About Male


Let's have a look around into background of Male
  • Country: Maldives
  • Latitude: 4.1666667
  • Longitude: 73.5
  • Time zone: Indian/Maldives
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +5 hours

Weather in Male

  • Climate: Tropical Monsoon Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: November to April

Location

Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 133,412 and an area of 5.8 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi), it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world.  The city is geographically located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll). Administratively, the city consists of a central island, an airport island, and two other islands governed by the Malé City Council.

Distance from Male center to Airport

The closest major airport to Male, Maldives is Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE / VRMM).

  • Driving Distance: 2 miles / 4 km
  • Driving Time: 5 Minutes
  • Languages: Maldivian (Dhivehi) followed by Indo-Aryan language being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Velana International Airport
  • Road: Taxi – Roving Taxis.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: rf 50
  • Housekeeper: rf 15 - rf 30
  • Concierge: Not Mandatory

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: rf 15 - rf 30

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Mahibadhoo,
  • Felidhoo,
  • Eydhafushi

Emergency Contact Numbers in Male city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 118/119/102
  • Airport: +960 332-3506 (Velana International Airport)
  • Hospital: +960 333-5335 (Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital)

Events

  • Ramadan
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Eid Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Malé Friday Mosque
  • Whale Submarine Maldives
  • Artificial Beach

Theatre & Concerts

  • Schwack Cinema
  • Olympus
  • Underground 3D Cinema

Visit Top Restaurants in Male

  • Lemongrass Fifth
  • Shell Beans
  • Belle Amie Bistro

Top Shopping Centers in Male

  • Centro Mall
  • Luxury Shopping Centre
  • Maldives Online Shop

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Museum
  • Department of Heritage
  • Tusnami Binaa Maizaan

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Sticky Rice – Sala Thai Restaurant
  • Ice Cream – Seagull Cafe House
  • Four Chesse Pizza – Pizza Mia

Sports Club

  • Hulhumale Rowing Club – Rowing
  • Aku Tennis Academy – Tennis
  • Badminton Asoociation of Maldives – Badminton

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 150.00 Rf
  • Taxi: 25.00 Rf (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 27,083.33 Rf
  • Cheap meal: 72.50 Rf
  • Gasoline: 10.56 Rf / litre
  • 3 course meal: 350.00 Rf
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