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Dubai Duty Free (DDF)

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) operates the duty free shops at international airports in Dubai and other locations. DDF list of shops includes:

Dubai Duty Free list of locations
Location Timings Contact Notes
Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) departures 24 hrs    
Dubai Airport T1 arrivals 24 hrs    
Dubai Airport T1 departures 24 hrs   Good range of products
Dubai Airport T2 arrivals 24 hrs   Small shop
Dubai Airport T2 departures 24 hrs   Small terminal, ok range of products
Dubai Airport T3 arrivals 24 hrs    
Dubai Airport T3 departures 24 hrs    
Dubai Cruise Terminal, Mina Rashid (Port Rashid)     Duty free available but not a DDF shop, and no alcohol?
Emirates Airlines lounges, first and business class      
Hatta Oman border crossing 24 hrs   Small, cigarettes but no alcohol. Opened in 2012.
Port Rashid, QE2 floating hotel, see also Dubai Cruise Terminal 1000-2400   QE2 retail shop open Nov 2018. Not duty free?
Umm Ramool (warehouse and HQ, not open to public) 0700-1500   Closed Fri, Sat. Not a shop.

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Dubai Duty Free FAQs

Is alcohol and tobacco available at duty free shops in Dubai and UAE?

Can I bring alcohol, tobacco, and other items to the UAE if bought at an overseas duty free shop?

Is it cheaper to shop at DDF than other duty free shops around the world?

Is it cheaper to shop at DDF than in Dubai?

Can I buy alcohol at Dubai Duty Free?

Can I buy pork at Dubai Duty Free shops?

Do I need a UAE alcohol licence to buy alcohol at Dubai Duty Free?

Do DDF shops enforce alcohol and tobacco purchase limits?

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Dubai Duty free news

DDF sales figures 2018

Total sales overall about AED 7.3 billion (US$2 billion) for 2018. Top 5 sales categories were (in order): Liquor, Perfumes (AED 1.1 bn), Cigarettes, Cosmetics, Electronics, with about AED 1bn worth of sales in each of the first 3 categories, AED 760m for Cosmetics, and AED 600m for Electronics. Followed by Watches, Gold, and Confectionery (about AED 500m worth in each category). Reference: DDF press release 02 Jan 2019, Liquor and Cigarettes sales figures not released by DDF but based on 2017 and 2018 H1 data, our estimate is about AED 1 bn for each category.

Some sales quantity figures: 9 million cans of beer, 3m bottles of whisky, 1.5m bottles of wine, 7m bottles of vodka, gin, and other spirits and liquor, 4+ million cartons of cigarettes (that's almost 1 billion cigarettes), 16m cigars. And close to 50,000 iphones.

DDF sales figures 2017

Total sales overall about AED 7.1 billion (US$2 billion) for 2017. Top 5 sales categories (with revenue figures) were: Perfumes (AED 1.1 billion), Liquor (AED 1.1 bn), Tobacco (AED 690m), Cosmetics (AED 630m), Electronics (AED 550m). Reference: DDF press release 03 Jan 2018.

2010 DDF news update (20 July 2010 press release summary)
2007 information about Dubai Duty Free

20 Dec 2007 summary of press interview with Colm McLoughlin (not Colin) - DDF boss and Dubai's most famous Irishman

Other information (DDF press release or news report 20 Dec 2007)

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Dubai Duty Free contact information



Last update Wednesday 30-Oct-2019
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