The Maldives

Capital Malé

Population 344,023

Area 300 km2

Key facts

The Maldives is a country located in Southern Asia. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of The Maldives is Divehi.

The national currency in The Maldives is Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR). The rufiyaa (rf) is subdivided into 100 laari.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in The Maldives is close to the world average.39.95 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in The Maldives, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 6 socket types used in The Maldives. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type A 230 V, 50 Hz  Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  Type J 230 V, 50 Hz  Type K 230 V, 50 Hz  Type L 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Maldives?

There are no Mariott hotels in The Maldives.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in The Maldives.

The IHG hotel chain operates in The Maldives.

There are no Best Western hotels in The Maldives.

There are Radisson hotels in South Ari Atoll.

The Accor hotel chain operates in The Maldives.

What fast food chains are present in Maldives?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in The Maldives.

The KFC chain does not operate in The Maldives.

The Burger King chain does not operate in The Maldives.

The Subway chain does not operate in The Maldives.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in The Maldives.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in The Maldives.


What is the weather like in Malé?

Today the sun in Malé, rises at 5:56 AM and sets at 6:18 PM. The climate of Malé may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18Rain showersLow: 28.1°C (82.58°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
WednesdayJun 19ThunderstormLow: 28.2°C (82.76°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)
ThursdayJun 20ThunderstormLow: 28.1°C (82.58°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
FridayJun 21ThunderstormLow: 28.2°C (82.76°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
SaturdayJun 22ThunderstormLow: 28.2°C (82.76°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)
SundayJun 23ThunderstormLow: 28.2°C (82.76°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)

Weather data for Malé (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in The Maldives.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in The Maldives.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In The Maldives traffic is left-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  1,608.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2013.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 1.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Maldives

119 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

According to Maldivian Law, importation of liquor and alcoholic products without prior approval is prohibited.

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 250g of tobacco
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