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Athuruga -flight enquiry

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Athuruga -flight enquiry

We have booked to go to Athuruga in Sept very excited it looks lovely -as we are flying Emirates via Dubai does anyone know A- if we are allowed off the flight for the stopover & B -if so can you buy duty free on the return flight ?

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1. Re: Athuruga -flight enquiry

You board a different plane, so once you've disembarked, go through in transit security and you're let loose inside Dubai airport until your next flight.... Be careful you don't wander too far from your gate - it can be several minutes sprint away, lol.

Same on the way back, depending on your connecting flight time, you will be able to get some shopping in. They do have a duty free service in flight, not sure exactly what they sell though, I'm usually trying to sleep :-)

Ian

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2. Re: Athuruga -flight enquiry

Hi

As Ian said you change on to different planes in Dubai in due course you'll have your flight times and be aware of how long you have in Dubai Airport, it's rare not to have time to buy duty free on the way home. There's another thread here somewhere about duty free in Dubai basically alcohol(which you can't take to Maldives)cigarettes and tobacco are a good buy most other things may well not be you need to know your prices and take exchange rates into consideration.

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Doug

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3. Re: Athuruga -flight enquiry

You can buy alcohol in Male airport, and it will be in sealed bags until you get through customs back into the UK.

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4. Re: Athuruga -flight enquiry

Many thanks for your replies -we have flown to Male before via Dohai -so just wanted to check this flight .

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