GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
CONFERENCE TOUR ON 19 July, 2019
Research networking takes place in informal setting. 9th GCBSS Committee has organized conference tour. While touring, you build up research team and increase your research output.
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The City of Island
Maldives, is a South Asian country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu City in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 427,756 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" for its central location.
The name "Maldives" may derive from the Tamil words maalai (garland / evening) and theevu (island), (Maala Divaina, "Necklace Islands") in Sinhala. The Maldivian people are called Dhivehin. The word theevu (archaic heevu, related to Tamil dheevu) means "island", and Dhives (Dhivehin) means "islanders" (i.e., Maldivians).
Language Of Maldives
The official and common language is Dhivehi, an Indo-Aryan language having some similarities with Elu, the ancient Sinhalese language. The first known script used to write Dhivehi is Eveyla akuru script which is found in historical recording of kings (raadhavalhi). Later a script called Dhives akuru was used for a long period. The present-day script is called Thaana and is written from right to left. Thaana is said to have been introduced by the reign of Mohamed Thakurufaanu.
English is widely spoken by the locals of Maldives
The Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) under the Köppen climate classification, which is affected by the large landmass of South Asia to the north. Because the Maldives has the lowest elevation of any country in the world, the temperature is constantly hot and often times humid. The presence of this landmass causes differential heating of land and water. These factors set off a rush of moisture-rich air from the Indian Ocean over South Asia, resulting in the southwest monsoon. Two seasons dominate Maldives' weather: the dry season associated with the winter northeastern monsoon and the rainy season which brings strong winds and storms.
The shift from the dry northeast monsoon to the moist southwest monsoon occurs during April and May. During this period, the southwest winds contribute to the formation of the southwest monsoon, which reaches Maldives in the beginning of June and lasts until the end of August. However, the weather patterns of Maldives do not always conform to the monsoon patterns of South Asia. The annual rainfall averages 254 centimetres (100 in) in the north and 381 centimetres (150 in) in the south
Velana International Airport
Velana International Airport also known as Malé International Airport, previously known as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, is the main international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, nearby the capital island Malé. Today, the airport is well connected with major airports around the world, mostly serving as the main gateway into the Maldives for tourists. It is managed financially and administratively by an independent corporate entity known as Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL).
Things to See in Maldives
Grand Friday Mosque
The golden dome of this impressive modern mosque dominates the skyline of Male and has become something of a symbol for the city. Opened in 1984 and built with help from the Gulf States, Pakistan, Brunei and Malaysia, the Grand Friday Mosque is striking in its plainness, built in white marble and virtually free from decoration. Set back off the main square, Jumhooree Maidan, it is the biggest mosque in the country.
Tourists wanting to enter the mosque can only visit between 9am and 5pm, and outside of prayer times. The mosque closes to all non-Muslims 15 minutes before prayers and for the following hour. Before noon and between 2pm and 3pm are the best times to visit. Invading bands of casual sightseers are not encouraged, but if you are genuinely interested and suitably dressed, you'll be welcomed by one of the staff members who hang out by the entrance. Men must wear long trousers and women a long skirt or dress. The main prayer hall inside the mosque can accommodate up to 5000 worshippers and has beautifully carved wooden side panels and doors, a specially woven carpet and impressive chandeliers.
Alimatha Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the island nation of Maldives and is visited by hundreds of travelers every month. The island is located in Vaavu Atoll, approximately 40 miles north of the international Airport 'Hulhule.' It is a beautiful island complete with the surreal views of the ocean, golden-white sand all around, and the sprinkle of greenery throughout.
The Maldives has become one of the world's best scuba diving destinations because of the white sand beaches, coral reefs, clear warm waters, numerous scuba diving sites and rich marine life. Most holiday resorts in the Maldives have a scuba diving facility and there are a number of liveaboard operators offering scuba diving cruise holidays that take guests to many dive sites all over the Maldives. Many scuba divers are keen to dive in the Maldives because of the presence of whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and moray eels, as well as many smaller fish and coral species.
Reaching By Air
Maldivian is the airline division of Island Aviation Services based in Malé, in the Maldives. It is the national airline of the Maldives. It operates international flights in addition to inter-island services. Its main base is Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.
Nearest Airport: Velana International Airport. It is situated in Hulhule' island off capital Male.
Safety Suggestion: There is no weather-related safety issues affecting the flights landing at Velana International Airport.
Transportation in Maldives
A unique adventure in itself, seaplanes are a quick way to reach the resorts located further from the airport. Flying at a low altitude, they offer you the most breath taking views of Maldives. There are two main operators for air-taxis in Maldives- Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways. They can carry up to 15 passengers at one time and the maximum time it takes from Male to the far-flung resorts is 90 minutes. However, keep in mind that these do not operate at night.
Hopping on and off ferries and speedboats is the best way to get around the island nation of Maldives. Dhoni charters and speedboats are available for hire at Male and all nearby islands.
Taxi boats are used to take tourists to and from the islands in the North and South Atolls. These come in all shapes and sizes depending on the resort you are staying in. Bear in mind that boats do not operate after dark.
There are bus services in Male and Addu City, which may be of use to travellers. The main bus service travellers are likely to use are those connecting Velana International Airport with the seaplane terminal and Hulhumale.