September 13 2018  |  Retailers

Dubai Duty Free sees double at Gulf Business Awards

By Hibah Noor


Dubai Duty Free's Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin receiving the Retail Company of the Year award from James Matthew, CEO – Crowe along with Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing

Dubai Duty Free is celebrating two big wins at the Gulf Business Awards, taking top honors as Retail Company of the Year and the coveted Gulf Business Company of the Year.

Organized by Motivate Publishing and held in Dubai on September 10, the annual Gulf Business Awards recognize companies across seven industries including energy, tourism and hospitality, aviation and transport, real estate, banking, healthcare and retail.

Business leaders were also honored across the seven categories with Business Excellence Awards going to six special categories, including the Gulf Business Company of the Year. Each winner was selected by an independent judging panel, as well as through public voting.

Commenting of the awards, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won these two Gulf Business Awards and, in particular, the Gulf Business Company of the Year. It is a fantastic achievement for the operation and reflects on the hard work that our management and staff dedicate to our business. I join our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, in thanking the judges for this recognition.”

The two awards were presented to McLoughlin, who was accompanied by his wife Breeda, along with Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Dubai Duty Free.

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