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PressRelease_20121231

Qatar Duty Free Named Bronze Sponsor Of Qatar Exxonmobil Open 2013 Tennis Tournament In Doha

Qatar Duty Free Named Bronze Sponsor Of Qatar Exxonmobil Open 2013 Tennis Tournament In Doha

The event attracts thousands of spectators to Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex each year to watch some of the world’s leading tennis players on the men’s circuit vie for the prestigious title in the Qatari capital.


Qatar Duty Free (QDF), a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, will once again have a presence in the public village with a dedicated pavilion where, for the first time, it will showcase a wide range of items for sale. QDF will also have significant court presence promoting the brand.


Spectators will be able to indulge in some pre- and post-game shopping at the public village within the tennis complex. Included in the merchandise on sale are binoculars, confectionery, Samsung smart phones, souvenirs as well as a range of watches and gift items.


Additionally, Qatar Duty Free will have exciting offers on Nikon cameras for those interested in capturing some of players in action.


Customers who purchase goods in the value of QR 350 or more will be given a free gift courtesy of Qatar Duty Free.


International stars David Ferrer, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Nikolay Davydenko, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Mikhail Youzhny and Feliciano Lopez are among the players competing in Doha for the season-opening tournament which runs until January 5.


The Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2013 is one of the ATP tennis events on the world tour – and the first competitive tournament of the 2013 season.


“Qatar Duty Free is once again excited to be part of such a prestigious sporting event as we welcome some of the world’s leading players on the men’s circuit for some fine tennis,” said Qatar Airways Duty Free Senior Vice-President Keith Hunter.


“This is always a tournament that brings in the fans from here in Qatar and overseas. At Qatar Duty Free, we look forward to giving fans and our customers a great opportunity to purchase great products at great prices that they would usually only get when shopping at Qatar Duty Free at Doha International Airport.”


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.


Qatar Duty Free offers a wide assortment of Duty Free products across various categories. A key part of its strategy is to offer something for every passenger profile and to make Duty Free shopping a memorable experience.


With the New Doha International Airport set to open in 2013, the Qatar Duty Free team is already 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.


About Qatar Duty Free
Qatar Duty Free is a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, and operates within the departures, arrivals, VIP lounge and the Premium Terminal of Doha International Airport. Qatar Duty Free is one of the Middle East’s outstanding success stories in recent years, investing more than US$1 million in refurbishing the existing retail facilities within the departures and arrivals area. For more information, visit www.qatardutyfree.com.qa


Qatar Duty Free has been experiencing continued and significant growth in recent years, currently operating over 2,500 sqm of retail space. In 2010, Qatar Duty Free won the Travel Retailer of the Year - DFNI Global Awards and the Middle East Travel Retailer of the Year – and will establish a new home at New Doha International Airport in 2013. For more information, visit: www.ndiaproject.com



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

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