Lindsay Wise

Travel Agent
Ambient Vacations

When you get to the airport in Male, Maldives, it is best to convert your money at an ATM, for the best conversation rate. Tips are best in their currency. Most places on the island of Male will want you to use their currency. However, at the resort you may use USD.

Milaidhoo will have a personal concierge that will give you a phone to use while at the resort. Room service is open 24hrs.

Don't forget sunscreen and bug spray. 

More modest dress is asked in the main city. T-shirts and shorts are fine. At the resort it is acceptable to wear swimwear, but they ask for your to cover up in the restaurants. Nudity is against the law.

Weather in March in the Maldives is around 88° F or 31º C with possible short rain showers.

Water visibility in March is excellent.

When you get to Dubai it is best to exchange your money in the Dubai International Airport. You may use your bank card here but it is best to double check your exchange rate through your bank. USD is also accepted in many places in Dubai. 

Women can wear shirts, tops, t-shirts, skirts, shorts, trousers, jeans, and dresses in Dubai. Women can wear swimsuits and bikinis on the beaches. 

For desert

  • Lightweight fabrics are best, as it can get quite hot during the day. Wear breathable materials like cotton or linen over synthetic ones.
  • The temperature can drop quickly in the evening, so it's a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket.
  • It's a good idea to wear long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from the sun and from any potential desert creatures.
  • Try to wear at least mid-thigh length shorts or pants. Shorts exposing your bottom are not appreciated by the locals.
  • For ladies, it is better to skip outfits showing excessive cleavage. Sleeveless tops are acceptable as long as they are not skimpy.
  • Short skirts must be avoided, as meals are often eaten on the floor and can seem uncomfortable, especially with the breeze.
  • Closed-toe shoes are essential, as you'll be doing a lot of walking.
  • A hat or scarf can help keep your head cool.
  • Don't forget to pack sunscreen, and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.

Weather in March in Dubai is around 83º F or 28º C possible rain can occur but it's mostly dry.