Qatar Duty Free becomes Airport Retailer of the Year


Qatar Duty Free has scooped three prizes -Airport Retailer of the Year, Best New Shop Opening for Timevallee and Outstanding Contribution at the 2023 Frontier Awards in Cannes, France

Hamad International Airport’s CEO, Eng. Badr Al Meer, said: “This is a tremendous achievement for Qatar Duty Free to receive multiple accolades at the Frontier Awards this year.

“With a customer-first approach, we constantly review our passenger offering at Hamad International Airport, to ensure we meet traveller requirements and offer an unparallel experience, hence our retail and food and beverage offering is diverse, unique and includes multiple industry firsts. This is only the beginning as we continue to expand and introduce new experiences at the airport, and look forward to welcoming global travellers to one of the world’s best airports.”

Qatar Duty Free has been named the ‘World’s Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 2022’ and ‘the Middle East’s Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 2022’ in the World Travel Awards.

It also won the 2022 ‘Best Customer Experience Airport Retailer’ at Global Brands Magazine Awards, and recently scooped 12 titles at the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Awards 2023, including Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year.

Qatar Duty Free’s senior vice president, Thabet Musleh, said: “These awards are truly for an exceptional team. We are incredibly honored to receive these prestigious accolades and in particular Airport Retailer of the Year for the first time in the history of Qatar Duty Free.

“From our vision and ambition, walking the talk through to world-class execution with countless firsts, exclusives and unique experiences, Qatar Duty Free is fully committed to setting new standards.

“At QDF, we strive to truly offer something for everyone, with exceptional experiences, service and attention to detail. This is the result of extraordinary partnerships between our amazing staff and the great brands that we collaborate with, and we have a pipeline of more ground-breaking partnerships and innovation that will continue to push boundaries, challenge convention and maintain our position as a true leader in airport retail and catering.”