Qatar Duty Free Named Airport Retailer of the Year
Doha, October 05 - Qatar Duty Free (QDF), owner and operator of all retail and catering outlets at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, scooped three prizes, namely: Airport Retailer of the Year, Best New Shop Opening for Timevallee, and Outstanding Contribution for Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh at the 2023 Frontier Awards in Cannes, France.
Airport Retailer of the Year was the most coveted title, with QDF winning this accolade for the very first time. The judges recognized the unparalleled ambition and excellence in execution of QDF over the last 12 months.
Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer Eng. Badr Al Meer comments: "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 traveler 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 travelers to one of the world's best airports."
QDF Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh comments: "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.
Musleh added "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."
Featuring over 200 retail and dining outlets, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is creating a new airport experience while reinventing airport shopping and dining for a new generation of
travellers. Since its initial conception in 2000, with less than 50 staff members, QDF has grown to over 4,000 employees from 62 nationalities.
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. QDF also won the 2022 "Best Customer Experience Airport Retailer" at Global Brands Magazine Awards, and recently scooped an unprecedented 12 titles at the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Awards 2023, including Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year.
Source : QNA