The Maldives is home to a splendid array of historic monuments set amidst the glorious beaches and fascinating local culture that the archipelago is famous for. Visitors to the iconic beach locale would do well to set up at a premium Maldives resort to make the best of a stay here. The Adaaran range of hotels and resorts offers a stunning selection of fine Maldives resorts to make a stay in the islands truly unforgettable. The exclusive title of Maldives Presidential Palace has been claimed by two buildings in the capital of Male: Muliaage and Theemuge. Muliagee was compelted in 1919, and it was commissioned by the ruling sultan of the time, Muhammed Shamsuddeen III for his son and heir Prince Hassan Izzudin. Muliaage translated to “new house of Muli”, and it was built on the sultan’s ancestral property, and the building is the closest one can get to a royal palace. When the prince occupied it over a 14-year period, it was famous as a hotbed of merriment and celebration, but fell into disuse after the prince was arrested. It remained unused until the dissolution of the monarchy in 1952, upon which it was named the presidential palace by President Mohammed Amin Didi. Muliaage changed hands several more times, until 1968, when the president ordered the commission of Theemuge as the new presidential palace, since Muliaage was deemed insufficient. In 2009, Muliaage was again decreed the new presidential palace after Theemuge was declared too expensive to maintain, and although the presidency has changed since then, Muliaage has remained the presidential palace. Throughout its history, it has housed such notable guests as Queen Elizabeth II and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.