The Maldives is one of the most picturesque nations in the world, thanks to its white sandy beaches, beautiful blue lagoons and jaw-dropping reefs.
And now getting to the stunning islands in the Indian Ocean from Bahrain is about to get easier as Gulf Air is set to launch direct flights in October.
Bahrain’s transportation and telecommunication minister Kamal bin-Ahmed Mohamed and Maldives transport minister Aishath Nahula signed an air travel agreement at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)'s General Assembly on Thursday.
National carrier Gulf Air will run five weekly flights between Male' and Bahrain starting October 28 this year.
This is the first time direct flights will operate between the two countries. Currently, visitors to the Maldives must fly via Dubai in the UAE or Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Gulf Air will also run flights between Male', Colombo and Bahrain.