Male is the capital of the Maldives archipelago. This capital is an island and in days gone by it used to be called King's Island, as it was where the king resided. Over the past two decades, Male has developed to become a tourism hub for many people looking to enjoy a relaxing time on its famous white, sandy beaches. In addition to its great tourism spots, it is also a gaming hub, with most gaming companies choosing to establish their headquarters on this beautiful island. It is also one of the most highly populated cities in the world.
Flying to Male
1. Which airports serve Dubai to Male?
Flights from Dubai to Male can originate from any of these four airports in Dubai: Dubai International Airport, Dubai Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai Creek SPB Airport or XNB Airport.
There is just one airport where flights from Dubai can land on Male, which is Velana International Airport, previously known as Ibrahim Nasir Airport. The airport is located on Hulhulé Island, near the capital Male.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Male?
There is one airline that operates daily and connects Dubai to Male, and that is Emirates. Other airlines that operate daily but require a connection are Air India, Singapore, SpiceJet, Turkish and Sri Lankan. Other airlines that travel from Male to Dubai, but not on a daily basis, are Oman Air, Saudi Arabian, Aeroflot, Chinese Eastern, Lufthansa, Korean, China Southern and Cathay.
3. How long is the flight?
On average, the flight from Dubai to Male takes four hours and 10 minutes if on a direct flight. However, when one takes a connecting flight, the duration increases slightly to around five hours. Male is one hour ahead of Dubai.
4. Climate changes between Male and Dubai
Due to its close proximity to the equator, Male experiences stable temperatures between 25 °C and 30 °C throughout the year. The same can be said of Dubai, though it does have some extremes, being extremely hot in August, colder in January and humid in February.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The currency that is used in Male is the Maldivian rufiyaa. Visitors can convert their currency at the airport, at hotels or in banks. International cards issued by Visa and Mastercard can easily be used around the city to transact.
Just over 150,000 people live in Male. It has an impressive, state-of-the art infrastructure, both commercial and residential. Top attractions on Male include Male Friday Mosque, Atolls of the Maldives, the National Museum and the Islamic Centre. Male is a highly conservative city, but the ever-growing number of Western-style leisure spots mean tourists are likely to find some nightspots and bars offering foreign drinks in addition to local and exotic cuisine. Dubai, on the other hand, is a metropolis with skyscrapers and ultramodern buildings.
A jewel of modern engineering. Dubai is known for its artificial islands: The Palms and The World. For shoppers, the Dubai Mall is heaven on earth; it is in fact the largest shopping center in the world. It's unbelievable that inside, there are facilities for winter sports, including three ski slopes – that could only happen in Dubai, with outside temperatures often soaring above 40 °C.
Dubai to Male Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 12:00 -04:00
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Male
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Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Male by Month
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Male
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Dubai to Male is AED2,057.
The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Male is AED3,199.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Male
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Dubai to Male. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Dubai to Male is AED1,455.
The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Male is AED2,057.
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