Posted on January 24, 2013

For the third year running, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is the Official Retail Partner at the annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, the leading international golf tournament taking place in Doha this week. Award-winning Qatar Duty Free is also once again the tournament’s “Hole-in-One” sponsor offering the professional players a chance to win a Qatar Duty Free gift voucher valued at US$155,000. The prize will go to the first player who gets a tee shot in a single attempt on the 17th hole at the Doha Golf Club.

In addition, Qatar Duty Free will be selling a range of bestselling items in the public village ranging from confectionery, Canon cameras, sunglasses, binoculars, writing instruments, Samsung smart phones and Apple products at special prices exclusive to tournament visitors. Visitors who spend more than QR 350 will also receive a free gift courtesy of Qatar Duty Free. A highlight of the Qatar Duty Free stand is a golf simulator for golf enthusiasts to practice their best shot. Visitors can purchase the simulator from QDF, with installation and delivery also arranged. The prestigious golfing event has seen some of the world’s leading golf players descend on Qatar’s capital city for the annual sporting extravaganza.

Thousands of spectators are turning out to watch world renowned golfers play during the tournament which ends on Saturday 26 January. This year’s line-up of international stars includes former US Major winner Paul Lawrie from Scotland, German Martin Kaymer, part of Team Europe’s incredible victory at the 2012 Ryder Cup, 10-time European Tour winner Spaniard Sergio Garcia and the World Number One Ranked Under 15, German Dominic Foos.

Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice-President Keith Hunter said: “Every year the Qatar Masters gets even better, attracting more international stars who want to play here, and of course golf enthusiasts who travel to Doha especially for the four-day event held on the beautiful Peter-Harradine designed Doha Golf Club course. As the Official Retail Partner of the Qatar Masters for the third year running, we are honoured to be part of such a prestigious tournament that is now firmly positioned as a major event on Qatar’s sporting calendar. This year we expect to see around 12,000 spectators visit our stand to take advantage of the wonderful promotions we have on offer while enjoying watching some of the world’s best golf players in action on the course.”

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 Hamad International Airport due to open this year.

Qatar Duty Free is truly a retail success story providing exciting year-round product promotions and value for money offers. The luxury cars and US$1 million in cash raffle draws conducted in regular prize draws are extremely popular with passengers travelling through Doha International Airport, where Qatar Duty Free operates its retail units. Customers can also buy the raffle tickets online by visiting

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