Dhiraagu becomes Exclusive Telecom Partner of ‘Sailing Around Maldives’



Dhiraagu has been announced as the Exclusive Telecom Partner of ‘Sailing Around Maldives’, an event of Atoll Sailor.

The agreement to become the telecom partner of the event, where an individual would attempt to circum-navigate around the Maldives in a catamaran by himself in approximately 23 days, was signed today at a special ceremony held at Dhiraagu Head Office. The agreement was signed by Mr. Ahmed Maumoon, Director Marketing of Dhiraagu, Mr. Mohamed Mirshan Hassan, Dhiraagu Manager Marketing Communications & PR, and by Mr. Sikandharu Nasrulla Kamaldeen, Managing Director of Atoll Sailor and Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Ali on behalf of Atoll Sailor.

‘Sailing around Maldives’ is an adventurous effort by  Abdul Ghafoor Ali, who has previously undertaken various challenges in watersports, and has gained various achievements and international watersports event. The event aims to promote tourism in the Maldives during the Visit Maldives Year 2016 initiative by the Ministry of Tourism, and to promote watersports and the opportunities for youth in such arenas.

As part of the agreement, Dhiraagu will be providing Vessel tracking system for the catamaran, a satellite phone to be used by the athlete in addition to 3G/4G internet service to Abdul Ghafoor and the crew accompanying him throughout the expedition.

Speaking at the ceremony Dhiraagu Director Marketing, Mr. Ahmed Maumoon shared his delight on being part of this exciting event. “This is the first time such an attempt is made in the country and we take great pleasure in getting on board as a partner of this major event. We hope this journey will be a huge success and wish all the best for all stakeholders involved, especially Abdul Ghafoor. We, as the telecom partner of this journey, will provide internet connectivity at all stages of the journey, in addition to the satellite phone handed to Abdul Ghafoor. Followers of this event will also be able to track Abdul Ghafoor’s status and location at real-time, with the help of the satellite tracking device provided by Dhiraagu.”

This event will not only be covered by the local media, but has already grabbed the attention of the International media as well, namely the Asian Geographic Magazine which will be documenting the journey. Tourism related websites and organizations will also be covering the event on a large scale via social media, as Abdul Ghafoor travels around the country and stopping-over at various locations to capture the natural beauty of our country and to raise awareness about environment protection.






Issued by:
Dhiraagu Marketing Communications and Public Relations
27th January 2016


Media contact for information:
Imjad Jaleel
Manager Public Relations
Phone: 3311681, Mobile: 779 2040

Mohamed Mirshan Hassan
Manager Marketing Communications and Public Relations
Phone: 3311336