(Relaxnews) - The holidays are here, and the world's airports are abuzz with winter vacationers, many of whom will seize the opportunity to finish their holiday shopping in duty-free shops and other airport boutiques. Of course, not all airports are created equal. Refund.me, a website specializing in travelers' rights, has compiled a list of the top five airports for shopping.
Dubai International Airport
With its 5,400 square meters of shopping space, the Sheikh Rashid terminal looks every bit like a shopping mall. Travellers will find a wide selection of stores open around the clock, 7 days a week.
Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
According to Refund.me, Amsterdam has the best airport in Europe when it comes to scoring bargains. The boutiques at Schiphol price their wares 10 to 35 percent less than those at other airports.
Hong Kong International Airport
With over 250 stores, this international hub allows travelers to shop some of the world's most prestigious brands, including Chanel, Armani and Cartier, to name just a few. Whether travelers are interested in fashion, jewelry, household items or high-tech products, they are sure to enjoy their layover in the Hong Kong airport.
Heathrow Airport, London
With nearly 100 shops, Heathrow offers a wide range of products, particularly at the high end. The airport, which even includes multiple branches of the famous London department store Harrods, was named as having the "World's Best Airport Shopping" in the 2013 World Airport Awards from Skytrax.
Changi Airport, Singapore
This airport, among the most modern and prestigious in the world, is regularly named among the world's most pleasant places to catch a flight. This year, it was even named "Airport of the Year 2013" in the World Airport Awards, awarded based on the votes of international travelers. In terms of shopping, the airport has over 300 boutiques, including something for every budget.
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