Ukulhas is well known for its cleanliness, well-maintained waste management system and also known as first systematically waste managed island in the history of Republic of Maldives. Ukulhas (Dhivehi: އުކުޅަސް), one of the inhabited islands of Alif Alif Atoll, is a uniquely featured, environmentally friendly island in the Maldives.Being recognized as an environmental role model island in the Republic of Maldives, Ukulhas achieved a Green Leaf award in 2014 for its outstanding services on protecting and preserving the island's environment.
Details of a famous person from the island.
Khalidbe', 76, strongest old man lived in Ukulhas, famed for his braveness and strongness, was a fisherman who started his fishing at the age of 10 and known as the oldest fisherman who practiced fishing activities same as his young followers. He did carpentry works, worked as a toddy man, worked as a social worker and helped many people for their starvation during the economic disaster led by world war 2 . He used to climb 16 palm trees a day to take toddy for more than two years and used to help poor families. He was a kind and generous man who was familiar to rest of the Islanders.
Ibrahim Adam (Kaadu Dhonbe')
Ibrahim Adam (Kaadu Dhonbe'), 78, an extraordinary social worker, brilliant mathematician when he was young, certified Latin language teacher who learned Mathematics at the age of 19 from Ekolhumathee Beybe, Kudakatheeb Alifulhu and Khalidbe', is a well remarkable man from Ukulhas. He was assigned as a Shopkeeper of 'Kaaduge' (the only shop available in the island) at the time of President Mohamed Ameen, to sell staple foods such as rice, wheat, maize etc, where his salary was about g500 of millet (1 raathaa hila binbi) which was later replaced by a portion from fish catches. He was assigned as an 'Assistant Head of Island' on 20 May 1975, served as an assistant head of island for 11 years and served in the state for 39 years and was retired at the time of President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom. He was assigned as an official volunteer to provide fundamental education to all the illiterate men and women in the Island and served as a volunteer for more than 4 years. He used to attend all the inquiry based on Mathematics. Kaadu Dhonbe' knows traditional music such as Gaaodilava, Thaara, Dhigumagu ete and he is a well-known cultural music trainer. His main social activity was keeping the Island clean and tidy. He himself did various cleaning activities and kept encouraging men and women to involve in cleaning activities.
Kalhuhthube', 75, is a great man from Ukulhas, known as a genealogist, who has a vast knowledge of ancestry. He taught great details of 'Aage Ali' ancestry and other dynasties of Ukulhas which made to realise his strong memory. He was a skilled mason too when he was young, he used to build many water wells and never charged anything for his work and time. He is also famed for lagoon fishing and pole and line fishing, who is known one of the few skilled men who knows how to catch horse mackerels in rough seas.