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About Male (Maldives)

The Maldives is an island-nation of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean. Neighbored by India and Sri Lanka, some 1,000 islands of the Maldives are uninhabited. With luxurious and comfortable hotels, and especially water bungalows, the Maldives offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, which can be found on almost all of the islands.

There is a wide range of water sports that the Maldives can offer visitors, such as diving, surfing, and swimming with sharks, and it is one of the most popular destinations for romantic holidays or honeymoon couples.

Although alcohol is sold in the island hotels, it is forbidden to import alcohol and pork into the Maldives, which has a 97% Muslim population. Islamic law (sharia) is observed in the country, although tourists are exempt.

The Maldives enjoys a tropical climate, and tourists visit the islands all year round. However, as May and August are the wettest seasons it is advisable to visit the Maldives during the winter or spring season. Keep in mind that the island you visit may disappear in the near future as the rising sea levels may submerge the country in the coming century. That is why the Government of Australia already grants citizens of the Maldives asylum rights.

Transportation to Male (Maldives) City Center from Airport

Male Airport is located in Hulhule Island, close to Male, the capital of Maldives. It is the largest and most important international airport in the country.  Male Airport is, at the same time, Maldives's only international airport, and it is able to attract tourists to the islands from all over the world.

Male Airport, which has only one highway, also has sections built on the sea. For this reason, Male Airport, covering a very large area, is providing a pleasant and comfortable time to its passengers with many services.

The transport from Male Airport to the city center and other areas in the Maldives is provided with different transportation options. We can list the transportation options that can be preferred in Maldives where both air and sea transportation is used, thanks to the geographical location, as speedboat, sea plane and airport ferry.

Speedboat

With the speedboats called Dhoni, you can go quickly to the capital Male. It is only 10 minutes to the capital city center, which is only 1 km away from the airport. Dhonis can also be used for other purposes including showing around to special guests and daily explorations.

Sea Plane

Male Airport, which has the largest sea plane aircraft in the world, has two companies, namely Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi, which provide this service. While traveling with the sea planes, one of the most comfortable options, you can also have the opportunity to see the magnificent scenery of the Maldives.

Airport Ferry

Another vehicle that will allow you to travel between Male Airport and Male capital is the ferry. You can reach the center of the capital, Male, after a 10 minute ride with the ferry that Male Airport is holding ready for its passengers. The ferries, those almost serve 24 hours, depart from the airport every 10 minutes.

Last Updated: 08 May 2017

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To which airport are the flights to Male (Maldives) arranged?

Male (Maldives) flights are organized to Velana Intl. Airport.

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London-Male (Maldives) 10 hour 30 minutes, Manchester-Male (Maldives) 10 hour 50 minutes, Edinburgh-Male (Maldives) 11 hour, Birmingham-Male (Maldives) 10 hour 50 minutes, Glasgow-Male (Maldives) 11 hour, Bristol-Male (Maldives) 10 hour 50 minutes, Liverpool-Male (Maldives) 10 hour 50 minutes, Newcastle-Male (Maldives) 10 hour 50 minutes.

Which airlines have direct flights to Male (Maldives) from which cities?

Etihad Airways organizes direct flights to Male (Maldives) from Abu Dhabi.

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