November 24 2021  |  Retailers

Qatar Duty Free and Hublot partner in Hamad Airport store launch

By Hibah Noor

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hublot boutique at Hamad International Airport was attended by Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot Regional Director Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & Africa David Tedeschi, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, HIA Chief Operating Officer Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer and QDF Vice President Thabet Musleh

Swiss luxury watch house Hublot and Qatar Duty Free have hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hamad International Airport (HIA) to launch the first boutique in travel retail for the brand in the region.

The ceremony took place on November 22 at the Hublot Duty Free Boutique attended by Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot Regional Director Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & Africa David Tedeschi, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, HIA Chief Operating Officer Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer and Qatar Duty Free Vice President Thabet Musleh.

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said: “We are thrilled to finally be able to highlight this one-of-a-kind Hublot boutique with Qatar Duty Free and offer all our watch enthusiasts transiting in Hamad International Airport some of Hublot’s finest watches. The boutique is the perfect fusion of Hublot’s modern and pioneering aesthetic and Qatar Duty Free’s beautifully understated, elegant environment.”

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said: “The whole Qatar Duty Free team is very proud of the new Hublot Qatar Duty Free boutique, not only because the brand chose Hamad International Airport to implement its first boutique in travel retail in the region, but also because we were able to capture Hublot’s spirit while keeping Qatar Duty Free’s identity and create a beautiful space in the passengers’ seamless journey.”

The lavish 58 square meter boutique offers travelers a wide selection of technically impressive and aesthetically striking watches, including various famed Big Bang and Classic Fusion models as well as limited editions.

The store environment blends styles in a modern and innovative spirit. Its contemporary furnishings and pop-art paintings reflect Hublot’s hallmark fusion of traditional and modern materials.

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