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The Capital

The Capital of Maldives, Male’, would certainly be one of the smallest capitals in the world with regards to its physical size.

A third of the country’s population lives in Male’. Its distinctive nature from other islands includes being a small city of high-rise buildings and paved roads. The government offices are located in a designated area while the main streets are lined with shops and offices. In the old bazaar area which still houses the country’s hub of wholesale and retail trade,

the lanes are so narrow that a single vehicle would find it difficult to navigate through, especially with its throngs of busy people. There are also no beaches on Male’ itself; instead seawalls surround all its sides.

However, a newly landscaped artificial beach area and adjoining breakwater stretching all the way round to the harbor in the
southwest of the island provide a pleasant jogging route, especially popular in the evenings when it is cooler.

Capital Remarkable Highlights include
  • The Friday Mosque has an unusual frontage with
    an older structure behind it. The two nearby cemeteries
    are impressive for the severity of the headstones
    and the grace of the exquisitely carved inscriptions.

  • The most famous architectural landmark of Male’ is the three-storey Islamic Centre, opened in November 1984. The Center's Grand Friday Mosque, Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu-al-A'z'am, is the biggest in the Maldives, accommodating more than 5,000 worshippers.

    The shining golden dome of the mosque is a standout as are also the interior walls decorated with beautiful woodcarvings and Arabic calligraphy. The Center also houses a library and a conference hall.

  • Local fishmarket is where all the daily catched fresh fish is brought. This place will be filled with plenty of fish .you can get any amount of fresh fish.