Dubai Duty Free team claims volleyball championship title for third year

UAE. The Dubai Duty Free men’s volleyball team has won the champion’s trophy for the third consecutive year in the Ramadan Volleyball Tournament conducted by the Sharjah Indian Association.

A total of 12 teams from different companies across the Emirates took part in the tournament that started on 19 July 2013. The final was held on 2 August at the Sharjah Indian School grounds, where Dubai Duty Free beat their rivals “˜Vision Safety’ to retain the title for the third year in a row.

Commenting on the Dubai Duty Free in-house sporting achievements, Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin said: “Congratulations to our winning volleyball team. Dubai Duty Free promotes sport on an international level, but we also encourage sport participation within the organisation and the Dubai Duty Free Sports and Social club, which was set up in 1986, is a centre for all of our in-house sporting activities. We are delighted to add another trophy to our impressive collection.”

Dubai Duty Free men’s volleyball team retains the title for the third year in a row

Veteran Coach Sagheer Hydrose, a former Kerala State player and a certified National Coach who trains Dubai Duty Free, added: “I would like to congratulate the Management and staff of Dubai Duty Free for promoting corporate sporting events. The Dubai Duty Free men’s and ladies volleyball teams have won several championships over the years, thanks to the visionary leaders who run the world’s top airport retail operation, and the work done by them in creating a healthy work-and-play culture is truly commendable.”

Earlier this June, the Dubai Duty Free women’s volleyball team won the Flomic Inter-Corporate tournament beating “˜Bella Fashions’.

NOTE: Moodie Corporate, the client publications division of The Moodie Report, has been appointed to publish a special book that celebrates Dubai Duty Free’s 30th anniversary in 2013.

The book, endorsed by Dubai Duty Free, will include interviews with Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin and President George Horan as well as historic archive material from the past three decades. It will also feature profiles of company pioneers, interviews with key business partners and an analysis of Dubai Duty Free’s past, present and future.

“˜Dubai Duty Free – The First 30 years’ will be published in October and will be available at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes and also produced digitally and e-mailed to The Moodie Report’s entire 7,500+ database. For advertising details please e-mail

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