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Qatar Duty Free Named Preferred Retail Partner Of Qatar Masters Golf Tournament In Doha

Qatar Duty Free Named Preferred Retail Partner Of Qatar Masters Golf Tournament In Doha

Some of the world’s leading players have descended on Qatar’s capital city for the annual golfing extravaganza, attracting thousands of spectators over four days of top-class golf which ends on Sunday 5 February.


This year’s line-up of international stars include World Number Three Lee Westwood from Britain; Spaniards Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez; and former US Major winners Paul Lawrie and John Daly.


Award-winning Qatar Duty Free is also the tournament’s “Hole-in-One” sponsor offering the professional players a chance to win a Qatar Duty Free gift voucher valued at US$155,000. The prize will go to the first player who gets his tee shot in a single attempt on the 17th hole at the Doha Golf Club.


In addition, Qatar Duty Free has an exclusive exhibition booth within the popular public village to offer golf enthusiasts exciting promotions on Canon cameras and lenses, Samsung mobile phones and other fashion accessories. These special promotions are exclusively available at Doha Golf Club for visitors to the tournament.


Visitors to the Qatar Duty Free stand have a chance to win high definition Canon video cameras, Qatar Duty Free gift vouchers and some exciting confectionery items.
Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice-President Keith Hunter said: “We are delighted to once again be a partner of the Qatar Masters, supporting one of the premium sporting events in the country.


“From past experience, this tournament is growing from strength to strength and is constantly evolving as one of the best on the international circuit. All golf fans living in Qatar and those who visit this country especially for the tournament have always shown us their appreciation by visiting the Qatar Duty Free exhibition stand.


“Last year, our Qatar Duty Free exhibition area was extremely popular as we welcomed over 12,000 visitors in the four days of golfing. This year yet again, we have lined up some exclusive promotions on various products and will be conducting Mini Golf Skill games like the chipping and putting competitions to make sure our visitors have just as much fun in the exhibition village as they do watching all the action on the course,” explained Hunter.


As one of the fastest growing Duty Free operators in the world and the second largest Duty Free retailer in the Middle East, Qatar Duty Free is gearing up to move to its new location spread over 25,000 sqm at the New Doha International Airport due to open by the end of 2012.


Qatar Duty Free is truly a retail success story offering exciting year-round product promotions and value for money offers. The luxury cars and US$1 million in cash raffle draws conducted in regular prize draws are extremely popular with passengers travelling through Doha International Airport where Qatar Duty Free operates its retail units. Customers can also buy the raffle tickets online by visiting www.qatardutyfree.com.qa


Qatar Duty Free 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 when it is scheduled to open in 2012. For more information, visit: www.ndiaproject.com



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