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Maldives Nears Goal of 1.5 Million Arrivals in 2021

Maldives Nears Goal of 1.5 Million Arrivals in 2021
With approximately 3,515 arrivals daily, Maldives is nearing its goal of welcoming 1.5 million tourists this year.

Maldives is nearing its goal of welcoming 1.5 million tourists by the end of 2021. Statistics from the Ministry of Tourism show that the country has welcomed a total of 1,212,528 tourists from 1st January to 12th December 2021.

With approximately 3,515 arrivals daily, Maldives is nearing its goal of welcoming 1.5 million tourists this year. The numbers have been steadily increasing since the archipelago reopened its borders in July 2020, after the tourism industry was at a standstill for nearly four months.

India continues to hold the highest market share, with over 22 percent of tourists being from the neighbouring nation. Russia comes at a close second, with 17.3 percent. Other top markets include Germany, the USA, the UK and Saudi Arabia.

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The Maldives’ one-island-one-resort concept offers natural isolation making the destination a safe haven amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, according to the tourism ministry, 95 percent of resort staff were fully vaccinated by 23rd November 2021.

Tourist arrivals this year have far exceeded 2020’s annual total. Now more than ever, it is evident that the Maldives will most likely achieve its target of welcoming 1.5 million tourists by the end of the year.

Feature image by IM Maldives

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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