Reaching new heights

Dubai Duty Free's stores now featured an eye-catching environment with stunning brand displays, as sales neared what would have once seemed the implausible figure of US$100 million.

The trophy cabinet starts to fill: Dubai Duty Free won the DHL-Gulf News Gulf Business Award in the Enterprise category. Colm McLoughlin collects the award in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hasher AI Maktoum, Director, Dubai Information Department; Obaid Humaid AI Tayer, Editor-in-Chief, Gulf News; and Graham Davey, Middle East Regional Manager, DHL.

US$97 million

Dubai Duty Free’s annual sales turnover

Cresting the wave: The retailer made its move into high-octane sports by sponsoring the Offshore Powerboat Race, the first major event of its kind in Dubai. lt was attended by about 20,000 people.


The upgraded duty free environment catered for tens of thousands of passengers per day, as Dubai's popularity as a destination grew.

Martial lore: Dubai Duty Free deepened its sporting connections, organising the World Karate Championship.

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine | Spotlight Series – Special Report | 20 December 2018