National Museum-Established on the National Day of the Maldives, the first National Museum of the country was opened on November 11, 1952,by the Prime Minister at the time, Mohamed Amin Didi. The building values a large collection of historical artifacts, ranging from stone objects to fragments of royal antiquities from the Buddhist era to the rule of Islamic monarchs. The three-storied museum (old Building) is located in the Sultan Park in Malé, which is part of the site of the Maldivian Royal Palace compound dating back to the 17th century. The new building of the museum is also located in Sultan Park. The Building was designed, built and financed by the Chinese government. The building was presented to the Maldives by the Chinese government on 10th July 2010, but was officially opened and declared as the national museum two weeks later on Maldives' Independence Day, 26th July 2010.
Esjehi Art Gallery in Maldives is located on the east of Sultan Park, in one of the oldest buildings of Male, the capital of Maldives. The basic aim of setting up Esjehi art gallery was to preserve and promote the traditional and modern artwork of the people of Maldives.
It conducts various workshops, thus giving opportunity to the local artists to display their artwork. Maldives Esjehi art gallery is not very large, but has decent number of rooms containing beautiful carvings and preserved wood panels. Occasionally, it also hosts exhibitions.
Artificial Beach in Maldives provides an opportunity to Maldivians to enjoy a good swim during summers. Infact, the beach is now not just meant for enjoying an evening walk or a swim, but also it is gaining popularity owing to a variety of entertainment activities that take place here like the different kinds of water sports, live music shows etc. Carnivals and parades are also conducted here.
Fish Market- The fishing industry in the Maldives is the island's second main industry. From the soil on which we live, to the sea around us, it remains an integral part of our existence. Fishing, and our country and its people, one and shall remain inseparable forever. The Maldives has an abundance of aquatic life and species of fish. Common are tuna, groupers, dolphin fish, barracuda, rainbow runner,trevally and squirrelfish and many more. Aside from being of essential importance to the economy, fishing is also a popular recreational activity in the Maldives, not only among locals but by tourists. The islands have numerous fishing resorts which cater for these activities. The one place in Male' where you are always guaranteed a unique show is the fish market, located along the beach front to the west of the Republic Square. This area is the main hub of trade and is a hive of activity through out the day.
Grand Friday Mosque-The Islamic Centre is an architectural landmark in Malé, Maldives opened in November 1984 by President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
The Grand Friday Mosque located in the Centre, is named after Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam of the Maldives. The mosque is also the largest in the Maldives, and also one of the largest in South Asia admitting over 5000 people. The Golden dome of the mosque is its biggest attraction that can be seen from a distance as well. The coral engravings on the minarets and walls of the mosque is wonderful to look at. Situated in the center of Male, it is easily accessible from all parts of the city.