Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has partnered with Samsonite to launch the luggage brand’s first ever Duty-Free store in the Middle East.

The new store – at Hamad International Airport (HIA), Doha – carries the latest range of Samsonite sustainable products as well as offering passengers the opportunity to personalise their Samsonite purchases by embossing them.

Qatar Duty Free vice-president Thabet Musleh said: “We are delighted to partner with Samsonite to open the first Samsonite Duty Free boutique in the Middle East at our home and hub, HIA. Qatar Duty Free is constantly expanding its offerings by partnering with luxury brands to provide innovative and memorable experiences for our customers, giving them an experience worth travelling for.” 

Business head: Samsonite & Tumi Middle East, East Africa, CIS & SAARC Shaheen Jamil added: “We are pleased to partner with Qatar Duty Free to launch our first Samsonite Duty Free Boutique in the Middle East, giving travellers the opportunity to experience our brand exclusively. This is the first time we have launched a boutique in partnership with a duty-free retailer in the Middle East, and we are delighted to be showcasing our collection of sustainable as well as latest regular products at Qatar Duty Free.” 

Qatar Duty Free (QDF), a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, is a shopping emporium at the heart of Qatar’s award winning Hamad International Airport (HIA), with more than 40,000m2 of duty-free and concession space and boasts more than 90 luxury and affordable retail outlets, restaurants and cafés. In addition to duty-free stores, QDF has an extensive selection of luxury boutiques and a wide portfolio of multi-brand concept shops. QDF also boasts a range of cuisines in dine-in restaurants and cafes. 

HIA’s commercial and operation functions are managed by MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation, and a corporate subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group.