Passengers purchasing QDF fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, confectionery, and other gift items above the value of QAR1500 ($410) using a UnionPay International credit card, will be invited to participate in a lucky draw, and will be rewarded with a traditional Chinese red envelope containing a shopping voucher of either QAR100, QAR150 or QAR200 to enjoy at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets until 9 February 2017.
Throughout the festivities a dedicated team of Mandarin-speaking QDF ambassadors, wearing traditional Chinese dress, will welcome travellers to QDF stores highlighting the range of promotions on offer. In celebration of the special occasion a red and gold installation, featuring 450 lucky waving fortune cats, will also be displayed in front of The Airport Hotel in the main departures hall of HIA, perfectly placed for selfies with friends and family.
Mr. Luis Gasset, Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, said: “We are very happy to celebrate Chinese New Year in collaboration with UnionPay International. Chinese New Year remains one of the most important holidays in China and QDF recognises the significance of this holiday to its customers. Our partnership with UnionPay International is a fantastic opportunity for us to reward our valued guests.
“As well as offering an array of seasonal promotions to those travelling during this time, our Chinese New Year inspired installation, and decorations, allow QDF to share in the spirit of the holiday season with our travellers."
Global travellers have voted Qatar Duty Free’s HIA as one of the world’s top five airports for shopping, lauding its range of high-end boutiques such as Rolex, Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Chopard, the newly opened Omega and Ermenegildo Zegna, Moncler, Bottega, and Jo Malone.
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Promotion applies to UnionPay International card holders with a card number beginning with 62.
Qatar Duty Free (QDF) operates the retail experience at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in addition to an outlet at Doha Port. The innovative, award-winning duty free operator was recently announced as a global favourite as one of the world’s top five airports for shopping in the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards voted for by more than 12.5 million travellers.
QDF scored a hat trick at the Duty Free News International Global Awards in 2015, receiving three prestigious awards: Global Travel Retailer of the Year (for the third consecutive year); Airport Travel Retailer of the Year; and Best New Shop Opening for its Marmalade Market concept. QDF also collected the Best New Store prize for its Samsung Experience space at HIA in the DFNI 2015 Product Awards. The travel retailer was also awarded Best New Fashion and Accessories Promotion for the live QDF Giorgio Armani autumn/winter 2015/2016 catwalk showcase.
QDF is the proud sponsor of Qatar ExxonMobil Men’s Open, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Championship, Qatar Total Open women’s tennis tournament and Doha Rugby 1st XV.
At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at Hamad International Airport caters to all tastes and needs. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.
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