Posted on February 22, 2018

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is pleased to announce that it is the Official Duty Free Partner of the annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, taking place from 22-25 February from 6 am until 5 pm daily at the Doha Golf Club.

The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is a four-day long tournament and part of the European tour, which has been taking place since 1998. The tournament features an exciting competition among the most elite golfers in the world, who will compete for the top trophy and a prize fund of $1,750,000. Professional golfers competing in this year’s event include Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland and Paul Lawrie of Scotland.

Head of Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Thabet Musleh, said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor one of the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments and help enhance Qatar’s reputation as a host of major global sporting events. The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is just one of many exciting sports events that take place in Qatar annually as part of the country’s 2030 vision. It is an honour to welcome some of the world’s best golfers to compete in an event hosted in Qatar. I wish the players the best of luck, and we look forward to the success of this year’s tournament.”

As one of the main sponsors of the event, QDF is hosting an engaging pavillion with exciting activities, including a mini golf course and a photobooth with an Instagram photo competition, where the owner of the most liked photo will receive an iPhone X. Qatar Duty Free is also the official sponsor of the ‘Hole in One’ competition on the 3rd hole, where the winner will receive a credit amount of $155,000 to be used at Qatar Duty Free stores. As an award-winning retailer, QDF sponsors a number of major sports events in Doha, including the Exxonmobil Open Men’s Tennis Tournament and Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament.

QDF offers 40,000 square meters of combined retail, food and beverage facilities at Hamad International Airport (HIA), establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 90 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at HIA caters to all tastes and needs. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine. Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.

HIA, the home of QDF, met a number of significant milestones in 2017, including being classified as a five-star airport by Skytrax, making it one of only five other airports in the world to achieve this status. Earlier this year, it was ranked ‘Sixth Best Airport in the World’ by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, moving up four places from 2016. HIA has also won the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ title for three consecutive years and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the past two years