Essential information for Maldives

Local time


English widely spoken


Maldivian Rufiya
Official currency of Maldives

Do I need a visa?

 British citizens do not require a visa.

Flight information

Male (MLE)
12 hours
Fly via Dubai

Flight schedule

  • Emirates flights to the Maldives (via Dubai) depart 5 times a week (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon and Wed) from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.

Transfers in the Maldives

Transfers are by domestic aircraft, by speedboat or seaplane. You will be escorted to your departure point by our staff and the hotel representative. 

Transfers in the Maldives continued

During adverse weather conditions it may not be possible to transfer immediately to your resort and as seaplanes only operate during daylight hours, it may be necessary to overnight at the airport hotel.

Seaplane and domestic aircraft luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage per person. Excess may be charged at approx $4 per kilo and/or carried later. As you board, they will stow all luggage including handbags, so make sure you have your camera in your hand if you think you might like to take photos.