DUBAI: Dubai Duty Free had two big wins at the Gulf Business Awards held on Monday night, taking top honours as “Retail Company of the Year” and the coveted “Gulf Business Company of the Year”.
Organised by Motivate Publishing, and held at the Oberoi Hotel, Dubai, the annual Gulf Business Awards recognise companies across seven industries including energy, tourism and hospitality, aviation and transport, real estate, banking, healthcare and retail. Business leaders were also honoured across the seven categories with special Business Excellence Awards going to six special categories, including the Gulf Business Company of the Year. Each winner was selected by an independent judging panel, as well as through public voting.
Commenting of the awards, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin said, “We are absolutely delighted to have won these two Gulf Business Awards and, in particular, the Gulf Business Company of the Year. It is a fantastic achievement for the operation and reflects on the hard work that our management and staff dedicate to our business. I join our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, in thanking the judges for this recognition.”
The two awards were presented to Colm McLoughlin who was accompanied by his wife Breeda, along with Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Dubai Duty Free.
A total of 21 awards were handed to the winners during the ceremony. News Desk