At the recently concluded Duty Free News International (DFNI) Asia Awards for Travel-Retail Excellence which were held to coincide with the Tax Free World Association Exhibition and Conference in Singapore on 8th May, Dubai Duty Free walked away with its eighteenth consecutive ‘Middle East Retailer of the Year’ Award.
The DFNI awards are a celebration of the very best in the duty free industry in Asia and are based on votes received from industry partners.
Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin and Saba Tahir, Senior Vice President for Purchasing were on hand to receive the award from DFNI Editor Kapila Ireland and Amanda Felix, DFNI Associate Publisher.
Commenting on this remarkable achievement, McLoughlin said, "We are delighted to receive this recognition for the eighteenth time, the DFNI Awards are true industry honours and it is gratifying to know that Dubai Duty Free is consistently seen as the best in the business amongst our peers. We hope to retain this award for many years to come and I would like to join our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum in thanking our team of staff as well as thanking all of those who voted for Dubai Duty Free.”
Online voting forms for the DFNI Asia Awards were sent to a special industry 'academy' of retailers, suppliers, agents and distributors serving the region. Forms were also distributed through the DFNI magazine’s International database.