Hamad International Airport (HIA), the home of Qatar Duty Free (QDF), was ranked the 4th ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ and the fifth ‘Best Airport for Dining’ in the world at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018 held in Stockholm.
The Skytrax awards are considered to be prestigious in airport industry, as it is voted by the customers in the largest annual global airport customer satisfaction survey.
HIA has bettered its last year’s performance and moved up by one place in the ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ category from last year, while maintaining its position as fifth ‘Best Airport for Dining’ for the second consecutive year.
Head of Qatar Duty Free, Thabet Musleh, said: “With a diverse range of retail and food and beverage outlets, we constantly strive to improve the shopping and dining experience for all our customers. As such, we are particularly excited for Hamad International Airport, the home of Qatar Duty Free, to receive these awards. We greatly value the opinion of all of our passengers, and we will continue to push the boundaries and to set new standards for the industry to continue to ensure that Qatar Duty Free is an experience worth travelling for”.
One of the largest duty free retailers in the world, Qatar Duty Free 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 meters at Hamad Inter-national Airport, providing travellers with a world-class shopping experience under one roof.
It comprises of luxury brands like Gucci, Bulgari, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Moncler, Rolex and Harrods.
Passengers also get to taste an extensive selection of cuisine from all corners of the globe, from gourmet restaurants including Soprafino and Le Grand Comptoir Brasserie to cafes and fast food outlets strategically placed across the South and North Duty Free Plazas, as well as along Concourses A, B, C, D and E.
The innovative, award-winning duty free operator has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth year-on-year and is now the second-largest duty free opera-tor in the Middle East.