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Male is the capital of the Maldives - a small nation of islands located in the Indian Ocean. It is the most densely populated city in the world and is known for its vibrant culture and unique architecture.

Male is situated on the northern edge of North Male Atoll, just 40 kilometers from the equator. It is home to a population of around 100,000 people and is the most densely populated city in the world. The city is made up of a series of interconnected islands, connected by bridges and causeways.

Male is known for its vibrant culture, which is a mix of traditional Maldivian culture and modern influences. The city is a popular tourist destination, with many tourists attracted to the city’s white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Male has a rich history and has been inhabited for thousands of years. It was an important trading post for the ancient Arabs and was later colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century. In the 18th century, the British took control of the city and it became a part of the British Empire. Male remained under British rule until 1965 when the Maldives gained its independence.

Today, Male is a bustling city with a vibrant culture, modern infrastructure, and a strong economy. The city is a major center of trade and commerce and is home to many important government institutions. It is also a popular tourist destination, with many visitors attracted to its unique culture and stunning beaches.

Excursion tips for a day in Male

As a tourist in Male, the capital of the Maldives, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the National Museum of Maldives to learn about the country’s history and culture.

2. Relax at the artificial beach of Hulhumale, where you can enjoy a peaceful day in the sun.

3. Take a boat tour to explore the nearby islands and experience the beauty of the surrounding waters.

4. Shop at the local markets for souvenirs and unique items.

5. Visit the Sultan Park and explore the ancient ruins.

6. Explore the historic buildings of Male’s Old Town.

7. Take a guided tour of the fish market to learn about the local seafood industry.

8. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in Male.

9. Take a boat ride to the nearby island of Villingili to experience the local culture.

10. Go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life.

Experience Male with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Male. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Male

The climate in Male in the Maldives is hot and humid year-round, with temperatures rarely falling below 26°C. The wet season runs from May to October, with the highest rainfall occurring during the months of June and July. The dry season runs from November to April and is generally more pleasant, with temperatures between 25 and 30°C. The winter months of December and January are the coolest, with temperatures between 22 and 25°C. The spring and autumn months are usually sunny and relatively dry, with temperatures between 25 and 30°C.

Cruise weather for Male

Our weather forecast for Male helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.1 °C
20.9 m/s
24.1 m/s
92.6 %
23.6 m
79.7 %
1,009 hPa
06:02:11
18:22:15
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 27.7 °C
22.0 m/s
27.0 m/s
99.5 %
19.8 m
79.5 %
1,010 hPa
06:02:19
18:22:16
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.1 °C
22.3 m/s
25.2 m/s
86.9 %
23.3 m
78.1 %
1,009 hPa
06:02:27
18:22:16
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 28 °C
13.0 m/s
14.0 m/s
97.8 %
23.5 m
75.1 %
1,010 hPa
06:02:34
18:22:15
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.7 °C
9.7 m/s
10.1 m/s
80.5 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,010 hPa
06:02:41
18:22:14
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.1 °C
14.0 m/s
13.3 m/s
70.6 %
24.1 m
75.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:02:48
18:22:12
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.2 °C
13.7 m/s
14.0 m/s
57.1 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:02:54
18:22:09
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.2 °C
11.5 m/s
11.9 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
74.3 %
1,011 hPa
06:02:59
18:22:06
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.3 °C
15.1 m/s
16.9 m/s
97.6 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,011 hPa
06:03:04
18:22:02
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28 °C
20.9 m/s
24.5 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
78.2 %
1,011 hPa
06:03:09
18:21:57
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 27.6 °C
21.2 m/s
24.2 m/s
98.8 %
21.5 m
77.5 %
1,011 hPa
06:03:13
18:21:52
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.6 °C
15.8 m/s
16.9 m/s
86.8 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,011 hPa
06:03:17
18:21:46
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 27.8 °C
21.2 m/s
23.8 m/s
98.2 %
20.9 m
77.4 %
1,010 hPa
06:03:20
18:21:39
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.4 °C
25.6 m/s
29.9 m/s
99.6 %
22.3 m
79.3 %
1,010 hPa
06:03:22
18:21:31

Cruises to Male

Would you like to travel to Male on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Male.

Scheduled ship calls in Male, Maldives
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 AIDAstella 01:00 pm 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 AIDAstella 12:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Silver Spirit 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 08:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 MS Riviera 07:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 12:00 am 12:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 MS Riviera 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Feb. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Mar. 2025 MS Insignia 07:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 MS Insignia 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Mar. 2025 MS Zuiderdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 4th 2025 Sunday, 4th of May 2025 MS Nautica 10:00 am 08:00 pm
May 12th 2025 Monday, 12th of May 2025 AIDAstella 10:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
May 13th 2025 Tuesday, 13th of May 2025 AIDAstella 12:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 17th 2025 Wednesday, 17th of Dec. 2025 MS Sirena 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2026 Thursday, 1st of Jan. 2026 MS Nautica 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 2nd 2026 Friday, 2nd of Jan. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2026 Thursday, 15th of Jan. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 09:30 am 12:00 am
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 12:00 pm
Jan. 28th 2026 Wednesday, 28th of Jan. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 02:00 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 29th 2026 Thursday, 29th of Jan. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2026 Sunday, 15th of Feb. 2026 AIDAdiva 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Feb. 2026 AIDAdiva 12:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 11th 2026 Wednesday, 11th of Mar. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Mar. 2026 MS Sirena 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 17th 2026 Tuesday, 17th of Mar. 2026 MS Sirena 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2026 Wednesday, 1st of Apr. 2026 MS Volendam 08:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 2nd 2026 Thursday, 2nd of Apr. 2026 MS Volendam 12:00 am 05:00 pm

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