Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (MLE)


Possibility to spend the night at Malé airport (MLE), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.
Spending the night at the airport

Malé airport is small and a bit old-fashioned, so there aren't many amenities. However, an overnight stay may be necessary in some situations, such as waiting for a connecting flight or if you're late for a ferry to other islands. Headphones or earplugs are recommended.

Where to rest: Seats are mostly metal and not very comfortable, but in the boarding area of the Domestic Terminal you can find some better chairs inside a waiting area. Another option is the seating inside the ferry terminal in front of the enclosure. There are also VIP lounges, some of which are open 24 hours a day. As for hotels, there are a few options within the airport island. Ask your airline if they offer accommodation or services for transfer passengers with long waits.

Baggage: You can leave your bags in the luggage storage office located in the Arrivals Hall.

Eating and drinking: There are no options open overnight. Make sure you have plenty of water and some snacks with you.

Restrooms: Showers available in the Departures area.

Other services available around the clock: Pharmacy, baby changing rooms.

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Nearby Hotels

The Hulhule Island Hotel is located within the airport island. More options can be found in the city of Malé, including:

Maagiri Hotel (1.4 km/0.9 miles)
Mookai Hotel (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
Marukab Plaza (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
Unima Grand (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
Samann Grand (1.6 km/1 mile)


Latest updates: November 22, 2023

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