• Moncler opens its first store in Qatar at Hamad International Airport, Doha
  • The temporary boutique heralds the start of a much larger brand presence for Moncler in Qatar Duty Free
  • The luxury retail experience takes visitors on a journey to some of Europe’s most luxurious ski resorts
Moncler pop-up at HIA
Moncler pop-up at HIA

DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Duty Free and luxury French-Italian brand, Moncler, have launched an exciting pop-up boutique retail space in Hamad International Airport (HIA) – providing shoppers with the first ever dedicated Moncler store in Qatar.

Located in the main departures hall of HIA, and situated behind the Lamp Bear, the pop-up Moncler boutique takes visitors on a journey through the stunning French Alps, in a setting reminiscent of some of Europe’s most luxurious snow resorts. The luxury shopping experience houses Moncler’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessory collection, along with the luxury brand’s famous down jackets.

The boutique marks the beginning of a permanent and much larger presence for Moncler in Qatar Duty Free, with the brand’s permanent stand-alone store scheduled to open in the award-winning airport in early 2017.

Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Luis Gasset said: “Moncler is a globally renowned brand that’s synonymous with quality and style, and it is this same brand synergy that forms a natural partnership between Qatar Duty Free and Moncler. Both brands share the same vision for adventure and provide global travellers with unrivalled levels of quality and luxury, and I am thrilled to be able to offer our travellers this exciting boutique store, followed by Qatar’s first ever permanent Moncler store which will be unveiled in 2017.”

The addition of the Moncler pop-up store complements Qatar Duty Free’s already well-established luxury retail experience at HIA with a range of premium stores stocking leading brands to surprise and delight the discerning traveller. With a number of flights to the world’s most sought after winter and adventure destinations, Qatar Duty Free’s dedicated Moncler boutique is a welcomed and timely addition to what is one of the world’s leading airports for shopping.

HIA the home of Qatar Duty Free, was announced as the world’s fifth ‘Best Airport for Shopping,’ as well as the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the second consecutive year at the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards in March. At the same time HIA leapt into the ‘World’s Top 10 Best Airports’ ranking and became the first ever Middle Eastern airport to achieve the honour.

About Qatar Duty Free:

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) operates the retail experience at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in addition to an outlet at Doha Port. The innovative, award-winning duty free operator has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth year-on-year and is now the second largest duty free operator in the Middle East.

QDF scored a hat trick at the Duty Free News International Global Awards in 2015, receiving three prestigious awards: Global Travel Retailer of the Year (for the third consecutive year); Airport Travel Retailer of the Year; and Best New Shop Opening for its Marmalade Market concept. QDF also collected the Best New Store prize for its Samsung Experience space at HIA in the DFNI 2015 Product Awards. The travel retailer was also awarded Best New Fashion and Accessories Promotion for the live QDF Giorgio Armani autumn/winter 2015/2016 catwalk showcase.

QDF is the proud sponsor of Qatar ExxonMobil Men’s Open, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Championship, Qatar Total Open women’s tennis tournament and Doha Rugby 1st XV.

At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at Hamad International Airport caters to all tastes and needs. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.