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Maldives Records 101,818 Tourist Arrivals in July 2021

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Maldives recorded 101,818 tourist arrivals in July 2021 with tourists spending an average of 9.1 days in the island nation during the month.

The Maldives has recorded 101,818 tourist arrivals in July 2021. According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, arrivals increased by 81.3% in the month compared to June 2021.

Statistics show that on average, tourists spent 9.1 days in the island nation during July 2021. Likewise, from 1st January 2021 to 1st August 2021, tourists spent an average of 9 days in the tropical holiday destination. During this period, the Maldives recorded 617,791 tourist arrivals.

From 27th March 2020 to 15th July 2020, the borders of Maldives were closed. Hence, the island archipelago only recorded 1,752 arrivals in July 2020. As opposed to pre-COVID figures (July 2019), tourist arrivals to the Maldives have decreased by 22.9% in July 2021.

In mid-July, tourist arrivals to the island archipelago exceeded the annual total of 2020. As the island nation resumed issuing visas to travellers from South Asian countries on 15th July 2021, visitors to the Maldives began to dramatically increase as well.

The “World’s Leading Destination of 2020” targets to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. A report by the World Bank projects that the country’s GDP will grow by 17.1% this year due to tourism.

Feature image by Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

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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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