The Mulee Aage Palace is situated just in front of the Friday Mosque. It was built in the year 1906. Its construction was decree by Sultan Mohamed Shamsuddeen III. Today it houses the bureau of the president of Maldives. The country became a democratized state in year 1953. Mulee Aage Palace is situated in front of the Friday mosque in Male. It is a well-known historical attraction and its exclusive design reflects on the inspiration and imagination of its architects. The colossal iron gates in the front have secured the palace grounds for many years, and are one of emphasizes of the fortress. The palace is over 100 years old and at present this royal building serves as the presidential residence where some official meetings are held.