The Maldives

Think dazzling white beaches, endless blue skies, swaying palms and crystal clear water with a blue color. For divers, this is the mecca, the rich underwater world offers beautiful coral reefs and a huge range of colorful coral fish, starfish and other such goodies.

imageKuoni offers several resorts in the Maldives in various price ranges and classifications. Discover the hotels in the Maldives that are interesting for your stay.

This beautiful archipelago is truly a dream destination for honeymooners, for everyone else it ideally suited to fully relax. Not for nothing did the Maldives as credo: “The art of doing nothing ‘. Welcome to paradise on earth!

The challenge lies in finding the perfect island for your vacation in the Maldives. Here we extend the hand to you as much as possible to help in choosing a resort that fully meets your expectations and taste. Each resort has its own character and atmosphere and other facilities and opportunities. In terms of landscape, both above and below the surface, all islands will exceed your expectations!

Icehotel in Lapland, Sweden


Photograph by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson, Alamy

The northern lights flash above a guest outside the Icehotel, the largest frozen hotel in the world.
First built more than 20 years ago, the Icehotel is constructed from 30,000 tons of “snis,” a mixture of snow and ice, in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, a small village outside Kiruna. Visitors don’t have to brave the ice-block beds and stay the night—there’s a restaurant and bar for shorter visits.

Berlin Holi OpenAir Festival – Festival of Colors


Photograph by Leeuwenberg, Hollandse Hoogte/Redux


Inspired by the original Holi Festival in India, Colour Festivals have travelled around the world to Germany, the USA and Singapore.
Thousands of people, dressed in white, will come together to share in music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation.
Revelers at the open-air festival will soon be covered in brilliant hues as the air is filled with the clouds of brightly coloured powder at a countdown,
every hour from 2pm. The festival hosts a line-up of some of the biggest DJ’s in the country.

Holi is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours. It is primarily observed in India and Nepal but also in Bangladesh and Pakistan. It is also known as Phagwah and Festival of Colours.

The festival has many purposes; first and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colours and saying farewell to winter. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw coloured powder at each other, and celebrate wildly. Holi lowers (but does not remove completely) the strictness of social norms. Together, everyone enjoys each other’s presence on this joyous day. No one expects polite behaviour; as a result, the atmosphere is filled with excitement, fun and joy.


The Palm Island, Dubai UAE – Megastructure Development

An awe-inspiring engineering feat, Dubai Palm Islands is definitely the largest artificial islands on earth. These Islands are three man made islands in the form of massive palm trees connected to the beaches of Dubai. The first island is the Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali Palm second and the third is the Palm Deira which is the biggest of them all. This artificial archipelago located off the coastline of United Arab Emirates in Persian Gulf.

Dubai islands project was commissioned by Sheikh Mohammed in an effort to maximize beachfront property. Dubai’s palm tree-shaped resort island on land built from the sea will contribute 120 km of beaches. Aside from the construction of the ambitious expansion, there is also the problem of constructing a mini city, which consists of 4,500 high-end residential homes, miles of roads, luxurious hotels and many amenities that will require basic human resources including electricity, safe drinking water and many more. This enormous project will position Dubai as one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

I will tell you why these islands have appeared and that they must satisfy. Dubai is an emirate that open sea about 50 km (an estimate) and the sites required for building projects are on the beach. To view course and especially to “park” in front of the yacht’s property or even assembly.

Well when the beach was not available, and demand persists, the beach had invented. And it appeared artificial islands. Hence so sophisticated forms of the islands: they had to provide a larger opening to the ocean.

This new concept quickly caught on. ‘Only a’ product ‘high-end, the latest wrinkle in the most creative developers metropolis. A new source of land, location of the trick of the planet Earth! The job went, the two islands were settled immediately, with mixed development, spectacular, exorbitant, and finally in Dubai’s specific style … In parallel to the World archipelago started building and other projects are still on the drawing board Nakheel, developer. But crisis compels us to winter a little …

Where is the dream of similar islands: In Lebanon, wants to build a cedar shaped islands, the symbol of this country. Russia wants to try an island / an archipelago in Black in Sochi at the 2014 Olympics, at least that is speaking through the past years. Also in Japan there are several large airports built on artificial islands.

The Palm Islands are artificial peninsulas constructed of sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf by the Belgian company Jan De Nul and the Dutch company Van Oord.

The sand is sprayed by the dredging ships, which are guided by DGPS, onto the required area in a process known as rain-bowing because of the arcs in the air when the sand is sprayed. The outer edge of each Palm’s encircling crescent is a large rock breakwater. The breakwater of the Palm Jumeirah has over seven million tons of rock.

The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago (islands) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Major commercial and residential infrastructures will be constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in The UAE. The Belgian and Dutch dredging and marine contractors, Jan De Nul and Van Oord, some of the world’s specialists in land reclamation, were hired to complete construction. The islands are the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.

Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree, topped with a crescent. The settlements will have a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centers. The Palm Islands are located off the coast of The UAE in the Persian Gulf and will add 520 kilometers of beaches to the city of Dubai.

The first two islands will comprise of approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand. The Palm Deira will be composed of approximately one billion cubic meters of rock and sand. All materials will be quarried in The UAE. Among the three islands, there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas.

The creation of the Palm Jumeirah began in June 2001. Shortly after, the Palm Jebel Ali was announced and reclamation work began. The Palm Deira is planned to have a surface area of 46.35 square kilometers and was announced for development in October 2004.