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With Male just hours away by air, travel to the exotic Maldives in considerable style and comfort with us. Flights from Milan to Male with Qatar Airways provide you with the elegance and premium quality service you expect from one of the world’s leading airlines. Including spacious seating and an award-winning selection of services such as delicious in-flight cuisine and thousands of entertainment options. Our cabin crews are exceptionally attentive, too, and will happily cater for your every need.
Male’s history goes back to the ancient Egyptians, but more recently Portuguese and British colonists left their mark on the city in picturesque relics of their former outposts of empire. The coral reefs and clear blue waters here are legendary, and attractions include the stately Sultan Park with its open green spaces and fountains, the National Museum and Old Friday Mosque. Experience the sunny side of life in one of the world’s most beautiful cities when you fly with Qatar Airways.
Milan’s Malpensa airport is the largest of two serving the northern Italian city. Approximately 25 miles northwest of the city, it is currently undergoing expansion and is set to grow considerably over the next few years.
This modernisation makes Malpensa airport an excellent and efficient departure point for passengers flying from Milan with Qatar Airways. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional, and the airport itself offers passengers every amenity and facility to make their journey more pleasant.
Transportation and parking
The airport is well served by public transport. Malpensa Express trains run direct services to and from Terminal 1 to Milan Cadorna Station, taking approximately 30-40 minutes.
TrenItalia and Trenord services connect to other destinations across the immediate area. Buses operate from Milan Central station to both terminals, while the Malpensa Shuttle Air Pullman coach service also departs from Milan Central, taking approximately 50 minutes.
Taxis are available – ask your hotel concierge to book for you so that you pay a fixed fare (usually around 90 Euros). Parking for both short and long-term stays are available with parking areas close to both terminals. Valet parking is available and a shuttle bus service links the more remote parks with the terminals (particularly Terminal 1).
Arriving in Milan
Passengers flying from Milan with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1C. The airport is very large, so allow plenty of time before your flight is due to board to clear check in and security, which is particularly tight in all European airports.
Carriers recommend that you allow at least two hours prior to your flight’s departure.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities at the airport are excellent quality and very modern. Lounges for all passengers are available, and VIP and premium lounges are set aside for first class and business class travellers.
The airport offers a range of conference and VIP services to business travellers, while paid-for Wi-Fi is available for a charge. Plenty of retail outlets provide travellers with luxury goods, accessories and Duty Free, including exclusive brands and specialist fashion outlets.
Food and drink vendors range from coffee and pastries through to more substantial meals, pizza and international cuisine.
Arriving in Hulhulé after a flight to the Maldives with Qatar Airways, the first thing that will strike you is that this genuinely is a tropical island paradise.
Largely unknown among tourists until the 1970s, the Maldives are today one of the top luxury destinations in the world. Crystal clear oceans, white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees – the Maldives are the epitome of a tropical holiday destination.
The collection of over 1,100 coral islands means that the most common method of transport is by boat or seaplane. Island hopping is a great way to experience the delights above water.
Under the waves there is a second paradise waiting to be explored, and the Maldives offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world.
The Maldives is different to many destinations in that there are relatively few attractions to visit on land. The main attractions of the islands are natural, rather than man-made, so to discover the very best of the islands’ riches you will need to don a swimsuit and head out with one of the many diving parties to explore the coral reefs.
Filled with brilliantly coloured fish and a wealth of natural wonders, the waters of the Maldives offer a rich tapestry of aquatic colour and beauty.
If you’re not a swimmer or prefer to stay on dry land then a visit to the nation’s capital island of Malé for some casual shopping and to see the ‘real’ Maldives away from the custom-made resorts of the islands.
Flights to the Maldives with Qatar Airways land at Malé International Airport. 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 the Maldives please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type A / D / G / J / K / L
International dialing code: +960
More Information: Read our Maldives Travel Guide
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