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NIYAMA ready to launch
Hitting the shores of the Maldives in style. Nature’s playground unveiled. Late February 2012 will see the much-anticipated opening of NIYAMA, Per AQUUM’s first resort-style property. Luxury meets adventure. Modernity with edge. Overwater pavilions or stand-alone studios. Beachfront bliss and epicurean delights.

Find out more at . Feel the essence in the compelling beats of ‘Relativity’ – the addictive track created by GRAMMY® nominee and US Billboard #8 Dance/ Electronic artist Poet Name Life. Unique offerings and stunning images complete this new site.

Join the buzz. Comment, tag and like NIYAMA at Nearly 300 fans already and growing fast. Keep up with the latest news on NIYAMA on Facebook as the launch date approaches.


Celebrate in style. Huvafen Fushi style
End your year with unforgettable encounters at Huvafen Fushi. A festive season of merrymaking unfolds from December 23. Ten days of endless diversions, gourmet delights and designer cocktails. For kids – safari adventures, treasure hunts, marine missions and more. A brunch like no other frames Christmas Day. Santa, island-style, arriving on a jet-ski.


Events with a visionary difference. April 2012 will see a new conference and banqueting venue at Desert Palm
Passionate service. Immaculate details. Hosted in the verdant surrounds of a polo estate. April 2012 will see a new conferencing and banqueting venue at Desert Palm. A ballroom catering for up to 300 and five smaller meeting rooms. Available for lavish cocktail receptions, product launches, weddings and grand parties. A dedicated events team on hand to assist with your every need. Unique food, inspired music, imaginative décor solutions, state-of-the-art technology and standby IT support.


The thrill of a chukka. Your own private viewpoint
High tea on your balcony. The excitement of a game unfolding below. Five exclusive Polo Suites have just opened at Desert Palm, with direct access to a sprawling lawn and the nearby infinity pool. Wood and ceramic textures framed by broad,
light-filled spaces. State-of-the-art technology. Corporate excursion, family retreat, getaway with friends. Connect four suites into one and share the experience.


Delight in RAW – Carpaccio of Avocado & White Snapper
A treat for the senses. Carpaccio of Avocado and White Snapper. Created by the brilliant and innovative minds at RAW. Creamy Avocado, pearlescent fish, earthy mushrooms, with the subtle salty tang of miso. Bright, fragrant micro-greens complete this summer appertizer.



70 gms white snapper sashimi (or your fish of choice)
60 gms fresh avocado, halved, skinned and pitted

For the miso dressing (makes 30 ml):
10 gms of miso paste, with 30 ml of rice vinegar, 15 ml of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.

For the mushroom pesto (makes 30 gms):
5 gms of mix diced shitake mushrooms, 10 gms of button mushrooms, 10 gms of enoki mushrooms, 40 gms of diced tomatoes, 20 gms of chopped onion, 10 gms of chopped parsley, Moroccan lemon pickle zest, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil.

For the garnish:
5 gms fresh micro herbs
A handful of pomegranate seeds
2 gms miso powder


• Marinate the fish in salt, pepper and lemon juice.

• Prepare the miso dressing by combining the ingredients above.

• Next, make the mushroom pesto by blending the ingredients listed.

• Miso Powder – dehydrated yellow or red miso paste blended to make a powder

• Place the sliced avocado on the plate, pour over the mushroom pesto. Then, neatly arrange the marinated fish and garnish with pomegranate seeds, micro herbs and miso powder.

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Urban colours. A paradise setting. Kelis to open Huvafen Fushi’s 2012 Dream Calendar
Live in the Maldives for the first time. An urban voice with colour. A string of hits, a slew of awards. R&B artist Kelis will bring her signature style to Per AQUUM’s flagship retreat, Huvafen Fushi on 20 January 2012. Kelis released her debut album, Kaleidoscope, in December 1999, and has never looked back. Two time GRAMMY® nominee, BRIT Award winner, Q Award winner and NME winner. An established voice to start the 2012 Dream Calendar in style.


Two GRAMMY® nominated artists. One exclusive concert
7 October saw two memorable artists hit the shores of Huvafen Fushi. Bleeding-edge electronic flair. BT has produced for superstars like Seal, Sting and Britney Spears. He joined forces with producer and songwriter, Poet Name Life, a “next-generation” artist and Official DJ for the Black Eyed Peas’ THE E.N.D. World Tour. Together, they brought complex, groundbreaking music to Per AQUUM’s iconic retreat. Another highly acclaimed celebration for the Dream Calendar’s 5th anniversary.


Electrifying mixes. International acclaim. Poolside at Desert Palm
From island retreat to desert escape. Following his iconic performance at Huvafen Fushi, Poet Name Life headed to Desert Palm on 14 October for an exclusive, one-night only performance. Guests revelled in his unique electronic beats around the pool at Epicure, with the lush green of the polo fields and Dubai’s skyline providing the backdrop.

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Brian Gardiner. General Manager of NIYAMA
Twenty years of premium luxury hospitality experience. From the UK to Belize, South and East Africa. Brian has managed luxury hotels and safari lodges, including Abercrombie and Kent’s Sanctuary Lodges and Camps in Tanzania, Kenya, Uruguay, Zambia, Botswana and Johannesburg. Directing NIYAMA, a new concept for the Maldives. Edgy and sophisticated. Discovery meets tranquility.


James Reeves. General Manager of Desert Palm
Experienced hotelier. A strong background in food and beverage, and events. James has worked in Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Japan, UK, Singapore and Vietnam. He brings extensive luxury hospitality knowledge and a creative eye for detail to produce exceptional guest experiences. Now leading the team at Desert Palm, Dubai’s most exclusive boutique retreat.


Interview with DJ Charles Shillings

PA: We’re thrilled to have you back at Huvafen Fushi! What is it about this retreat, or the Per AQUUM appeal that motivates you to be a brand ambassador?

CS: I love Huvafen Fushi because coming here gives me a feeling of true peace… It’s a deep feeling that I have felt from no other place in the world. I feel very at home here especially because the people are so nice, it’s like dealing with perfection.

PA: How did you get your start in music, and what sources shaped your interest in the industry?

CS: My parents definitely influenced my love for music; I grew up listening to African drums, jazz and old vinyls as a kid. I remember watching the Jackson 5 cartoon and wanting to dance like Michael Jackson… there was also a DJ in the cartoon. I bought my first record when I was eight or nine years old, my first party as DJ was when I was 12, using 7 inches (vinyl records). It’s (music) been in me forever.

PA: What upcoming events and developments are you looking forward to?

CS: I’ll be playing for a Versace party in a few days and a few fashion shows over the next month.

PA: That’s all very exciting! With your busy schedule, you’ve travelled all over the world, where else are you looking forward to visiting?

CS: Yeah, I’ve been to almost every region in the world but I would love to explore South America more and visit Chile, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia…

PA: Apart from more travel, what’s the inside scoop on other things you enjoy in your free time?

CS: I love food and wine, and started taking cooking lessons from a chef from Brittany, Olivier Roellinger recently. I’m also looking into developing my own hotel with a studio, and make a food and wine connection there. I love taking things, putting them together and sharing with others.

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