Dubai Duty Free announces the first 40 winners of Shop & Win Gold promotion

To kick off the Dubai Duty Free 40th Anniversary celebrations, the airport retailer has announced the first 40 winners of its Shop & Win Gold promotion at a draw held yesterday, 29th November in Concourse B of Dubai International Airport.The ‘Shop & Win Gold” promotion, which is running for 4 weeks from 20th November to 17th December 2023 offers departing and arriving passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International airports, as well as online buyers at a chance to win a Dubai Duty Free 40th Anniversary 10-gram gold bar. Dubai Duty Free has released a commemorative gold bar to celebrate its milestone 40th anniversary. Exclusively designed and produced for Dubai Duty Free by PAMP Swiss, the limited-edition gold bar weighs 10 grams and features the 40th anniversary logo with the years 1983–2023 on the front side and the Dubai Duty Free logo on the reverse side. The special Swiss-made bars are limited to only 888 gold bars.For every AED 400 spent at Dubai Duty Free, a customer will receive an e-coupon to enter the draw. Customers with multiple transactions accumulating to AED 400 are also entitled to participate in the promotion. Customers must scan the unique QR Code on the receipt(s) and follow the steps for registration.For the first week, the promotion attracted 13,801 registered customers, equivalent to 63,320 e-coupons that were entered into the draw.The draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free’s COO Ramesh Cidambi, JCOO Salah Tahlak and several Dubai Duty Free managers.All the winners will be notified via the email address registered with Dubai Duty Free.The next draw dates are 6th, 13th and 20th December.

Businessman wins $1mln in Dubai duty free promotion

An Indian businessman from Sharjah has been added to the ever-growing list of Indian winners of US$1 million when the draw for the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion was held today at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.Mr. Thakappan Chettiyar Ramakrishnan, a 65-year-old Indian national based in Sharjah won a US$1 million in Millennium Millionaire Series 441, with ticket number 2130, which he purchased online on 6th November.A regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free promotion for four years now, Mr. Ramakrishnan is a father of two and ran his own company in Sharjah.“Thank you so much for this timely win, you’re the best Dubai Duty Free!”, he said.Mr. Ramakrishnan is the 220th Indian national to have won US$1 million in the Millennium Millionaire promotion since in 1999 and Indian nationals are the biggest buyers of the tickets.Today's draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi, Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing, Michael Schmidt, SVP – Retail, Sharon Beecham, SVP – Purchasing and Zayed Al Shebli, SVP – Loss Prevention & Corporate Security.

Dubai Duty Free named best global Duty Free at the 6th Burj CEO Awards

Dubai Duty Free was presented with the ‘Best Global Duty Free Award’ at its Head Office on 25th October, which was won earlier at The Burj CEO Awards held in Europe in August.Hosted by CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, the 6th edition of the award acknowledged remarkable individuals and organisations across a diverse array of over 50 categories.Dubai Duty Free earned the title of Best Global Duty Free for its exceptional performance in setting up the global benchmark for airport retailing with the success of Dubai Duty Free spanning four decades.Dr. Tariq Nizami, Founder and CEO of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, personally presented the award to Dubai Duty Free executive team led by the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin.In addition, McLoughlin and COO, Ramesh Cidambi were also presented with a Medal of Honour from the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide.Commenting on the award, Colm McLoughlin said, “We are delighted to receive the Best Global Duty Free Award from the CEO Clubs Network. This is a strong testimony to our dedication to providing a world class retail experience to our customers We were unable to be present at the awards ceremony itself, so appreciate receiving the award in person.”Also present in the awarding are Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing, Mona Al Ali, SVP – HR, Michael Schmidt, SVP – Retail, Sharon Beecham, SVP – Purchasing and Zayed Al Shebli, SVP – Loss Prevention & Corporate Security.The Burj CEO Awards is an annual global business award ceremony hosted in different countries that was first launched in 2016 in Washington, D.C., and since then has been held in London, Shenzhen, Mauritius, and Dubai. Over the years, the BURJ CEO Awards have recognised and awarded more than 200 business leaders and organisations for their business success. In addition to the awards ceremony, the BURJ CEO Summit is designed for awardees and delegates to share knowledge and best practices and engage in discussions on future trends and challenges. It offers a positive impact on the opportunities for networking and collaborations.??????