Why you should book Emirates’ business class when travelling to the Maldives

SAM | 10th September 2019

With its blue skies, sparkling seas, stunning beaches and some of the best hotels in the world, the Maldives is a dream destination.

 

Flights to the Maldives touch down in small capital island of Male, where the adventure starts with onward connections – either by seaplanes or speedboat – to your resort.

 

Travelling long-haul though can be exhausting though, especially so when flying through multiple time zones and having to catch connecting flights onwards to your resort.

 

That why VIVA has seven great reasons why you should choose business class over economy when flying with Emirates to ensure your dream holiday gets off to a good start.

 

  1. Complimentary Chauffeur Service

 

Chauffeur-driven cars.

 

The service begins right from your front door of your home with a chauffeur driven car picking you up and drops you off at the airport terminal building. This door-to-door service means that you seamlessly enjoy the luxury of Emirates right from the start often travelling in a top of the range Mercedes or BMW.

 

  1. Priority Check-in & Fast-track through Security

 

Check-in with Emirates.

 

Once you’ve checked in at one of its speedy counters for business and first-class passengers use only, you’ll be fast-tracked through security on departure, in transit and upon arrival at your destination.

 

  1. Access to its Worldwide Lounges

 

Business class lounge in Dubai.

 

Leave the hustle and bustle of the airport behind with guaranteed access as a business passenger to one of the airline’s award-winning lounges all over the world. Its lounge in Dubai spans the whole terminal – it’s huge! There’s complimentary food and drink a la carte style, a champagne bar, ice cream carts, smoking rooms, sleeping areas, showers and a spa.

 

  1. An Impressive Fleet

 

Business class onboard an A380 aircraft.

 

Emirates boasts one of the world’s fastest growing fleets with new aircrafts added all the time. Travel on the world’s biggest aircraft – A380 – with the airline having the largest amount of these types of aircrafts in any fleet in the air right now.

 

It has also retrofitted some of its Boeing 777-300 ER aircrafts that fly on some routes to the Maldives. First class suites and an enhanced business class hard product on these aircrafts are now available when connecting at Dubai and travelling to the Maldives.

 

  1. Fully Flat-bed Seats

 

Business class onboard a 777-300 ER aircraft.

 

The airline’s seats in business class convert into a fully flat bed with massage function. There are large TV screens with 1400 channels, electronic devices and a mini bar of soft drinks. There’s mattress pads, duvets and pillows for added comfort.

 

  1. Dine-on-Demand Meals

 

Business class dine on demand service.

 

The business class cabin has an extensive food menu of three or four options per course as part of its dine-on-demand service. Food comes with a wine flight, or alternatively choose your favourite tipple and the crew will make it for you. The cuisine onboard is a genuine, fine dining experience with the menu tailored to the route of the aircraft.

 

  1. Onboard Bar

 

The onboard bar on an A380.

 

On its A380s, Emirates has an onboard bar and lounge where the crew will serve you premium spirits, cocktails and champagne.  It’s a great area to stretch your legs or mingle with other passengers and the crew might even let you mix your own drinks behind the bar.

 

Emirates departs three times a day from Manchester with connecting flights in Dubai to Male International in the Maldives. Prices start from £2,500 return.