Al Jazeera reports on tourism, fishing, and crime in the “real Maldives”

Al Jazeera’s Nidhi Dutt travelled to the Maldives to talk to resort managers and worker in the fishing industry as well as victims of crime in what is described as the “real maldives”.

“A lot is going on here that people never know. Everything is shut off to the outside world,” said Fahma Zadha, whose husband was murdered on the streets of Male’ last year.

“We want to give the message to the outsiders that this place is not safe anymore, we can walk like we could ten years back.”

Al Jazeera reported that the next president would need to overcome both social and economic problems in order to keep both tourists and locals happy.