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Meet The Captain

In our latest edition of Meeru Meet The Team, we go out to sea to meet Mohamed Ismail. Nicknamed Keyolhu, Ismail is the Captain of Meeru-14. He lets us in on his favourite things and the secret to being great at his job.

What do you like most about your job?

I like that my job allows me to be out at sea. Since I was a child, I have always loved the ocean. I would spend my time swimming, snorkelling and fishing on small dhonis. Now, as a Captain of Meeru-14, I take guests on fishing trips, which makes me truly happy.

What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I love going fishing, watching movies and playing indoor games like Carom and Table Tennis.

What do you like most about the resort?

What I love about Meeru is the caring management who look after our welfare and my friendly team members.

What is the secret to being a good Captain?

The secret to being a good Captain or working in Guest Transport is to be punctual and always ready. You must strive to keep the vessels clean and tidy. It helps to have a can-do attitude and to respect everyone.

What is your greatest dream?

My dream is to continue providing excellent service and keep doing my best.

Meet The Meeru Team: Shaji, Luggage Coordinator

Neelakanta Pillai Shaji Kumar is a Luggage Coordinator in the Front Office Department who has been with Meeru for 21 years. Shaji had a chat with us regarding his job and interests. Read on.

What do you like most about your job?

I like being able to serve the guests, bringing in luggage that contains important holiday essentials for their most awaited vacation.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy playing games at Ekuveni (staff recreational facility) such as carom and billiards. I also love watching cricket matches, but most of the time, you will find me watching Hindi movies.

What do you like most about the resort?  

I love that the resort has provided great staff facilities and modern amenities such as the coffee machine to make us comfortable. I also love our guests who make it possible for us to be here.

What do you love to do during your free time?  

Meeru is just a speedboat transfer away from Male’ so I love travelling to the city to meet friends for dinner or coffee once in a while.

What is the secret to being a good luggage coordinator?

I believe the secret to working well is hard work, honesty and dedication to the job.

#MeetTheMeeruTeam: Michael

Ibrahim Ahmed Waseem fondly referred to as Michael, is an ever-smiling waiter who brings a cheerful presence wherever he goes. We met up with him on the job and asked him a few questions. Read on.

What do you like most about your job?

Serving the guests and making them happy makes me love my job more. In fact, Meeru guests’ happiness is the best part of my job!

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include dancing, playing futsal and mixing dance music. My favourite dance styles are Robot and Lyrical Dance.

What do you like most about the resort?

Meeru’s working environment and staff recreational facilities are the highlights for me.

Meeru is a great place to work as it is just a speedboat away from Male’, the main city.

What is your favorite restaurant/bar in Meeru?

Kakuni bar is the best for me as this is the bar where we mostly entertain the guests.

What does it takes to be a good waiter?

To be a good waiter you should be able to provide great customer service that will make each guest inspired to keep coming back to Meeru.

We hope you learnt a little more about Michael, and will be coming to say hello to him in person. Follow our #MeetTheMeeruTeam series to get to know more about our wonderful staff.

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