January 26 2022  |  Retailers

Dubai Duty Free wins Crystal Status award, 15th “Best Duty Free”

By Wendy Morley

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin holding the “Best Duty Free Shopping in the World” and the “Crystal Status” Global Traveler Awards

At the 18th annual ceremony for the Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards held in December 2021 at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, Dubai Duty Free received its 15th consecutive “Best Duty-Free Shopping in the World” award. This led to the retailer being awarded a Crystal Status award.

The awards ceremony was presented and hosted by Francis X. Gallagher, CEO & Publisher of Global Traveler, the monthly and AAM-audited magazine written exclusively for frequent business and leisure travelers. Winners are chosen based solely on reader votes.

Commenting on the award, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin said, “We are honoured to receive our fifteenth consecutive “Best Duty-Free Shopping in the World” award from Global Traveler magazine and to be presented with a Crystal Status Award for this win. To be recognized as the leading duty free in the world is a testament to all the hard work that our team has undertaken, even during these challenging times. Thank you to all the readers who voted for us.”

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