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3-Time MotoGP World Champ Jorge Lorenzo Arrives in Maldives

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Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer and the 3-times MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo has arrived in the Maldives.

Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer and the 3-times MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo has arrived in the Maldives. The Maldives’ Minister of Youth, Sports, and Community Empowerment, Ahmed Mahloof tweeted Jorge’s arrival in the Maldives.

According to the tweet by Youth Minister, Jorge Lorenzo met with some of the local racers in the Maldives. The youth minister wished the racer a wonderful holiday in the Maldives. Furthermore, Minister Mausoom has also thanked the 3-time MotoGP champion for meeting with the local racers.

Image: @Mausoom_Maus via Twitter

The racer won the 2006 and 2007 250 cc World Championships, and 2010, 2012 and 2015 MotoGP World Championships. In addition to the titles, Lorenzo finished as a championship runner-up in the premier class on three occasions.

The tropical holiday destination is a popular hotspot for celebrities all over the globe. Moreover, Indian celebs prefer the island nation as their ideal holiday getaway. After the Maldives reopened its borders in 2020, countless Indian stars have spent their vacation in the Maldives.

Also read: Indian Celebrities that Visited Maldives After Lockdown

In February 2021, various Russian personalities, Nigerian stars and many more celebrities from all over the globe have chosen the Maldives to spent their vacation. Check out our list of 31 celebrities that visited the Maldives in February 2021.

According to the latest statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, Maldives recorded 188,984 tourist arrivals within the first 2 months of 2021. In last month, the island archipelago witnessed 96,881 tourist arrivals.

Maldives also recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals in a single day during the year in February. This was on 21st February 2021, whereas the tropical holiday destination witnessed 5,268 tourist arrivals. Figures from the Ministry of Tourism also reveal that tourist spent an average of 8.8 days holidaying in the Maldives.

Feature image by Dr. Abdulla Mausoom via Twitter

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Séan Garnier Takes Kandima Maldives by Storm with Freestyle Football

Travellers who vacationed at Kandima Maldives recently got the performance of a lifetime!

Redbull-sponsored freestyle football legend Séan Garnier recently took over Kandima Maldives, surprising football fans on vacation. During a fun-filled beach event, vacationers got to play short one-on-one games with Garnier. Additionally, Garnier also pulled out some major tricks, bringing contagious energy to Kandima Maldives.

Kandima Maldives appears to be a favourite spot for Séan Garnier and his family, as this is not the first time he has stayed at this beautiful resort destination. Promoting his one-on-one game and tricks, Garnier stated that Kandima Maldive is the most beautiful island in Maldives. Just a few years back, in 2019, Garnier brought his family on a little getaway to Kandima Maldives. Sharing pictures on Instagram, Garnier thanked the resort for an awesome week of vacation.

Even during his 2019 trip, Garnier took some time to play one-on-one matches with the resort staff in addition to partaking in the ice-bucket challenge. The ice-bucket challenge was popularised during this time, to raise awareness around amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

In addition to his stay in Kandima Maldives, Séan Garnier has also performed in the Maldives back in 2011. As the first world champion of Redbull Street Style Soccer, Garnier performed in various parts of the Maldives. This included the Greater Male’ Area, Alif Alif Atoll Rasdhoo and the Dhiraagu Road Show. During this visit, Garnier was joined by Andreas Cetkovic, Champion of France 2010.

The French-born, freestyle soccer expert embraced the urban art of freestyle football after following his ambition to become a professional footballer. Quickly finding his groove, Garnier was crowned the World champion at the first Redbull Street Style World Finals in Brazil in 2008. Since then, Garnier has been a fan-favourite when it comes to freestyle tricks.

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