TFWA World Exhibition and Conference 2018
Thabet MuslehHead

Qatar Duty Free

Mr. Thabet Musleh is the Head of Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the second-largest duty free operator in the Middle East at the heart of Qatar’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.

As Head of QDF, Thabet leads the company’s retail, inflight, food & beverage and in-house advertising divisions. He brings more than decade of experience in the retail sector, and plays an instrumental role in driving duty free sales and positioning Qatar Duty Free to deliver valuable services and bespoke shopping concepts to appeal to all passenger demographics, in addition to its luxury segment.

Thabet joined QDF’s parent company Qatar Airways in 2016 as Head of Retail Operations for the national carrier’s duty free business, before being promoted to Head of QDF in January 2018.

Prior to his role at QDF, Thabet spent ten years at World Duty Free Group, holding a number of senior roles across London’s three biggest airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.