Male' Fish Market
- Type: Shopping, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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If you wish to catch a glimpse of Maldivians' daily lives, look no further than the Male' Fish Market. This is the commercial epicenter of arguably the country's most important industry—fishing. Here, the foot traffic peaks in the afternoon as fishermen from the entire country sail right up to the edge of the market and unload the daily catch. Tuna is the most popular fish for sale, but you'll find some other types as well. Just an idea: You could pick up some fresh fruit and fish for dinner, if you have a facility to prepare a meal.
There is no set opening and closing times for market, but you'll find the best selection in the afternoon and early evening. The Male' Fish Market is located along the inner harbor on the north side of the island, just west of Republic Square.