Dubai Duty Free Wins its 20th Consecutive Business Traveller M.E. Award for “Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East”


At the virtual ceremony for the Business Traveller Middle East Awards, Dubai Duty Free was announced as the “Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East” for the 20th consecutive year.

Dubai Duty Free, which marked its 37th anniversary in December 2020 came out top in the readers’ survey conducted by the Business Traveller magazine within the duty free category and beating stiff competition among the other nominated airport retailers.

Commenting on the award, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Dubai Duty Free, Colm McLoughlin said: “It is such an honour to receive this award for the 20th consecutive year. It has been a challenging year for the travel industry as a result of Covid-19, so it is especially rewarding to receive this recognition once more.

“I would like to thank H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, for his ongoing support and many thanks to our team of staff who continue to do a great job. Thanks also to the readers of Business Traveller ME for giving us their vote year after year,” added McLoughlin.

Organised by Motivate Publishing and Panacea Publishing, the awards recognise the best of the best across 33 categories spanning 10 airlines awards, four airport awards, 17 hotel awards and more.

The awards ceremony was held virtually for the second year running and was hosted by Tom Urquhart.


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