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Exclusive Maldives Family Vacation with a Dubai Stopover

Inspirational island getaway family holiday to Maldives and United Arab Emirates

This luxurious itinerary combines a family holiday at one of the Maldives flagship resorts, Anantara Kihavah and its array of natural wonders, with a few days stopover in dazzling Dubai and its wealth of man-made attractions. First up, Dubai. Staying at the sumptuous Ritz-Carlton Dubai, you are handily placed for many of the key family attractions, including Wild Wadi and Aquaventure waterpark's, KidsZania, IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park, as well as the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world. Located right beside the Gulf, with its own private beach and swimming pools, you'll also have plenty of time to relax and slow the pace right down at this gorgeous hotel.

Next, the Maldives, arriving at the spectacular Anantara Kihavah by speedboat after a short domestic flight. Located in a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in the Baa atoll, expect thriving marine life in the surrounding house reef, snorkeling with a marine biologist, stunning diving and sunset cruises. Head off on an excursion to nearby Hanifaru Bay where, between May and September, manta rays and whale sharks gather to feed. After an action-packed day, take time out in the evening at the resort's observatory - Sky - for some magical star-gazing.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dubai International
  • 3 nights - The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 7 nights - Anantara Kihavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives
  • Ends - Transfer to Male for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Maldives, United Arab Emirates
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dubai International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Dubai. You will be met airside and assisted through the airport formalities. Private road transfer to your hotel.

  • 3 nights

The Ritz Carlton Dubai
Half Board | Deluxe Room
United Arab Emirates

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Day 4 - 11

Fly today to Male Airport where you will connect to a domestic flight and then a speedboat to Anantara Kihavah Resort.

  • 7 nights

Anantara Kihavah
Half Board | Beach Pool Villa

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Day 11

Transfer by speedboat and domestic flight to Male Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Domestic flight and speedboat transfers in the Maldives
  • Road transfers in Dubai as detailed in the itinerary
  • VIP Family Arrival Service at Dubai - Fast-track through immigration & security
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages
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