DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Duty Free has opened a new Omega store, providing travellers to Hamad International Airport (HIA) Doha with the latest collections from one of the world’s greatest Swiss watchmakers, and further expanding the range of high-end boutiques on offer to passengers shopping in the airport’s Fashion Avenue.
The new Omega store in HIA is one of only two Omega boutiques in the GCC and offers travellers shopping in Qatar Duty Free more than 120 extraordinary timepieces to choose from – providing an abundance of gift ideas to travellers looking to buy a special present for their loved ones this coming holiday season.
Omega is world-renowned for its innovation and quality, and is immortalised in history as the first watch to be worn on the moon, and has been seen by millions over the decades on screen on the wrist of Hollywood-favourite, James Bond. Omega produces some of the finest and most-desired timepieces demanded by global travellers including the popular Speedmaster, Seamaster and Constellation ranges, together making the brand a preferred choice among watch enthusiasts everywhere.
Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Luis Gasset said: “Visitors to Qatar Duty Free will discover an exceptional shopping experience and a range of products and brands that will surprise and delight them. We are very proud to expand our range of luxury boutiques to welcome Omega, which is a great addition to our world-class shopping hub.
“Global travellers have voted Qatar Duty Free as one of the world’s top five airports for shopping thanks to our commitment to providing them with the very best shopping experience, personalised services, and delivering products and brands that meet worldwide demands for the very latest trends.”
Passengers will receive expert buying advice when shopping in-store and all watches are sold with an international warranty.
Qatar Duty Free was recently announced as a global favourite becoming one of the world’s top five airports for shopping in the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards among the more than 12.5 million travellers who voted.
Hamad International Airport (HIA), the home of Qatar Duty Free, was announced as the world’s fifth ‘Best Airport for Shopping,’ as well as the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the second consecutive year at the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards in March. At the same time HIA leapt into the ‘World’s Top 10 Best Airports’ ranking and became the first ever Middle Eastern airport to achieve the honour.
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About Qatar Duty Free:
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 has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth year-on-year and is now the second largest duty free operator in the Middle East.
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.
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222200, Fax: +974 40225350