Authentic Maldivian Eid Al Adha celebrations at Dusit Thani Maldives
Dusit Thani Maldives prepares for a weekend of festivities for visitors to experience authentic local celebrations this Eid Al-Adha.
The events begin on Friday 9 July with prayers at the football ground led by the resort’s resident Imaam and a complimentary trip to a neighboring island. The Recreation Manager will lead a Dhivehi language class at the Activity Centre, and a Maldivian cooking class with the expert chefs at The Market restaurant on Saturday. With Traditional Boduberu drumming class at Sand Bar on Sunday, guests will learn the rhythms and dances of the islands. An education session with the Dusit Safeeru – culture ambassadors – will unlock tales of The Maldives.
Guests are invited to take a walk around the island to experience the Koadi Neshun (or Maali), a local dance performance that brings ancient folklore to life. At dusk, General Manager Thomas Weber welcomes guests to Sand Bar for Maldivian drinks, including kurumba juice and toddy, engaging activities like traditional rope making, and the chance to win prizes in a lucky draw.
Dusit Thani Maldives comprises 94 villas and residences, along with three restaurants, two bars, and Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa. The resort is surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and a house reef ideal for snorkelling. A well-equipped Kids Club adds to the resort’s family-friendly appeal.