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Dubai Duty Free’s ten month sales up by 11%

Subcontinent passengers the biggest spenders

Gulf News

Dubai: Dubai Duty Free is looking to achieve double digit sales growth for the year as sales up to the end of October reached Dh4.71 billion ($1.29 billion), representing an 11 per cent increase over the same period last year. The latest sales figures put the operation on track for year-end sales of an estimated Dh6 billion ($1.6 billion).

The Perfumes category, which accounts for 15 per cent of total sales at Dubai Duty Free, retained the No 1 spot as sales rose to Dh727 million ($199 million) in the ten-month period.

All sales figures have been recorded across all three Terminals for both departing and arriving passengers: year to date (YTD) Terminal 1 has recorded a 9 per cent increase, while Terminal 2 has shown an impressive 16 per cent increase. Terminal 3, which is dedicated to Emirates airlines, has seen sales grow by 12 per cent while arrival sales across all Terminals is up by 15 per cent.