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The world of luxury air travel is open to you with the regular flights from Paris to Male with Qatar Airways. In-flight delicious cuisine, spacious seats and generous legroom are just the beginning, as you’ll also have ready access to our excellent range of award-winning services. Our highly trained and attentive cabin crew make sure that all your needs are met. Take the strain out of the journey and turn it into a real pleasure on our flights to the Maldives.
Male is a tiny capital city but is at the commercial heart of the Maldives. The pace of life elsewhere in the islands may be age-old and relaxed, but here it’s as frenetic as in any Western capital. Away from the more familiar chic resorts, Male is an alcohol-free city packed with lively shops and markets, brightly-coloured buildings and friendly residents. On your trip here with Qatar Airlines you’ll see another side to the Maldives.
Just 14 miles northeast of Paris is Charles de Gaulle International Airport, France’s largest air hub and one of the most important international travel points in Europe. In 2015 it was awarded the Skytrax award for the World’s most improved airport, and its airport shopping facilities and services are rated in the top five and top 10 in the world respectively.
Combined with outstanding transportation connecting it to the French capital and excellent levels of services, Charles de Gaulle International Airport is among the best in the world.
Transportation and parking
Transport to and from the airport is excellent, with a network of trains, buses, and underground services connecting the airport to the capital. The SNCF main line station at Paris CDG is called Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV and is located between terminals 2C-2D and 2E-2F. The airport is also linked by the RER B service to Paris and the suburbs.
This service runs to and from Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1, which is closest to Terminals 1 and 3. A fleet of taxis is available around the clock, and limousines are also available for pre-booking. Passengers flying from Paris with Qatar Airways should park in the car parks closest to Terminal 1. Long-stay parking is located opposite Terminals 1 and 3.
Arriving at Charles de Gaulle International Airport
Passengers flying from Paris with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal 1. Head for the Departure level on level 3. An on-line check in service is available. Escalators will take you up to the departure area.
Major functions such as check in and baggage claim are located in the centre of the terminal, with departure gates distributed around the outer ring.
Facilities and amenities
The majority of facilities in Terminal 1 are located on level 4, where you will find a plentiful selection of retail outlets selling high-end luxury goods. A large duty-free area is also available to ticket holders who have cleared customs.
Changing areas and rest areas are dotted throughout the terminal, and this being Paris there is an excellent selection of food and drink outlets selling everything from coffee and croissants through to full a la carte menu meals.
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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