Award fever

Another exceptional year for Dubai Duty Free, marked an astounding 27 awards including the Best Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer at the Frontier Awards in Cannes. And in a big initiative, the retailer became the title sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation at the Royal County Down golf course in Northern Ireland.

“Now listen here young man.” Following his victory, Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy meets with Colm McLoughlin at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

US$1.888 billion

Dubai Duty Free’s annual sales

Battle of the giants: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships winner Roger Federer and runner-up Novak Djokovic with their trophies.

WTA President Micky Lawler presents a commemorative framed photograph of all the past WTA winners to Colm McLoughlin to mark the 15th anniversary of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Women’s Open. Also present are Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova, George Horan, Salah Tahlak and Sinead El Sibai.

The Moodie Davitt Report Chairman Martin Moodie does a spot of impromptu YouTube reporting from his iPhone, taking a walk through the retail offer at Dubai International’s Sheikh Rashid Terminal. The video has generated an impressive 7,312 views.

Looks like a backhand slice: Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic enjoys the ATP Player party.

Roger Federer launches the Chinese New Year celebrations at Burj Al Arab ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ATP tournament.

Colm McLoughlin on The 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Dubai Duty Free Championships 2011 winner Caroline Wozniacki tries her luck at sandboarding in the spectacular dunes of Dubai ahead of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2015.

Ana Ivanovic takes time out to relax at the spectacular Dubai Miracle Garden, home to 45 million blooms, ahead of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Anyone for tee? Golfing superstar Rory McIlroy tees off for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down, Northern Ireland.

Reigning in the rain: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open winner Soren Kjeldsen receives the trophy from Colm McLoughlin.

The Dubai Duty Free Nightingales celebrate winning the Best Corporate Choir award at the 2015 ChoirFest Middle East. The award was presented by Canadian a cappella quartet Cadence.

Olympia Pineda, Manager – Corporate Responsibility, Dubai Duty Free, along with another staff member Carmelito Soza, presents the ceremonial keys to the Dubai Duty Free GK Village beneficiaries. The ceremony saw the retailer hand over ownership of 32 houses to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Binotong, Alangalang, in the province of Leyte in the Philippines.

Colm McLoughlin and George Horan receive the Frontier Award for Best Marketing Campaign by a Retailer from Frontier's Helen Alexander, and Andreas Fehr, Managing Director, Mondelez World Travel Retail, in Cannes. The award recognised Dubai Duty Free for its broad-based marketing activities across the year.

Cutting-edge retail: Dubai Duty Free senior officials headed by Colm McLoughlin; George Horan; Salah Tahlak; Ramesh Cidambi; Sinead El Sibai; and Saba Tahir along with other staff at the cake-cutting ceremony to mark the 32nd Dubai Duty Free anniversary celebrations at Concourse C.

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and daughter Her Highness Sheikha Al Jalila with Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Salah and Touia Tahlak at the Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner.

All that glitters is about to be gold: Concourse D nears completion for its scheduled opening on 24 February.

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