Culture of Maldives


Diverse and colorful, the culture of Maldives enwraps you in a pleasant mist of traditional color and sea charm. The genesis of Maldivian culture is cloaked in mystery and the vibrant culture of Maldives traces its roots to the colorful traditions of the diverse communities that have made this stunning paradise their home.

Dhivehi is the most commonly spoken language in Maldives and is an integral part of the culture of Maldives, though there are several dialects that are spoken in different atolls all over Maldives. A land of festivities, Maldives celebrates all the festivals that feature on the traditional Muslim calendar. Islam is an inseparable part of the culture of Maldives.
Tour the local cemeteries and feast your eyes on profusely carved tombstones that adorn the graves, shop for souvenirs carved and shaped with skill. Buy tortoise shell ornaments, red mats, lacquer ware, pillboxes and flower vases as you tour the bustling local bazaars.
Boat building is of course an important part of local culture of Maldives. See craftsmen at work as they create sturdy dhonis or fishing boats on your tours to tropical Maldives with Tourism in Maldives.


Enjoy local music and folk performances as you experience the vibrant culture of glorious Maldives. Tour the local mosques and be charmed at the calligraphy on their walls and be a part of the close-knit community where every family knows each other on the island.
Ramadan and Kuda Eid are among the most important festivals that are celebrated with pomp in Maldives. Tourism in Maldives takes you on a joy trip to this glorious tropical land located on the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.