Abu Dhabi Duty Free

There are many stores with large sales area in Abu Dhabi Duty Free where you can shop very cheaply

Abu Dhabi Duty Free
Abu Dhabi Duty Free

The Abu Dhabi Duty Free is one of the largest in the United Arab Emirates where you can always buy cheap. But you should always get an overview first. What is cheap and what is expensive than in Germany. Not everything is cheap in a duty free area at the airport.

Duty free shopping in Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Perfume and gold are cheap to have. You should always know that. Especially with perfume you can always make a bargain. All well-known brands can be found there and the prices are usually much cheaper than in a perfumery in Germany. So it is worthwhile there if you buy something. Maybe you also want to make someone a gift and then you can buy this there cheap.

One comes as a passenger in the duty-free area if one makes for example in Abu Dhabi vacation, or one flies further for example to Thailand. Then you have the opportunity to stay there for a few hours until the flight continues. In principle, you can say this is built like a small shopping mall and you can wonderfully spend time there.

Is there everything cheap and duty free:
There are many things that are cheaper
But you have to look for the bargains as well

Is it allowed to visit the Duty Free during a stopover:
Yes, it is possible

Stores in Abu Dhabi Duty Free
Stores in Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Gold can be bought cheaply

Gold can also be bought very cheaply in Abu Dhabi. However, this is only possible if you change planes at Abu Dhabi International Airport. In the Gold Souk the prices are much better. But still much cheaper than at a jeweler in Germany. Important to know is that the price is always based on the weight. That is, it does not count whether the ring or chain may look nice. If you are interested then the dealer always weighs first how much gold it is. Then he will name a price and the dealers then always type around on the calculator. You can also get the price in euros. But very important is not to forget the trading. Usually there is always a better price to be had.

Why should you buy gold there:
One gets a very good quality
The prices are cheaper than in Germany

Etihad Airways takes care of guests

Most passengers arrive with Etihad Airways and spend a few hours in the Abu Dhabi Duty Free before the onward flight takes off again. This is very convenient. One can spend the time there wonderfully. There are also many restaurants where you can eat and drink something. Mostly the meals in the airplane are not special. There you can strengthen yourself again and go to a restaurant. All international fast food chains can be found there. But if you prefer a restaurant with service then there is also. However, one must then also pay something more for it.

Are there also restaurants:
Yes, these are available

What are the prices for food and drinks:
Accordingly expensive as with all other airports also

Stores with duty free goods
Stores with duty free goods
Abu Dhabi Airport
Abu Dhabi Airport

Very large sales area

The sales area is around 8,000 square meters and there are over 120 stores. You need a few hours there if you want to look at them all. But most of the passengers have only two to three hours. Then you can not look at all the stores in detail. We recommend to visit only those shops you are interested in. If you change planes at night, you are usually very tired. But you should still take a short stroll through the Abu Dhabi Duty Free.

How many stores there are:
120

Size of the sales area:
8,000 square meters

Take advantage of the stopover on the return flight

Maybe you will see something and on your return flight you will probably pass by there again during a stopover. Then you have the opportunity to shop there again. But it may well be that the price has changed. This can be then if one has bad luck higher. Perhaps this is then also become cheaper. It is best to note the price before what this has cost before. Then you can still decide whether you want that or not.

If one comes with a stopover in this area:
Yes, one has a few hours stay there

Vacation in Abu Dhabi

Tourists vacationing in Abu Dhabi have the opportunity to shop in the Abu Dhabi Duty Free on their return flight. As a rule, these passengers have much more time than if you just change planes at Abu Dhabi airport. One is then already a few hours before departure there and can look at everything in all peace exactly. So it is worthwhile if one makes there perhaps a few days vacation or with a stopover.

Early always be at the airport:
Then you have more time in the Abu Dhabi Duty Free

A terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport
A terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport

What to buy there

But also watches are bought with pleasure and these are also much cheaper. With clothes and handbags you usually do not make a bargain. Many luxury brands are represented there with your stores. One feels there like in a shopping mall and not like at the airport. You can also buy alcohol. In principle, you can buy anything you want there. But as already mentioned, you should also compare the prices. Not everything is very cheap there. If it is a product that is not available in Germany, then you should get it.

With which products you can make a bargain:
Watches
Jewelry
Gold
Alcohol
Cigarettes

In which currency do you have to pay there

The prices in Abu Dhabi Duty Free are always in Dirham. This is the currency in the United Arab Emirates. But if you change planes and maybe fly to Thailand then you don’t have this currency in your wallet. You can exchange money directly at the airport from Euro to Dirham. An alternative is to have the price converted into euros. Then this can also be paid in euros. If you pay with a credit card then it is usually always settled in Dirham.

Can you pay there with Euro:
Normally not
It always depends on the dealer

An Etihad Airways Boeing 787 at Abu Dhabi International Airport
An Etihad Airways Boeing 787 at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Participate in a lottery

Our tip is to participate in the lottery where you can regularly win a sports car or gold bars. However, you have to buy a ticket that is not so cheap. But the chances are much higher because the profit is distributed earlier. Maybe you are lucky and win a new car at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Then the stopover was worthwhile in any case what you can imagine.

What can you win there:
Sports car
Gold bars

Maximum 430 euros duty free shopping

If the prices in Abu Dhabi Duty Free are also very favorable one may buy as a German tourist there maximally 430 euro per person. That means if you buy more then you have to pay duty on arrival at the airport in Germany. If you have bought a ring for 1,000 euros then you are 570 euros above the duty-free amount and this you must then declare. But the ring can still be cheaper than at a jeweler at home.

What happens if you buy more:
At a control at the airport you have to pay duty on it

Can you also buy alcohol and cigarettes there

Of course you can also buy cigarettes and alcohol there. All known brands and manufacturers can be found there. But even here you must always consider the amount you can import into which country you want to enter. So there is a lot to consider when visiting the Abu Dhabi Duty Free. But you should not miss to visit it if you have a stopover there.

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