Dubai Duty Free’s Ten Month Sales up by 11%
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dubai Duty Free Perfumes and Cosmetics shop at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central

Dubai Duty Free is looking to achieve double digit sales growth for the year as sales up to the end of October reached an impressive Dhs5.23 billion (US$1.43 billion), representing an 11% increase over the same period last year. The latest sales figures put the operation on track for year-end sales of an estimated Dhs6.6 billion (US$1.8 billion).


The Perfumes category retained the No. 1 spot as sales rose to Dhs835 million (US$229 million) while Gold sales increased by 7% to Dhs503 million (US$138 million) in the ten-month period.


Impressive sales figures have been recorded for both departing and arriving passengers: (YTD) Terminal 2 has shown an impressive 22% increase while Terminal 3 has seen sales grow by 16% while Arrival sales across all Terminals is up by 13% and Departure sales up by 11%.


Commenting on year to date sales, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free said: “2013 is shaping up to be a fantastic year as we have seen an increase in consumer spending across all categories. We are looking forward to a busy few weeks ahead and closing the year with record sales.”


Notable increases were seen in Confectionery which rose by 12% to Dhs424 million (US$116 million)while Watches and Clocks category showed a 15% increase to Dhs356 million (US$97 million). The Cosmetics category was up by 18% and registered sales of Dhs352 million (US$96 million).


Dubai Duty Free, which first opened for business on the 20th December 1983, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and the operation has plans in place to make this a memorable day. The anniversary day has become an annual celebration for all passengers traveling through the airport and will be marked with a 25% discount on a wide range of merchandise during the 24-hour period.

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