Malé

Maldives

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Cruises to Malé

Malé, the capital of the island nation of Maldives, is known for its colorful buildings and being one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Visit the Malé Friday Mosque, built in 1658, to experience its ornate architecture. Scuba dive amongst the many atolls that surround the capital. Stop at the many restaurants and shops along Majeedhee Magu. The harbour houses a fish and produce market where visitors can taste the daily catch or try the local fruit.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Hulhumale Cruise Termina. Ship will ANCHOR OFFSHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Standard Time Zone. UTC/GMT +5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Dhivehi.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency in the Maldives is the rufiyaa.
    • Famous For
      Malé is the 5th most densely populated island in the world with over 130,000 residents living on a land mass that’s barely over 2 square miles.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Islamic Centre in Malé is one of the most popular local destinations thanks to its intricate architecture and iconic golden dome.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Coconut is a staple of the Maldivian diet and a main ingredient in the local dish known as mas huni.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Malé Friday Mosque was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008 and is an example of sea-culture architecture.
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