Its founding principal of providing travellers with a first class retail experience in a shopper-friendly environment and a diverse range of products still holds true to this day.
Employing over 5,200 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing in the Middle East.
To date, Dubai Duty Free has received some 250 industry awards which bear testimony to the operation’s retail success including the 2012 Frontier Awards for ‘Best Airport Retailer of the Year’ which was won by the operation for an unprecedented sixth time; the ‘Best Airport in Duty Free Shopping’ presented at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards, the Global Traveller US magazine Award for ‘Best Duty Free Shop’ and the ‘Superbrands Awards for Excellence in Branding’ received from Superbrands Council.
The operation was also honored at the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Award as ‘Patrons of the Arts’ in April 2012 for its contribution towards cultural and arts initiatives in Dubai.
Also in April, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free was honored with the ‘DFNI 25th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement in Duty Free Award’ by Duty Free News International (DFNI) and by Esquire’s Man At His Best ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award in November, both for his outstanding contribution to the travel retail industry over the years.
With the opening of Concourse A in January 2013 which is dedicated to Emirates Airline’s A380 fleet, Dubai Duty Free now operates 26,000 square metres of retail space across Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The opening of Concourse A will be followed within 3 to 4 years by the opening of Concourse D.
Meanwhile, Dubai Duty Free’s Leisure Division which operates the popular Irish Village and the Century Village, opened its first hotel - the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. The 292-room five-star property is managed by Dubai-based Jumeirah Group.
Dubai Duty Free also inaugurated its first border shop located next to the Customs and Immigration offices at the Hatta-Oman border in July last year. The retail unit covers some 42 square metres and provides a convenient stop off point 24/7 for travellers crossing to and from Dubai.
Dubai Duty Free runs the renowned Finest Surprise Luxury Car draw, which began as a one-off in December 1989 and has continued to this day. With tickets on sale for US$139, people have a chance to win a luxury car. So far the Finest Surprise draw has seen over 1500 winners from 70 different countries.
The Finest Surprise was joined in 1999 by the Millennium Millionaire which offers a one-in-5,000 chance to win US$1 million. To-date, this popular promotion has already created 137 dollar millionaires.
Tickets for all promotions are available online at www.dubaidutyfree.com.
Whether it is on the golfing green, the tennis courts, the racecourse or even the high seas, sponsorship and the support of international events has been an integral part of Dubai Duty Free’s marketing strategy since 1983.
A supporter of golf for many years, Dubai Duty Free is a proud sponsor of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Ladies European Tour Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, held every year at Emirates Golf Club.
In addition to this, Dubai Duty Free hosts a series of high-profile golf tournaments, including the annual Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup, Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup, Dubai Duty Free Golf Cup and Dubai Irish Golf Society tournament.
Away from the golfing fairways, the firm tennis favourite with UAE tennis fans and a global TV audience is the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, owned and organized by Dubai Duty Free. The event comprises a WTA Premier 5 tournament played back-to-back with an ATP World Tour Series 500 Tournament.
Dubai Duty Free is a founding sponsor of the Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world. International horse racing has provided an excellent medium for Dubai Duty Free to capture the global media attention and the Dubai Duty Free Stakes in the UK in April, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup (Ascot) in August, the Dubai Duty Free International Raceday in September are part of the operation’s racing sponsorship in the UK. The operation is also the title sponsor of one of the biggest races in Europe, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, which is held at the Curragh Racecourse in Ireland each June.
By supporting so many events at the highest level and all around the globe, Dubai Duty Free is effectively promoting Dubai’s sporting, leisure and business facilities, which are second to none. And with more and more world-class sportspeople choosing Dubai to showcase their talent, there is set to be much more to come in the future.
Corporate Social Responsibility
In October 2004, DDF launched the Dubai Duty Free Foundation, a charitable body founded under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, to organise its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and, most importantly, raise funds for worthy causes, specifically those aimed at benefiting children. The Foundation has since donated funds to several charities, both at home and abroad, and plays an active role in helping families and children in need.
In 2008, Dubai Duty Free established its own Corporate Responsibility (CR) department in-house under which the Dubai Duty Free Foundation is managed. In addition, the CR department is committed to reducing the Environmental impacts and health and safety risks associated with the storage and retailing of goods. It is the Company’s policy to operate an Integrated Management System in accordance with ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001: 2007.
Established in 1976 as a part of Khalifa Juma Al Nabooda group, Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC is the authorised dealer in Dubai and Northern Emirates for Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen.
As exclusive distributors for these coveted automobile marques, Al Nabooda offers customers a range of products and services that match the professionalism of the companies they represent.
The recently opened Audi Center Dubai is largest Audi new car showroom in the world with 57 cars on display. Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, its characteristic architecture is visible from afar: the building is determined by the core design intentions: dynamism, asymmetry and transparency.
The asymmetric curves, used to communicate the sporty character of the Audi brand, create a three-dimensional environment to contrast with the organised ancillary areas and the clear rectangular volume of the building. It is a symbol of dynamics and innovation. Click here for more www.audi-dubai.com
Al Nabooda Automobiles has become the Porsche brand's biggest single dealer in the world. It has been the agent of this luxurious brand for over two decades and is one of the key partners of Porsche Middle East in the region. The showroom is situated in a prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Its modern and inviting 9,000 sq. feet reflects the brand’s focus on delivering high standards of quality and service for a truly dynamic drive. Enjoy feasting your eyes on the latest Porsche models displayed amidst dynamic lighting, soft background music and plasma screens, whilst our team focuses on catering to your personalized needs. Click here for more www.porschedubai.com
Volkswagen, one of the most important German makes, has become a highly desirable brand in the U.A.E. It is a benchmark of quality in cars in every segment and has set high standards with respect to comfort, safety, technology and equipment. Another achievement of Al Nabooda has been the opening of the world’s largest Volkswagen Service Centre in Dubai. The success of Volkswagen in Dubai certainly reflects the commitment of Al Nabooda Automobiles to the brand. Click here for more www.volkswagen-me.com
Corporate Office/ VW Showroom - Dubai: Tel +971 4 7053333 Fax +971 4 3381322
Audi Showroom - Dubai : Tel +971 4 378 4444 Fax +971 4 3784333
Porsche Showroom – Dubai: Tel +971 4 3213911 Fax +971 4 3211554
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Established in 1993 as a wholly-owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC aims to promote the interests of its shareholders through the development downstream and upstream activities in the oil and gas sector and beyond, and to encourage the economic diversification of Dubai and the rest of the UAE.
ENOC’s vision is to be a leading regional integrated oil and gas group that is highly profitable and socially responsible towards employees, the community and environment. Driving this vision is ENOC’s commitment to sustainable development while serving the growing energy needs of Dubai.
ENOC strives to attract, develop and retain top talent to become the employer of choice, while adopting latest technologies and implementing best practices to achieve world-class performance. ENOC is also focused on meeting and exceeding customer expectations in terms of quality and service, and in maintaining high industry standards with respect to the environment, health and safety.
ENOC actively participates in an increasingly broad range of business ventures. Its joint ventures with major international companies allow partners to pool their technology, know-how, expertise and resources to further commercial success.
Since its inception, ENOC has been guided by its philosophy of quality and professional management. Today, it is poised to engineer a new and challenging period of growth and diversity.
Emirates is one of the world's fastest growing airlines. With a fleet of over 190 fuel efficient aircraft, the multi-award winning carrier flies to more than 120 destinations across six continents. In 2012, Emirates launched a host of exciting new destinations; Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dallas Fort Worth, Seattle, Lusaka, Harare, Ho Chi Minh City, Barcelona, Lisbon, Erbil, Washington DC, Adelaide, Lyon and Phuket. Warsaw and Algiers will follow in the coming months.
The airline is the world's largest operator of the Airbus A380. The Emirates' version of the double decker is equipped with an Onboard Shower Spa for First Class passengers and an Onboard Lounge for First and Business Class travellers. Emirates is also the industry's largest operator of Boeing 777s with more than 100 in the fleet. Over 200 aircraft, worth over US$ 72 billion, are on the order books.
The Emirates Group, which includes dnata, posted profits of US$ 629 million for the financial year ending 31 March 2012. During the period, the airline carried 34 million passengers and 1.8 million tonnes of cargo.
In 2013, Emirates' ambitious expansion plans are being supported by the opening of the world's first purpose-built A380 concourse in Dubai.
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LACOSTE SNAPS UP THE OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIP OF THE DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
Rene Lacoste, LACOSTE’s founder, revolutionised the way tennis professionals – and those aspiring to emulate them – donned sportswear, as he led the charge in 1933 to cast aside long-sleeved, starched, woven shirts, ushering in the era of the iconic L.12.12 polo shirt. Despite its evolution into a luxurious, contemporary casual wear powerhouse, LACOSTE has tennis sewn into its DNA and is synonymous with the sport. Therefore it is no surprise that LACOSTE have renewed their commitment, yet again taking on the mantle as the official apparel, footwear and fragrance sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which will draw enthusiasts from 17th February to Saturday 1st March 2014.
Life is a beautiful playing field. The launch of LACOSTE’s new motto, ‘Life is a Beautiful Sport’, brings about a new era for the label by reinstating its founding values into the core of its message. Whether on playing fields or in everyday life, LACOSTE’s story is rooted in a quest for authenticity, performance and elegance. Each item of clothing is designed in order to allow the wearer to feel emancipated in body and in mind, with clothes that enhance confidence and ease by adapting to ever-changing life. It’s this vision of optimism and courage that is promoted by the new campaign, ‘Life is a Beautiful Sport’.
LACOSTE maintains a strong sponsorship policy; the brand reinforces its legacy in the world of tennis through internationally renowned events such as the Australian Open, Roland Garros, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and of course, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Today, LACOSTE counts more than 121 tennis champions (among them 15 are in the top 100) from almost 10 different nationalities who share with the brand and its founder René Lacoste the essential values of tenacity, performance, and elegance. LACOSTE has also boasts an impressive network of ambassadors, including Gustavo Kuerten, Mats Wilander and Guy Forget champions embodying perfectly the Crocodile brand’s values of authenticity, elegance, empathy, joie de vivre.
Aficionados of the LACOSTE lifestyle applaud its commitment to social responsibility; in association with the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the brand sponsors a LACOSTE Tennis Clinic Day for children who attend special needs schools across the city. These children are given an exciting opportunity to train with Coach Clark Francis and his team, often getting a chance to practise with a pro! LACOSTE-filled goodie bags are always a much-anticipated highlight of the day with schools gushing about the boost in morale gleaned from this annual, fun day out.
LACOSTE is so much more than just an iconic shirt; it is a lifestyle for men, women and children. Fans keen to immerse themselves fully in the LACOSTE tennis lifestyle during the championship should make sure they keep an eagle eye out for the brands promotions, both on-site and in-store, competitions, CSR initiatives and announcements linked to this prestigious sponsorship partnership through print and social media to keep one step ahead of the rest of the sporting pack.
Symbol of relaxed elegance since 1933, the LACOSTE brand, backed by its authentic roots in sports, offers a unique and original universe through the medium of a large range of products for men, women and children. In 2012, the LACOSTE brand garnered 1.8 billion Euros turnover through retail sales. In the 114 countries where the brand is present, every two seconds two LACOSTE products are sold in LACOSTE shops, department stores and throughout selected points of sales.
For more information please visit: www.lacoste.com and www.facebook.com/lacoste.Middle.East.
Corona Extra is a key brand of AB-InBev, the largest brewer in the world and is now enjoyed in over 160 countries worldwide. As one of the fastest growing brands on the planet, sales continue to grow at a phenomenal rate illustrating just how popular it is with both residents and international consumers which justify its position as one of, if not the most premium beer brands in the world.
Corona Extra is a light, refreshing pilsner style beer that is clean, crisp and accessible to all. Enjoyed by men and women alike across all ages it is the ideal accompaniment to any lifestyle whether it be chilling at the beach, partying with friends in the coolest bars and clubs or enjoying the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
As part of a five-and-a-half-year agreement which began in 2010, Corona Extra has become the official beer sponsor and Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour. AB-InBev are thrilled with the partnership as it symbolizes the joining of two high quality, stylish and honorable brands. The ATP World Tour is more than a tennis competition, it is an experience, just as Corona is much more than a beer, it is a way of enjoying life.
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Gulf News, published by Al Nisr Publishing LLC, is the flagship publication of GN Media, which is one of the largest and most progressive multimedia organizations of the Gulf, with activities spanning print media to digital media and broadcasting.
Operating units under the GN Media umbrella include newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, digital media, contract publishing, commercial printing, niche publications and distribution.
All GN Media products have a unique distinction in that they are ‘leaders’ in their respective genres. GN Media newspapers include Gulf News, Tabloid, Tabloid on Saturday, Fun Day, Weekend Review, Classifieds, Appointments, Properties, Freehold and XPRESS. Magazines include Alpha, Aquarius, Friday, InsideOut and Wheels.
The group’s electronic media includes the portal gulfnews.com, which has average monthly figures of around 2.2 million unique visitors and nearly 23.1 million page views in 2012. As acknowledged by Forbes Middle East, gulfnews.com is the No 1 online newspaper in the UAE and No 3 in the Arab World. It is also the only English newspaper to make it to the top 10.
GNAds4U, the one-stop shop for Classifieds, has average monthly figures of around 1.05 million unique visitors and 22.8 million page views during the same period. Also very active are the group’s social media tools i.e. Facebook, Twitter, SMS breaking news, various Apps, GN TV and Gulf News at Midday directly from the newsroom.
The distribution arm of GN Media boasts the largest pan-Emirates print media distribution network. It also has a highly successful Direct Marketing section catering to various below-the-line activities.
Gulf News, the flagship publication of the Al Nisr Group, is the leading English language newspaper of the region - a position it has occupied for many years. Gulf News, the flagship publication of GN Media, is the leading English language newspaper of the region - a position it has occupied for many years. This fact is validated by the BPA Worldwide audit for the six month period ending in June 2012, confirming an average daily circulation of 110,607 and the IPSOS MediaCT - NRS - UAE - 2012 survey. In fact, Gulf News reaches more readers than all the other English dailies, combined.
Apart from its industry dominance, Gulf News also leads on the social and cultural front through its sponsorship of nearly every major international and local event, whether sporting, commercial or social.
Gulf News has been associated with the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as ‘Official Newspaper’, since 1993, the inaugural year. Gulf News takes great pride in supporting the two back-to-back events of the 2013 Dubai Tennis Championships, the WTA Tour and the ATP 500 Series Tournament, once again, as Official English Newspaper.
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Al Ain Mineral Water was established as an initiative of His Highness the Late
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The manufacturing facility was opened on
5th August 1990 by Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoon and is situated on Khattam Al
Shiklah Road in Al Ain - The Garden City of the UAE. The Company produces
one of the leading bottled water brands in the UAE and has a strong heritage
and tradition in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi where it is the clear number one
brand choice amongst consumers. Al Ain Mineral Water is 100% owned by the
Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company the Agthia Group P.J.S.C., which
is a listed company on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX).
Al Ain Mineral Water is the leading bottled water in the United Arab Emirates with clear No 1 position in Abu Dhabi region. Al Ain's competitive advantage is driven, and subsequently reinforced, by historically high consumer perceptions related to its quality, reputation, heritage, and trustworthiness. Al Ain Water is readily available on widespread basis across all retail segments and in a variety of formats - PET bottle, Glass Bottled, 5 Gallon and in cups.
Al Ain Mineral Water is produced via a technologically superior filtration process delivering the highest quality water in terms of taste, purity and chemical composition to its customers. Al Ain Water is recognized as the "water expert" who develops and delivers innovative, high quality, water-based innovation platforms meeting ever-changing consumer needs and wants on an ongoing basis.
Al Ain Mineral Water is a contemporary and modern brand having broad appeal, acceptance, and loyalty across all segments and nationalities of the UAE's changing, diverse demographic landscape.
Al Ain Water is the preferred choice for major UAE world class institutions like Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines for their onboard requirements. Leading hotels like Emirates Palace Hotel, Jumeirah Group, Atlantis Hotel , Kempinski Hotels and Raffles Hotel all have made Al Ain water their preferred choice.
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Overlooking the Dubai creek, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is located right at the heart of Dubai just minutes away from the International airport and in close proximity to Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and the city’s important business districts, iconic landmarks and shopping centres.
Jumeirah Creekside houses a specially commissioned art collection, resulting in a modern and dynamic destination, yet inspired by tradition. Bringing together a fusion of contemporary design and distinct architectural features, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is a host to 292 spacious rooms and suites, carefully designed to emphasize a sense of intimacy, style and comfort, featuring 42-inch plasma televisions, complimentary soft mini bar and Wi-Fi access as well as 24-hour check-in and check-out.
Guests are invited to discover the hotel’s premium facilities. For those looking for a healthier lifestyle, The Aviation Club features two swimming pools, a renovated state-of-the art gym, two indoor squash courts, four tennis courts, a beach volleyball court and two exercise studios. For the ultimate relaxation, Akaru Spa offers a variety of body treatments and specialized facials including non-surgical facelifts.
Jumeirah Creekside also offers 25 conference rooms, a ballroom that can host up to 500 guests, banquet style, as well as The Academy, an innovative venue for visionary meetings and events.
The hotel’s restaurant offering is enhanced with cultural influences. From its Latin-inspired rooftop bar & lounge at Cu-ba, and the International all-day-dining at Nomad, to the prime of land and sea at Blue Flame, the hotel recreates a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an engaging culinary experience.
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Established in March 2001, the Arabian Radio Network (ARN) is the region's largest multi-platform radio radio network.
With nine leading radio stations, ARN represents every major community living in the UAE with radio stations including: Al Arabiya 99, Al Khaleejiya 100.9, Dubai 92, Dubai Eye 103.8 and Virgin Radio 104.4, City 101.6, Hit 96.7, Tag 91.1 and Radio Shoma 93.4.
ARN has also invested heavily to upgrade its transmission to broadcast to listeners across the UAE from their studios in Dubai. ARN listeners also tune in using radio station specific applications available across every major smart phone platform.
Today, ARN plays an important role in society, building bridges between communities and celebrating the richness of cultural diversity in the UAE. Reaching over 200 nationalities and 1.5 million listeners a day, ARN supports all of the major events and activities to showcase the UAE and its people, celebrating and developing the next generation of radio talent.
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Jacob's Creek can be found in the heart of Australia's famous Barossa Valley. Yes it's true, there is a real creek in South Australia called Jacob's Creek. Coincidently, there are also vineyards bearing the same name.
It has all started back in 1847 when the first vines were planted by the banks of Jacob's Creek. The creek has seen a few changes since then, and we now source our grapes from many of the finest regions within Australia.
What hasn't changed is the pride we take in the wines we make.
Red, white or sparkling, every drop represents our passion, making wine with true Australian character.
You're always welcome.
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