Want to experience the delights of Dubai but can’t make it out to the malls or souks in time for your next flight? Dubai’s airport shopping precinct offers a range of luxury items and local treasures to take home with you.
Dubai is a city known for its luxurious products and is a haven for shoppers worldwide, with many flocking to the city each year to take part in its annual month-long shopping festival. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the many malls or specialty souks offering up U.A.E. goods and delicacies, there’s plenty of opportunities to take home something unique for yourself or a loved one from one of the many Dubai airport shops across the airport’s three terminals.
Take a look at our overview of some of the best Dubai International Airport (DXB) shopping to be had.
Gifts from Dubai
Visit Dubai Duty Free’s Gifts section to pick up a memento or some authentic Arabian presents for friends and family. There are lots of souvenirs and traditional gifts to choose from, and it’s just a short walk from the departure gate. A few of the favorites are camel souvenirs, ornaments, Aladdin lamps, and low pots.
Gold and jewelry
Dubai is well known for its gold souks, and DXB is no exception. Bvlgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co, and Rolex are among the brands available at Dubai Duty Free. Additionally, a variety of gold bars ranging from 18 to 24 carats can be purchased at terminals 1 and 3. Several other jewelry brands are available for you to browse, such as Damiani, Liali, Swarovski, Pandora, and Frey Wille.
Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani and Hugo Boss are just a few of the brands that can be found at terminal 3’s multi-brand stores. What’s more, it’s all duty-free! There are many great deals to be found if you keep your eye out for them.
Fragrances and cosmetics
Among DXB’s offerings are a wide range of perfumes from top brands, along with the finest makeup and skincare options. Many duty free shops offer travel-sized kits, which make it convenient to take away and easy to pack. Among the most prominent brands at Dubai Duty Free are:
- Estée Lauder
News and books
The News and books section at Dubai Duty Free offers the latest issues of your favorite newspapers and magazines, along with some essential holiday reading.
Gadget lovers will find a haven in Dubai Duty Free’s Electronics section. This is your one-stop-shop for the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, videos, and audio gear. Here you can find brands such as:
Head to the sunglasses area if you want to take Dubai’s weather with you. All the top brands, such as Ray-Ban and Police, can be found here.
Liquor and tobacco
In this specific section you can find a wide variety of liquor and tobacco to suit your taste and budget. Whether you’re looking for popular brands or fine wines and premium whiskey, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The following brands are available at Dubai Duty Free:
- Great & British
- Benson & Hedges
- Johnny Walkers
- Jack Daniels
At Dubai Duty Free’s pharmacy, you can find all kinds of travel essentials and medicines you may have forgotten to bring. As with all the other stores, these pharmacies are open 24/7, making them a great option if you are feeling under the weather.
You can find the perfect timepiece for you or your loved one with DXB’s extensive collection of watches. You can choose from all the top brands, such as Montblanc, Chopard, Omega, and Rolex.
Whether you’re looking for gourmet chocolate boxes or French caviar, Dubai Duty Free has something for everyone. With a choice of Cadbury, Toblerone, Lindt, Bateel, Patchi and Godiva, you will not be disappointed.
Dubai International Airport is home to Le Clos, an award-winning fine wine and luxury spirits retailer. A wide variety of grape varieties from around the world can be found here. Le Clos offers beverages from Italy, France, and Australia. Japanese and Scottish malt beverages will also be a hit with you. Also select varieties of beverages are available for tasting in-store.
You can order online and pick up your bottle at the airport with the Click & Collect Service by Le Clos. Loved a particular vintage? Turn it into a special gift by adding a complimentary engraving to it.
Bath & Body Work
Are you looking for a last-minute gift or a treat for yourself? When it comes to gifts and goodies that surprise and delight, Bath & Body Works is the place to go. From fresh fragrances to soothing skin care, find your perfect something special at their store. Looking for your favorite discontinued scents or new seasonal creations? You’re also covered there.
The Macallan Boutique
A corner of Speyside awaits you at the Macallan Boutique, which is a replica of the brand’s state-of-the-art distillery in Scotland. Many rare bottles and airport exclusives can be found here, making it a great place for lovers of luxury single malt.
Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop
For souvenir collectors of all ages, the legendary Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop offers a wide range of collectible tees, pins, and glasses.
Go in the draw
Many of us have dreamed of winning a huge lottery prize. Imagine the things you can buy with $1 million! Over the last two decades, Dubai Duty Free Raffle has made that dream come true for many UAE residents and visitors. There are three categories in which you can win Dubai Duty Free Raffle prizes.
- The Millennium Millionaire prize is the biggest and the winner takes home $1 million. Those who wish to participate must purchase a Dubai Duty Free Millionaire Raffle ticket for AED 1,000. The Duty Free Raffle ticket can be purchased online on the official website or at Dubai Duty Free at the Dubai International Airport or Al Maktoum International Airport.
- 10 years before Millennium Millionaire, Dubai Duty Free launched the Finest Surprise Car. Ticket prices are AED 500, with chances to win a Range Rover, Jaguar, Porsche, Audi, BMW, or Mercedes Benz. The number of spots in each series is limited to 1,300. There are also special draws where you can win cars such as Aston Martin, McLarens, and Bentleys.
- In 1989, Dubai Duty Free launched the finest Surprise Motorbikes. There are 100 entries available, and each ticket costs AED 100. Motorbikes from BMW are up for grabs.
If you’ve just stepped outside the airport, tired and aching from a long flight with hands full of shopping bags, there can be no better antidote to your ailments than a Blacklane ride direct to your destination. Blacklane transfers are available in hundreds of cities and airports across the world. For those who don’t look forward to deciphering foreign public transport maps or haggling with local taxis, Blacklane offers a service that will take you to your destination directly from the airport. The perfect combination of traditional car service and ride hailing, chauffeur hailing is now available in the Blacklane app. When you download the Blacklane app, you can book rides immediately or schedule them in advance for airport transfers, city to city rides, or longer-distance rides out to nearby emirates, including Abu Dhabi.