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Maldives Records Over 700,000 Tourist Arrivals in 2021

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According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives recorded over 700,000 tourist arrivals by 18th August 2021.

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives have surpassed 700,000 on 18th August 2021. According to the statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the tropical holiday destination recorded 700,594 tourist arrivals between 1st January 2021 and 18th August 2021.

Tourist arrivals have increased by 80.1% compared to this same period of last year. Likewise, the daily average of arrivals also increased in August 2021 compared to the previous months of this year.

By 18th August 2021 highest number of tourists arrived in the Maldives from Russia with 154,380 arrivals. Meanwhile, 132,745 tourists visited the island nation from India. Both Russia and India have been prominent markets since the Maldives reopened its borders in July 2020.

It is estimated that the Maldives will witness a new record of tourist arrivals in August 2021 compared to the previous months of the year. Statistics also show tourists are spending more days in the Maldives this month.

Feature image by Kanuhura Maldives

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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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