Colm McLoughlin honored for 50 year career milestone in the Duty Free Industry

Above: Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Duty Free, was guest of honor at a special 50th Anniversary dinner held in Magnolia in Al Qasr Hotel to mark his 50 years in the duty free industry. The dinner was organized by the Dubai Duty Free Executive team who attended along with Mrs. Breeda McLoughlin and Colm’s son Niall McLoughlin and wife Sherly. To read a wonderful summation of Colm McLoughlin’s path at Dubai Duty Free, please click here.


Congratulations to one of the finest gentlemen in the global duty free industry – Colm McLoughlin –and his lovely wife Breeda, who are celebrating 50 years in the industry. Colm, who has held a guiding role at Dubai Duty Free since it was established 36 years ago, now oversees an award-winning organization that reached annual sales turnover of a record US$2.015 billion in 2018.  Now an industry icon like no other, Colm moved to Dubai in July 1983 as part of the 10-man team from Aer Rianta at the request of the Dubai Government to set up the duty free operation as part of a six-month consultancy agreement.