Review of Emirates flight Malé Dubai in Business

Airline Emirates
Flight EK657
Class Business
Seat 6K
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 04:10
Take-off 04 Nov 21, 09:15
Arrival at 04 Nov 21, 12:25
EK   #2 out of 75 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 601 reviews
Injian13
By BRONZE 453
Published on 16th June 2022

Our flight from Male was scheduled to leave at 9:20am. Akram picked us up from the villa at 7am (resort time is 1 hour ahead of the capital).

Once last sunrise pic before leaving.


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We waited at the Reception area for the seaplane to arrive.


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He didnt want to go.


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The plane was supposed to arrive around 7.30am resort time but didnt end up arriving till 8am. We were underway 15 minutes later and would stop to pick another set of passengers before heading back to Male.


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Akram and the rest of the St.Regis team bid us farewall from the dock as we taxi-ed out.


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We made it back to the seaplane terminal around 8am Male time and the St.Regis staff were waiting for us. Bags were retrieved by them and then the driver gunned it to the airport. We were escorted to the entrance where our health immigration QR codes were scanned (filled out departure forms the previous night) and went through luggage security.


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There was no line up at the Emirates counter and we were immediately helped. We found out that check in was still open despite the indicated closing time as there were still other passengers to arrive. Additionally, the inbound aircraft arrived late causing a delayed boarding.


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Once the check in was done, the St.Regis staff member escorted us to the escalator where we proceeded through immigration and secondary security. We entered the duty free area and proceeded to the Leeli lounge.


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A boarding announcement was made and we made our way to the gate.


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We boarded the bus and enjoyed the view.


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Our seats were located in the forward business class mini cabin and 6 seats were empty.


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Orange juice as PDB and no alcohol served while on the ground. My breakfast and drink order was taken as well.


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Boarding was eventually completed and push back began. While final checks were done, BA pulled into the stand. We taxi-ed down the runway and bolted out of there.


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Warm fuzzies.


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After the seatbelt signed went off, the crew went into action.

Menu.


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Nuts and Baileys on ice.


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Grilled corn fed chicken - delicious.


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Chocolate biscuit pudding - meh.


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After the tray was cleared, I reclined back and watched movies till we arrived.


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Descending into Dubai.


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The plane did the looooooong taxi to the rear of concourse B.


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Immigration was a breeze and our bags were already on the belt when we arrived.


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In the taxi to the hotel.


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Verdict

Emirates

9.3/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering9.0

Malé - MLE

8.6/10
Efficiency7.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Dubai - DXB

5.0/10
Efficiency5.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

1. Check in staff were professional and efficient.
2. The airport lounge is still the same and has not changed. Was enough for us to spend time before heading to the plane.
3. EK J on a 777 is showing its age but was perfectly fine for a 4 hour flight. Staff were professional but not as outgoing as the DXB-MLE cabin crew.
4. ICE entertainment is top notch as always.
5. Food was fine, nothing outstanding IMO.
6. Services at DXB was excellent as always.

Information on the route Malé (MLE) Dubai (DXB)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Malé (MLE) → Dubai (DXB).


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The airline with the best average rating is Emirates with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 4 hours and 6 minutes.

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2 Comments

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  • Comment 605817 by
    lysflyer GOLD 1274 Comments

    Again, a consistent product by EK

  • Comment 606239 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5952 Comments

    Looks like you picked a good time to go to the Maldives at the end of 2021. I've heard the Maldives are now overrun with tourism since it was one of the first destinations to open back up. Looks like a really cool experience, especially the seaplane between islands!

    This old EK cabin is certainly outdated, but they look well maintained and are still attractive (despite the over blinginess). Angled lie flat seats are perfectly fine for this short of a flight.

    Thanks for sharing!

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