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Dubai Duty Free wins two regional business awards

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin and COO Ramesh Cidambi with the two MENAA Awards

Dubai Duty Free walked away with two awards at the Middle East, North Africa & Asia (MENAA) Best Business Leaders Awards, held at a special gala at the Burj Al Arab on December 15. The airport retailer was awarded the Customer Delight Award, while Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, was named Best Business Leader in Retail for the second consecutive year. “I have been involved in the retail business for over 46 years, including 33 at Dubai Duty Free, and I’m as enthusiastic and excited about this business as ever,” said McLoughlin. “I dedicate this to our Chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who is himself an excellent leader.” Attended by more than 200 senior regional executives, the awards celebrate the achievements of the region’s top leaders. McLoughlin added, “The Customer Delight Award is a fantastic recognition for the continuous hard work and dedication of our own team of staff.”

Big wins at Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 2016 Shanshan Feng took home the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters trophy for the fourth time last month. After winning the international competition, Feng announced the winner of the Finest Surprise at a draw attended by Dubai Duty Free officials. The lucky winner of a Mercedes Benz S500 Diamond White was a Dubai-based Jordanian national called Mahmoud Hadaid. Dubai Duty Free is a proud patron sponsor of the event. DDF Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin, COO Ramesh Cidambi, EVP Corporate Services Salah Tahlak, EVP Commercial Nic Bruwer, SVP Marketing Sinead El Sibai, and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters winner Shanshan Feng

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