This is the presidential residence of the country. It was built in early 20th century for the Sultan, though he lost power before he could move in. Then for almost 40 years it was used as government office. In 1953 it became presidential residence, but in 1994 Theemuge took its place. Though in 2009 President Gayoom took it as his residence.
There is a tomb of Abul Barakat Yoosuf Al Barbary here, who brought Islam in this country in the middle of eleventh century.