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The top airports where to turn your long flight delays into a shopping spree

Holiday travels are almost synonymous with long flight delays and cancellations. Most travellers are quick to affirm the worst part of their break is the travelling time, especially the time spent at the airport. But don’t let long waits at the airport ruin your break, you could be eligible for up to €600 according to EU passenger rights, and The following are the top airports where to satisfy your shopping urge, or where to get your last-minute holiday shopping done.

Dubai Airport 
Sheikh Rashid Terminal is a paradise for shopaholics. Once inside, you’ll feel you’ve stepped inside a giant shopping mall. Spreading over 5400 m2, the Sheikh Rashid shopping area offers endless 24/7 options for everything from perfumes and jewellery to clothing, electronics and luxury items.  

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is one of the best places to go shopping. You could get some of the best bargains in Europe here, with prices generally averaging 10% less than across major European cities. During special promotions some can even reach up to 35% lower than in some cities.  

Hong Kong Airport
Hong Kong Airport is widely considered one of the best in the world for shopping. With more than 250 shops for all kinds of tastes, its two terminals are ideal for passing time waiting for a flight – if you have the budget for it, that is. With shops like Burberry, Chanel, Coach and Armani, you best have your credit card handy!

London Heathrow Airport
Sometimes, the only way to fight the stress of air travel is to find the biggest and best international shops and brands. Whether you’re looking for the latest fashion must-have or a high-tech gadget, you’re likely to find it in Heathrow, which offers all kinds of products.    

Singapore Changi Airport
Here’s an airport where you could dream of being stuck. Widely regarded as one of the best in the world, it boasts five indoor gardens. It’s also won a number of awards in recent years and is an absolute shopping haven. Changi airport has more than 300 shops to offer, enough to completely revamp your wardrobe for the new year!

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