The cheapest times to fly from DXB to MLE are

  • January 15th to February 18th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • June 4th to June 24th
  • July 16th to August 5th
  • August 27th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DXB to MLE is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $774 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $353 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $471 to $699 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $421. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $708. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $288 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $612 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DXB to MLE flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DXB to MLE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DXB to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DXB to MLE flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Dubai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $31 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $586. Return trip prices are from the MLE to DXB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DXB to MLE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DXB to MLE

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DXB to MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kochi (DXB > COK > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $475
  • Average savings: $138 (22.47%)

See DXB to BLR flights

Hack #2: Bangalore (DXB > BLR > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $508
  • Average savings: $105 (17.08%)

See DXB to COK flights

Hack #3: Chennai (DXB > MAA > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $548
  • Average savings: $64 (10.46%)

See DXB to MAA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DXB to MLE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Air-India Express, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Flynas, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Velana International Airport to Dubai International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1889 miles or 3040 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DXB to MLE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DXB to MLE flight is about 4 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubai and Male?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from DXB to MLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDXB
Origination airport nameDubai International Airport
Countrythe United Arab Emirates

Return Airport

Destination codeMLE
Destination airport nameVelana International Airport
Countrythe Maldives


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