First, there are the numbers, of course – and they are impressive: 40,000 square meters of duty-free and F&B space (due to double as the airport expansion gets underway); 90 luxury and lifestyle retail outlets (174 by the end of 2022); 30 fine dining restaurants and cafés (70 before the end of the year); 58 million (60 million post-FIFA World Cup) passengers per year, it goes on and on.
But Qatar Duty Free (QDF), FTA Prize 2022’s Diamond Sponsor, is way more than just numbers. It’s a life experience where all your senses are constantly tingling. At first, you’ll feel somehow lost, you’ll be so spoiled for choice: You want to go everywhere, taste everything, try everything. Because it all reaches out to you at Hamad International Airport. Recently named the World’s Best Airport 2022 by Skytrax for the second year in a row, it is no more a stopover, it’s a destination, unknown territory, and you, well, you will feel as if you’re an explorer, charting unvisited spaces.
Let us be very clear: Whatever your age, size, purchasing power, diet (if you’re on Keto, it’s paradise), religious beliefs or fashion style, you will find happiness with what QDF has to offer. A tiny sample says it all: Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Fendi, Hermès, Loro Piana, Tiffany & Co and Valentino are all there, among many others. QDF also features its own multi-brand concept shops, including a new beauty concept store and a multi-brand men’s fashion concept, Q-Denim.