The Arrival

Celebrate the ‘Year of the Dragon’ with the Lunar New Year Offering at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island.

Celebrate the ‘Year of the Dragon’ in style at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, which will host a number of exciting activities during the Lunar New Year. There are limited-edition events open to all guests, ranging from exquisite culinary experiences to a variety of family-friendly activities, running exclusively from Friday, February 9 to Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Those wishing to tantalise their taste buds will be delighted by the resort’s ‘Flavours of China’ experience, which offers a gourmet tour through the greatest of Chinese cuisine. Three of Jumeirah Guangzhou’s famous Chinese head chefs have created two set menus, a four-course menu and an eight-course menu, all of which feature authentic dishes overflowing with taste and colour. A carefully curated selection of the finest Chinese wines has been meticulously curated to perfectly complement each and every dish for those wishing to further enrich their dining experience.

Families heading to the resort to celebrate the Lunar New Year will find plenty to keep the little ones busy, with an exciting variety of seasonal family-friendly events, in addition to the resort’s existing family offering, with over 50 activities available. Whether it’s dragon mask making at MURACA Art Studio or a Chinese lantern release ceremony at Glow, the whole family will love celebrating at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, with playful activities designed to create last memories for all. When it comes to downtime, the resort’s spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas offer the perfect space for a family retreat, with separate living spaces and bedrooms providing plenty of space to relax in comfort and style.


For guests looking to unwind in between festivities, they can experience various rejuvenating rituals with the resort’s visiting wellness practitioner Dr. Syed Afzal. Offering personalised guided wellness experiences and holistic therapies, including one-to-one pranic healing and traditional Chinese acupuncture sessions, guests can indulge in the perfect fusion of ancient wisdom and modern wellness to ensure a relaxing start to the ‘Year of the Dragon’. Driven by a deep passion for wellbeing, Dr. Syed assists guests with reaching higher levels of relaxation, rejuvenation, and balance in the midst of paradise within the captivating overwater treatment rooms of the Talise Spa.

Marine life lovers will relish the opportunity to head out on a Dolphin Quest, witnessing the beauty of dolphins in their natural habitat, while those who are looking for a more immersive experience can opt for the Ocean Wonders Snorkelling experience. A Sunset Cruise will also set sail on Monday 12 February, giving guests the chance to experience the beautiful Maldivian sunset while sipping on bubbly to the rhythmic beats of traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru drumming.

Surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island offers a luxurious island escape for travellers looking to get away this Lunar New Year. The resort offers 67 beach and over-water villas, each designed in a contemporary style with their own private rooftop terraces, as well as six restaurants and bars which offer Jumeirah Group’s signature dining experiences and unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean.

Guests looking to explore the festivities in more detail will find the programme here,

and can take advantage of up to 30% off their booking with the Jumeirah Escapes offer.


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