Dynamism and diversity

Dubai Duty Free gave impetus to its leisure and recreational arm with the inauguration of the Dubai Tennis Stadium and the opening of The Irish Village, which remains one of the most visited leisure spots in Dubai today.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AI Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, inaugurates the Dubai Tennis Stadium. Also there are Mohi-Din Binhendi; Colm McLoughlin; Anita Mehra and His Highness Sheikh Hasher AI Maktoum, President of the UAE Tennis Association.

US$184 million

Dubai Duty Free’s annual sales turnover

Dubai Duty Free was a sponsor of the first Dubai World Cup in horse racing. Here, His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Rashid AI Maktoum is seen receiving the trophy from His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed AI Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation, as Mohi-Din Binhendi, Colm McLoughlin and Anita Mehra look on.

Croatian Goran Ivaniševic won the fourth Dubai Duty Free Tennis men’s title and received his trophy from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. Also seen are Mohi-Din Binhendi; His Highness Sheikh Hasher AI Maktoum; Colm McLoughlin; Anita Mehra; George Horan, and Mark Miles of the ATP, with runner-up Albert Costa and doubles winners Byron Black and Grant Connell.

Modelled after a traditional Irish bar, The Irish Village at The Aviation Club has become one of the most popular meeting places in Dubai. Designed using Irish craftsmanship and materials that were shipped to Dubai and reassembled on-site, it creates an authentic Irish experience in the heart of the city.

With traffic growing fast and space at a premium, Dubai International announced a vast airport development project, which would represent a big expansion opportunity for Dubai Duty Free.

Introducing striking new uniforms designed by French fashion house Nina Ricci. A few days before the uniforms were first worn by staff, a fashion show was held to unveil the collection.

Global recognition: Pierre J. Jeanniot, Director General, International Air Travel Association (lATA), presents Colm McLoughlin with the Best Duty Free in the World Award from Executive Travel – UK.

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