Going by the details expressed on their website, approval for flying a drone happens on a case by case basis.
If you would like to reach out with an inquiry here is their information
Phone: +960 3324983
There are three steps involved in gaining drone approval:
Recreational video – Get approved by a hotel or local island council
Commercial use – Get approval from the National Centre for the Arts.
The body charged with regulating and enforcing the use of unmanned aircraft in the Maldives is the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority.
Here is their Application form
To save on time you can carry out steps 1 and 2 together.
The best strategy to get a drone permit is to make an application 3 to 4 weeks early.