Kurumba Maldives appoints Ali Farooq as Operations Manager

Kurumba Maldives has appointed Ali Farooq as its Operations Manager.

Prior to the appointment, Ali was serving as the resort’s Food and Beverage Manager.

Ali joined Kurumba in 2001 as a waiter under a six-month internship programme, after completing a course from Hotel School (now Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies of The Maldives National University).

Since then, Ali quickly began climbing up the ranks; from a waiter to becoming one of the butlers in the Maldives. He continued his success, taking up the positions of Assistant Restaurant Manager, Bar and Restaurant Manager, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, and most recently the Food and Beverage Manager.

The young executive in his early 30s has also played a key role in leading the constant evolution of the first resort to open in the island nation.

Kurumba became the very first resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972.

The resort, which is set on a tropical island in the North Male Atoll and conveniently accessible by a brief 10-minute speedboat ride from the main airport, began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today, the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting. The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior Rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread amongst the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach.

With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from, Kurumba will charm you with its unparalleled choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment, all the while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise; perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

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