Etihad Business Class to the Maldives for €884 from Cairo

Etihad business window seat

Etihad Airways currently has an interesting offer for business class flights to the Maldives. Departing from Cairo, you can travel to Male for as low as €884 until July. The round-trip flight includes a layover in Abu Dhabi in each direction, but adding a stopover is not allowed. Note that flights to Cairo roughly cost €250 to €300 from most of Europe.


A visa for Egypt is available on arrival for approximately €23. A visa is also required for entry into the Maldives for most European countries. However, this visa is free for stays up to 30 days and is issued upon arrival at Male airport. Additionally, you must fill out an electronic entry declaration at least 96 hours before departure.

You can be redirected to book on Skyscanner or Etihad’s website (roughly €35 more expensive) through our form with just a few clicks. Available dates are marked in green:

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Airbus A321 aircraft with recliner seats (sometimes operated by Air Seychelles) are used for the flights between Cairo and Abu Dhabi. Between Abu Dhabi and Male, you will be seated in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with lie-flat seats in a 1-2-1 alignment (review).

Etihad has a good business class, which offers direct access to the aisle for all seats. Additionally, the food & drinks, as well as the service are hard to beat. The biggest weaknesses are its average entertainment program (which is becoming less important in the age of tablets and notebooks), the overpriced internet service and its own business class lounge in Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Business Class

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, the offer is bookable until May 31, 2024 for travel until July. The minimum stay is 2 days, and you can stay a maximum of 4 months.

Suitable dates can be found on Google Flights. You can book directly at the airline or via platforms like Skyscanner. Our calendar (see above) is also useful for this purpose.

Miles & Points

The booking class is Z. You will receive the following miles:

  • 8,728 Award Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 8,728 Award Miles on Asiana Club
  • 8,728 Award Miles + 2,000 Tier Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 8,728 Award Miles + 10,072 Tier Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 8,728 Award Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 8,728 Award Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
  • 8,728 Award Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
  • 8,728 Award Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 8,728 Award Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 8,728 Award Miles on Flying Blue
  • 8,728 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
  • 8,394 Award Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 8,394 Extra Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 8,394 Award Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 7,722 Award Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 6,714 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.


Climate diagram for Male’ (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Cover Picture: Felix Lomberg

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