At the recent DFNI Global Awards 2018, held at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) was crowned ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’.
QDF is home to over 90 boutiques and high-end shops, as well as more than 30 restaurants and cafés spanning 40,000m2 at HIA.
Enthusing on the award was chief operating officer, Hamad International Airport (HIA), Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer: “I am very proud to receive this award on behalf of HIA, the home of Qatar Duty Free. Our mission is to make HIA a destination in its own right, providing travellers with the world’s best facilities – from an array of dining options, to luxurious lounges, access to gyms and spas, a swimming pool, squash court and of course, award-winning shopping at QDF. This award joins a host of recent accolades awarded to HIA including being ranked the world’s fifth ‘Best Airport in the World’ by Skytrax. We will continue to build on these successes to offer our passengers nothing short of an exceptional airport experience.”
Meanwhile, head, QDF, Thabet Musleh commented: “We are honoured and delighted to be awarded ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ at the DFNI Global Awards 2018. This tremendous accomplishment reflects the five-star shopping experience we offer to all our passengers at QDF and makes our duty free offering an experience worth travelling for. We will continue to push boundaries to ensure that our passengers’ experience is exceptional each time they pass through our home and hub, HIA.”
QDF was the Gold Sponsor of two categories at the DFNI Global Awards 2018: ‘Best New Product’ and ‘Best New Product Packaging’. The winners of the DFNI Global Awards are selected by a judging panel of industry leaders and experts, who recognise and commend international retailers for excellence.