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Unfragrant fish

There are two fish markets, in effect. One sells fresh fish. The other sells smoked and preserved... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alan F

I was surprised to see how quickly the tuna fish was "prepared" for cosumption. The skilled labour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are two fish markets, in effect. One sells fresh fish. The other sells smoked and preserved fish, especially tuna, which smells disarmingly. There are also huge hands of bananas on sale. The markets are close to Jetty 1 and well worth seeing.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised to see how quickly the tuna fish was "prepared" for cosumption. The skilled labour worked like a train

Thank carl_breyne
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Called in yesterday. Never seen so many tuna fish for sale in one place. The skill of the men filleting was well worth watching.

Thank HoveKatie
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must on a trip to Male. Never seen a fish filleted so quickly the noise the smells the atmosphere amazing

Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Huge yellow fish and tuna were found in this market, the fish sellers were busy slicing fish meat , weighing them and selling them. Various sizes were available, the fishes brought into the market were weighed, huge ones weighed about 20-25kg each. Lots of visitors...More

Thank Christy H
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Located at the capital Male near the market and fishing dock. Lots of different fish and big tuna. You can buy per kilo or by box . Most locals buy their fish there. Fresh from sea . Can be crowded. Nice it you stayed in...More

1  Thank Wild T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Never seen anything like this all size tuna from small to big one.The location at male city.You also can visit fruit vegetables market just opposite.

Thank Ultraman90
Reviewed 8 September 2017

If you are Tuna fish lover then Maldives is the best place, The location of the fish market is very close to Male Jetty 1 and very easy to locate. The market has many verity of fishes but if you are in Maldives then must...More

Thank Manish C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Never seen anything like this. This visit was part of a day trip to Male. The noise, smell and proximity to the waters edge make this fish market experience unique. The variety of fish here was unbelievable and I saw fish I have never seen...More

Thank 150sandy
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It's smelly and messy... amazing place to experience Maldivian fishing lifestyle See fishermen skin tuna like it's a piece of cake Busy hustle and bustle

Thank Ridha a
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Layan C
12 March 2016|
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Response from Hike G | Reviewed this property |
I didnt see the map in airport. However I think you can google in your either mobile or computer.
Layan C
18 February 2016|
Response from Marion W | Reviewed this property |
don't know where you'll be coming from but if you are the airport ferry terminal go up on Sosun Magu till Majeed Magu road (you're at the corner of the ADK hospital); turn left on Faashanaa Kilege Magu and you'll run right... More