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Dubai Duty Free annual sales jump 40 per cent in 2021

Shopping Dubai 05 Jan 22
Dubai Duty Free annual sales jump 40 per cent in 2021
Dubai Duty Free recorded annual sales of Dh3.563 billion ($976 million) in 2021, an increase of 40 per cent compared to the previous year.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
05 January 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 January 2022, 12:00 AM

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) recorded Dh3.563 billion ($976 million) in annual sales in 2021, a 40 per cent increase on the previous year, as passenger traffic through the world's busiest international airport began to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

The airport retailer recorded more than nine million transactions during the year, ringing up an average of 25,000 transactions a day, and sold 26 million units of merchandise, Dubai Duty Free said in a statement on Tuesday.

Colm McLoughlin, executive vice-chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free said, “Overall, it has been a very good year for the operation despite the challenges of the pandemic.”

The top five selling categories for the year included perfumes followed by liquor, cigarettes and tobacco, gold and electronics.

Online sales accounted for five per cent of the overall sales tally for 2021 and reached Dh177 million ($48 million).

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