QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has teamed with China UnionPay International for a promotion celebrating Chinese New Year.

In it, passengers purchasing Qatar Duty Free fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, confectionery, and other gift items above the value of QR1500 (US$410) using a UnionPay International credit card will be invited to participate in a lucky draw.

They will receive a traditional Chinese red envelope containing a shopping voucher to the value of either QR100, QR150 or QR200 to spend at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets at Hamad International Airport. The vouchers are valid until 9 February 2017.


New Year treat: The instant retail vouchers can be used until 7 February

A dedicated team of Mandarin-speaking ambassadors wearing traditional Chinese dress will welcome travellers to Qatar Duty Free stores during the promotional period. They will highlight the range of promotions on offer.

A red and gold installation featuring 450 lucky waving fortune cats will also be displayed in front of The Airport Hotel in the main departures hall of the airport, offering photo opportunities. Traditional Chinese-inspired adornments and a range of artwork will feature throughout the airport.


Tower power: A special installation features 450 lucky waving fortune cats

“We are very happy to celebrate Chinese New Year in collaboration with UnionPay International,” said Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Luis Gasset. “Chinese New Year remains one of the most important holidays in China and Qatar Duty Free recognises the significance of this holiday to its customers. Our partnership with UnionPay International is a fantastic opportunity for us to reward our valued guests.

“As well as offering an array of seasonal promotions to those travelling during this time, our Chinese New Year inspired installation, and decorations, allow Qatar Duty Free to share in the spirit of the holiday season with our travellers.”