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About Ukulhas, Maldives
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Ukulhas is among one of the many islands in North Ari Atoll. It is 1.025 km long and 0.225 km wide and is 71.68 km (44.54 mi) west of the capital, Malé City. This atoll is well known for its natural beauties such as the reefs, sand banks, uninhabited islands and dive points famous throughout the world, resulting to a lot of resorts throughout the atoll.
The island has a small friendly community of about 1000. Although the local language is Dhivehi most can also speak in English. The island has been rising in tourism with 30 hotels, 6 restaurants, 12 shops, 2 dive centers, a gym, a childrens park and 2 domestic transfer operators. It also has a health centre, a policedesk. However it does not have an ATM yet. Ukulhas is well known for its cleanliness, well-maintained waste management system and also known as first systematically waste managed island in the history of Maldives. Ukulhas conducts several cleaning and planting programs each year and organizes several awareness programs on waste management, marine ecosystems, and biodiversity. As being recognized as an environmental role model island in the Republic of Maldives, Ukulhas achieved a Green Leaf award for its outstanding services on protecting and preserving the islands environment. In addition to this, Ukulhas has been inhabited for centuries.The ancient mosque “Kuda Miskiy” dating back to 16th century, which is preserved till today is proof of this. The dominant occupation of this community has been fishing for ages. However recently agriculture and local tourism has also become a source of income for many.
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