Arriving in Dubai

Book your flights to Dubai with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy the exciting local fusion of tourist paradise and commercial hub.

Plan Your Dubai Holiday

The reasons to travel to Dubai are myriad and focus on primarily commerce and relaxation. People come for the desert, the extravagant collection of shopping malls, the souks, the golden beaches, the museums, the contemporary attractions and for Dubai’s reputation as “place to do business” in the Arabian Gulf. In 2010 Dubai was the 7th most visited city in the world.

The climate in Dubai is a subtropical desert with scattered humidity throughout the year. During the off-peak season, especially in July and August, temperatures swell and at times can exceed 45 degrees. Travellers seeking cheap hotels in Dubai should attempt to arrive during the off-peak season, but should be prepared for very warm temperatures. If you wish to experience the full range of diverse activities that are available, we recommend that you book your tickets to Dubai as soon as you can and travel in the peak season. We additionally advise that you consult our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Dubai all year-round.

Arrive in Dubai in just 45 minutes!

While we don’t fly direct to Dubai, getting there is quick and simple with our complimentary coach service from Abu Dhabi available to all Etihad Airways guests. If you are flying Diamond First Class or Pearl Business Class, you can either use our luxury Etihad Express coaches or book a chauffeur to take you to Dubai, absolutely free.

Flying from Male

Book your flights from Male with Etihad Airways to hundreds of other destinations all over the globe and travel in the style and comfort you can expect from Etihad.

Major Airports in Male

Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE) is the major airport in Male, located on Hulhulé Island. The airport has changed its name twice from Hulhulé Airport and later from Male Airport. It is the Maldives’ main airport and the only one with international flights.

The airport has multiple terminals and one of its most fascinating is the Seaplane Terminal which is mainly for inter-island trips. The airport has modern amenities and facilities such as Wi-Fi and various Internet stations for Internet access. Duty-free shops can be found in the departures area and you can also find souvenir shops in both the departure and transit lounges.

Airport Transportation in Male

If on Hulhulé Island, you can always catch a bus to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Otherwise small boats known as dhoni are available for inter-island travel. Taxis are also available and because the island is small, a taxi to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport does not cost much. There is no available train to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport but you can also use a speed boat or ferry.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Male to Dubai on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in Maldives

Male, Maldives
Airline Office - Terminal PTO-9, Ibrahim Nasir, International Airport
+960 300 6764
Airport only - Operational hours 1330-2200hrs

Etihad Offices in United Arab Emirates

Madinat Zayed
Ahmed Jumaa Al Za-aabee Bldg, Muroor Road
Opposite Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre
Ground Floor
+971 2 6177754
9 am - 9 pm (Sat - Thu)
Etihad Airways, Head Office - Abu Dhabi, UAE
P.O.Box 35566
Head Office, Khalifa City A
+971 2 511 0000
Abu Dhabi Mall
Etihad Airways
Ground Floor, East Tower
Abu Dhabi Mall
+971 2 644 4490
9 am-9 pm (Sat-Thu)
Armed Forces Officers Club
Armed Forces Officers Club
+971 2 4415226
9am-2pm and 5pm-8pm (Sat-Thu)
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Shk Tanoon Building, Zayed Bin Sultan Street
P.O. Box: 15555
+971 3 766 6100
aantkt@etihad.ae
09 am - 08 pm (Sat-Thu)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chelsea Tower Apartment Building (Near Mashreq Bank)
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O.Box 72522
N/A as the calls are transferred to the Global Call Center
dubaitkt@etihad.ae
9 am - 8 pm (Sat-Thu)
Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Mall
Ground Floor
East Tower
Abu Dhabi Mall
+971 2 644 4490
ffang@etihad.ae
9 am - 9 pm (Sat - Thu)
Etihad Holidays shop, Al Wahda Mall
Al Wahda Mall
1st floor
Next to Dome Café
+971 2 443 7389
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Marina Mall
Marina Mall
1st floor,
Snow Dome area
+971 2 617 0125
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Khalidiya Mall
Khalidiya Mall
1st floor
Next to Lulu Entrance
+971 2 635 4955
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Bawadi Mall
Bawadi Mall
Ground Floor,
Entrance 3 (Carrefour Entrance)
+971 3 784 0228
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Dubai Marina Mall
Dubai Marina Mall
Promenade Level
+971 4 399 7956
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Al Hilal Bank
Al Hilal Bank, Corniche
The Mall Branch,
Al Sahel Tower
+971 2 635 9916
9am - 5pm (Sun - Thu)
Etihad Plaza Retail Shop
Etihad Plaza Retail Shop
Block C11 Next to Mugg & Beans Coffee Shop
P.O. BOX 35566
00971 02 511 1966
avillaruz@etihad.ae
Saturday-Friday: 11:00AM -1900 PM