North Male Atoll is mostly populated with people from South Asia and the Middle East. Also, Indians, Indonesians and Saudis also live here. The capital of the island has the highest population. The Maldives is an Islamic State, so Islam has a significant influence on locals’ lives. First and foremost, it also about an alcohol issue. You won’t find it in any local store or street café. The only exception is the touristic zone. But remember that it’s strictly forbidden to drink alcohol on the territory outside hotels and resorts.
1. There are always holidays on North Male Atoll. It’s always warm here, and you won’t be trapped in your hotel room even during the rainy season, as it pours only in the night … Open
Almost all islands of the atoll are available for beach holidays. Territory of some small atolls is fully occupied with hotel complexes, so some beaches are accessible only to hotel guests, … Open
Maldivians’ dance culture deserves special mention. There are female and male traditional dances. For example, ones like Dhandi Jehun (danced by men) and Bolimilaafath Neshun (danced by women). They’re both group dances involving 30 people. Bodu Beru is the most known national dance, it was named after a big drum that sets performers’ moves rhythm. It’s danced at every celebration. About 12 dancers, a drummer and a singer usually participate in it. One more group ritual dance is Bandiyaa Jehun. Groups of young men and women play songs accompanied by rhythmic metallic crockery beats.
Upscale beach hotels represent the main pride of North Male, and each of them has its amazing features. Travelers who wish to spend a few days at a cozy villa should pay attention to Coco … Open
National holidays are celebrated on fixed dates and connected with events and people of country importance. One of the most importance is, certainly, National Day that is dedicated to celebrate the victory over the Portuguese occupation, Victory Day (on 3rd November) and Republic Day (on 11th November). The whole population traditionally participate in celebratory processions on those days, national flags appear on many local buildings, music is everywhere, and the streets are decorated with flowers. Celebrations are typically ended with a dinner with various national dishes and fireworks.
North Male Atoll is probably the only place on the Maldives where you can actually do shopping in its true sense. There are almost no stores on «holiday islands», however, Malé – the … Open
World Food Day is also celebrated here. There are small markets all around the capital city which sell products of the local production and crafts. Furthermore, there are official events dedicated to the population and development of farming and different local traditional crafts.
North Male is the main atoll of the Maldives. This is where the capital of the republic, Malé, with its priceless attractions, cultural centers and luxury hotels is situated. The atoll … Open
Concerning religious celebrations, Eid al-Fitr is one of the bright ones, symbolising the end of Ramadan. It’s typically celebrated with a rich dinner, locals visit each other, invite their relatives and give gifts. In addition, they treat kids with tasty sweets too. Then, the Prophet Muhammad's Birthday and Eid al-Adha - the Festival of the Sacrifice – are hugely celebrated as well. People of Maldives usually celebrate these days with their families.