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Celebrating the Year of the Dragon with CROSSROADS Maldives

CROSSROADS Maldives is ready to kick off the Luna New Year celebrations, and it's going to be nothing short of spectacular!

The sparks are alive across SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, as the Year of the Dragon is upon us. It is the perfect time for a joyous occasion where the guests and the visitors can immerse themselves in a world of flair. Sumptuous feasts, live shows that will dazzle, and an island-wide party spirit that will have you and the little ones grinning from ear to ear. Here’s your invitation to mark the tenth of February on your calendars to experience the extraordinary at CROSSROADS Maldives!

Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner at the SAii Beach Club

Over at SAii Lagoon Maldives, everyone is full steam ahead with a special Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner at the SAii Beach Club Beach. A SAiisational menu that is a love letter to traditional Chinese cuisine, live tunes, and a fire show that will set the mood for the night. To add to the vibrant ambience a Chinese New Year Countdown Party is also lined up at the SAii Beach Club Beach. DJ Jasminova’s beats will be the heartbeat of the evening, building up to a countdown. The evening is open to the visitors as well highlighting the spirit of the brand new year dawning soon.

Celebrating Chinese New Year, Hard Rock Style!

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is making its iconic mark with a grand Chinese New Year’s Eve special dining experience at Sessions restaurant. Guests can soak in the New Year rituals here in the Maldives with a generously curated spread of regional favourites that reflect prosperity and good fortune. It will be more than a simple dinner. It will be a feast for the senses paired with the most popular live performances by the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives’ very own Abracadabra team of magic makers. 

Spectacular Celebrations at The Marina

CROSSROADS Maldives is also setting the stage for a one-of-a-kind celebration for the visitors. Experience a dazzling dragon display parade at 5:00 pm on February 10th at The Marina. End the night with Jiao Wu’s spectacular Chinese New Year Dinner Buffet at $75 net per person, open to all CROSSROADS Maldives visitors. It will be a culinary journey, a feast for the taste buds, and a celebration of the festival’s spirit. As always it is a breeze getting here with the daily frequent transfers.

CROSSROADS Maldives is your VIP pass to these amazing celebrations, each crafted for unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re into luxury, adventure, or cultural authenticity, this is the go-to spot to welcome the Year of the Dragon in style.

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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