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Hanimaadhoo International Airport Updated with New Apron Area

New Apron at Hanimaadhoo International Airport
The Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Hanimaadhoo International Airport Development Project has reached a major milestone, with the opening of new Apron area.

The over 30-year-old international airport in Hanimaadhoo has been undergoing major renovations under the Government’s initiative to improve infrastructure. The development project aims to establish a 2.7-kilometre runway, build a terminal with a capacity of 1.3 million passengers, and provide provisions for jet fuel storage.

By the middle of 2023, the development project had completed close to half of the construction work. And now, an additional milestone has been reached with the newly developed apron area being put into operation. As the airport bids farewell to its over 32-year-old apron, it welcomes a newly developed 38,000 sqmt apron space. With this new development, the apron area can simultaneously accommodate three large aircraft and five general crafts.

The Hanimaadhoo International Airport project is one of the biggest development projects being carried out by the Government in Nothern Maldives. As the project hits these milestones, travellers can look forward to easier access to the Maldives in the near future!

Located in Nothern Maldives, Hanimaadhoo is a destination waiting to be explored by travellers. With white sandy beaches and that appear almost untouched, the island is also located near several beautiful resorts.

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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