Dhiraagu e-Directory data for download (2009-04-12)

It's been a while since I posted an update of the Dhiraagu e-Directory data. So here is one from today...


The Dhiraagu e-Directory now lists 421,407 entries, with a number distribution across the various prefixes as follows:

Dhiraagu number distribution according to the e-Directory

I must note that a comparison of this data set with the last one I had posted indicates an increase of a mere 209 numbers during the two months that separate the two data sets and hence is very likely a sign that something is amiss with this new listing. It may very well have something to do with the fact that Dhiraagu had recently made some changes, most visibly in the addition of a CAPTCHA verification stage, to the e-Directory service. It may also have something to do with the fact that I had to use a slightly different method to grab the e-Directory data because of the changes to the service.

Unlike my old method of grabbing the data, the new method does not limit itself to the 3, 6, 7 prefixes only and so it was a small surprise when the new data set listed two entries under the prefix "9". These two numbers almost certainly belong to ex-customers of Wataniya who had switched providers and chosen to retain their old numbers as facilitated by Mobile Number Portability (MNP). MNP allows customers of Dhiraagu, which hand out mobile numbers with the prefix "7", and the customers of Wataniya, which hand out mobile numbers with the prefix "9", to switch between the two mobile telephony providers without having to give up their number.


Here's the data as the usual Tab-Separated Values (a.k.a CSV) format file that can be opened in Excel, OpenOffice or imported into Access or any other database.

- Download edirectory_2009-04-12.zip (6,431 KB)



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  1. ajaaibu says:

    great job man, thanks for keeping providing this.

  2. dudu says:

    i thought u wont be able to do this after dhiraagu added that features...
    bt u did...
    anywayz only 200 number increase doesnt give much worth to download...
    bt i dnt want to miss anything...so i did

  3. Shah says:

    Hey great job, wanted the new list badly..:-D
    Thnks bro

  4. deadman says:

    thnxs i need this one

  5. Damien says:

    BIG help. Thanks alot man.i had your 2007 update but never looked around for an update. Just snooped around google a bit looking for it and there you had it again! :-D thanks.

  6. mux says:

    helw brw. . .
    thanku 4 ur kind work. . .
    i want this alOt. . .
    thanku man. . .
    i wanna ask u sum pvt questionx can i have ur msn id or email. . .

  7. jaa says:

    Thanks :-)

    You can find my email on: http://www.jawish.org/blog/pages/aboutme.html

  8. Shah says:

    hey jaa, dhen kon irakun update ey libey varu vaanee....mihaaru 2 months vi dho for this update.hope to see n update soon :-D

  9. Robert says:

    This Maldives phone directory is wonderful for keeping contact with friends and neighbours. Jaa, you must have spent many hours assembling the 400,000 entries. Thanks for your labour of love.

    A simple text search of the directory reveals
    school - 2142 phones
    hospital - 1365 phones
    resort - 9785 phones
    church - 0 phones

  10. rey says:

    grrt one this is so0o0o0o0o0o co0o0o0o0o0o0o0ol thx man keep it up

  11. shaamil says:

    Hey bro! How the **** did u beat the captcha! I am having trouble doing that. I wonder if u would help me on this.. Great job!

  12. mumxax says:

    kaloa nehtha party thakuga ulhey meehunge e-Directory eh? hehe.. mage athuga ebaan theege 14-07-08.
    update eh v ma salhi. nywaz salhi ingey man.

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  14. Nizam says:

    Hei man... great job. i also needed new version so badly. u might remember me, volunteer for science program @ marble. hope u remember.

  15. Ahlo says:

    hello jaa
    how can we use in pc its diff.to search in notepad

  16. jaa says:

    Open the file in Excel or any other program that supports CSV files...

  17. concord says:

    can u help me to get the Dhiraagu-e-Directory with updates of 2011...

  18. nabaan says:

    its really good to have the edirectory offline, but it will be great if the directory is uptodate , for me upto 2009 is a lil out date, can u please update the directory if its not a burden , realy appreciate your work , thanks in advance, or can u explain me how u do the sql injection, hoping a reply to my email ,thanks

  19. Aiman says:

    Dhiraagu captcha is a pain in the ass compared to ooredoo

  20. aataa says:

    hi, good work, very helpfull, thankyou keep it up.

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