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Updated January 2023
With turquoise waters, white sands, and swaying palms, the Maldives makes an excellent choice for an idyllic beach getaway. Much to the delight of UAE travellers, the island nation has long resumed international flight operations from Dubai and the UAE.
Keep reading to know the latest travel guidelines on travelling from Dubai to the Maldives.
Cheap flights Dubai to the Maldives
Cheap flights from Dubai to the Maldives are now fully operational allowing travellers from Dubai and the UAE to travel to the Maldives without breaking the bank. Direct flight roundtrip tickets range from AED 1,800 to AED 4,398. For details, please consult the flight schedule below.Cheap flights from Dubai to the Maldives
Dubai to the Maldives flight schedule
Emirates Airlines, Flydubai, Qatar Airways, and IndiGo are some of the available carriers currently servicing direct and non-direct flights from Dubai to Malé in the Maldives. They also offer the cheapest rates for roundtrip tickets.
Note: All prices are for the month of January 2023 and are accurate at the time of writing
Dubai – Maldives: Up to 4 direct flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 3,200.
Dubai – Maldives: Up to 2 direct flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 4,177.
Dubai – Maldives: Multiple connecting flights available most days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,800.
Dubai – Maldives: Up to 3 connecting flights available most days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 2,970.
Dubai – Maldives: Multiple connecting flights available on most days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 3,810.
Dubai to Maldives flight time
A direct flight from Dubai to Malé typically takes 4 hours to complete. Non-direct flights can take anywhere between 7 to 20 hours.
Maldives entry regulations from Dubai
The latest travel and entry requirements to the Maldives are as follows.
The following documents will be required for entry into the Maldives:
- the tourist’s passport must have at least 1-month validity from the date of expected departure to the Maldives
- the Travel Declaration Form should be filled out and submitted within 72 hours prior to departure.
- a return/onward ticket.
Vaccination is mandatory for entering the Maldives. A traveller will be considered fully vaccinated only if the second dose for vaccines with a two-dose schedule has been administered at least 14 days before departure, or at least 21 days after passed after the administration of the vaccine with a single-dose schedule.
Furthermore, international arrivals are NO longer required to present their vaccination certificates and other COVID-19 documents.
Maldives-approved vaccines are as follows:
- Pfizer / BioNTech
- Moderna / Spikevax
- Sputnik V
- Janssen / Johnson & Johnson
Testing and quarantine requirements
Arrivals in the Maldives are NO longer required to present a pre-departure negative PCR test certificate for entry into the country. However, except for arriving tourists and Maldivians to the Maldives, other travellers are advised to undertake a PCR test between days 3 and 5 of arrival. Furthermore, travellers who have symptoms of COVID-19 may take an antigen test.
Travel-related quarantine is no longer a requirement for entry into the Maldives.
Maldives visit visa from Dubai
Travellers do not need to obtain a visa if visiting the Maldives as a tourist. Tourists from all nationalities are issued a 30-day visa on arrival.