Abu Dhabi Duty Free posts record sales in 2013

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Abu Dhabi Duty Free said on Tuesday that its revenues in 2013 reached record levels at AED912.7 million ($248 million).

The performance represented an increase of 13 percent compared to 2012, according to Abu Dhabi Airports.

The successful year ended on a high note when December proved to be the busiest month of the calendar year and sales figures reached AED92 million at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The most popular gifts purchased by air travellers were beauty products, fragrances, watches, gold and diamonds, a statement said.

Mohammed Al Bulooki, chief commercial officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "The level of commercial performance in duty free last year and the 13 percent rise in revenue were extremely positive results for our company."

Abu Dhabi Duty Free launched a new brand identity in October with a new logo to reflect the iconic architectural design of the new Midfield Terminal Building which will open for passengers in 2017.

The commercial retail area in the new terminal will total 28,000 square meters and bids from quality retailers who are based all around the world are anticipated, Al Bulooki said.

He added: "Abu Dhabi Duty Free has expansion plans ahead of the new terminal building opening in three years' time, with the introduction of new outlets to continuously improve the shopping experience for passengers passing through Abu Dhabi International Airport."

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