Dubai Duty Free was awarded the Middle East travel retailer of the year at the 2013 DFNI awards for travel-retail excellence in Asia/Pacific announced last week in Singapore. Dubai Duty Free, which won the award for the thirteenth time, beat other shortlisted candidates such as Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Qatar Duty Free.
The DFNI awards are a celebration of the very best in the duty free industry in the Asia/Pacific Region and are based on votes received from industry partners. Online voting forms for the DFNI Asia Pacific awards were sent to a special industry academy of retailers, suppliers, agents and distributors serving the region. Forms were also distributed through the Duty Free News International database.
“We are delighted to receive this recognition for the thirteenth 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 thank all of those who voted for Dubai Duty Free,” says Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman of Dubai Duty Free.