Egyptian expat wins BMW X6 in Dubai Duty Free draw


Andrey Rublev picked the winning ticket to the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

An Egyptian national based in Dubai won a luxury BMW X6 M50i car in the latest Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw that took place after the prize presentation ceremony of the 30th Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Men’s final on Saturday evening, 26th February. The winning ticket was drawn by Russian tennis player and champion of the tournament, Andrey Rublev, who claimed his maiden Dubai title after defeating Jiri Vesely of THE Czech Republic in the finals.

Ms. Kholoud Abouzeid, an Egyptian national based in Dubai, became the proud owner of THE luxury vehicle in Finest Surprise Series 1797 with ticket 0979, which she bought online on 31st January. A regular participant in Dubai Duty Free’s promotion since 2013, Ms. Abouzeid works as a commercial manager for a real estate company. Commenting on her win, Ms. Abouzeid said, “Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free! Whenever I purchased tickets to your promotion, there is this positive feeling that I will win one day and now that I finally won, I will never stop and will continue to participate.”

Andrey Rublev was accompanied at the Finest Surprise draw by Dubai Duty Free Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sinead El Sibai. Tickets for the Finest Surprise and Millennium Millionaire promotion were on sale at Dubai Duty Free counters at the Tennis Village throughout the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which was held from 14th to 26th February.

In October last year, a 2-year-old Indian boy, Kshan Yogesh Gola, and a Kenyan national,Ashwani Ganjoo, became millionaires when the draw for Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise promotion were announced. The draw was conducted in Concourse D of Terminal 1 of Dubai International Airport.

Gola’s father purchased the winning ticket number 2033 in Millennium Millionaire Series 371 in his son’s name on their way back to Dubai from a vacation in Mumbai. The Sharjah-based father of Gola bought the ticket for the first time in his son’s name. Gola’s mother Dhanshree Bandal was shocked after hearing the news and thanked God for the amazing win. Gola become 184th Indian national to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999. 


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