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Maldives Records 35,759 Tourist Arrivals in November 2020

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Tourists arrivals to the Maldives has increased by 66% in November 2020 with over 35,000 tourist arrivals during the month.

The Maldives has recorded 35,759 tourist arrivals in November 2020. According to the figures by Maldives Immigration, tourist arrivals have increased by 66% in November 2020.

An average of 1,192 travellers arrived in the Maldives per day, in November. Daily tourist arrivals to the Maldives saw an increase of 72% in November 2020 as well. Likewise, the month’s highest number of tourist arrivals recorded in a single day was 2,299. This figure is also the highest number of arrivals recorded in a single day since the island nation reopened its borders.

In terms of the leading tourist markets, Russia continues to retain its position as the top contributor. A total of 8,581 tourists from Russia arrived in the Maldives during the month. This is an increase of 43% as well. Secondly, tourist arrivals from neighbouring India grew by a whopping 445% with 7,610 tourist arrivals.

Several Indian celebrities have also made headlines throughout November with their vacays in the Maldives. See the full list of Indian celebrities that spent their holiday in the Maldives HERE.

Followed by India, 2,093 tourists arrived from the USA, an increase of 44%. Meanwhile, 2,091, 2,087, & 1,245 tourist arrivals were recorded from the United Kingdom, Germany and Ukraine respectively.

The United Arab Emirates ranked as the 7th leading tourist source market for the Maldives. A total of 1,033 tourists arrived from UAE, according to the Maldives immigration. Moreover, Brazil, Switzerland & Czech Republic ranked as the 8, 9 & 10 top source markets respectively.

Also read: ‘Daisy Baby’ Samira Mighty Stuns in the Maldives

Since the Maldives reopened its borders, tourist arrivals have steadily started growing. Furthermore, the tropical holiday destination expects arrivals to further increase with the holiday season.

In November 2020, Maldives won prestigious honours at the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards as well. The island archipelago claimed the title of the World’s Leading Destination for the first time this year. Moreover, 8 properties in the Maldives have also grabbed awards globally.

Feature image by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma 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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