Exclusive Maldives Family Holiday with a Dubai Stopover

Anantara Kihavah - Educational activities for kids with marine biologist Palazzo Versace Hotel beside Dubai Creek Dazzling Dubai skyline

This luxurious itinerary combines a family holiday at one of the Maldives flagship resorts, Anantara Kihavah and it's array of natural wonders, with a few days stopover in dazzling Dubai and it's wealth of man-made attractions!

Staying at the sumptuous Palazzo Versace Dubai, right beside Dubai Creek, you are handily located for downtown Dubai and such attractions as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium, KidsZania and the IMG Worlds of Adventure them park to name but a few. When you're back at the hotel, there are several pool's to relax by, including one with children's facilities.

As well as superb villa accommodation and award-winning dining options, the activities at Anantara Kihavah cater for all tastes, from tennis, badminton, volleyball and an open-air cinema 'on land', to an array of water sports including snorkelling with a marine biologist and scuba diving courses. Sunset cruises and excursions can be arranged and the Thiththi Boli kids club provides a daily activity programme for younger guests.

This itinerary is priced for July 2018 and intended as a guide. Please speak to one of the Mahlatini team for alternative dates, room types or durations at either resort.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dubai International

Day 2 - 8

7 nights at Anantara Kihavah

Upon arrival at Male International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you to your seaplane transfer to Anantara Kihavah Resort.

Room Type: Family Beach Pool Villa Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 9 - 11

Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport you will be met airside and assisted through all the airport formalities; this invaluable VIP service avoids any lengthy queues. Once through arrivals and collected your luggage, you are met by a member of the Mahlatini team for your private car transfer to your hotel.

While in Dubai, we would be delighted to recommend some of the many Dubai excursions for you to enjoy. For the ultimate Dubai experience, take a Seawings Seaplane tour - taking off from nearby Dubai Creek - and get a bird's eye view of all the iconic sights! Alternatively, visit the dancing fountains in Downtown Dubai, plan to see a show at the new Dubai Opera, visit one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world - IMG Worlds of Adventure, or have a day or two visiting the other major theme park, Dubai Parks & Resorts, which includes Legoland. Talk to a Mahlatini travel specialist for more information and let us book your preferred options in advance.

Room Type: Premier Versace Room - Creek View Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 12

Today you will be met by your driver for your private road transfer to Dubai International Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

Day 13

Arrive at JFK

Tailor-made itinerary from $18,300 For Family of 4


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • VIP Family Arrival Service at Dubai - Fast-track through immigration & security


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from JFK to Dubai International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Male to JFK

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