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A duty-free store in the Maldives is more than 600 square meters of retail space, where you can buy gifts for friends and family at the last moment before departure in a comfortable atmosphere, or just take a walk and explore the latest products from popular perfume and cosmetic brands.

The store is located in the international departures zone of Velana airport and offers its visitors a range of goods that are classic for this type of retail outlets.

  • alcoholic and tobacco products;
  • perfumery and cosmetics;
  • confectionery;
  • watches and jewelry;
  • souvenir products;
  • clothes, bags and accessories.
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Alexandr Podvalny
Alexandr Podvalny

Perfumes and cosmetics

The area of ​​cosmetics and perfumery is quite extensive. In addition to high-quality cosmetics and skin care products, there are fragrances from the world's most famous brands such as Christian Dior, Chanel, Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent, Clinique, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Elizabeth Arden, Bvlgari and others.

For example, here are the approximate prices for some perfumery products.

  • Dior Poison Girl Unexpected (50 ml) - $ 77;
  • Kenzo World Intense (50 ml) - $ 72;
  • Lancome La vie est belle (75 ml) - $ 131.

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Alexey Turenkov

Sweets

Confectionery is mainly represented by various sweets, as well as famous brands of Swiss and Belgian chocolate, including Toblerone, Goldkenn, Godiva and others. Stylish gift boxes will not leave indifferent lovers of sweets, and will be a good gift for friends and relatives. In addition, Maldivian tea in a beautiful souvenir package will be a great addition to a chocolate present.

Safwan C K
Safwan C K

Souvenirs

In the souvenir area, you can buy colorful sarongs, printed T-shirts and caps, woodwork, miniature national dhoni boats, traditional Maldivian reed rugs (mats), soft toys, cups, magnets and many other memorabilia.

However, when shopping at the last minute, keep in mind that the price of souvenirs at the airport will be slightly higher than in city shops. Therefore, if in Male an ordinary magnet can be purchased for 1-2 dollars, then at the airport its cost reaches 4-5 dollars.

In addition, in the Maldives duty-free you can buy stylish bags and backpacks from the famous German brand MSM, watches from famous brands (such as Baume & Mercier), tobacco products, jewelry and much more.

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Alcohol

Since the Maldives is a Muslim state, the import of alcohol into the country is strictly prohibited. This rule also applies to alcohol purchased in duty-free countries from which guests of the islands arrive, as well as on board.

However, when leaving the Maldives, you can freely purchase various types of alcoholic beverages at the duty-free shop.

Estimated prices for spirits are:

  • Martell VSOP cognac - $ 85;
  • Nemiroff vodka - $ 20;
  • Johnnie Walker Whiskey (Gold Label Reserve) - $ 70

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