Abdulla Sobah is one of the most famous local chefs working in Maldives currently. The winner of numerous awards, both local and international, Sobah has been working in the culinary industry for more than two decades now. It took a bit of effort, since Sobah is such a busy individual, but Eat magazine finally managed

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Niyama by PER AQUUM, is the second resort to be opened in the Maldives by the PER AQUUM brand. The resort, situated in Dhaalu atoll, is made up of two islands – Play and Chill. Villas, suites and studio rooms are tucked away within the lush vegetation that covers a vast portion of the island.

The year 2015 was an impressive year for the global tourism industry with a 4.4% growth in international tourist arrivals recording a total of 1,184 million according to UNWTO World Tourism Barometer released in January 2016. The international tourism demand has been booming faster for the past few years with higher than expected arrival growth

Christopher Hogan, one of the world’s leading marine abstract artists, currently works at One&Only Reethi Rah. Chris and his wife, a retired engineer, who is also an artist, spend their days painting, and teaching guests about abstract art. Having grown up in northern Australia, Chris spoke of how he and his brother would always go

Corporate social responsibility practised in the Maldives Written by Umar Ahmed Hussain To begin discussing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) we have to understand what meant by it. Ghillyer (2012 p. 66) states that CSR is ‘The actions of an organization that are targeted toward achieving a social benefit over and above maximizing profits for

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Hearing that a 22-year-old girl is a pilot may be unbelievable, but Aiminath Adam, 22, born unto Male, is a co-pilot for Island Aviation Services (IAS) – the national airline of the Maldives. She is also the first female pilot who wears the veil. Though she wears Pakistani clothes, the veil and sits in a

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By Tim Davies Resident Marine Biologist, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives (2008) The Maldives Whale Shark Project studies the whale shark population here in the Maldives, collecting whale shark sightings from throughout the atolls to build up a picture of the structure and movements of these colossal sharks. Through collaboration with visiting researchers and various

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  Scientific Name: Calotes versicolor Local Name: Bondu (Male is referred as Rakis Bondu) Bloodsuckers in fighting colours Bloodsuckers are agamid lizards widely distributed in the Maldives and in tropical Asian gardens. Bloodsuckers get their incorrect name from the tendency of males in breeding season developing blood red throats. They don’t really suck anyone’s blood but

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The White Tern (Gygis alba) locally know as Dhondheeni, sometimes called as Kandhuvalu dhooni is a small seabird traditionally only confined to the Addu Atoll, the southern uttermost atoll in the Maldives. However, the White Tern is commonly found across the tropical seas of the world and in the Indian Ocean. The White Tern is one of the most beautiful

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The tsunamis’ impact on islands of the Maldives is presumably highly individualistic for each island, but a broad pattern of geomorphologic impact can be observed, writes Ali Rilwan, co-founder of Maldives’ first environmental NGO Bluepeace Maldives. Kandholhudhoo in Raa Atoll, which was evacuated after the waves hit Extreme events, particularly high waves and storms, play

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