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Russian Airlines to Resume Flights to the Maldives

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Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot has announced the resumption of its flights to the Maldives.

Russian Airlines, also known as Aeroflot has announced the resumption of its flights to the Maldives. The flag carrier of Russia also announced the recommencement of its operations to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates as well. The largest airline of Russia, Aeroflot has been operating flights to the Maldives for 10 years.

The Russian government has revealed Russian Airlines will operate 2 flights on a weekly basis to main Velana International Airport. In addition to that, the airline will operate three flights a week to Egypt as well. A direct flight from Russia to the Maldives would take about 9 hours. Aeroflot is one of the oldest active airline services in the world. It was founded and has been operating since 1923.

[Russian] Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order on the mutual resumption of international flights with the following countries: Egypt (Cairo), three flights a week; the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), two flights a week; the Republic of Maldives (Velana International Airport), two flights a week.

A statement by the Russian Government press.

Recently, leading travel agent Resort Life Travel partnered with Anex Tour to operate charter flights between the Maldives and Russia as well. Likewise, the travel agency had a partnership with Anex Tour back in 2019 to bring charter flights to the Maldives from Russia respectively. Resort Life Travel is also hosting marketing activities in the Russian and Central-Europe markets to promote the Maldives.

Major airlines operating flights to the Maldives have recommenced operations since the Maldives border reopening on 15th July 2020. Tourist arrivals to the Maldives are on the rise once again with 7,628 arrivals recorded in August 2020. Presently, a select number of resorts and liveaboards are currently open for tourism in the Maldives. However, the number of resorts reopening has been increasing with strict measures taken to attract more visitors to the Maldives.

Feature image by National News Agency

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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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