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Dubai Duty Free is the single largest duty free shop in the world by sales revenue and one of the top six Travel Retail Operators. 25 years ago, sales at Dubai airport were non-existent, in 2014 they are expected to be in the region of USD$1.8 billion or more.

This makes DDF one of the largest retail outlets around the globe.

The Company is owned and based in the Emirate of Dubai in the Gulf and has grown due to the creation of Dubai International Airport and Emirates Airlines as one of the largest international airline hubs in the world, with traffic now spannning all continents.

The Management of the business originally came from Ireland, the home of duty-free and this has helped to precipitate the growth. Until recently, DDF only operated the main airport stores, but last year they expanded by opening a border store located on the road to Muscat, Oman and soon they will commence retail operations at Dubai's new, second airport Al Maktoum International.

Apart from the traditional duty-free products such as tobaccos, wines and spirits, where the prices are some of the cheapest in the world, there is a huge gold jewellery section and an innovative food section selling products much liked in The Philippines, Africa or The Indian sub-Continent. All the major perfume and cosmetics brands are represented and there is a growing electronics and technology sector.

All airport terminals have stores available in the departures and arrivals areas and the new Concourse A terminal which caters solely for Airbus A380 passengers, has specific stores for economy, business and first class passengers.

How does duty free work, can you buy, which products do they sell, what shops are available, do they open for my flight, best prices?.

There is a long list of duty-free related questions asked by travellers before they start their journey.

Travel Retail is a diverse business and most Operators have outlets in global locations, so the best travel shopping advice we can offer is to search your destination in the box above and find the stores which are available for your destination. Be it by land, sea or air, duty free stores can be found if you are travelling internationally.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!