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Dubai Duty Free to extend lead at the top of the global duty free rankings


Dubai Duty Free is likely to have maintained its position at the forefront of worldwide duty-free retailers by revenue in 2009, a position the company first attained in 2008. This conclusion is based upon Dubai International Airport’s solid increase in passenger numbers last year, compared to traffic growth at other airports worldwide, and DDF’s ability to convert traffic into retail sales. [3273 words]

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  • UAE in fourth position by country
  • Widebody deliveries to drive duty-free growth over the next few years
  • Double-digit traffic growth ahead
  • Worldwide widebody deliveries peaking in 2012
  • Battle of the hubs: Dubai setting sights on rival hubs
  • Dubai to become third busiest international hub after Heathrow and Paris by 2011?
  • Dubai Duty Free has record annual sales in 2009
  • Abu Dhabi Duty Free revenue grows 13% in 2009
  • Bahrain Duty Free suffers from downturn, will sales pick up with return of traffic the second half?
  • Aer Rianta International Middle East’s annual revenue getting closer a billion
  • Kuwait and Oman strong
  • The Middle East is the fastest growing duty-free market
  • Luxury goods the most popular product group in the Middle East
  • Top 25 duty-free product categories in 2008

Graphs and data:

  • Top 50 duty-free and travel retail locations by revenue: 2008
  • Top 25 duty-free markets by sales: 2008 vs 2007
  • Top 25 duty-free markets by % change: 2008 vs 2007
  • Capacity (seats) to/from the Middle East: 2001-2009
  • Widebody aircraft deliveries by region: 2010 to 2013
  • Widebody aircraft in service by region: as at 15-Feb-2010
  • Widebody aircraft deliveries by region: 2010 to 2013
  • Top ten airports by international passengers: 2008
  • Top ten airports by international passengers: year to Sep-2009
  • Dubai Duty Free annual sales: 2002-2009
  • Abu Dhabi Duty Free annual sales: 2002-2009
  • Abu Dhabi Duty Free annual sales: 2005-2009
  • Bahrain International Airport passenger numbers and growth (% change year-on-year)
  • Growth in duty-free sales by region (% change year-on-year): 2008 vs 2007
  • Middle East duty-free sales (in USD mill) vs market share (from world): 1999 to 2008
  • Regional duty-free market share by sales: 2008
  • Duty-free sales product group vs markets: 2008
  • Middle East sales by product group: 2009
  • Duty-free sales markets vs product group: 2008
  • Duty-free and travel retail sales 2008: top 25 product categories
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