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Best for fruits and local snacks

Located on the pier between the city-front jetties and the North Harbor, the Local Market is basically the ‘grocery store’ for the locals. Consisting of stalls in a darkish shed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Sorry for that,but, I did not like this place. All foods are imported from the other countries as There is no agriculture in Male.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not very special, not entirely sure if its worth the time and energy to go there. It is just like any markets only in a less developed setting. Cool to have a glimpse of the local life though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Located on the pier between the city-front jetties and the North Harbor, the Local Market is basically the ‘grocery store’ for the locals. Consisting of stalls in a darkish shed, the market is the source of fresh fruits, vegetables and other daily requirements of the kitchen. There is little there for the traveling visitor, but some of the local fruits... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want peace then do not go to Male. It is more than over crowded. Me and my wife wanted to explore Male, but we ran away within 15 minutes...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

tour around the city is done within 15mins, nothing much interesting, don't bother wasting your time exploring the place. The submarine tour was not bad if you can't dive, but it's a little pricier around USD 100 per person

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Local Market, just a block away from the Male’ Fish Market on the northern waterfront, is divided into small stalls. Each stall is filled with a variety of local produce mainly from the atolls. Here you will find different kinds of local vegetables, fruits and yams, packets of sweetmeat, nuts and breadfruit chips, bottles of home made sweets and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A quick stop at the local market adds a nice touch to a tour of Male. There are some local specialties for sale as well as extremely fresh fruit. As a foreigner, the merchants are more than willing to give samples of the food and fruit- even though their prices may be a bit inflated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This really is a "Local Market", nothing touristy about this one. I was there twice, first time on a Friday during prayers and it was obviously closed but not really "closed".....it was all open and some of the fruit and veg was covered up but you could walk around and everything was open to anyone. This is obviously a reflection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were on a walking tour of Male and were so glad we were shown the local produce market. The place is so colourful with so many different types of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a huge variety of spices. It was great to see the locals in action and they store holders were very friendly offering us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love this place, full of color and fun, this vegetable and fruit market is Maldives largest produce market. Most of the product coming from local or import, the price is cheap and fresh.

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Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Male

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