Posted on February 12, 2012

Qatar Masters champion Paul Lawrie has given one lucky traveller flying through Doha International Airport a New Year cheer after picking him as the winner of a luxury car in Qatar Duty Free’s popular raffle draw.

The Scotsman took time out of his celebrations after victory in the premier golf tournament in Doha to perform the draw at Qatar Airways’ exclusive Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport. American national Jose Sureda emerged as the lucky prize winner of a brand new Lotus Evora after his name was drawn first. Elated after hearing the news, Mr Sureda, who lives in Spain, said: “This is the perfect New Year gift. I am extremely delighted about my win and would like to thank Qatar Duty Free and wish them continued success in the years to come.”

Award-winning Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of national airline Qatar Airways, was the Official Retail Partner of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2012.  During the four-day tournament, the retailer staged an exclusive exhibition booth within the popular public village offering visitors exciting promotions, competitions and prizes. A large number of golf enthusiasts visited and took part in the tournament, participating also in the ‘Chipping and Putting’ competitions, Winners received gift baskets and vouchers, and each visitor had the opportunity to enter a daily raffle draw to win a high definition Canon video camera.

In addition, Qatar Duty Free also provided exclusive offers on Samsung mobiles, Canon cameras and confectionery at its dedicated booth in the exhibition area for the tournament’s spectators.

Champion golfer Paul Lawrie, pictured centre, after drawing the winning ticket in Qatar Duty Free's (QDF) popular car raffle draw at Doha International Airport, fresh from his success of taking top honours in the Qatar Masters. He is flanked by QDF Senior Vice-President Keith Hunter (left) and QDF Marketing Manager Devesh Kuwadekar

“We received enormous response from visitors and spectators at this year’s Qatar Masters, more than ever before which was great news,” said Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice-President Keith Hunter“As a fitting finale of being the Preferred Retail Partner of this year’s tournament, we had the champion Paul Lawrie lend his winning hand to pick the latest and 99th winner of our luxury car draw,” he added. The 100th luxury car on offer at Qatar Duty Free is a brand new Bentley. Raffle tickets can be purchased by departing and transiting passengers at Doha International Airport and can also be bought online at Qatar Duty Free’s website at

Qatar Duty Free operates within the Departures, Arrivals, VIP and the Premium Terminal of Doha International Airport. It also operates an outlet at the Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha, as well as the Doha Port for a growing number of passengers arriving and departing the State of Qatar by sea. Qatar Duty Free offers a wide assortment of Duty Free products across various categories. A key part of its strategy is to offer something for every passenger profile and to make shopping while travelling a thoroughly memorable experience.

In its newly-developed promotional area on the first floor of Doha International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers passengers exciting promotions, gifts with purchases and personal attentive service. As one of the fastest growing duty free operators in the world and the second largest duty free retailer in the Middle East, Qatar Duty Free is gearing up to move to its new location spread over 25,000 sqm at the New Doha International Airport which is due to open by the end of 2012.