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Maldives Information

Population: 310 425

Time Zone: GMT +3

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Languages: Divehi, although English is spoken widely at most

Religion: Islam

Emergency #: Police: 119
Ambulance: 102
Fire: 118

Maldives Local Customs

As Islam is the state religion modest dressing and respect towards the more conservative way of life are expected from tourists. Refrain from going nude or topless in public at all times. People also take their shoes off before entering a building, so be

Maldives Culture

As an Islamic state the Maldives is a very conservative country. On many islands the traditional way of life has not been tainted by modernity.

Maldives Popular Destinations

Male' The capital Male' might not be the busiest city in the world, but the island town will definitely give you quite a bit to do. It has several great diving sites in close proximity of the island.

Huraa Island This small island is still not as greatly tourist-oriented as many of the others, thus you will be able to experience Maldivian life with a tad more authenticity here.

Rashdoo Island This is a good place to visit for a day-long trip. Besides for being an established island, its sheltered lagoon is great for water sports. This island also lends itself to a great snorkeling experience.

Moving Around Maldives

You can travel by air or boat between the islands, although the latter is much more accessible and much better priced. The islands are small enough that one do not need road transport, except for maybe in Male' and Addu. Bmost transport could be arranged via your local resort. Be aware of that you might need a travelling permit to travel to certain of the Maldivian islands.

National festival and holidays

3 November - Victory Day. - On this day the Maldivians celebrate their victory over Sri Lankan mercenaries that tried to overthrow the government in 1988.

11 November - Republic Day. - This day is celebrated in real festive style on all the islands to commemorate the day that the Maldives was founded as a republic in 1968.

10 December - Fisheries Day. - Fishing is one of the major industries of this island group. This day is a day of thanks for the gift of fish.

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