Qatar Duty Free Launches the First Maison Christian Dior Boutique in Travel Retail Middle East at Hamad International Airport

DOHA, Qatar � Qatar Duty Free (QDF), in conjunction with Parfums Christian Dior, has opened a one-of-a-kind boutique for passengers travelling through the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) this spring.

The new Maison Christian Dior collection showcases a large and luminous offer, which includes 22 perfumes. The Maison Christian Dior boutique is located in the main retail atrium of HIA for all passengers to experience.

Head of Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Thabet Musleh, said We constantly strive to evolve our offering and to delight our customers with new and exciting experiences. We are proud to be the first airport retailer in the Middle East to launch a Maison Christian Dior boutique. It has been an instant success with all our passengers, which includes the addition of two new perfumes created exclusively for the Middle Eastern customer at our award-winning airport as part of the collection. Once again, it has been a privilege to work with our key partner Parfums Christian Dior to bring this elegant new boutique to HIA, making Maison Christian Dior at QDF an experience worth travelling for.

Christian Dior, said Having guests is to make yourself responsible for their happiness as long as they are under your roof. And it is exactly the philosophy of our retail experience, said Frank Dagher Hayeck, Travel Retail Director for Parfums Christian Dior Orient. We are very proud to partner with Qatar Duty Free to open this Parisian home with a window on Grasse, where all travelers at HIA can discover a scent, find a gift for themselves or their loved ones and enjoy the exclusive Art of Gifting that the brand offers on site.

One of the largest duty free retailers in the world, Qatar Duty Free boasts more than 90 elegant boutiques and luxury, high-end stores, as well as more than 30 restaurants and cafes covering an area of 40,000 square meters at Hamad International Airport in Doha. The opening of the Maison Christian Dior boutique follows a string of recent store launches at HIA, including the third branch of the Gold shop, the opening of luxury British perfume boutique Penhaligon’s, the second Harrods store and Polo Ralph Lauren. These recent store openings are part of QDF’s continuous efforts to provide passengers with a memorable five-star experience at the award-winning airport.

Hamad International Airport (HIA), the home of QDF, has already met a number of significant milestones in 2018, including being ranked fifth ‘Best Airport in the World’ at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018. HIA was also honoured with the title of the fourth ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ and the fifth ‘Best Airport for Dining’ in the world, and is the only airport in the Middle East in the world’s top 10 airports of 2018. At the annual awards ceremony, HIA also took home the title of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the fourth year in a row, and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the third year in a row. In addition QDF was recently awarded ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ at the DFNI Global awards 2018.

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About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.

Source: Qatar Airways