11-Mar-2011 1:06 PM

Alcohol sales boom in Gulf region

Dubai’s duty free shops that stock alcohol are reporting strong alcohol sales as they expand their offering and other retailers look to enter the market (Financial Mirror, 10-Mar-2011). Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, and has a store in Dubai International Airport, stated the Gulf is an important strategic growth market and expects alcohol sales to double in the next five years in the region.