Dubai, 10 June 2013: This July, and throughout the Holy month of Ramadan, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli will be inviting guests to mark the month with an exclusive stay in the Maldives. Those looking to observe the occasion with family or friends in idyllic surroundings can take advantage of a range of additional services and enjoy specially arranged Iftar evening meals to break each day’s fast.
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, situated in a privileged and secluded location at the southernmost tip of the Maldives, is an ideal location for reflection during Ramadan. Guests will be treated to complimentary dates and Arabic sweets to enjoy between dusk and dawn, and Ramadan juices – including flavours such as date, apricot, rose and kamardine - will also be available upon request. For the Iftar meal, fine-dining restaurant Johara will feature an Arabic area, whilst a family-style dinner menu will run at beachside restaurant Azara. An Arabic style Suhoor menu is available from in-villa dining at any time of day for those who wish to dine early in the morning before the fast begins again at sunrise.
Guests can also mark the end of each day’s fast with a trip to Khibar to enjoy a sunset selection of shisha prepared by the barman, as well as fresh juices and dates. And to celebrate Eid, a special Arabic Buffet will be held on Saturday 10 August.
Guests wishing to celebrate Ramadan a little closer to Malé can choose Jumeirah Vittaveli, a stunning resort just a 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport. Guests can break each day’s fast in-room with complimentary Ramadan essentials such as dates, buttermilk & watermelon juice. Then continue the evening at BAR-EE as dates, Arabic sweets, fresh juices, Turkish coffee and shisha are served to accompany the sunset.
Those staying on half or full board can choose to dine on a specially created Iftar menu served in Samsara from 7pm to 10.30pm, or indulge with in-villa dining between 6pm and 11pm. And, instead of a traditional breakfast, guests can opt for a Suhoor menu served in-villa between 12 am – 6 am before the fast begins again.
To mark the end of Ramadan, guests will also be treated to two nights of celebrations. On August 7, an ‘Arabian Night’ will take place at Samsara with a live four piece band, local belly dancers and a fire dancer. Half and full board guests can also enjoy a complimentary Arabian style buffet. Then, on August 8, an ‘Arabian Tribal Night’ will take place at signature restaurant Mu with traditional Arabian food and plenty of entertainment.
The Ramadan room and dining services are available from 9th July until 7th August at both Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli.
About Jumeirah Dhevanafushi:
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, nestled in the Maldives, redefines notions of paradise with stunning geographical appeal and complete seclusion in the southernmost Gaafu Alifu Atoll. With only 39 exclusive villas, both beach and water based, all come with private butler and private pools to ensure a uniquely private and personalised experience. A short boat ride away from the Main Island lies a separate water village of ‘The Ocean Pearls’; 16 overwater villas perched on platforms overlooking the iridescent ocean, complete with own fine-dining restaurant and team of private butlers. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi also benefits from two further restaurants and a bar, as well as a breath-taking over-water Talise Spa and gym, two shared pools, and an expert yoga master. A host of water-sports ensures guests have immediate access of one of the best reefs in the Maldives.
About Jumeirah Vittaveli:
A 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings you to Jumeirah Vittaveli. Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Whether beach-side or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters. An inspirational Spa, a well-equipped overwater gymnasium, a children's club and 5 star PADI dive centre mean guests are always able to try something new.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
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