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No permission for any foreign photographer in Maldives – MED

Posted in information, News, Photography, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on August 25, 2016

Foreign PhotographerMinistry of Economic Development (MED) has said that there was no special permission for any foreign photographer to operate in Maldives, warning that it will be put a stop to.

Speaking to “Sun” on Wednesday, Registrar of Companies, Mariyam Wisam said that the photography industry was specialized only for locals, but that some foreign photographers were still working in the country.

“Some big resorts are speaking in a way which is creating misunderstandings. They insist they have special permission. There is no special permission. We want to say clearly that no special permission has been given to any business or any party involved in tourism for any foreign photographer to make any agreement with a photography agency,” said Wisam.

Wisam said that complaints regarding foreign photographers sent to Ministry of Economic Affairs were being looked into in association with Ministry of Tourism and Immigration.

She noted that banning foreign photographers from working in Maldives was directly beneficial to the Maldivian youth.

Foreign photographers have earned MVR 11 million within the first six months of this year alone, despite the ban.

Source: Sun Online


How your world would look if you were a bird

Posted in Daily Life, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 25, 2016


Awesome 25 images of 25 places, including a photo of Male’ the capital city of Maldives. The photo is by me.


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Government shuts off foreign photographers

Posted in News, tourism by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on January 27, 2015

MAS_0818eThe government has on Monday shut the Maldivian market off to foreign photographers.
Economic Minister Mohamed Saeed told Haveeru that foreign photographers had previously been given permits to work in the Maldives. Saeed, however, added that the Ministry has decided to stop issuing such permits.

“What we want is to empower the Maldivian youth and to make establish photography as an industry in the country” the Minister said “Resorts operating in the Maldives will have to hire local photographers”.

A local photographer’s association had recently voiced their concern over foreign photographers working for local businesses and effectively ‘monopolizing’ the industry.

Source: Haveeru Online

Where there is love there is life

Posted in Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on January 17, 2015

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Maafushi ~ The village of guest houses

Posted in Island Life, Scene, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on August 13, 2014








IMG_0083eMaafushi is the local island of 32 guest houses with nearly 600 beds.

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Found these from Maldives Capital City walls!

Posted in Photojournalism by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on August 8, 2014


Save your special moment forever…

Posted in Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on August 4, 2014

Maldives celebrates 49th Independence Day

Posted in History by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on July 26, 2014

5976780172_4d9cfe2826_oMaldives Independence Day has a lot of significance, as it is on this day that this country got freedom from the clutches of Britishers. It falls on the 26th in the month of July. In the year 1887, Maldives became a British Protectorate. During that time, the Britishers agreed that they wont interfere in the internal affairs of Maldives. However, when it came to foreign matters, the Britishers had to be consulted.

As a part of agreement, the Britishers said that in return, they would ensure that Maldives is safe and won’t be subjected to any colonial intimidation. Later on, on 26th July 1965, Maldivians were granted full independence. Independence Day celebrations in Maldives take place on a large scale.

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Photo shoot in Maafushi

Posted in Photography, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on July 16, 2014

IMG_0367 IMG_0356 IMG_0230IMG_0372Maldives photographer