Qatar Duty Free has added luxury brand Burberry to its retail portfolio at Doha’s Hamad International Airport.
The boutique joins Valentino, Fendi and Jimmy Choo stores on the airport’s luxury boulevard.
With its multiple high-end brand openings, Qatar Duty Free provides passengers with a wide range of retail experiences and connects businesses with an international consumer base.
“Hamad International Airport’s expansion will completely transform the multi-dimensional offerings of the five-star airport, integrating a host of facilities and offerings under one expansive world-class terminal,” said Qatar Airways, the airport’s operator.
As an official partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which runs from November 21 to December 18, Hamad International Airport is set to complete the first phase of its expansion plan by November to accommodate an estimated 58 million passengers.
The airport also expects 60 million passengers every year after the World Cup, which the second phase will address.
“We are looking forward to a busy summer period as more travel destinations open up around the world; however, the situation for our industry is expected to remain volatile and dynamic in 2022,” said Badr Al-Meer, COO of Hamad International Airport.
“We are taking an optimistic view of the year ahead, in which Hamad International Airport will host fans from around the world for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
“We are expecting a resurgence in air travel demand during the summer months,” Mr Al-Meer said.
This year’s expansion plans follow Qatar Duty Free’s ’21 in 21’ plan – opening 21 stores in 2021 to celebrate its 21st anniversary.
Qatar Duty Free spans 40,000 square metres in Hamad International Airport and offers travellers more than 90 luxury and affordable retail outlets, restaurants and cafés.