Posted 14th of April 2018

Qatar Duty Free wins "Best retail market in the airports" in 2018

Press Release

Qatar Duty Free won the 'Best Duty Free Retail Market of the Year' award at the DFNI awards ceremony in the British capital London in 2018. The winners were selected by a number of experts and leaders of the industry based on the services provided by free markets in various airports in the world.

Qatar Airways’ passengers have been able to utilise QDF’s preorder service online, available through the QDF website, and can order items in advance and have them delivered to their seat on board.

One of the largest duty free retailers in the world, QDF boasts more than 90 elegant boutiques and luxury, high-end stores, as well as more than 30 restaurants and cafés covering an area of 40,000 square metre at

Hamad International Airport, providing travellers with a world-class shopping experi-ence under one roof. Luxury brands available at the five-star airport include Gucci, Bulgari, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Moncler, Rolex and Harrods.

The PAX International Readership Award is the second award win this week for Qatar Airways, as the airline also won a prestigious Crystal Cabin Award for “Best Cabin Concept”, in recognition of its innovative new Business Class seat, Qsuite, on Tuesday evening.

Hamad International Airport, the home of QDF, has already met a number of significant mile-stones in 2018, including being ranked fifth ‘Best Airport in the World’ at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018. HIA was also honoured with the title of the fourth ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ and the fifth ‘Best Airport for Dining’ in the world, and is the only airport in the Middle East in the world’s top 10 airports of 2018. At the annual awards ceremony, HIA also took home the title of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the fourth year in a row, and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the third year in a row.