Maldives

Country Maldives
Capital Malé
Continent Asia
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa(MVR)
Languages Maldivian (Dhivehi)

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Introduction

The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM dominated the islands' political scene for 30 years, elected to six successive terms by single-party referendums. Following riots in the capital Male in August 2004, the president and his government pledged to embark upon democratic reforms including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Progress was sluggish, however, and many promised reforms were slow to be realized. Nonetheless, political parties were legalized in 2005. In June 2008, a constituent assembly - termed the "Special Majlis" - finalized a new constitution, which was ratified by the president in August. The first-ever presidential elections under a multi-candidate, multi-party system were held in October 2008. GAYOOM was defeated in a runoff poll by Mohamed NASHEED, a political activist who had been jailed several years earlier by the former regime. Challenges facing the new president include strengthening democracy and combating poverty and drug abuse. Maldives officials have been prominent participants in international climate change talks due to the islands' low elevation and the threat from sea-level rise.

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Maldives - Wikipedia
Maldives - CIA World Fact Book
Maldives - BBC
Maldives - Timeline - BBC

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What the Maldives looked like before mass tourism - CNNWhat the Maldives looked like before mass tourism  CNN

IPL 2021: Australian contingent returns home from Maldives - Times of IndiaIPL 2021: Australian contingent returns home from Maldives  Times of India

Maldives bans Indian tourists. What is different this time? - India TodayMaldives bans Indian tourists. What is different this time?  India Today

Strange quarantine rule: Saudi-bound Keralites stuck in Maldives - The New Indian ExpressStrange quarantine rule: Saudi-bound Keralites stuck in Maldives  The New Indian Express

Vacation from the virus: Maldives still welcoming rich Indians - MintVacation from the virus: Maldives still welcoming rich Indians  Mint

Murder attempt on Maldives ex-president reveals rising radicalism - Nikkei AsiaMurder attempt on Maldives ex-president reveals rising radicalism  Nikkei Asia

Maldives was a Bollywood bolthole during India's second wave. Now wealthy Indians are shut out - CNNMaldives was a Bollywood bolthole during India's second wave. Now wealthy Indians are shut out  CNN

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed flown to Germany for treatment - The HinduFormer Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed flown to Germany for treatment  The Hindu

Maldives Tourism says 'all resorts on standalone islands welcoming guests from India' - Times of IndiaMaldives Tourism says 'all resorts on standalone islands welcoming guests from India'  Times of India

Maldives’ ‘I’m Vaccinated’ tourism campaign to ensure visitor safety - The Indian ExpressMaldives’ ‘I’m Vaccinated’ tourism campaign to ensure visitor safety  The Indian Express

Planning to visit Maldives? Read about these new travel plans in place in the archipelago - The Indian ExpressPlanning to visit Maldives? Read about these new travel plans in place in the archipelago  The Indian Express

Maldives bans entry of Indian tourists amid Covid surge - India TodayMaldives bans entry of Indian tourists amid Covid surge  India Today

Maldives imposes night curfew after steep jump in Covid-19 infections - Hindustan TimesMaldives imposes night curfew after steep jump in Covid-19 infections  Hindustan Times

Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested - The HinduMaldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested  The Hindu

The Maldives just suspended travel from India - Condé Nast Traveller IndiaThe Maldives just suspended travel from India  Condé Nast Traveller India

Why Maldives suspects larger conspiracy behind the blast - Observer Research FoundationWhy Maldives suspects larger conspiracy behind the blast  Observer Research Foundation

Aussie cricketers in quarantine rattled by falling rocket debris in Maldives - Times of IndiaAussie cricketers in quarantine rattled by falling rocket debris in Maldives  Times of India

Charter flight may return Maldives-bound Australia players this week - ESPNcricinfoCharter flight may return Maldives-bound Australia players this week  ESPNcricinfo

Maldives changes rules, puts honeymooners in a spot - Times of IndiaMaldives changes rules, puts honeymooners in a spot  Times of India

Flight to Maldives: Here Are the Latest Travel Guidelines, Quarantine and RT-PCR Norms: FAQ - News18Flight to Maldives: Here Are the Latest Travel Guidelines, Quarantine and RT-PCR Norms: FAQ  News18

Maldives’ sports minister alleges breach of COVID-19 protocols by Bengaluru FC - The HinduMaldives’ sports minister alleges breach of COVID-19 protocols by Bengaluru FC  The Hindu

Madhuri Dixit, sunkissed in Maldives - India TodayMadhuri Dixit, sunkissed in Maldives  India Today

ATM 2021: The UAE and Maldives 'in the process' of setting up a travel corridor - The NationalATM 2021: The UAE and Maldives 'in the process' of setting up a travel corridor  The National

‘Nothing happened’: David Warner, Michael Slater deny hotel brawl in Maldives - The Indian Express‘Nothing happened’: David Warner, Michael Slater deny hotel brawl in Maldives  The Indian Express

Vacation from coronavirus: Maldives still welcomes rich Indians, Bollywood stars - Hindustan TimesVacation from coronavirus: Maldives still welcomes rich Indians, Bollywood stars  Hindustan Times

Aussies in Maldives rattled by Chinese rocket debris - The Tribune IndiaAussies in Maldives rattled by Chinese rocket debris  The Tribune India

Maldives will offer COVID-19 vaccine to tourists as part of its ‘3V’ plan - The Indian ExpressMaldives will offer COVID-19 vaccine to tourists as part of its ‘3V’ plan  The Indian Express

Kiwi players likely to depart for UK from Maldives this weekend, says Gary Stead - Times of IndiaKiwi players likely to depart for UK from Maldives this weekend, says Gary Stead  Times of India

Maldives travel curbs take fun out of newlywed’s trip - Times of IndiaMaldives travel curbs take fun out of newlywed’s trip  Times of India

COVID-19 'vaccine equity in action' in the Maldives: a UN Resident Coordinator blog - UN NewsCOVID-19 'vaccine equity in action' in the Maldives: a UN Resident Coordinator blog  UN News

China rocket debris falls in Indian Ocean near Maldives - The HinduChina rocket debris falls in Indian Ocean near Maldives  The Hindu

7 stunning resorts in the Maldives for a perfect stay - Pursuitist7 stunning resorts in the Maldives for a perfect stay  Pursuitist

Temporary measures in place for Indian travelers bound for Maldives - Times of IndiaTemporary measures in place for Indian travelers bound for Maldives  Times of India

This luxury resort in the Maldives is the ultimate private island destination - Condé Nast Traveller IndiaThis luxury resort in the Maldives is the ultimate private island destination  Condé Nast Traveller India

New Zealand Players Likely to Leave for England from Maldives This Weekend: Gary Stead - News18New Zealand Players Likely to Leave for England from Maldives This Weekend: Gary Stead  News18

Mumbai Indians coach Jayawardene to quarantine in Maldives as Aussie contingent - Hindustan TimesMumbai Indians coach Jayawardene to quarantine in Maldives as Aussie contingent  Hindustan Times

COVID-19: Australian cricketers head to Maldives after suspension of IPL 2021, what we know so far - CNBCTV18COVID-19: Australian cricketers head to Maldives after suspension of IPL 2021, what we know so far  CNBCTV18

Australians in IPL 2021 moved to Maldives from India - The Indian ExpressAustralians in IPL 2021 moved to Maldives from India  The Indian Express

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene to quarantine in Maldives with Australians before flying to Sri Lanka - India TodayMumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene to quarantine in Maldives with Australians before flying to Sri Lanka  India Today

Terror attacks in Afghanistan, Maldives threatening democracy, human rights in South Asia: Think tank - ANI NewsTerror attacks in Afghanistan, Maldives threatening democracy, human rights in South Asia: Think tank  ANI News

Dig into Maldivian cuisine with a twist at W Maldives - Condé Nast Traveller IndiaDig into Maldivian cuisine with a twist at W Maldives  Condé Nast Traveller India

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa Offers Island Takeover - Luxury Travel AdvisorSheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa Offers Island Takeover  Luxury Travel Advisor

Maldives opens registration for vaccination against COVID-19 for pregnant women_china.org.cn - China.org.cnMaldives opens registration for vaccination against COVID-19 for pregnant women_china.org.cn  China.org.cn

Watch: Chris Gayle Relishes "Biggest Burger" Of His Life While On Vacation In Maldives - NDTV SportsWatch: Chris Gayle Relishes "Biggest Burger" Of His Life While On Vacation In Maldives  NDTV Sports

Maldives, Bangladesh ban entry of travellers from India - MoneycontrolMaldives, Bangladesh ban entry of travellers from India  Moneycontrol

World Bank Committed to Support Maldives Post-COVID Recovery - World Bank GroupWorld Bank Committed to Support Maldives Post-COVID Recovery  World Bank Group

3 Maldives Properties To Visit As 3V Program Encourages Tourism Return To Island Region - Forbes3 Maldives Properties To Visit As 3V Program Encourages Tourism Return To Island Region  Forbes

The Maritime Relations of India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka: Part One - Future Directions InternationalThe Maritime Relations of India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka: Part One  Future Directions International

‘Everybody going to Maldives’: Social media ribs Bollywood, cricket celebs over Covid response - ThePrint‘Everybody going to Maldives’: Social media ribs Bollywood, cricket celebs over Covid response  ThePrint

Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani return from Maldives - India TodayAlia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani return from Maldives  India Today

The Maritime Relations of India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka: Part Two - Future Directions InternationalThe Maritime Relations of India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka: Part Two  Future Directions International

CSK worried about Michael Hussey's return to Australia after Maldives bans Indian travellers - Times NowCSK worried about Michael Hussey's return to Australia after Maldives bans Indian travellers  Times Now

Cricketers to fly home from the Maldives into NSW - 9NewsCricketers to fly home from the Maldives into NSW  9News

Janhvi Kapoor shares new Maldives pic, calls it a ‘pre-committed post' in her clarification. See here - Hindustan TimesJanhvi Kapoor shares new Maldives pic, calls it a ‘pre-committed post' in her clarification. See here  Hindustan Times

Ranbir-Alia to Tiger-Disha, Maldives Second Wave hits Bollywood - India TodayRanbir-Alia to Tiger-Disha, Maldives Second Wave hits Bollywood  India Today

Kuch Toh Sharm Karo: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Slams Celebs Posting Maldives Vacation Pics - News18Kuch Toh Sharm Karo: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Slams Celebs Posting Maldives Vacation Pics  News18

Covid-19: 1,951 vaccinations conducted in Maldives on Saturday - RaajjemvCovid-19: 1,951 vaccinations conducted in Maldives on Saturday  Raajjemv

Maldives Unveils Plans For The World's First Floating Island City - DOGOnewsMaldives Unveils Plans For The World's First Floating Island City  DOGOnews

Maldives Woos Investors to Build New Longer-Stay Tourism Models - SkiftMaldives Woos Investors to Build New Longer-Stay Tourism Models  Skift

Maldives Advances Media Freedom, But Long Way to Go - Human Rights WatchMaldives Advances Media Freedom, But Long Way to Go  Human Rights Watch

MALDIVES FLOATING CITY SET TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION - DIVE MagazineMALDIVES FLOATING CITY SET TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION  DIVE Magazine

Couple Spotting: Alia-Ranbir, Disha-Tiger Are Back From Maldives - NDTVCouple Spotting: Alia-Ranbir, Disha-Tiger Are Back From Maldives  NDTV

New Zealand players to fly to England from Maldives - Telangana TodayNew Zealand players to fly to England from Maldives  Telangana Today

Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives - The HinduAmericans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives  The Hindu

Reporters - Maldives: On the climate front line - FRANCE 24Reporters - Maldives: On the climate front line  FRANCE 24

Five ways to take great travel photographs in the Maldives - National Geographic UKFive ways to take great travel photographs in the Maldives  National Geographic UK

Maldives eases travel restrictions – Business Traveller - Business TravellerMaldives eases travel restrictions – Business Traveller  Business Traveller

Maldives to ban non-essential travel between islands - DTNextMaldives to ban non-essential travel between islands  DTNext

Shobha De hits out at people holidaying at Maldives in a pandemic: 'Height of vulgarity to flaunt those ridiculous pics' - Hindustan TimesShobha De hits out at people holidaying at Maldives in a pandemic: 'Height of vulgarity to flaunt those ridiculous pics'  Hindustan Times

New Zealand Cricketers Likely To Leave Maldives For England This Weekend: BlackCaps Coach Gary Stead - Outlook IndiaNew Zealand Cricketers Likely To Leave Maldives For England This Weekend: BlackCaps Coach Gary Stead  Outlook India

Shefali Jariwala, Missing Her Maldives Days, Posted This Throwback - NDTVShefali Jariwala, Missing Her Maldives Days, Posted This Throwback  NDTV

Sharks on a knife's edge as Maldives mulls lifting 10-year fishing ban - Mongabay.comSharks on a knife's edge as Maldives mulls lifting 10-year fishing ban  Mongabay.com

The World’s First True Floating Island City Could Reimagine Survival - Popular MechanicsThe World’s First True Floating Island City Could Reimagine Survival  Popular Mechanics

Maldives continues to see devastating surge in Covid-19 cases - RaajjemvMaldives continues to see devastating surge in Covid-19 cases  Raajjemv

Vaccine Tourism: Maldives To Offer Jabs To Visiting Tourists - ForbesVaccine Tourism: Maldives To Offer Jabs To Visiting Tourists  Forbes

IPL's Australian Players Head To Maldives, To Stay There Amid Travel Ban - NDTV SportsIPL's Australian Players Head To Maldives, To Stay There Amid Travel Ban  NDTV Sports

The Adventurous New Experiences For Luxury Travelers In The Maldives - ForbesThe Adventurous New Experiences For Luxury Travelers In The Maldives  Forbes

Shraddha, Are You Moving To Maldives? - NDTV MoviesShraddha, Are You Moving To Maldives?  NDTV Movies

Janhvi Kapoor shares her mag cover shot in Maldives, issues clarification: ‘Pre committed, shot before lockdown’ - The Indian ExpressJanhvi Kapoor shares her mag cover shot in Maldives, issues clarification: ‘Pre committed, shot before lockdown’  The Indian Express

Plans for World's First Floating Island City Revealed | IE - Interesting EngineeringPlans for World's First Floating Island City Revealed | IE  Interesting Engineering

Maldives Launches National Loyalty Program With 3 Elite Tiers For Frequent Visitors - ForbesMaldives Launches National Loyalty Program With 3 Elite Tiers For Frequent Visitors  Forbes

China's Rocket Debris Landed Near Maldives: Here's What to Know - The New York TimesChina's Rocket Debris Landed Near Maldives: Here's What to Know  The New York Times

Maldives approves Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine - ReutersMaldives approves Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine  Reuters

Sara Ali Khan And Amrita Singh Fly Off To Maldives Photo - NDTVSara Ali Khan And Amrita Singh Fly Off To Maldives Photo  NDTV

Traveling to the Maldives during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go | NewsChannel 3-12 - KEYTTraveling to the Maldives during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go | NewsChannel 3-12  KEYT

'This is not fashion week': Shobhaa De calls people holidaying at Maldives amid COVID-19 pandemic 'insensitive - DNA India'This is not fashion week': Shobhaa De calls people holidaying at Maldives amid COVID-19 pandemic 'insensitive  DNA India

Australia cricket team arrives back in Sydney after leaving the Maldives - Herald SunAustralia cricket team arrives back in Sydney after leaving the Maldives  Herald Sun

Visiting Maldives in 2021: Here’s everything you need to know - The Indian ExpressVisiting Maldives in 2021: Here’s everything you need to know  The Indian Express

Why people love to keep coming back to the Maldives - HappytripsWhy people love to keep coming back to the Maldives  Happytrips

9 Mistakes to Avoid in the Maldives | Travel + Leisure - Travel + Leisure9 Mistakes to Avoid in the Maldives | Travel + Leisure  Travel + Leisure

Maldives pulls out all the stops as COVID-19 devastates tourism - Al Jazeera EnglishMaldives pulls out all the stops as COVID-19 devastates tourism  Al Jazeera English

Here’s why travel enthusiasts are flocking to Maldives amidst the COVID scare - HappytripsHere’s why travel enthusiasts are flocking to Maldives amidst the COVID scare  Happytrips

Things to do in Maldives, where the world seems headed this year-end - Moneycontrol.comThings to do in Maldives, where the world seems headed this year-end  Moneycontrol.com

Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: The Maldives returns to luxury - Hindustan TimesRude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: The Maldives returns to luxury  Hindustan Times

The great escape: Going maskless in the Maldives - Fortune IndiaThe great escape: Going maskless in the Maldives  Fortune India

Maldives Resorts Are Open, But Things Are Hardly Normal for Employees - Condé Nast TravelerMaldives Resorts Are Open, But Things Are Hardly Normal for Employees  Condé Nast Traveler

How Maldives has prepared itself for tourism during Covid-19 - The Financial ExpressHow Maldives has prepared itself for tourism during Covid-19  The Financial Express

How to face a rising sea? Maldives bets on artificial islands - Down To Earth Magazine - Down To Earth MagazineHow to face a rising sea? Maldives bets on artificial islands - Down To Earth Magazine  Down To Earth Magazine

Maldives is the new Goa as Indians flock islands to holiday & escape pandemic - ThePrintMaldives is the new Goa as Indians flock islands to holiday & escape pandemic  ThePrint

'Maldives is open for tourism and a safe haven for travellers' - The Sunday Guardian'Maldives is open for tourism and a safe haven for travellers'  The Sunday Guardian