Dubai Duty Free wins best shopping award
Dubai, May 10, 2008
Dubai Duty Free was presented with the award for ‘Best Duty Free Shopping’ for the seventh consecutive year at the Business Traveller Middle East awards ceremony that was held on the eve of the Arabian Travel Market.
Dubai Duty Free, which announced a 31 per cent increase in sales in the first quarter, came out tops in the readers’ survey conducted by the magazine within the category ‘Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping’.
The awards ceremony, which was held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel, brought together leading executives from the travel and tourism. Guest speaker and former TV news reporter Martin Lewis presented the award to director for corporate communications of Dubai Duty Free Salah Tahlak.
“Readers of the Business Traveller Middle East magazine are frequent travellers who have high expectations when it comes to service and quality. We thank them for once again voting for Dubai Duty Free and we are delighted to accept this award for the seventh consecutive year,' said managing director of Dubai Duty Free Colm McLoughlin.
The Business Traveller Middle East award is the third major award to be won by Dubai Duty Free this year. In January, the operation received the Global Traveller Award for ‘Best Duty Free Shops’ from the US-based magazine and in March, Dubai Duty Free was named ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ at the DFNI Global Awards for Travel Excellence held in London. – TradeArabia News Service