Yes there is a lounge at Male. You get things like comfy leather seating, internet access, cold and hot drinks, snacks and cakes including sandwiches, air con, etc, etc. Airport is a no booze zone apart from duty free but you'll get them on the return leg at Doha no doubt......
I believe it's open 24 hrs as there are flights leaving at 2am etc.........
Have a great time in the Maldives, it's a beautiful place.........
There is a small clear quite nice airconditioned business lounge at Male. Coffee , wc and forty odd seats. Its at the main concorse. There may be another over by the sea planes but I dont know for sure. As is the normal state of affairs you would only be able to use it for free on the return leg (back from male) unless your onward flight / package / hotel allows. I seem to remember you can also pay to enter at any time. Male airport is quite rustico as you may have guessed..
The BA card is very restrictive and pretty pants IMHO. I tend to use the business lounge of the airline I am flying with or if in coach my Priority Pass which gets me into most lounges at most airports. I get that card free with my Amex subscription.
Check out prioritypass.com or amex.com for more info.
hey sunshinebob, whats the priority pass all about?
I have an Amex card and have been a member for years now.
could you explain
the priority pass is allows the holder to get into many business lounges at hundreds of airports world wide.
You can pay for the card directly but mine is free with my Amex card..I dont know if its free on all levels of cards or world wide. I suggest you speak to you card issuer.
I have used it for years....
CUT AND PASTE BLURB FROM PROIRITYPASS.COM
How Priority Pass works
You will be issued with a personalized membership card, lounge directory and unique pin number to access the member-only pages on this site; for the most up-to-date lounge information available.
Simply present your card
When you visit a lounge, present your membership card to the lounge reception and a record of visit voucher will be issued for you to sign. If you have guests, these will also be recorded.
Relax and enjoy
Then you and your guests can simply relax and enjoy the comfort of an airport VIP lounge away from the commotion of the busy airport terminal. Enjoy light refreshments, read the newspaper, watch TV or make the most of your valuable time by catching-up on work.
looked at my card issuer, cant find it
I have a gold amx and platinum soon.
have a look at this if you can...
I dont know if its the same in Oz...
umm cant find anything within Oz
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Qatar - without doubt.
Check out Ethihad also. Not sure if the do Male though.
Emirates. NO. They have passed their sell-by date. Do youself a big favour and cross them off your list!
Signed - an EX EK customer!
Offspinner. Transitted through DXB Terminal 3 a few days ago - but only for a short time. All very nice, but like you said there ain't a whole bunch of places to sit.