Also known as the Republic Square, the Jumhooree Maidan is the first place that seaward visitors witness, as the jetties of Male are scattered along the front of this iconic public centre. Make the Jumhooree Maidan part of your sightseeing tour when you check into a luxury resort in Maldives such as the charming surrounds of the Maalifushi Maldives. Its gracious hospitality makes it one of the finest island resorts in Maldives dedicated to hosting your stay with panache. A popular gathering site in the city of Male, capital of Maldives, is the Jumhooree Maidan. This expansive locality was created in 1989 for multiple reasons. One, to give the city a large public space that can host an extensive array of activities such as national and informal celebrations, and even a protest or two. Two, to provide an opportunity and place where people can meet up, socialize, and hang out. It is easily recognized from the outset by a large flag pole in the centre, proudly bearing the national flag depicting the regal white crescent within a green field framed by a red band. The crowds here grow during the late after hours into the evening, as the families and workers meet up here to hang out, socialize with their neighbors, give the kids a change of pace and the freedom to frolic and play, or simply to people watch whilst enjoying the soothing breezing of the Indian Ocean. An intriguing glimpse into Maldivian life at its most authentic, the Jumhooree Maidan is an excellent locale to begin your cultural immersions.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.