Hello Male…

Ultra Low cost and the Maldives are two terms that are rarely seen together in the same sentence, unless one or both are preceded by the word “not”.

All of that is about to change however, with the news that Wizz Air Abu Dhabi – those exceptional value air travel assistants – announcing that from October 4, 2022 they will be flying to the ambitious travel hub of Male. in the Indian Ocean, in the Maldives.

The flights are on sale now and one-way fares will start at Dhs319 (although when we looked the lowest prices we could find were around Dhs1,599).

There will be four flight departures each week from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) with time slots on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

What’s new in the Maldives

At this point, we normally drop a short travel guide to inspire you on what to do after landing in the new destinations. But you probably don’t need us to tell you what to do in the Maldives. It will also massively depend on which atoll and resort you visit, as you are unlikely to spend much time outdoors.

What might be helpful though is to suggest some of the best “value for money hotels”. You can currently get great deals for Meeru Island – which also has a better than most range of facilities to get involved with; Island of the Sun; Kandima Maldives; and Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa also frequently feature in “best for affordable luxury” lists.

Salam Kuwait

Wizz Air also announced that from October 30 it will launch daily service to Kuwait. The flights are on sale now from 99 Dhs.

Good flight

The airline has one of the youngest fleets in the air, with four state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft offering low fuel burn, low emissions and low noise.

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