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Malé, the capital of the Maldives, serves as a gateway to the country's famed island resorts. While not a typical tourist destination itself, Malé offers a glimpse into Maldivian culture and history. Visitors can explore the historic Friday Mosque, the oldest mosque in the Maldives, and the National Museum, showcasing the country's heritage through artefacts and exhibits. Beyond cultural immersion, Malé provides a vibrant atmosphere with bustling markets selling fresh fish, local crafts, and souvenirs. However, the main draw of the Maldives lies in its numerous island resorts, accessible by boat or seaplane from Malé, offering idyllic settings for relaxation and water activities.

Fancy a trip to Malé? With over 600 airlines to choose from and more than 40 ways to pay, Alternative Airlines can help you conveniently book your flights to Malé. We offer budget-friendly, flexible flight routes to Malé no matter where you're flying from or when you plan to travel!

Airports near Malé

There are multiple ways to reach Malé - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Malé.

Velana International Airport

This is the main international airport for the Maldives, located on Hulhulé Island, a short ferry or speedboat ride from Malé. It offers the most direct access and frequent international flights from various hubs.


Gan International Airport

Located on Gan Island in the southern Maldives, this airport is a good choice if you're planning to visit resorts in the southern atolls, requiring an additional domestic flight to Malé and then transfers to your chosen resort via speedboat or seaplane.


Bandaranaike International Airport

Located near Colombo in Sri Lanka, this major international hub offers flights from around the world. You'll need to take a connecting flight to Malé from Colombo, but this could be a good option if direct routes are unavailable or if you want to combine Sri Lanka with your Maldives trip.


Singapore Changi Airport

Considered one of the world's best airports, Singapore Changi offers several flights connecting to the Maldives. While further away, it could be a good option if you're planning a longer stopover in Singapore.

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Buy your flights to Malé and pay later

If you'd like to easily manage your travel expenses and don't want to pay the full cost of your flights to Malé upfront, why not consider using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods at Alternative Airlines?

With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Malé into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Malé

Exploring Malé's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

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The Maldives Grand Friday Mosque

Discover the largest and most stunning mosque in the Maldives, Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam. With a grand golden dome and majestic minaret, it's a sight to behold. Accommodating over 5,000 worshippers, its modern Islamic architecture and intricate artistry showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Maldives.

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Malé Fish Market

This bustling market is the commercial epicenter of the city and offers a fascinating insight into the everyday lives of the locals. Here, you can witness the age-old tradition of fishing, which is the lifeblood of the Maldivian economy. The market is filled with a variety of fresh seafood, from tuna to reef fish, and the energetic atmosphere is sure to captivate you.

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Maldives National Museum

This museum is a treasure trove of historical artifacts that tell the story of the Maldives. Housed in the Sultan Park, the museum showcases a collection that ranges from ancient stone objects to fragments of royal antiquities from the Buddhist era and the Islamic period. A visit to the National Museum offers a deep dive into the rich history and culture of the Maldives.

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