Ha. Uligan

🌴 Explore the hidden gem of Uligan in the Maldives! 🐠 Immerse yourself in picturesque landscapes, historic landmarks, and warm hospitality.

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Episode 2 – Ha.Uligan

Upon arrival to Ha.Uligan, there were no fishing vessels in the harbor. Explore Uligan with Saajin while he goes on to inquire about the situation of fisheries in the island.

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Uligan, situated 177 nautical miles north of the Maldivian capital Male, is a captivating village nestled in the northwest region of the Indian Ocean. Known as a favored stopover for foreign vessels crossing the Arabian Sea, Uligam boasts a world-famous natural yacht harbor, attracting maritime enthusiasts from around the globe. With its lush trees and thriving marine life, this idyllic island offers a picturesque escape. Notably, Uligan is home to a rare ancient tree that is exclusive to the Maldives, adding to its natural allure.

Historic Landmarks and Architectural Delights of Uligan

Discover the rich heritage of Uligan through its remarkable landmarks. The modern Friday Mosque, modeled after the famous and historical Friday Mosque and minaret in the capital, stands as a testament to the island’s cultural significance. Generously donated to Uligam by the Alifulhu Thuthu Foundation, the mosque is a symbol of unity and devotion. Unlike many other islands in the Maldives, Uligan still preserves its ancient stone houses, with two traditional inhabitant houses featuring charming thatch palm roofs.

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Uligan Mosque

Revitalizing Tourism: From Development Plans to Uligan Community Barbecues

Uligan was once slated for development with a proposed fifty-room resort or city hotel by MTDC. However, this project has been put on hold, allowing the land to be reopened for tourism. Despite this, the village remains famous for its annual fish cooking event, a grand barbecue gathering that has been a cherished tradition for over two decades. Originally held after the six fasting days of Shawwal, the event has now been scheduled during major holidays, enabling a larger participation of people, including visitors from outside the village. The fish cooking event aims to strengthen social bonds among the islanders while showcasing Uligan as an exemplar of harmony and friendly coexistence.

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Uligan Outdoor cooking

Leading the Way in Renewable Energy Innovation

Uligan shines as a pioneer in renewable energy initiatives, boasting the world’s first hybrid microgrid windfarm. Though currently non-operational, this groundbreaking project once provided electricity service through its turbines, demonstrating the village’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

A Warm Welcome Awaits

What truly sets Uligan apart is the genuine warmth and hospitality of its residents. The people of Uligan are renowned for their kindness, gentleness, and welcoming nature towards visitors. Whether you seek a unique cultural experience, tranquility amidst nature’s wonders, or an immersive journey into the Maldivian way of life, Uligan promises an unforgettable adventure filled with cherished memories.

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Uligan
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