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Maldives and United Arab Emirates to Establish a Travel Corridor

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Maldives’ Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Aminath Shabeena said the two nations are in the process of creating a travel corridor.

Maldives’ Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Aminath Shabeena said the two nations are in the process of creating a travel corridor. The National reported that the ambassador made the statement during a press conference on Monday at Arabian Travel Market.

According to The National, Shabeena said the two nations have started discussions to establish the travel corridor. Furthermore, she stated it will be completed within the next two weeks. This travel corridor will allow travellers who received the two doses of any World Health Organization-approved vaccines to travel between the Maldives and UAE without a PCR test.

UAE established a travel corridor with Greece, Serbia, Seychelles and Bahrain. Hence, travellers from UAE will not have to quarantine when they arrive in these countries.

UAE was one of the top source markets to the Maldives last year after the island archipelago reopened its borders on 15th July. The tropical holiday destination recorded over 6,000 visitors from UAE between 15th July 2020 and 31st December 2021.

As of yesterday, 18th May 2021, the Maldives recorded 433,608 tourist arrivals. Holidaymakers who arrived between 1st January and 18th May this year spent an average of 9 days in the island archipelago. Moreover, the island nation witnessed an average of 3,142 arrivals every day during this period.

Also read: Emirates Announces Special Fares from Dubai to the Maldives

Last month, the flag carrier of the UAE announced special fares for holidaymakers visiting the Maldives. According to Emirates, the fares start from AED 3,495 in Economy Class, and AED 8,555 in Business Class. Currently, Emirates operates 28 weekly flights to the tropical holiday destination.

Maldives is a trendy destination among UAE travellers for a long weekend break. Or an extended holiday with convenient, short flight timings, idyllic weather, crystal blue waters and of course, beautiful pristine beaches.

Feature image by Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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A Look Back at Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn’s Maldives Getaway!

Everyone’s talking about The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD, but can we talk about the iconic vacation that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn took to the Maldives in 2020? Although the pair have parted ways since, and the Swifties got the latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, we are here to get a glimpse into their very last vacation in the Maldives.

The couple at the time, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn jetted off to the Maldives for a romantic New Year getaway. I mean, it can’t get more romantic than the Maldives can it? Although the resort as well as the couple tried to keep the trip under-wraps, Matthew Crane revealed that the couple was vacationing at the beautiful Soneva Jani, after he accidentally performed a Taylor Swift song while she was sitting in the audience.

Where did Taylor Swift Vacation for New Years?

Soneva Jani is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the Maldives. In recent years Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson, as well as the Swift couple have visited Soneva Jani for their luxury getaway. Celebrities and travellers alike have fallen in love with this destination over the years. But what makes Soneva Jani so special compared to other Maldives resorts?

Located in Noonu Atoll, this beautiful resort has become popular due to its beautiful water villas that come with slides. The popularity of Soneva Jani is nothing new, as influencers and celebrities have been choosing this destination as their ultimate Maldives vacation spot for years. Every single water villa in Soneva Jani leads you straight from your room to the turquoise blue waters of the Maldives. And although more and more Maldives resorts have started embracing this concept, Soneva Jani is still iconic for introducing this touch to its villas.

In addition to Soneva Jani, guests can also explore Soneva Fushi as well as Soneva’s latest property Soneva Secret.

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