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Visiting Maldives

Welcome to Maldives - where sands are as white as the smiles of its people, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream, and the deep rays of the sun waits to engulf you in their arms. Thank you for your visit to Maldives for a perfect holiday.

Republic of the Maldives is a sovereign archipelagic nation positioned in the Indian Ocean. Notably the South Asian Island nation has no counterpart in the entire world in terms of its unique geography and topography.

Maldives, the sunny side of life is blessed with magical and breathtaking displays of sunshine for the better part of a year. Similar to tropical countries, the Maldives enjoys a dry and wet season. Conveniently, the hot and humid weather is complemented with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain.

Male’ is the capital city of the Maldives and the seat of the executive, legislature and judicial branches of the government of the Maldives. Male’ is also the financial and commercial capital of the country. Accordingly major government offices, banks and businesses are based on Male’. Male’ city is one of the most densely populated cities of the world. Administratively neighboring islands of Villingili and Hulhumale’ are considered as constituencies of Male’ City. Hulhumale’ is an artificially reclaimed island, foreseen to be the most important city in the Maldives soon.

The customs and social behavior of the Maldivians have been greatly influenced by the Indians, Sri Lankans, Arabs and North Africans who visited the Maldives while traversing through the trading routes of the central Indian Ocean. The Maldivian culture is rich and vibrant due to the infusion of various other cultural elements. Though Maldives was culturally influenced by other traditions, Maldivians have built and preserved an exclusive cultural identity. Accordingly the Maldivians converse using a language of their own; In 1153 AD Maldivians converted to Islam and the religion has transformed and introduced new fundamentals to the Maldivian culture.

Maldivians are known for being avid craftsmen. The intricate stone carvings found in the Friday Mosque in Male’ is a living example of Maldivian craftsmanship. The mastery and inventiveness of Maldivians can be seen in lacquer works, mat weaving, coir rope making and calligraphy. Traditional dresses and ornaments profess the artistry and creativeness of Maldivian artisans. Such exceptional works can be acquired by visitors as souvenirs. A visit to the Maldives not only guarantees the best vacation of your lifetime, but it also gives you exposure to a great cultural experience.

The national currency of the Maldives is Rufiyaa (ISO code: MVR). One Rufiyaa is subdivided into hundred Laari (similar to cents). Historically the Maldivians used cowry shells as their currency to trade with the outside world. Modern banknotes were first issued in the Maldives on 5th September 1948.

Worried about Visa? No problem.

Maldives offers 30-day on arrival visa for visitors of all nationalities. For detailed terms and conditions, please visit Maldives Immigration.

Maldives has numerous resorts, hotels and guesthouses, which will perfectly suit your need as well as your budget. You can either stay in one of the resort hotels in the Maldives, choose from the range of hotels available in Male’, or enjoy your stay in one of the guesthouses in Male’ or outer islands. Alternatively, you may consider a liveaboard holiday and be fascinated with the scenic view around you.

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