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Qatar Duty Free Named as Official Retail Store for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM

 27 September 2022

he award-winning retailer will sell FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM merchandise across Qatar in fan zones and at each match stadium.

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Duty Free, a fully owned subsidiary of FIFA Partner Qatar Airways, is proud to announce that it has been named as Official Retail Store for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. This includes a license to exclusively sell all FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TMmerchandise in the fan zones and at all eight spectacular stadiums hosting the matches in Qatar.

The award-winning retailer has already worked closely with FIFA at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre on 1 April, where VIP attendees and distinguished guests were able to purchase the Adidas Official Match Ball for the very first time after its reveal at the Final Draw.

Qatar Duty Free Vice President, Mr. Thabet Musleh, said: “The excitement is building day by day and Qatar Duty Free is thrilled to have been selected as the Official Retail Store for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. This enables international fans to pick up their tournament souvenirs once they arrive in the country, allowing fans to enjoy the World Cup at its fullest. Travellers leaving Qatar will still have the opportunity to visit our stores at the airport and take a piece of the World Cup home with them to relive their memories after the tournament has ended.”

Fans will also be able to acquire tournament memorabilia when they land at Hamad International Airport –the Official Airport of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and a subsidiary of FIFA Partner Qatar Airways– and at numerous outlets in malls across the country.  A wide range of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM collectables, including the Adidas Official Match Ball, will also be available in airport departure stores for spectators leaving Qatar following the matches as well as to passengers in transit. 

About Qatar Duty Free

Qatar Duty Free (QDF), a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, is a shopping emporium at the heart of Qatar’s award winning Hamad International Airport (HIA), with more than 40,000 square meters of duty-free and concession space and boasts more than 90 luxury and affordable retail outlets, restaurants and cafés. QDF offers an extensive selection of luxury boutiques and a wide portfolio of multi-brand concept shops, in addition to duty free stores. QDF also boasts a mouth-watering range of cuisines in dine in restaurants and cafes.

HIA, QDF’s home and hub, will expand to increase capacity to more than 53 million passengers and 3 million tons of cargo annually by 2022.  The expansion project will include 11,720 sqm of landscaped retail and F&B space, which will enhance the multi-dimensional offerings of the five-star airport by integrating world-class art collection and refreshing environment of lush greenery with contemporary retail and dining concepts among other leisure attractions and facilities under one expansive terminal. 

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.

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