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Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Posted in History, information, People by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

Today is an extremely sad day. Nelson Mandela, one of most courageous leaders, has passed away. South Africa –indeed, the whole world – is saying goodbye to a great human being and an incredible inspiration.
I am among the millions around the world who feel a deep sense of loss.
Thank you very much Nelson Mandela – for all the good that you delivered to so many, and for all those that you helped, both in South Africa and well beyond. We are deeply indebted to you and, already, we miss you enormously. We will never forget you.

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45th Republic Day of Maldives

Posted in Uncategorized by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on November 11, 2013

45th Republic Day of Maldives

Best Luxury Romantic Hotel at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Posted in Flickr, News, Photography, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on November 4, 2013
Royal Island Resort & Spa wins Best Luxury Romantic Hotel at World Luxury Hotel Awards by m o d e
Royal Island Resort & Spa wins Best Luxury Romantic Hotel at World Luxury Hotel Awards, a photo by m o d e on Flickr.

Royal Island Resort & Spa has been awarded as Best Luxury Romantic Hotel at the World Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards 2013.
http://www.luxuryhotelawards.com/listings/royal-island-resort-spa

Maldives celebrates best at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013

Posted in information, News, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on November 3, 2013

On the 1st of November the red-carpet was once again rolled out by the World Luxury Hotel Awards to welcome some of the world’s top hoteliers & leading decision-makers. The spotlight was turned on some of the world’s most sought after hotels, lodges and resorts as they arrived in great anticipation to pick-up their recognition as the winning results were revealed at the annual “glitzy affair”. Once again Maldives was triumphant by winning some of the top awards including overall winner of the night.

Covered by France24 the World Luxury Hotel Award’s official media partner, the event included a 6 course gala dinner followed by top entertainment and presentation of coveted Awards.

Our belief is that service excellence is the most critical factor in a hotel’s measure as a luxury hotel and winning a World Luxury Hotel Award would enhance performance levels if industry peers can be judged against other major players in the field. We can always be inspired to greater levels of excellence meaning exceeding customer’s expectations and paying attention to detail, said Marinique de Wet Director of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

World Luxury Hotel Awards events offer hoteliers with a unique opportunity to savour and celebrate their achievements of the past year with their industry peers.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards was established in 2006 to recognize the worldwide luxury hotel industry and legendary hotels with respect to overall service excellence. Award winners raised the bar of service delivery within the industry ever since as some of the world’s top hotels including brands such as Swissôtel, InterContinental, Hilton, Kempinski, Anantara & Mövenpick Hotels compete annually to receive top honours. Over 1,000 hotels from 87 countries were nominated to participate in the world’s most prestigious Awards initiative for luxury hotels in 2013. (more…)

MDP Celebrates 8th anniversary

Posted in News, Photojournalism, Politics by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on June 27, 2013

mdp3Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) held colorful parade on Male’ streets to mark their 8th anniversary, 26th June 2013.

World Water Day 2013: Saving lives and changing attitudes

Posted in information, Life by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on March 22, 2013

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Today is World Water Day, an initiative from the United Nations to help get sanitation and drinking water to those who need it most. Held every March 22, it celebrates its 20th anniversary today.

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MV Aegean Odyssey in Maldives

Posted in tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on February 10, 2013

MV Aegean Odyssey in MaldivesAegeanOdyssey2

MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY is a premium class ship that was rebuilt to cater for cruising in the coastal waters of the central and eastern Mediterranean. The vessel provides the best features of a mid-size ship such as gracious public rooms, a choice of restaurants and stability in inclement weather.

Originally a vessel carrying up to 570 passengers, Aegean Odyssey’s new configuration includes generously-sized suites, junior suites and staterooms with and without balconies. She now carries an average of 350 passengers.

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Happy 2013

Posted in Life by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on January 1, 2013

Happy 2013May this new year be a step forward, In leading you to new adventures, New roads to explore and new success to reach!

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Your wedding in Maldives

Posted in Flickr, People, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 31, 2012

Your wedding in Maldives

Happy Holidays

Posted in Flickr, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays

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