Qatar QSuites Business Class Award Space to the Maldives

Qatar QSuites Business Class Award Space to the Maldives


There's Qatar QSuites Business Class Award Space to the Middle East and the Maldives for early 2025. While not our favorite business class (we prefer Japan Airlines SkySuite Business Class 777-300ER window seats, thanks to the three windows, privacy, and comfortable mattress pad), Qatar QSuites has a good hard product, even if service and catering has been inconsistent on our multiple flights. Here's one of our several Qatar QSuites Business Class video reviews:


While space is going quickly, there are still some dates January-February 2025 with 2 award seats from/to Atlanta ATL, Boston BOS, Chicago ORD, Dallas DFW, Houston IAH, Los Angeles LAX, Miami MIA, Montreal YUL, New York JFK, San Francisco SFO, Seattle SEA and Washington, DC IAD.


Which Miles and Points to Book Qatar QSuites Award Space

The best deal is with American AAdvantage miles: just 70,000 miles each way between the U.S. and the Maldives (MLE), with a stopover in Doha (DOH). It's also 70K miles each way between the U.S. and other destinations in the Middle East or India, again with a stopover in DOH. While it's also possible to reserve in AA Business Class, we definitely recommend flying Qatar Airways metal over American Airlines, so check the operating carrier of each flight leg before booking.

The problem is that the AAdvantage award calendar is only open until 1/25/25, so to book February dates, you'll want to reserve using British Airways Avios, although you'll pay more in miles if going beyond Doha. For example, Los Angeles via Doha to the Maldives (MLE) is 85,000 Avios. Still, especially if you're looking at February 2023 dates and have a lot of British Airways Avios, it may be worth it to spend more miles to lock in your preferred dates.


Where to Stay in Doha

If stopping in Doha with enough time to see sights, our recommendation for a luxury hotel stay is the Mandarin Oriental Doha. Get a sense for the hotel with our Mandarin Oriental Doha video review:


Where to Stay in the Maldives

We've stayed at eight different luxury resorts in the Maldives, and our clients have stayed at many others. Our top recommendations are Cheval Blanc Randheli; Velaa Private Island; and the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, all of which we can reserve with Virtuoso or preferred partner benefits.


For a more boutique option on a smaller island with only 26 stand-alone villas, we recommend The Nautilus Maldives, a Relais & Chateaux member:

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