On November 9, 2023 Ali Bin Ali’s Galeries Lafayette Doha joined other distinguished individuals and businesses at the 2023 Qatar Tourism Awards, in being awarded for its outstanding contribution to Qatar, specifically in the retail industry.
The tourism awards, which was held at Raffles Doha, was launched by Qatar Tourism, in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The event celebrated the exceptional accomplishments of various organizations and individuals in elevating the excellence and distinctiveness of the Qatar visitor experience. The occasion was graced by H.E. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, and Basmah Al-Mayman, Regional Director for the Middle East at UNTWO.
The inaugural Qatar Tourism Awards focused on three principal categories: Service Excellence, Cultural Experiences and Smart Solutions. Out of the 15 slots in the Service Excellence category, which examined contenders’ commitment to delivering quality service to visitors, Galeries Lafayette Doha won the Retail and Local Shops category.
Receiving the award on behalf of Galeries Lafayette Doha, the General Manager of Galeries Lafayette and Ali Bin Ali Fashion, Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender, explained that the tremendous achievement was a success for the Galeries Lafayette family and Ali Bin Ali Holding at large. “This recognition is a testament to Galeries Lafayette Doha’s hard work, dedication, and passion to fashion and style as the sought after shopping destination in Qatar. Our retail store is truly honored to be acknowledged among such talented competitors. This award serves as a motivation for us to continue striving for excellence and pushing the boundaries of our potential. As Galeries Lafayette Doha, we are grateful for the opportunities that have led us to this achievement and we look forward to further growth and success in the future,” stated Mr. Pender.
The Qatar Tourism Awards was truly a reflection of the broad and diverse nature of Qatar tourism sector, including culture, destinations, experiences, and hospitality. It was also a moment for the country to pay homage to the milestones it has achieved thus far. The event similarly recognized those leading the way in building a more innovative and sustainable tourism industry that is in line with Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 of strengthen tourism, and the UNWTO’s key priorities in the sector.