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Dubai Duty Free opens first border store at Hatta

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) has announced the opening of its first border store, located at Hatta near the UAE's frontier with Oman. The new 42 sq m outlet offers a range of confectionery, fragrances and tobacco and is open 24 hours a day. "We thought that the timing was good as there are plans in place to expand capacity at the border check points," said DDF Executive vice chairman Colm McLoughlin. "So, while we have started with a relatively small retail unit, we would definitely be happy to grow this in line with the plans that are in place," he said.