches. On this stunning Maldives island resort, you can stroll along sandy white beaches and dip your toes in the water to cool off on a balmy day. Spend leisurely hours exploring the vibrant reefs or an afternoon of extravagance at the spa. Indulge in dining and wining experiences to suit your every desire. Kuramathi Island Resort – a retreat that offers unique experiences for everyone in a natural setting. Set in Rasdhoo Atoll, on one of 5 islands located in this tiny archipelago, Kuramathi Island offers a naturally Maldivian holiday experience. Located 56 kilometers west from the Male’ International Airport, just 20mins by seaplane.

Accommodations; 290 guest villas are built in 9 distinct styles. Beach villas feature king-sized four-poster bed, semi-open air bathroom, rainfall shower, fan, air conditioning, hairdryer, bathrobes, mini-bar, safe, IDD telephone, coffee/tea making facilities, flat screen TV with cable, DVD player, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi internet, outdoor daybed, wooden deck & sun loungers. Deluxe beach villas have open air bathrooms with rain shower and are located close to the sandbank. There are also Beach Villas with jacuzzis; Superior Beach Villas with jacuzzis are contemporary in style whilst Deluxe beach villas with Jacuzzis feature large garden bathrooms with sala bed. Water villas are built on stilts and some have large split level decks and jacuzzis. There are 2 Honeymoon Pool Villas.

Facilities; 3 Main restaurants, Malaafaiy, Haruge and Farivalhu (a restaurant is allocated to your villa category booked) serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Island coffee shop, The Reef seafood restaurant, Tandoor Mahal Indian restaurant, Siam Garden Thai Cuisine, Island BBQ, Palm Pizzeria and Gelateria, Mediterranean cuisine and private dining experiences are available. There are 6 bars around the island. Swimming Pool, child pool, watersports, Dive Centres, Spa and a kids club.

 

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach

The Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence is just between Jumeirah Beach, “The Walk” at JBR and Dubai Marina. We are next door to Media City, Internet City, Knowledge Village and Jebel Ali free zone. 10 minutes from Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro Station and 30 minutes’ drive away from Dubai International Airport and close to other places of interest like The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Wild Wadi Water Park. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence offers luxury Superior Rooms, Deluxe Studios, 2, 3 and 4 Bedroom Suites and Apartments, Executive Rooms & Suites with Executive Lounge privileges, Loft Suites and Penthouses. All rooms are with free Wifi, luxuriously appointed and well equipped to meet every need for your most comfortable stay.

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