Dubai Duty Free crowned world’s best by ‘Crystal Status Award’

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Dubai Duty Free has secured its position as a leading travel retailer with the achievement of “Best Duty-Free Shopping in the World” for the fifteenth consecutive year which led to the ‘Crystal Status Award’, from the Global Traveler (GT) Tested Reader Survey Awards.

The award ceremony was organized by FXExpress Publications, a US-based privately held company publishing Global Traveler magazine and hosted by Mr. Francis X. Gallagher, CEO & Publisher of Global Traveler.

The awards are an unbiased reflection of the best in the travel sector which are selected based on the votes of the readers of the Global Traveler, the monthly and AAM-audited magazine written exclusively for frequent business and leisure travelers.

Colm McLoughlin
Colm McLoughlin
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“We are honored to receive our fifteenth consecutive ‘Best Duty-Free Shopping in the World’ award from Global Traveller magazine and to be presented with a Crystal Status Award for this win. To be recognized as the leading duty-free in the world is a testament to all the hard work that our team has undertaken, even during these challenging times.”

Dubai Duty Free came out top in the publication’s 18th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards conducted between December 2020 – September 2021 with more than 22,000 people responding to the survey which covers more than 80 categories.

With nearly 550,000 readers, Global Traveler connects brands with the US-based frequent and affluent travelers with a readers average of nine domestic flights per year and 93 percent travel globally on a regular basis, mostly in first and business class as well as with more than 55 percent staying in 4- and 5-star hotels, at an average of 60 nights per year.

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