Male’ sees itself as the capital city of the Maldives with a thick population. The place is important to the country from the tourism, administration, financial and commercial point of view. All the important housings and the trades centres here. Malé is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The city is adorned with the sacred mosques and colourful buildings. The most important place here is the Islamic Centre (Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam) which features a mosque, a library and a distinctive gold dome. The city holds a fish market that is seen as a major attraction by the tourists. Other attractions of the city are the giant flag in the Republic Square, The Friday Mosque, the coral stone minaret, Medhu Ziyaarai Shrine, Sultan Park, National Museum and The Tsunami Monument. There are many places to shop and taste the local cuisine of the Maldives.