Dubai Duty Free to launch an online portal for flyers

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New plans for Dubai Duty Free including an online portal for flyers to purchase goods before they fly, will be discussed in Dubai this week.

Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman of DDF, who is speaking at the Shane Phillips Career Clinic at the Canadian University of Dubai will give insights the future of the thirty-year-old company and its upcoming expansion plans.

Speaking ahead of the clinic, Colm said: “I’m excited to share the news with students and also give them an insight into the thirty year success story that is Dubai Duty Free.

“There is so much coming up that is exciting for the company – In the short term we are launching our online retail offer in the coming months, whereby passengers can order in advance of their travel, as phase one of the launch.”

Since launching in 1983, the award-winning duty free shop sell over 70 million items a year, selling something every second, with a revenue of over $1.8 billion.

Colm added: “We also have plans to expand at Dubai International Airport with the opening of Concourse D at the end of the year. And of course, there will be a great focus on Al Maktoum International – which is set to become one of the largest airports in the world. Having just celebrated our thirtieth anniversary, we’re showing no signs of slowing down!”

The careers clinic will be the fourth in a series of seven hosted at the Canadian University of Dubai (CUD).

Each session is completely free and open to everyone, not just Canadian University of Dubai students. Giving people who might not have the opportunity to hear Dubai’s leading business people speak an opportunity to do so is the core ethos of the sessions, as Shane Phillips explains:

“The calibre of people we have sharing their experiences at the Careers Clinics is such that you might only get to hear them speak are a member of an exclusive club or institution. We wanted to break down that barrier and create a place where anyone from cleaners to chief executives can be inspired by these incredibly successful people.”

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