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Dubai Duty Free Expands Workforce with 1,000+ Job Openings in Response to Soaring Passenger Numbers


Dubai, June 7, 2023 – Dubai Duty-Free (DDF), under the leadership of CEO Salah Tahlek, is embarking on an ambitious recruitment drive to cater to the escalating demands of Dubai International Airport (DXB).

The company plans to hire over 1,040 employees, aiming to increase its total workforce to 5,698 by the end of this year, marking a substantial 22.35% growth compared to the previous year.

This surge in recruitment is a direct response to projections indicating that Dubai Airport is expected to welcome over 83 million passengers throughout the year. The increased influx of travelers can be attributed to a variety of factors, including a rise in tourism, Dubai’s reputation as a sought-after destination, a thriving business environment, and the expansion of flight networks by leading airlines such as Emirates and Flydubai.

In order to effectively meet the surging demand, DDF is actively seeking skilled and qualified professionals to join its workforce. The company diligently keeps pace with the latest trends in the retail market and proactively prepares for peak travel seasons.

DDF offers an extensive range of products and enticing promotions for various occasions, holidays within the UAE, and major events in key markets. This commitment to providing a diverse and attractive shopping experience contributes to the company’s continued success.

Notably, in 2022, DDF achieved remarkable sales amounting to AED 6.33 billion, representing an impressive 78% increase compared to the previous year. With over 17.3 million sales transactions, averaging approximately 46,912 per day, DDF sold an astounding 47.3 million units of goods.

Furthermore, alongside its remarkable growth, DDF has once again received the esteemed “Best Duty-Free Market in the Middle East” award at the “Business Traveler Middle East Awards” in Dubai. This recognition further solidifies the company’s position as a leader in the region, highlighting its unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

As DDF expands its workforce to meet the escalating passenger numbers, it reaffirms its commitment to providing a world-class shopping experience for travelers passing through Dubai International Airport. By attracting skilled professionals and continually adapting to market demands, DDF sets the stage for sustained success and reinforces its position as a prominent player in the global duty-free market.

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