Sun, sea, sand, and shrines. There’s more to ‘ziyaaraiy kurun’ than you’d think
Sultan of the Maldives; lord of the twelve thousand isles; surely one of the best jobs in the world. Isn’t it?
If the streets of Male’ themselves could talk, what would they say?
While the Maldives will never be famous for its street food, the gaadiya stalls of the capital offer authentic island eats for the inquisitive
Cancel the excursions whenever the Maldives’ capital becomes quarrelsome
The capital’s defences have adapted to new threats, but its oldest adversary may be unstoppable
As 300 metric tonnes of trash threaten to contaminate Male every day, an army of entrepreneurs are cleansing the island city
Male’s newest attraction is building quite an audience
While Abu al Barakat is said to have converted the Maldives to Islam, a competitor for his title lies below the equator
A typical tale from the streets of the cramped capital
‘Maldive fish’ tourism has been a mainstay for centuries, with travellers of the dried sort heading overseas in exchange for basics commodities
Marriage between Maldivians and foreigners is more common than ever, though officials ensure the course doesn’t run too smooth