DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Duty Free’s (QDF) Chinese pavilion has opened its doors inside Hamad International Airport (HIA), inviting passengers to celebrate China’s most important festival with discounts of up to 20 per cent, spending rewards and an array of enticing promotions.
Mandarin holiday greetings, decorative red lanterns and staff dressed in traditional Chinese costume will welcome travellers to QDF’s elaborate red and gold 180m² pavilion located behind the Lamp Bear in the departures hall of HIA. Passengers will discover a tempting array of gift ideas once inside the elaborate Chinese pagoda, perfect for those shopping for festival items and presents, as well as for those travellers who are simply inspired by the customary New Year celebrations.
Savings of up to 20 per cent will be offered on QDF fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, confectionery, luxury watches, fine jewellery, and other gift items in the Chinese pavilion. Customers who purchase items valued at QR1000 (US $274) and above, using a UnionPay credit card, will receive a traditional Chinese red envelope containing a QR100 QDF gift voucher. Discount vouchers will also be distributed to passengers in HIA by Qatar Duty Free staff throughout the Chinese festive season.
Mr. Keith Hunter, Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, said: “Chinese New Year is a time to revel in holiday festivities, observe traditions and enjoy family reunions. Qatar Duty Free recognises the importance of this festival for many of our customers travelling through HIA during the seasonal period.
“With this beautiful pavilion we are telling Qatar Duty Free’s own story through Chinese New Year and providing our customers with exclusive promotions across an extensive range of gift items.”
Additional Chinese New Year discounts of up to 10 per cent will also be available on brands in selected boutiques in HIA. Passengers can choose from a wide variety of duty free products at amazing prices, including promotions from Tiffany, TAG Heuer, Chopard, and Bulgari. Popular products available within the Chinese pavilion include Godiva chocolates, Prada perfume, La Prairie skin care, Swarovski jewellery, Harrods bags and Marmalade Market gift items.
The Qatar-China 2016 Year of Culture programme recognises the strong relationship between both countries, reflecting China’s powerful cultural identity and heritage through events and exhibitions in Qatar.
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
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