Drinking age in


Sale to citizens: PROHIBITED
18 for tourists

See below for more details on drinking age and alcohol purchase age in


This is not legal advice. Check with local law enforcement what is the legal drinking age BEFORE drinking or purchasing alcohol while in the country.

More information:

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Alcohol Purchase Age

On Premise Sale to citizens is prohibited; 18 for tourists
Off Premise No Information

Alcohol Drinking Age

In Private Sale to citizens is prohibited; 18 for tourists
In Public 17

Legal details

If at any point in the page above you find “No information” it means there is no specific mention in the legislation, but you still need to ask local law enforcement before drinking in .

Sale of alcohol is limited to tourist resorts. It is prohibited to sell alcohol to local Maldivians

You can find more legal details and links here:Wikipedia Legal Drinking Age