Dubai Duty Free Wins its 19th Consecutive Business Traveller M.E. Award for “Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East”


At the first ever virtual ceremony for the Business Traveller Middle East (BTME) Awards, Dubai Duty Free was announced the “Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East” for the 19th consecutive year.

Dubai Duty Free, which achieved sales of US$2.029 billion in 2019, came out tops in the readers’ survey conducted by the magazine within the category beating stiff competition among the other nominated airport retailers.

Commenting on the BTME award, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Dubai Duty Free, Colm McLoughlin said: “To receive this award for the 19th consecutive year during this challenging time is very special and reflects the hard work of all of our employees. I would like to thank H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, for his ongoing support and my thanks to the readers of Business Traveller ME for giving us their vote.”

Organised by Motivate and Panacea Publishing, the awards ceremony hosted by Tom Urquhart was staged online for the first time in its history via Zoom and Facebook Live.

This year’s programme recognised industry-leading airports, hotels, airlines and other travel services across 35 categories.