Dubai Duty Free is 'world's biggest airport retailer'

27/08/2009 - Dubai Lifestyle News
Dubai Duty Free is 'world's biggest airport retailer'

Written by Neil King

As those planning to buy property in Dubai will no doubt already know, the city's main airport offer passengers an unrivalled shopping experience.

According to a study carried out by industry experts Generation Research, Dubai Duty Free is the number one single airport retailer in the world.

The outlet achieved sales of $1.1 billion (four billion AED) last year, coming in ahead of Seoul Incheon International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport, Al Bawaba reports.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports, commented: "For the past several years, Dubai Duty Free has been listed amongst the top three airport retailers in the world in terms of sales. Therefore it is a great achievement to be placed at the top."

He added his congratulations to the Dubai Duty Free management and its staff for their achievement.

The outlet celebrated its 25th birthday last year with the publication of the Fly Buy Dubai book which traces the origins of airport retail industry.ADNFCR-2019-ID-19335384-ADNFCR