UAE/US. Dubai Duty Free has won the Best Global Services prize at The Burj CEO awards, a business accolade. The award was presented at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington to Dubai Duty Free Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi.

Hosted by CEO Clubs Network Worldwide and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum, the award honours top global CEOs and organisations in different categories and industries.

A judging panel composed of respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and business educators selected the winners of The Burj CEO Awards based on their achievements and outstanding contributions to business.

Proud moment: Dubai Duty Free Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi, accepts the award

Proud moment: Dubai Duty Free Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi accepts the award from Sir Steven Saxton, Chairman & CEO of Hollywood Studios Holdings and Mohammed Al Hakim, Advisor of HH Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Colm McLoughlin said: “We are delighted to be recognised in the inaugural The Burj CEO Award and winning the ‘Best Global Services award is a strong testimony to the unwavering dedication of Dubai Duty Free to provide a world class retail experience to our customers.

“This award also reflects our efforts over the past 33 years as we continue to excel and grow as one of the largest airport retailers in the world.”

The event was attended by Dubai dignitaries, USA and UAE government officials, US Senators and Congressmen, diplomats, local and International business executives and Elite CEO Clubs members.

Other winners were DP World, Emirates Airline, Alibaba, HP Enterprises, Facebook, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, RAK Free Zone, Sharjah Investment Authority (Shurooq), Hollywood Studios, RAK FZ, AUS Enterprise, ARY Digital, Mumbai Stock Exchange, Saudi German Hospital, Covenant Bank for Women Tanzania Ltd. and Dubai Cares.

The Burj CEO awards event is expected to be held annually in different countries with a view to bringing it back to Dubai in 2020 during EXPO 2020.