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What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

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What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Hello

I will travel over Addis Ababa and have 5 hours stay to the next flight.

Knows anyone what to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa Airport?

One thing is a famous ethiopian coffee, what else?

Thx in advance.

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1. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Not a lot. Like most places duty free is a rip off here.

There are non duty free souvenir type shops.

DF do stock excellent Ethiopian Wine.....Rift Valley and Acacia.

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2. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Thx, I never tried ethiopian wine before, but I'm drinking just red wine.

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3. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

I saw some good prices on shoes and leather goods. Not in the duty free shops though. The place is crammed with small and interesting little shops, enjoy your stay. There are a couple of good places to eat and drink as well.

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4. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

It's not a discount place. The price is very inflated. Expect to empty your wallet.

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5. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Thx, but what kind of good ethiopian coffee can you really recommend to buy at the Addis Ababa airport?

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6. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

There are only a few brand names and packaged for foreign market. Not helpful not remembering those names on my part. To be honest I tasted and didn't like it return to what i am accustomed to.

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7. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Hi everyone! I was in Addis Ababa airport some days ago and I've found their perfumes to be incredibily cheaper than everywhere else, I thought it was normal and bought a perfume that I'm used to use. When I got home and opened it, I found the smell of this perfume way less strong than the one I bought previously at the Sephora store. What are the chances that this airport sells fake perfumes? The packaging looked authentic but the weaker small and a loose cap are making me doubt! So yes, perfumes are really cheap there but there's not much to buy at their duty free. Some Ethiopian souvenirs and coffee.

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8. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Duty Free items:

Cigarettes

Tobacco

Selected spirits

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9. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Was on a stop over at Addis Ababa with Ethiopian airlines from Harare, Zimbabwe enroute to Dublin, Ireland last Thursday. Went to purchase a litre bottle of Cointreau in one of their Duty Free shops and was told I couldn't, because it wasn't allowed to Ireland?

Strange, as what is the point of having a duty Free if certain countries cannot avail of it.

Addis airport has improved hugely from last year, its expanding all the time.

Ethiopian Airlines and Ethiopia is on the up.

Great airline to fly with and not too expensive.

I flew from Dublin to Addis and then a connection to Harare and the same on the return trip, cuts out traipsing across Europe.

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10. Re: What to buy in duty-free at Addis Ababa airport?

Yes Locals only buy this from om the duty free store.

Cigarettes and Whisky

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