Dubai Duty Free Shopping

DDF Airport Shopping
DDF Airport Shopping

If Dubai well known in the tourism industry that is because it of the tax free shopping benefits it offers to its visitors. Dubai Duty Free is one such shopping sanctuary that caters to all kinds of shoppers with its wide-ranging quality products from leather goods to electronics.

Located at the Sheikh Rashid Terminal of Dubai International Airport it covers a huge space of 15,000 square meters doubling the retail space, which the airport previously proffered. Since its establishment in 1983 it has received more than 150 global awards and amongst them the prestigious ones are ‘Best Duty Free Shops’ from Business Traveler magazine, five time winner ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ presented in Cannes and the one from Global Traveler Award in 2008.

Recently in 2008, it celebrated its 25th anniversary on 20th December which was a testimonial to its business that grew from 20 million USD in 1984 to 1.1 billion USD in 2008. The anniversary was celebrated in a variety of ways including the publication of its book ‘Fly Buy Dubai’ (its motto) which delves into the intricacies duty free shopping industry. It doubled up its retail space by inaugurating the new Emirates Terminal 3 in 2008.

Shopping at DDF (Dubai Duty Free) is an extremely enthralling experience due to the highly optimistic rates it offers on its quality products which no other retailer in the world is known to propose.


DDF Tobbaco Store

Some of the products that DDF is known best for:

  1. Liquor and Tobacco
  2. Perfumery
  3. Ladies Designer Clothing:
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Men’s Designer Clothing
  6. Sports Wear
  7. Food Items
  8. Gifts
  9. Tapes, CD’s, DVD’s
  10. Crystal ware
  11. Leather Goods
  12. Toys
  13. Books

DDF constantly promotes Dubai tourism through a series of events that not only provides visitors a chance to participate in world class celebrations, but if luck favors they could also win various prizes that runs into millions of dollars.


DDF horse racing

Upcoming events for the year 2009 are:

DDF Shergar Cup 2009 (jockey championships)
8 August 2009 – 8 August 2009

Dubai Duty Free UGA Seniors Cup (golf championships for elders)
5 September 2009 – 5 September 2009

13th Dubai Duty Free International Raceday (Raceday sponsored by Dubai Duty Free)
18 September 2009 – 19 September 2009

Dubai Rugby 7s (rugby championships)
3 November 2009 – 5 November 2009

Dubai Airshow 2009 (air show with aviators displaying flying skills)
15 November 2009 – 19 November 2009

MEDFA Conference (Middle East Duty Free Association conference)
23 November 2009 – 24 November 2009

17th Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup (golf championships at The Montgomerie and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club)
25 November 2009 – 26 November 2009

Dubai Ladies Masters (golf championships for ladies)
7 December 2009 – 13 December 2009

6th Dubai International Film Festival (Film festival)
9 December 2009 – 16 December 2009

DDF GRand Prix-Offshore Powerboat Race (powerboat race championships)
11 December 2009 – 12 December 2009

Dubai Duty Free 26th Anniversary (DDF’s 26the anniversary celebrations)
20 December 2009 – 20 December 2009

Contact DDF at:
Tel: +971 4 2162453
Fax: +971 4 2244164
Toll Free: 8004443 (UAE)

7 thoughts on “Dubai Duty Free Shopping”

  1. Question: How far is Abu-Dhabi from Dubai. Is it possible to make a day trip by bus and do some site seeing and shopping.
    I will be residing in Dubai for approx. 10 days.

    Please respond at your convenience.

    Thank you,


  2. Abu Dhabi is approximately at a distance of 119 kilometers from Dubai and should take about an 2 hours to reach. Just keep in mind the traffic chaos during peak working hours.

    Yes, its possible to travel to Abu Dhabi using the Emirates Express bus service which takes about 2 hours and leaves at about 45 minute intervals.

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