When your luck is in, it’s really in. News reaches us via Dubai Duty Free of an Indian traveller and shopper who hit not one, but two jackpots last week. One involved no cash but a far greater prize – his life.
You can see the pride and emotion on his face as this great son of Ireland, a champion of all things and people Irish – both at home and abroad – says those words first expressed with such conviction and courage 100 years ago.
In this week’s edition of The Moodie e-Zine for 2015, we published our always eagerly awaited People of the Year. In this Blog I want to focus on just one of our choices, Dubai Duty Free President George Horan.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on a publication by our Moodie Corporate division marking the 30th anniversary of Dubai Duty Free , writes Rahul Odedra. For a newcomer to the industry such as me, it has been both fascinating and educational looking back at three remarkable decades for the company, and one
There can have been few more popular winners of the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup in the 19-year history of the event than this year’s men’s and women’s champions, Francis Clark (above with trophy) and Nadine Heubel (below with trophy). Clark, a Gulf-based Englishman who supplies services to the regional duty free industry, won
Travel retail’s ultimate marathon man, Dubai Duty Free’s newly promoted Vice President of Operations Sean Staunton, has completed one of the industry’s truly great feats in the cause of corporate social responsibility. As revealed in an earlier Blog, Sean set out to run four marathons across four continents in four months. That’s a total of 168km,
With his trip to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup just five months away, I’m pleased to report that Dubai Duty Free Managing Director Colm McLoughlin will be suitably kitted out for the occasion. As reported in a recent Blog, the Irishman is partial to quality headwear (see pictures below), and what could be
It was great to catch up with Colm and Breeda McLoughlin and several of the Dubai Duty Free management and staff at yesterday’s annual Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup race meeting at Ascot racecourse just outside London. The event is the only team competition in horse racing, featuring four teams of three jockeys representing Ireland,
Unbelievable. But very, very real. I’m talking about Dubai Duty Free’s daily sales on 20 December 2008 – the retailer’s 25th anniversary. On the same day a year earlier the retailer posted a remarkable +56% year-on-year increase in sales to AED46,211,743.74 (around US$12.6 million at the exchange rate of the time) while celebrating its 24th