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QATAR DUTY FREE SUPPORTS GOLFING EXCELLENCE AS OFFICIAL RETAIL PARTNER OF THE 2014 COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR MASTERS

Golf enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting range of products, prizes, and contests as they catch the best golfing action in Qatar

22 Jan 2014

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Duty Free (QDF) will support golfing excellence for the sixth consecutive year as the official retail partner of the 2014 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The annual European tour sanctioned golf tournament will take place between 22nd and 25th January at Doha Golf Club. As the second largest travel retailer in the Middle East, QDF will add further prestige and action to the elite golfing event.

The 2014 tournament with the total prize fund of USD 2.5 million and Mother of Pearl Trophy once again brings to Doha world’s top golfing champions. For the third year running QDF is offering even more excitement for the players with a special prize of USD 155,000 gift voucher for a player who succeeds to hit a hole in one.

QDF will have a dedicated pavilion in the Doha Golf Club Public Village where it will showcase some exciting range of products, special offers and a Free Gift for any purchase above QR 350. In addition QDF will also run some Golf Putting competitions in the pavilion for all visitors.

Commenting on the partnership, Keith Hunter, Senior Vice-President, Qatar Duty Free said, “QDF has been an avid supporter of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which has grown to become a premium international sporting event with a large and diverse audience. We are pleased to continue our partnership for the sixth consecutive year and look forward to providing visitors to the event with a great mix of retail promotions, offers and giveaways to match the luxury and prestige that surrounds this event.”

Held at the beginning of each year as part of the European Tour, the tournament has seen many of the world's top golfers including Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Jose Maria Olazábal and Ernie Els take on the stunning but challenging desert course at Doha Golf Club for a shot at the prestigious title.

For more information on the exciting promotional offers, visit www.qatardutyfree.com.qa

For Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157640038236064/

Notes to Editors:

About Qatar Duty Free
Qatar Duty Free is located at Doha International Airport. Qatar Duty Free operates within the Departures, Arrivals, VIP terminals and Premium Terminal of Doha International Airport. It also operates an outlet at Doha Port for a growing number of passengers arriving and departing the State of Qatar by sea. For more information, visit www.qatardutyfree.com.qa

The award-winning Duty Free operator has enjoyed consistent double digit growth year on year and is now the second largest Duty Free operator in the Middle East. In 2013, Qatar Duty Free won the Travel Retailer of the Year - DFNI Global Awards.

At Hamad International Airport, the Qatar Duty Free team is working on creating over 25,000sqm of world class retail space, which will include exclusive branded boutiques and products to cater to passengers from all walks of life.

For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com