Dubai Duty Free recognised as 'Best Global Duty Free' at 6th Burj CEO Awards

CEO McLoughlin and COO Cidambi presented with a distinguished Medal of Honour from the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide

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Colm McLoughlin and Senior members of Dubai Duty Free with Dr. Tariq Nizami at the award ceremony. - Supplied photo
Colm McLoughlin and Senior members of Dubai Duty Free with Dr. Tariq Nizami at the award ceremony. - Supplied photo

Published: Fri 3 Nov 2023, 5:59 PM

Dubai Duty Free was rewarded for its timeless commitment to providing a world class retail experience when it won with the ‘Best Global Duty Free Award’ at The Burj CEO Awards held recently in Europe.

Dr. Tariq Nizami, Founder and CEO of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, personally presented the award to Dubai Duty Free executive team led by the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, at its head office in Dubai.

Hosted by CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, the 6th edition of the award acknowledged remarkable individuals and organisations across a diverse array of over 50 categories.

Dubai Duty Free earned the title of Best Global Duty Free for its exceptional performance in setting up the global benchmark for airport retailing with the success of Dubai Duty Free spanning four decades.

In addition, McLoughlin and COO, Ramesh Cidambi were also presented with a Medal of Honour from the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide.

Commenting on the award, Colm McLoughlin said: “We are delighted to receive the Best Global Duty Free Award from the CEO Clubs Network.

“This is a strong testimony to our dedication to providing a world class retail experience to our customers We were unable to be present at the awards ceremony itself, so appreciate receiving the award in person.”

Dubai Duty Free 40th anniversary logo was displayed on a digital screen in New York’s iconic Times Square. - Supplied photo
Dubai Duty Free 40th anniversary logo was displayed on a digital screen in New York’s iconic Times Square. - Supplied photo

To mark Dubai Duty Free’s recent win at the Burj CEO Awards in the “Best Global Duty Free" category, the Dubai Duty Free 40th anniversary logo was displayed on a digital screen in New York’s iconic Times Square on 30th October.

Also present in the award ceremony were Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing, Mona Al Ali, SVP – HR, Michael Schmidt, SVP – Retail, Sharon Beecham, SVP – Purchasing and Zayed Al Shebli, SVP – Loss Prevention & Corporate Security.

The Burj CEO Awards is an annual global business award ceremony hosted in different countries that was first launched in 2016 in Washington, D.C.., and has since been held in London, Shenzhen, Mauritius, and Dubai.

Over the years, the BURJ CEO Awards have recognised and awarded more than 200 business leaders and organisations for their business success.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the BURJ CEO Summit is designed for awardees and delegates to share knowledge and best practices and engage in discussions on future trends and challenges. It offers a positive impact on the opportunities for networking and collaborations.


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