Dubai Duty Free (DDF)

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Dubai Duty Free (DDF) is a corporation that controls the duty-free operations at Dubai International Airport. DDF was the single largest airport retailer in the world in terms of sales as of 2012, DDF was the largest single duty-free retailer in the world.[1] In 2010, its estimated sales were €900 million.[1] In 2011, the operation generated revenues of US$1.46 billion.[citation needed] Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, uncle of the ruler of Dubai, is the chairman and Colm McLoughlin is the Executive Vice Chairman. DDF is a subsidiary of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, owned by the government of Dubai.

The company began operations at Dubai International Airport in December 1983.[2]


  1. ^ a b Chevalier, Michel (2012). Luxury Brand Management. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-17176-9. 
  2. ^ "About DDF". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

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