MU Maniku says engaging Maldivians in tourism key to progress

Mohamed Umar Maniku, a pioneering figure in the Maldives tourism industry and Chairman of Universal, emphasised the significance of involving Maldivians in the tourism sector during a recent event. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the fourth batch of the Universal Foundation and Villa College Discover Hospitality programme, where certificates were presented to the fifth […]

Universal Foundation launches fifth batch of Discover Hospitality programme

Universal Foundation and Villa College have marked a significant milestone with the successful conclusion of the fourth batch of the Discover Hospitality programme, followed by the commencement of the fifth batch. This collaborative effort is aimed at providing comprehensive training for Maldivians seeking opportunities in the tourism industry. During a ceremony held at the Manhattan […]

Seasoned Hotelier Noel Cameron Takes Helm as Huvafen Fushi’s New General Manager

Timeless Maldives icon Huvafen Fushi has welcomed Noel Cameron back to the position of General Manager, nine years after his first appointment. With an impressive track record in the hospitality industry, including leadership roles with some of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels and hospitality brands, Noel brings exceptional creativity and expertise to the role […]

Milaidhoo Island Maldives due to open in November

Universal Resorts’ new five-star property, Milaidhoo Island, is due to open for business in November. Located in Baa atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the secluded island retreat is a 30-minute seaplane flight from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. “We’re all very excited about the opening of Milaidhoo Maldives. Milaidhoo is not going to be just another […]

MU Maniku to be Guest Speaker at first Hotelier Maldives GM Forum

Chairman of MATI, MU Maniku, is confirmed as Guest Speaker at Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2016.

Kuramathi unveils semi-submarine

Operated by the island’s water sports centre, the semi-submarine takes guests underwater to the famed dive and snorkeling spot of Madivaru twice a week.

Exclusive: M.U. Maniku – Crafting a Legacy

In a career spanning several decades, M.U. Maniku has remained at the forefront of innovation and is dedicated to his vision of making the Maldives a leading international tourist destination.

Thila – A playful take on dining

Kurumba offers guests a broad culinary spectrum that spans from the Far East to Europe. But the recently refurbished Thila restaurant is their proudest achievement in this regard.

Resort review: Maafushivaru – a lesson in elegant authenticity

It’s Wednesday night and the otherwise sleepy island resort of Maafushivaru is alive with the sound of drums.

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