Dubai Duty Free – Tax Free Shopping

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) has grown into one of the biggest airport retailing establishments in the Middle East having recorded more than 3.5 per cent growth year-on-year and surpassing, in 2018, $2bn (Dhs7.3bn) in sales – the largest amount in its 35 year history, as revealed

Airport retailer DDF has also some ongoing developments and improvements of shops for Electronics, Sports, Books, and the Currency Exchange, and saw the opening of Victoria Secret, Gold, Gifts from Dubai and new Fashion offers, consistently raising the benchmark for retail operations at Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum International, as well as other affiliated areas. This is in line with the goal “to provide customers with a first class customer service, excellent value for the money, a wide range of quality products and a world class shopping environment” where there’s often discounts on a wide range of merchandise to include leather goods and clothing to gold and perfumes and high-tech gadgetry. Many travelers take advantage of the offers at Dubai Duty Free all-year-round and grab souvenirs on their way out of the country.

How to buy? Place an order either by Paying Online or opting to Pay at the Webshop in the Airport during travel time.

Why shop at DDF? Well, as one of the biggest airport retail spaces in the world in both size and revenue, it offers a large variety of duty-free deals.

The duty-free operation launched in 1983 also has gone on to support the Emirate as the sports, leisure and business capital of the Middle East, through DDF’s various campaigns and promotional activities both at home and overseas, which helps ensures continued success for the future.

  • DDF has sponsored the Dubai Tennis Championships, an ATP 500 level tennis tournament held annually in the Emirate. The event was recently held (February 17 to March 2, 2019).
  • DDF operates a Leisure Division which includes The Irish Village, both in Garhoud and Riverland Dubai, The Century Village, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
  • DDF business accounts a significant per cent of the wider duty free and global travel retail business. In 2018, DDF took top honors as ‘Retail Company of the Year’ and the coveted ‘Gulf Business Company of the Year.’

 “To date, Dubai Duty Free has received 700 awards including the Frontier Award for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year in Single Location’ which was won by the operation for a remarkable ninth time,” as told on the official website ( Other significant awards include the ‘Global Traveller Award for Best Duty Free Shop’ and the ‘Business Traveller Middle East award for Best Duty Free Shopping.’

If great shopping is not enough, note that Dubai Duty Free also gives you the chance of winning luxury prizes through a series of draws: from cars to motorbikes to US$1 million. Every passenger arriving, departing or transiting through Dubai International Airport can enter the draw. Tickets can be purchased at Dubai Duty Free in Dubai International Airport or online at This is your chance to Win with DDF – Finest Surprises Promotions.  

Duty Free at Dubai Airport is available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

Dubai Duty Free can be contacted on:

Tel: +971 4 216 2453

Fax: +971 4 224 4164

Toll Free: 8004443 (UAE)

If you are interested in being part of the DDF team, which employs 6,200 staff of 47 nationalities to date, apply here for future vacancies.

Dubai Duty Free - Tax Free Shopping

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