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Dubai Duty Free records highest sale among airport retailers globally

Published 01 August 2009

With sales of $1.1 billion last year, Dubai Duty Free has secured a place ahead of London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon international airports according to sales analysis released by the Sweden based independent industry experts, Generation Research. Dubai Duty Free emerged as the biggest single airport retail operation in the world in the duty free shopping category, as per

Dubai Duty Free owns and operates the retail operations at Dubai International Airport and other affiliated areas on behalf of the Department of Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai. The retailers celebrated their 25th anniversary in December 2008 with a 8.8% increase from the previous year. In the same year, their retail business rose to $37 billion and the airport duty free sales accounted for $21.8 billion of that. Dubai Duty Free opened a new Emirates Terminal late last year before doubling its retail operation space to 15,000 square metres. They also built a head office and distribution centre with a semi-automated warehouse covering more than 27,000 square metres in Ramoul.