Male, is a densely populated city is quite a stark contrast to the lush and pristine island resorts but still has a lot to offer tourists nonetheless. From beautiful mosques to busy markets, Male is worth venturing into.
Where is Male
Male is situated on the Kaafu Atoll, also known as the Male Atoll. Maldives’ main airport, the Velana International Airport, which is the gateway to the rest of the world is situated near the bustling city.
Getting to Male
Upon arrival In the Maldives, most travellers head straight to their beach resort. The Maldives boasts of some of the finest and most luxe hotel stays in all the world. Whichever resort you decide to make your refuge, you can always ask the hotel concierge, especially in resorts such as Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, to organise an excursion into the main capital city.
Dress Code in Male
Any traveller must note the existing customs, laws, and expectations of this city. As the majority of the population are of the Islamic faith, conservative attire is expected in the city Atoll, in stark contrast to the freedoms that are available to tourists on a resort island.
Whilst in Male, make sure you check out the Grand Friday Mosque, the Victory Monument, and the Sultan Park and National Museum. For an immersive, Maldivian experience, make sure you check out a Maldivian market to have a look at all the fresh produce and if you’re adventurous enough – try the “hala” fruit which is a local delight!