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Hukuru Ufaa, which means Friday Happiness in Dhivehi, is an inspiring art and craft extravaganza that unfolds under starry twilight skies — inviting guests to discover passionate stories of local craftsmen, soak in enchanting music performances, and immerse in an elegant cultural experience that is distinctly Maldivian.

OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI stays true to its brand promise of curating a melange of exceptional experiences rooted in indigenous culture with the soulful Hukuru Ufaa’ – launched on 08 March 2022.

Hukuru Ufaa offers an authentic glimpse into the Maldivian way of life. Every week on Friday evening, three different craftsmen are invited to the resort to participate in the elegant island bazaar, set to the backdrop of majestic sunset hues.

Peaceful poolside settings, charming displays of intricate jewellery, handloom, and handicraft, and free flowing conversations with local artists evoke an indulgent bohemian vibe. Traditional motifs are highlighted throughout the experience. Dhoni-shaped display platforms and food stations mirroring Badhiges (traditional kitchens in the Maldives) transform the OZAR poolside deck and beach.

Guests can savour authentic Maldivian, Indian and Sri Lankan aperitifs as they walk around and appreciate the enchanting art displays. At the heart of this culinary experience is a Maldivian dish, a new one curated, executed and served by a local chef each week.