Male' is one of the world's smallest capital cities—a wee one square mile. But, believe us; it packs in the people and some sights. You'll most likely stumble onto Republic Square, which constantly buzzes with life, and you should stop by the National Museum, which is housed at the Sultan Park.
As you wander along the city's thoroughfares, you'll notice numerous mosques. And although you may want to venture inside, be cautious and polite: foreigners, particularly non-Muslim ones are very welcomed, however must adhere appropriate dress code.
Male' (and the island it envelops) is just a hop, skip and a jump from the island of Hulhule', where the airport rests. Its proximity to Hulhule’ makes it easy and efficient to visit the city at the beginning or end of your visit – regular ferries are operated between Hulhule’ and Male’ at an interval of 10minutes at a cost of USD1 per person.