Welcome to Male'

Male’, the capital of the Maldives, was founded in the 15th century and is located at the southern edge of Kaafu Atoll. Traditionally known as the King’s Island, it was the seat of ancient royal dynasties. Originally called “Mahal,” Male’ was a fortified city. However, during President Ibrahim Nasir’s rule after the monarchy was abolished in 1968, the Royal Palace and fortifications were demolished. Over the years, Male’ has evolved into a modern city, now known as Male’ City, encompassing the residential islands of Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’. With a total area of about 8.3 square kilometers, it houses 38% of the country’s population, making it one of the most densely populated cities globally.

Male’ is the nation’s economic, social, educational, and medical hub, lacking natural beaches due to reclaimed land for expansion. It is protected by artificial seawalls after reef damage. Male’ boasts historical sites like the Friday Mosque, Presidential Palace, National Museum, and Sultan Park, alongside modern attractions like the Islamic Center, artificial beaches, and the bridge connecting Male’, Velana International Airport, and Hulhumale’. The city features bustling streets lined with shops and offices, parks, surf points, jetties, and harbors, creating a vibrant and active atmosphere.

Life in Male'

Dive into the Maldivian heritage as you discover a host of attractions ranging from splendid museums to pretty parks and rich art galleries. Visit the Artificial Beach where you can enjoy thrilling water activities like kayaking, swimming, and wakeboarding. Do explore the lively cafes and restaurants where you can dig into an array of delicious cuisines. Shopping enthusiasts must explore the Male Market for pretty souvenirs.

Male experiences tropical weather along with the dry and rainy season. October to March sees the dry spell whereas April to October experiences a rainy season.

Campus life

Male City, the vibrant capital of the Maldives, offers a unique blend of modern amenities and traditional charm. Famous for its stunning ocean views, bustling markets, and rich culture, visitors can explore attractions like the 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy Mosque, Maldives National Museum, and Male Fish Market. The city’s architecture showcases a harmonious mix of traditional Maldivian and contemporary styles

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