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Indian Cricket Players celebrate Zak's 40th at JA Manafaru, Maldives
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:09:31 PM - By News Bureau
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Celebrating Zaheer Khan's 40th birthday at JA's stunning private island resort in the Maldives
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: India’s former fast bowler and greatest assets to Indian cricket, Zaheer Khan along with his lovely wife Sagarika Ghatge have surrounded themselves with tranquility in the hidden tropical paradise of JA Manafaru, Maldives to celebrate Khan’s 40th birthday.

This exclusive hidden gem of the Indian Ocean is situated about 320 km north of Malé and accessible by a 75-minute scenic seaplane ride. Guests can escape from the ordinary here, at one of the best resorts in the Maldives. Weather families or intimate celebrations, this tropical sanctuary on the northern atoll of Haa Alif is the epitome of idyllic luxury with its 84 luxurious villas each with its private pool, including an exquisite royal island two-bedroom suite and the crème de’la crème – The Royal Residence.

The Royal Residence is a luxurious two-storey suite offers two spectacular pools, a barbecue area, sauna, steam and an exclusive spa treatment room where you can relax in complete privacy. Enter this lavish suite after passing through a courtyard with ornamental ponds. An elegant dining room and living area that opens to a sundeck, which borders the infinity pool. A few steps through the lush greenery lead to a private beach area with a secluded beach cabana., which are perfect a large group of family or friends, this exclusive two-storey beach residence, features its own private spa facilities and treatment room. Passing through a private courtyard decorated with ornamental ponds, the airy living and dining area opens to reveal a spectacular private pool bordered by an enlarged sundeck, while lush greenery conceals a secluded pristine beachfront with a beach cabana.

From dolphin cruise trips, to experiencing the Maldivian fishing excursions, local cooking master classes, intimate dinners at their underground wine cellar, sunrise beach yoga to PADI diving sessions, a unique castaway island experience, there is something for everyone. Luxuriate in plush surrounds set against a backdrop of stunning vistas, here magical moments are captured, and senses are rejuvenated.

General Manager, Vlad Reyes said ‘We are honored to have Zaheer Khan and his wife stay with us to celebrate such a special birthday. It has been a pleasure having some of his fellow team mates Yuvraj Singh, Ajit Agarkar & Ashish Nehra from the former Indian cricket team and their wives enjoy the island experience at JA Manafaru.’

Zaheer Khan said ‘JA Manafaru is a truly stunning place and my wife and I along with our friends have had a memorable stay here. The staff have been first-class, and the facilities are plentiful. We relaxed by our private pool, enjoyed a wonderful experience in the underground Wine Cellar and embarrassed the Maldivian spirit. A big thank you to the staff for making us feel at home.’

ABOUT JA RESORTS & HOTELS: Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, owned by the Dutco Group of Companies, is an international hospitality company with over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels. JA Resorts & Hotels employs approaching 2,000 associates across an inspiring portfolio and is proud of its rich diversity of cultures and nationalities. JA Resorts & Hotels’ award-winning portfolio includes the all-suite fivestar JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort. The five-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, are both located along ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina. JA Resorts & Hotels are dedicated to maintaining high standards of sustainability at all properties, with their efforts being rewarded at two of the properties, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and JA Ocean View Hotel which have both been awarded a Green Globe Certification. JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio also includes the recently renovated JA Hatta Fort Hotel, a secluded getaway located in the mountainous area of Hatta. The company also offers a floating prestige dining experience in the form of JA Bateaux Dubai on the Dubai Creek.

Additionally, JA Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre, the JA Centre of Excellence and the JA Shooting Club. In addition to its UAE based properties, JA Resorts & Hotels extended their offering with two five-star tropical resorts in the Indian Ocean – JA Enchanted Island Resort in Seychelles and JA Manafaru in the Maldives.