Dubai Duty Free serves an ace as Wimbledon nears

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Martin Moodie
Martin Moodie is the Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Report.

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[Left to right: Dubai Duty Free Vice President of Marketing Sinead el Sibai, tennis ace Venus Williams, Vice President Corporate Communications Salah Tahlak]

It was a case of doubles all round as Dubai Duty Free turned on its legendary hospitality in London last Thursday night at its traditional pre-Wimbledon party.

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Dubai Duty Free owns and runs acclaimed tennis  tournaments on the women’s WTA and men’s ATP tours, both consistently rated by the players as the best-organised on the professional circuit.

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[Martin Moodie, said to be The Moodie Report’s top seniors tennis player, and Victoria Bowskill]

Underlining that popularity, some of the biggest names in the women’s game were on hand, including Venus and Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Li Na, Daniela Hantuchova and many others.

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[Courting the press: A dramatic-looking Jelena Jankowic with a look that would put the fear of god in any opponent]

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[Smashing look: Russian star Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova]

Held on a glorious London summer’s evening held at the Kensington Roof Gardens, the event once again affirmed the extraordinary global reach and influence that Dubai Duty Free has acheived over the past 30 years. It has, in fact, transcended the category of ‘travel retailer’ and become an internationally renowned organisation known not only for its famous shopping experience but also for a host of other factors – including excellence in labour practice, philanthropy,  support of the arts and sport and, not least, its brilliance in organising events. A truly ace reputation.

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[Mixed doubles: Sinead el Sibai and Sharon Beecham of Dubai Duty Free with leading duty free tour player Stuart Bull]

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[Bull’s eyes: Stuart and Clare Bull]

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[Dubai Duty Free’s Sinead el Sibai with tennis sisters Urszula and Agnieszka Radwanska]

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[Champagne Laurent-Perrier International Operations Director Jean-Christian de la Chevalerie with The Moodie Report Research Manager Victoria Bowskill]

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