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Maldives Maldives

Population: 344.023 people
Region: Southern Asia (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Malé
Country Code: MV

Money in Maldives

Currencie(s): Maldivian rufiyaa

Corruption: Maldives has a corruption score of 69/100.
If your itinerary runs through Maldives, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Maldives scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.

Language in Maldives

Language(s): Divehi

Food & Drinks in Maldives

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste the national dish: Garudhiya

Drinking age: Doesn't matter, drinking is banned in Maldives

Religion in Maldives

The religous adherents are Sunni Muslim

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Maldives

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Maldives.

Maldives scores a -7/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Maldives are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Maldives

Timezone: UTC+05:00
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Maldives – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / D / G / J / K / L
When travelling to Maldives, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / D / G / J / K / L. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently scattered clouds, with a temperature between 29 and 29°C (84.2 and 84.2°F)

Fly to Maldives

Planning a trip to Maldives? Here is a list of 1 large airports you can fly to.

List of cities in Maldives

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