Arriving at Frankfurt airport, big airport, its better to come 3 ours earlier so you can be sure that in case you get lost, you dont miss the flight. We went with Oman Air, they had an Airbus A330
8 hours is a long flight, for me at least it was. Be sure to have a long sleeves shirt cause they gonna use the AC all the time and it will get cold quick.
After the plain is in the air, you get some hot towels to clean your hands. You will get food but try to stay in the first seats of the airplane so that you will really have from what to chose from, else you will get the food that remains (vegetables or fish)... the food is not that good, but its something there for everyone, anyway you need to get used to it... Curry and spicy stuff
Try to get some sleep after you eat (its a 7-8h flight), cause after you land in MUSCAT you wont have any chance to sleep. FRA - Muscat - Male
Even if you can bend the chair a little, its not that comfy ... so if you can and see some free chairs in the firs row, crab them and stretch you legs
Arriving in Muscat... after seeing one of the biggest airports, this one seems tiny.
They got steel chairs which are not comfy at all. At the end of the airport, there is a childrens area where there are also some easy-chair where you could get some sleep
actually its very cold inside the airport, again AC is fully used and its really cold, try to drink a coup of hot chocolate/tee to get warm... or you can take the blanket from the airplane with you and put it on the chairs to try and get a one hour of sleep, we stayed 3 or 4hours there.
From here you get outside on the bus to get to the plain.... its so damn hot, like 40 degrees or something... its anyway a big difference between the 20 in the airport and the 40 outside...take of your thick clothes remain only in some t-shirt
Once in the airplane to Maldives you will want to take your thick clothes back on, again the AC is at full speed running and it gets cold quick...
you will get another set of blanket and pillow, socks and toothbrush... again food and stuff other 4 hours of flight
Once you get to Male, you will get trough customs, and wait for you luggage, u go out and some dude from the tourist agency will wait and guide you to the right counter... there you will be asked about your destination-island, and you will be guide to another counter, from here you will be asked to wait in the cafe-terrace and after 10-15 minutes you will get a guide and follow him to the ship or water-plane
you get to your island in 30-50 min, pay attention you might see dolphins on the way...
you will get on the island and be guided to the reception you will have to fill out a form, and u will get your key/room
We got one hour or so to unpack and take a shower, and to get back in the reception to get some explanations of the services of the island and all kind of info, after that at 19:30 for us it was dinner time, at 18 its dark already so you cant do much ... only eat, stay at the bar and then go to sleep
breakfast is at 7:30
lunch is at 12:30
might want to bring with you a light... from 6 pm it gets dark, if you wanna explore the island nights ;)
you need to bring your own snorkel or else you will be paying something like 20$/day to rent and 100$ to buy from the island shop
the natural juice is not included in the AI, so you will pay like 4$ for one
anti-mosquitoes cream is a must
The island is beautiful, natural, there is allover sand, no roads or anything, like in the Robinson Crusoe novel. The service was good, the food was plenty, the water was clear with lots of fish and small sharks ... a joy.
The Rooms are ok, its not like a hotel room, you have enough space, we had a fridge, AC.
The Restaurant and Bar are also great, great service and good cocktails ;)
Great snorkel site, near the beach the water is very small, so it might be ok for children as well.
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