Freedom of choice
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7 airports with excellent duty free


What is the duty free and why is the name usually makes tourists so much delight?

The advantages of the duty free shops a lot. Probably the most beloved by tourists from all over the world property of these networks is in duty free a variety of goods are sold without taxes, so shopping at these shops will cost much cheaper than in ordinary retail outlets.

Many travellers love the duty free at the range – in different shops, it differs from place to place. Here you can buy not only the mass market and branded products, but also a very unusual commodities — in duty free you can buy what is made and sold only on the territory of the country in which such store is located.

And duty free at airports are perfect to help pass the time while waiting for your flight – shopping is always more interesting than just sitting in waiting areas.

So, what is the duty free shops we looked at and now go to the fun – list of Souvenirs and unusual products that you can buy in the duty free shops at different airports.

1. Heathrow airport, London, UK

Heathrow – the world's best airport for shopping. Duty free shops of goods, with a total area of  48 000 sq. m, located on the territory of each of the five terminals on arrival. Among all the presented assortment of famous brands, you can find brands such as Gucci, Armani, Dior or Cartier.

You expect low prices and huge range of alcohol and tobacco products, a wide variety of perfumes and cosmetics of luxury brands (Christian Dior, Channel, Givenchy, Clarins, Channel, Lancome, and many others), sunglasses and watches. Besides, quite often certain brands are here for sales and promotions.

2. Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

If one day you see a man with yellow and blue packet with the words “See, buy, fly” (“Saw, bought, flew”), you know, is a traveler from Amsterdam! In such packages pack absolutely all of the products that were purchased at Schiphol airport.

Here is where carousing Shopaholic – more than 75 tax-free and duty-free!

A distinctive feature of the local stores — permanent discounts or tempting action plan is ‘buy one thing and get one free”.

In the airport building there are two landmarks – art gallery Rijksmuseum and great viewing terrace where everyone can watch the takeoffs and landings powerful ships.

3. The Beijing capital airport, Beijing, China

Beijing airport is one of the biggest in Asian countries. Shopping facilities duty free in size are far superior stores of any European airport. Among the inexpensive purchases include Panda bear, as a common Chinese souvenir, various painted chopsticks (Hashi), Chinese wall fan or a jar of fragrant Oolong tea.

4. Fiumicino airport, Rome, Italy

Fourth place in the list of the best duty free is Rome Fiumicino airport.

There is a wide selection of designer clothes and bags, Italian cosmetics and foods. Particularly in demand mozzarella cheese, Apulian pasta and Tuscan olive oil. Besides, many products enjoy discounts up to 5 % (one of the biggest discounts in Europe).

5. Chek lap Kok airport, Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong duty free largely attracts tourists with its exotic. It is ideal if you want to buy as a souvenir some kind of a gimmick – the tincture of the snakes and lizards or Chinese cigars in tins. And for high-quality clothes for children go to the famous Disney store, brand store Hong Kong marks DisneyLand.

6. Airport al Maktoum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This is one of the favorite duty free shops, which is popular among Ukrainian tourists. We should also mention the perfume and cosmetics Department, which  the range and quality of the offered goods are not inferior to similar European.

For lovers of jewelry there too, we, what to see – large selection of gold watches, bracelets, rings and pendants will not leave indifferent any connoisseur of beauty. And the prices in the duty free al Maktoum much lower than in European stores.

In addition, there are free to try traditional Eastern sweets that will make your shopping even more pleasant!

7. Narita international airport, Tokyo, Japan

Narita international airport has 135 shops duty free, the most popular of which – boutique Yohji Yamamoto and Commes Des Garcons, where collections of recent fashion seasons. In the cosmetic departments, you can buy products of brands such as Shiseido and Kaneba at fairly reasonable prices.

Traditional Japanese Souvenirs good gift would be a Japanese silk robe, green tea Jasmine Anmitsu, or pink cakes with cherry symbol on the label.

Category: Airway
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Date of publication: 01.08.2014

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