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Dubai Duty Free Summer SportsFest a resounding success


Winners of the DDF Summer SportsFest pose with the officials during the presentation ceremony.

DUBAI: The inaugural Dubai Duty Free Summer SportsFest held at Dubai Sportsplex ended on a high note which saw the Back Office and Cash Office Dragons Team declared as the overall winner.

The winning team scored an overall score of 34 points and won two gold, two bronze and two silver medals to receive the title as overall winner.

Commenting on the event, Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin said, “Congratulations to all the winners of our first ever Summer Sports Festival, it has been a very tough competition and it has been a wonderful experience for all of us. I would like to thank the Sports & Social Club Committee of Dubai Duty Free for organising this event which was a great opportunity to interact with our colleagues through sports. I am looking forward to seeing even greater competition and more participation for the second edition of our Sportsfest next year.”

The inter-shift and inter-department competition, which kicked off on Aug.19, saw a total of 144 competing squads representing seven teams from Concourse A, Concourse B, Concourse C, Concourse D, Terminal 2 & AMIA, Back Office and Cash Office, Distribution Centre (DC) as well as The Irish Village who joined the T2 & AMIA team.  All teams played their best in five different sporting events including basketball, volleyball (men & women), football, badminton (men & women) and cricket.

The finals and prize ceremony were attended by Dubai Duty Free management and staff headed by Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi, Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, Bernard Creed, Senior Vice President – Finance, Mona Al Ali, Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Michael Schmidt, Senior Vice President – Retail Support and Kumar Ananthan, Vice President – Finance.


Men’s Badminton

Concourse D Mambas   

Women’s Badminton

Back Office & Cash office Dragons  

Men’s Volleyball

DC Stallions   

Women’s Volleyball

Concourse B Phoenix  


Back Office and Cash office Dragons   


DC Stallions  


Concourse B Phoenix

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