Attractions

Top Choice Mosque in Malé

Old Friday Mosque

This is the oldest mosque in the country, dating from 1656. It’s a beautiful structure made from coral stone into which intricate decoration and Quranic script have been chiselled. Visitors wishing to see inside are…
Top Choice Museum in Malé

National Museum

The National Museum may be a ferociously ugly building recently gifted by China, but it nevertheless contains an excellent and well-labelled collection of historic artefacts that serve to trace the unusual history o…
Museum in Malé

National Art Gallery

The Museum Building, in one corner of Sultan’s Park, houses the National Library, various cultural centres from countries around the world and this exhibition space, which has regular displays of Maldivian art. Ther…
Market in Malé

Produce Market

The busy produce market gives you a sense of the real flavour of the Maldives – people from all over the country gather here to sell home-grown and imported vegetables. Coconuts and bananas are the most plentiful pr…
Market in Malé

Fish Market

Although the squeamish may well object to the buckets of entrails or the very public gutting of fish going on all around, the Fish Market should not be missed. This is the soul of Male – and it’s great fun watching …
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Sultan’s Park

Surrounding the museum, Sultan’s Park was once part of the grounds of the sultan’s palace. It’s an attractive place full of flowers and trees and is the nicest public space in Male’.
Mosque in Malé

Grand Friday Mosque & Islamic Centre

The golden dome of this impressive modern mosque dominates the skyline of Male and has become something of a symbol for the city. Opened in 1984, and built with help from the Gulf States, Pakistan, Brunei and Malays…
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Hukuru Miskiiy

Hukuru Miskiiy is the oldest mosque in the country, dating from 1656. It’s a beautiful structure made from coral stone into which intricate decoration and Quranic script have been carved. Even though an ugly …
Palace in Malé

Muleeaage & Medhu Ziyaarath

Muleeaage was built as a palace for the sultan of Maldives in the early 20th century, though he was deposed before he could move in and the building was used for government offices for about 40 years. It became the …
Beach in Malé

Artificial Beach

The eastern seafront of Male is the city’s recreational centre. Here a sweet little beach has been crafted from the breakwater tetrapods and there’s a whole range of fast food cafes next to it, as well as open field…