You would have probably heard that Dubai is a shopping paradise but believe me, there is nothing like knowing what if feels like until you actually experience it. The Dubai Airport has received more than 150 awards from the industry, its government bodies and also the media itself. Over the years, the Dubai Airport has increased in retail space from 7,000 square meters to 26,000 square meters just to provide space for shoppers to purchase their duty free items making this the world’s largest duty-free shopping space. You would not miss out on anything as all stores at the Dubai Airport are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most major currencies such as Euro, Dollars, Pounds and Dirham are accepted in Dubai Airport. However this is also depends very much on the shop that you are patronizing. It would be the best if you pay with your credit card as it is accepted everywhere. ATM services are also available which you can withdraw local currencies.
Here is just a tiny glimpse of what are the things which you can get at duty free rates at the Dubai Airport:
You will easily be able to purchase branded goods in certain categories such as camcorders, laptops, computers, video games and even mobile phones. Top brands such as Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung are included in the list. If you are in need of a good mobile phone, you can even purchase an Apple Iphone or even a Blackberry under the duty free rates at this airport.
Gold, Jewellery, Watches, Perfumes & Cosmetics
There is no better shopping haven like the Dubai Airport as you can purchase the most luxurious goods by paying a lower price than anywhere in the world. Just to start off, you can actually buy 18, 22 and 24 carat gold bars from top notch jewellers such as Bvlgari, Pandora and Swarovski. If you are a person who fancies world class timepieces then you might want to get one here as they offer branded names like Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Bvlgari, Tissot and Tag Heuer. Perfumes are the best sellers here at this airport and they contribute the most as far as sales is concerned. Just to list a few brands of what you could get here would be Burberry, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren and Mont Blanc.
Pens, Sunglasses, Luggage and Leather Goods
If you are ever in need of buying small items such as souvenirs for your loved ones, you can easily purchase pens, leather goods and even others branded accessories here. Montblanc, Gucci, Prada, Ray Ban and Marc Jacobs are some of the branded names that you would find here for these items.
Shop till you drop? No, not here!
Once you are done with all your shopping, you don’t have to stress yourself out at the airport. What you should do is pick a restaurant you love and indulge in your favourite delicacies. The Dubai Airport has more than 100 restaurants that are meant to provide the best meals for all their beloved duty-free shoppers. You can get all types of food from around the world so you don’t have to worry about finding something you will love after a tiring day of shopping. With the duty-free emporia of the airport, you shopping experience would be one like you have never had before.