Maldives

The Maldives is a country comprised of 1192 islands. One of them is home to the city of Malé, one of the world’s smallest capitals. It is an interesting and densely populated city where the pace of life is faster, more dynamic and strikingly different than elsewhere in the Maldives. A tour of the city is a great starting point if you want to learn more about the Maldivian culture and history before visiting other islands and enjoying the beaches.

Weather averages in November

  • Day 30°C
  • Night 26°C
  • Rain 7

The Maldives is a country comprised of 1192 islands. One of them is home to the city of Malé, one of the world’s smallest capitals. It is an interesting and densely populated city where the pace of life is faster, more dynamic and strikingly different than elsewhere in the Maldives. A tour of the city is a great starting point if you want to learn more about the Maldivian culture and history before visiting other islands and enjoying the beaches.

Weather averages in November

  • Day 30°C
  • Night 26°C
  • Rain 7

Cheap flights

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A Small Capital City with a Big Character

The Maldives is an archipelagic state in the Indian Ocean comprised of 1192 islands spread across a chain of 26 atolls . The capital of the Maldives makes for a great starting point of a tour of the Maldives, as Malé has an international airport. The eponymous island is the most populous island in the archipelago with tall skyscrapers, wide streets and avenues. The city is built in a mesh pattern, which makes it easy to find your way around the streets and almost impossible to get lost.

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The bustling capital is the Maldives' economic hub and a place where you can get a feel for the true Maldivian spirit and meet the locals. Experience the city's pleasant hustle and bustle, and do some shopping in the local stores and markets. Anything you can think of, it's definitely for sale there. Treat yourself to some delicious food in the many restaurants and bars, or see the local sights.

The bustling capital is the Maldives' economic hub and a place where you can get a feel for the true Maldivian spirit and meet the locals. 

The Maldives' official religion is Islam, so there are some laws and rules to follow. In Malé, the dress codes is more limited than on the other islands and women in particular need to wear more conservative clothing with as little bare skin shown as possible. Alcohol is banned on the island, although it is allowed in private resorts.

Sights in the Maldives

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Fish market

The bustling fish market is the heart and soul of Malé and a marketplace always full of people.

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Beaches

The Maldivian Archipelago is a paradise for lovers of beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts and the fascinating underwater world.

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Old Friday Mosque

The beautiful mosque building, made of coral boulders, dates back to 1656 and is the Maldives’ oldest mosque.

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Coral reefs

Incredible coral reef beauties are revealed once you get beneath the water’s surface.

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Nationa Museum

The museum boasts a large collection of historical artefacts, presenting the history of these secluded islands.

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Hulhumale island

A reclaimed, artificial island that offers a wide range of activities – from scuba diving to swimming with dolphins.

Airports

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Male Airport

Male Velana International Airport is the main international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, near the capital island of Malé. Male Airport is the tourists’ main gateway to the Maldives. There is no road access to the airport, you can get there from Male by water ferry or air.

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