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Take an unforgettable trip to London with the world’s best airline and book flights from the Maldives to London Heathrow with Qatar Airways. Sit back and unwind on board one of the world’s state-of-the-art airliners, where you can enjoy a range of premium services, the attentions of our award-winning cabin crew and a delicious in-flight cuisine prepared by our dedicated chefs.
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, when you take a trip with Qatar Airways you can expect to arrive at your destination relaxed and refreshed. Reach London ready to explore its amazing cultural and historical landmarks, famous internationally inspired restaurants and bustling modern shopping centres. Across its many contrasting boroughs, London offers everything from busy markets to luxury hotels – and everything in-between. Why not visit the British Museum, where you can explore local and world history.
The islands of the Maldives are one of the world’s most popular luxury destinations. As befits such a reputation, the entry and exit point for the islands is just as luxurious as its resorts.
Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (also known as Malé International Airport) puts the emphasis very much on the passenger experience from the moment you walk through the terminal doors.
Surrounded by brilliant blue water and clear skies, this has to be one of the most beautiful settings for an airport, and passengers flying from the Maldives with Qatar Airways will have a lasting memory of this tropical paradise as they take off.
Parking and transportation
Unlike many other airports, the most common form of transport between the airport and the main city of Malé is by speedboat.
Local water taxis (known as dhonis) also transport passengers. As the airport is located on its own island with no land-based connections to the capital, there are no car parking facilities.
Seaplane connections transfer passengers from the outlying islands and resorts to the airport.
Arriving at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport
Passengers flying from the Maldives with Qatar Airways will depart from the International terminal.
The airport is relatively small in comparison to many other international air travel hubs, so finding your way around should be quite easy. A lounge area is available for passengers to relax in while they wait for their flights.
Facilities and amenities
Ibrahim Nasir International Airport has good facilities for such a proportionally small location, including a range of retail outlets selling local goods (great for those last-minute souvenirs) as well as luxury accessories, perfume and jewellery.
Free Internet kiosks are located at the Duty Free area and at Departure Gates 1,2 and 3, and a prayer room is also available. There are two mosques five minutes’ walk from the airport.
From Big Ben to the London Eye, Buckingham Palace to the Shard and Nelson’s Column, London is packed with attractions for visitors to discover. Book a flight to London with Qatar Airways and you’ll be able to wander around this eclectic city that welcomes millions of visitors from around the world every year.
Pageantry and pomp, festivals and events – London has it all. Even its transport is iconic, with London red buses and black cabs recognised all over the world. Fly to London with Qatar Airways and you’ll also discover world-class dining, exclusive shopping, luxury hotels and wellness centres, as well as surprises in every single one of its 32 boroughs.
Westminster probably has more iconic monuments and attractions packed into a small area than almost any other city in the world. Here you’ll find the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street (the home of British government), Whitehall, the Lions and Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, and a host of other things to see.
Head out of Westminster to the west and you’ll find some of London’s greatest museums such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert and the National Gallery.
Newer attractions include the London Eye – a huge Ferris wheel that gives you a spectacular view over London. For a spot of pomp, head down to Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard, or find an oasis of peace and quiet in one of the many parks dotted throughout the capital.
Flights to London with Qatar Airways land at London Heathrow, the world’s busiest air transport hub. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to London please check the visa and passport requirements.
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