The Jordanian Duty Free Shops PLC. was established in 1997, with a purpose of establishing and operating duty free shops at the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s land, sea border crossings and Diplomat Shop in Amman to serve diplomats and non res. foreigner.
JDF consider as a monopolistic duty free operator at the borders duty frees market according to agreement with the Jordanian government.
“We are persistent to consistently offer our customers a unique shopping experience by providing a luxury of innovation, variety, quality and value at great prices; all wrapped up with delightful and accommodating customer service.”
“With minds set on excellence and leadership, JDF aspires to become the leading Duty Free Company for the region’s land and sea borders.”
The management of the company took into consideration that the locations of its shops are established at all the land crossing and marine borders of Jordan. They are all strategically positioned to be visible and easily accessible to all travelers.
CREDIBLE: As we are backed up by an elite group of shareholders & managed by industry specialists.
EXPERIENCED: With over 15 years in the field.
EXCLUSIVE: As we are the only company authorized by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
AFFORDABLE: As we enjoy duty free incentives.
ACCESSIBLE: Over 16 outlets in 9 strategic locations across all land and sea boarder of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
MULTINATIONAL: Provision of mix of brands – partner with renowned int’l suppliers directly.
THE DUTY FREE SHOPS WERE INAUGURATED AS FOLLOWS:
AMMAN DUTY FREE SHOP: In September 1997, this duty free shop was chosen to be located in the middle of the diplomatic residence in Amman, serving all tourists and accredited diplomats in Jordan.
The ADFS caters for two categories of special customers:
Non-Resident Foreigners: all non-resident foreigners are entitled to purchase up to USD 200 worth of duty free products from Amman DFS.
Accredited Diplomats in Jordan: Diplomats are eligible for purchasing from the following three categories of products:
Spirits and Cigarettes: Every three months, accredited diplomats are entitled to a renewable quota for Cigarettes and Spirits.
Electrical Appliances (Vacuum Cleaner, Audio System, Gas & Electric Cookers)
Other Items (Jewelry, cosmetics, toys, giftware, and fragrances)
Diplomats are entitled to purchase Duty Free items (other than the above mentioned items)
of a value up to US $420 every month. For ambassadors upper limit is set at US $840.
KING HUSSEIN BRIDGE SHOPS (WEST, BORDERS WITH ISRAEL): January 1998, with three shops, VIP, Departure and Arrivals.
SHEIKH HUSSEIN BRIDGE SHOP (NORTH WEST, BORDERS WITH PALESTINE): December 1997, SHB is located on the border with Israel, with one outlet serves the departures and arrivals passengers heading from Jordan to Israel and via versa.
JABER CROSSING SHOPS (NORTH WEST, BORDERS WITH PALESTINE):(NORTH, BORDERS WITH SYRIA): April 1998, with two shops Departure and Arrivals.
WADI ARABA SHOP(SOUTH WEST,BORDRES WITH ELAT): May 1998
AL-KARAMA SHOP (EAST, BORDERS WITH IRAQ): July 1998
AL-RAMTHA SHOP (NORTH, BORDERS WITH SYRIA): March 1999
AQABA PORT SHOP (PASSENGER TERMINAL): January 2000
AQABA PORT SHIP SUPPLIES: January 2000
AL-OMARI SHOP (EAST, BORDERS WITH SAUDI ARABIA): February 2001, located onthe border with KSA, with two outlets:
The passenger shop serves the departures and arrivals of passengers who are headingfrom Jordan to KSA and via versa.
The shipping shop serves the shipping vehicles.
AL-MUDAWARAH SHOP (SOUTH EAST, BORDERS WITH SAUDI ARABIA):January 2003, located on the border with KSA, it serves passengers and pilgrims between Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
During 2008, JDF started to build a new warehouse with a space of 5000 sq m at Al-Qastal area, far from the capital Amman 30 km, so it’ll be easier and faster to provide JDF shops with products which will maximize its sales process.
Jaber Departure Shop:
New extension with a space of 420m2 under construction was added to the existing building, and launched towards the end of Sep 2009.This, along with the high traffic at our borders with Syria(North), will allow us to add more brands and increase the quantities from our current suppliers.
Jordanian Duty Free Shops Co. is in the process of establishing a department store (First Shop Company) in Aqaba city, which will be treated as a local trade center since Aqaba City is a special economic zone with low levels of taxes, the retailer will be moving into an 8,000-square-meter showroom.
The department stores will have and provide many facilities and services such as offices, apartments, entertainment facilities, food courts, bank services, shipping services, show rooms and other facilities.
The objective of the First Shop Company is to provide the department stores with the reputable well-known brands from all categories such as home and electrical appliances, toys, perfumes, cosmetics, clothes, confectioneries, accessories and many other categories.
THE JORDANIAN DUTY FREE SHOPS COMPANY (JDF) has followed the policy of supplying goods that satisfy the various tastes of its clients in all its shops. Those goods were chosen once they were up to the international standards of good quality, genuine trademarks and comprehensively of international brands whenever it was possible, taking into consideration the capability of competition of all ranges of prices, those products cover the following categories:
Perfumes, Cosmetics, Tobacco, Spirits, Watches, Toys, Electronics, Leather Products, Confectionary, Olive Oil and Dead Sea products.
YEAR TOTAL SALES
2004 $ 20,586,000
2005 $ 28,098,000
2006 $ 36,198,000
2007 $ 30,792,000
2008 $ 42,708,000
2009 $ 58,176,094
2010 $ 70,487,772
JDF’s attention to details and responsiveness to the needs of the customers are key elements of our philosophy. In addition to acquiring the latest product brands, JDF has proven precise dedication to work and development.
By focusing on a well-planned scope of work, JDF successfully earned numerous awards and certificates including:
• ISO 9002/ 2000
• Gulf-Africa Duty Free Magazine (Most Distinctive Retailer Border Stores Middle East/Africa) for the years : 2000 , 2002 , 2008
Address: 4th circle, Tunisia Street, Amoun Complex.
P.O.Box 941601 Amman 11194 Jordan
Telephone: +962 6 520 6666
Fax: +962 6 560 3571
Mr. Haitham Al Majali
Chief Executive Officer
Tel:+962 6 520 6666 Ext. 114
Fax:+962 6 560 3571
Ms. Abeer Al Hunaiti
Supply Chain Director
Jordanian Duty Free Shops
Mr. Lawrence Akroush
Jordanian Duty Free Shops
Sales & Marketing Executive Director
Tel: +96265206666 / Ext:180
Mobile : +962790550055