Dubai Duty Free has announced annual sales of AED6.6 billion ($1.8 billion) for 2016, registering a total of 27.1 million sales transactions.

The figure represented a marginal fall compared to 2015 when sales totalled AED6.8 billion, which itself was slightly down on the previous year.

The airport retailer said in a statement that it averaged 74,097 sales transactions per day at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International.

Perfumes continued to be the highest selling category with annual sales topping AED1.1 billion, 16.5 percent of total sales.

Liquor followed with sales of AED1 billion followed by Cigarettes & Tobacco (AED578.5 million), Cosmetics (AED535.6 million) and Confectionery (AED517.4 million). More info

By Staff