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Emirates Strengthens Precautionary Measures and Resumes Operations

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Emirates has introduced multiple stringent measures for employee and customer care, resuming regular scheduled passenger flights.

Emirates has introduced multiple stringent measures for employee and customer care, resuming regular scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations. Redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground, the new measures took effect on 21st May 2020.

These comprehensive measures will be implemented at every step of the traveller’s journey, enhancing sanitation of all touch points and to ensure the wellbeing of Emirates’ customers and staff. With this, the airline will be providing complementary hygiene kits to every passenger upon check-in at the Dubai International Airports as well as on flights to Dubai. The complimentary kits comprise of masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer, ensuring the safety of passengers.

All travellers and employees are required to wear masks and gloves at the airport in Dubai, while only masks are mandatory on Emirates flights. Thermal scanners placed at various areas of the airport will monitor the temperature of all passengers and employees. In addition to that, physical distancing indicators are placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help travellers maintain the necessary distance throughout the journey.

Passengers transiting through Dubai International Airport and transferring to another flight, will go through thermal screening upon disembarkation. Transfer desks at the airport will also have protective barriers installed to ensure utmost safety. Airport staff dressed in PPEs will guide customers from safe distance for extra assistance, and the passengers will be given an additional hygiene kit at the gate before boarding the connecting flight.

Boarding sequence has also been staggered with passengers boarding row by row in small numbers, starting from the last row to the first. With the waiting area further modified to observe social distancing, Emirates boarding agents will also be dressed in PPEs to ensure safety. After the boarding of every flight, the boarding gates are deep cleaned and thoroughly disinfected.

In addition to these, the airline has implemented several precautionary measures to ensure safety and confidence for travellers. Furthermore, magazines and print reading materials will not available on the flights, and the cabin crew will be fully kitted in PPEs on board. Emirates has also added other stringent protocols to safeguard employees and passengers.

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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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