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    Maldives may not be a shopping heaven but it surely is a great place to buy mementos that will remind you of your beautiful Maldivian trip. So while you’re not lying on the beach and soaking up the sun, head to the best places for shopping in Maldives. These places that will certainly satisfy your shopping needs and let you experience the culture of this serene island.

    Best shopping places in Male

    1. Male Local Market – The vibrant local flavour of Maldives

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    Shopping in Maldives becomes exciting as soon as you enter Male Local Market. This huge market is one of the most popular street markets in Maldives located on the north waterfront. A favourite of locals, this ‘bazaar’ tempts foreigners as well with numerous stalls selling local handicrafts, mementos, and gift items. Kiosks selling local snacks are the highlights of these market.

    When to visit: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

    Address: Male’ Higun, Malé, Maldives

    Things to buy from Male Local Market: Packaged sweetmeat, bottled local pickles, souvenirs like a miniature of boats, palm sleepers, home decor made of seashells, and fresh coconut milk.


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    2. Majeedhee Magu – One-stop shopping destination

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    Situated in the heart of the city, Majedhee Magu is a sprawling street market in the Maldives. From garments, accessories to electronic goods, everything is readily available. Do not settle for a price for anything, bargaining is important while shopping in Maldives. There are some amazing dining options like Café Asiana where you can have delicious Maldivian cuisine.

    When to visit: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

    Address: Majedhee Magu Road, Male, Maldives

    Things to buy from Majedhee Magu: Local cosmetics, local jewelry, dried fish chips, and canned smoked fish.

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    3. Le Cute – A fancy duty-free beauty shop

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    If you are fond of beauty products, especially perfumes, do visit Le Cute, which is a renowned retail beauty shop in Maldives. This is a swanky store dealing with cosmetics, toiletries, health care products and herbal products that are some of the best things to shop in Maldives.

    When to visit: 9:30 am – 11:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm & 8 Pm-11:00 pm on Fridays

    Address: Majedhee Magu Road, Male, Maldives

    Things to buy from Le Cute: Perfumes are some of the best things to buy in the Maldives, especially in Le Cute.

    4. STO Trade Centre – A bustling shopping hub in the Maldives

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    STO Trade Centre gives an apposite Maldivian shopping experience. The first level has the household section while the second and the third levels have souvenir counters. Visited by numerous locals and tourists every day, STO Trade Centre is a bustling superstore and surely among the best places for shopping in Maldives.

    When to visit: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

    Address: Orchid Magu, Male, Maldives

    Things to buy from STO Trade Centre: Local mementos, handicrafts, and electronic gadgets

    5. Island Bazaar – An elegant European style boutique

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    The shopping experience at Island Bazaar will always be unique as this classy and posh boutique not only sells stylish lifestyle products but also promotes the intricate handicrafts of local artisans. Be it a cushion, a shoulder bag, or a handmade fridge magnet, the designs are beautiful and inimitable. This is one of the best places to go for shopping in Maldives if you wish to gift something unique and elegant to your near and dear ones.

    When to visit: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Fridays

    Address: M.Karishma. Level 1, Fareedhee Magu, Male’, Maldives

    Things to buy from Island Bazaar: Elhabe – handmade jewelry, scarves, macramé works and handmade dishes

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    6. Centro Mall – Of glamorous brands and high-end facilities

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    If luxury brands, happening dining options, and game zones is what you’re looking for, then head to Centro Mall in Hulhumale. Hosting more than 30 brand outlets and flagship stores, classy salons, spa and world-class dining outlets like Manhattan Fish Market, it is unquestionably the classiest place to go for shopping in Maldives.

    When to visit: 7:00 am – 12:00 Midnight

    Address: Hulhumale, Maldives

    Things to buy from Centro Mall: Garments and home appliances

    7. Chaandhanee Magu – The best of local and imported goods

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    One of the popular Maldives shopping places includes Chaandhanee Magu. This is the place where you will find amazing collections of local handiworks as well as foreign goods. As most of the imported goods are bought from Singapore, locals often refer Chaandhanee Magu as ‘Singapore Bazaar’.

    When to visit: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

    Address: North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Things to buy from Chaandhanee Magu: Thudu Kona – a mat with geometric designs, woven with local fiber and ‘dhonis’- wooden miniature boats.

    8. Nala Boutique – A fashion store in Maldives

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    The collection of elegant and expensive dresses and accessories will surely fascinate you at Nala Boutique. Located inside the Kurumba Maldives Resort, this is one of the popular gift and clothing shops in Maldives. From beach toys, kids dress, to women apparels, the shop has every fashion item you need.

    When to visit: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

    Address: Kurumba Maldives, Vihamanafushi, North Male Atoll Maldives

    Things to buy from Nala Boutique: Coconut oil, stylish beachwear, and trinkets of Maldivian design

    Have you got more places to add to this Maldives shopping bonanza? Tell us what to buy in Maldives while exploring its colorful and vibrant bazaars. And if you’re still planning your trip to Maldives, you can explore some tour packages and make your dream come true.

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