Indian, Syrian win $1m each in Dubai Duty Free raffle draw


Officials of Dubai Duty Free conduct draw at Terminal 3, Concourse A of Dubai International Airport on Wednesday.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

An Indian Rehoboth Daniel living in Dubai and a Syrian Mohammed Karaman based in Riyadh on Wednesday joined the list of Dubai Duty Free dollar millionaires.

Daniel’s ticket number 1002 in Millennium Millionaire Series 394 was drawn on Wednesday in the in Terminal 3, Concourse A of Dubai International Airport.

Daniel, a 63-year-old owner of a bookshop business in Dubai, is a regular participant in the Millennium Millionaire promotion for 20 years now. 

“Thank you Dubai Duty Free for this wonderful opportunity. Your promotion has been helping a lot of people, so I pray that it will continue for a long time.” he said.

Another lucky ticket holder to receive the news of his life on Wednesday is Mohammed Karaman who also won $1 million in Millennium Millionaire Series 395 when his ticket number 4789 was drawn.

Karaman, a 40-year-old Syrian national based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, received the surprise phone call from Dubai Duty Free informing him of his new-found wealth.

Commenting on the exciting news, he said: “It is indeed a pleasant surprise and my family and I would like to sincerely thank Dubai Duty Free for such a great promotion! I am happy to have finally won and will definitely continue to participate in the Millennium Millionaire! I can’t wait to meet the team who made this day happen!”

Karaman is the 8th Syrian national to win the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion since its inception in 1989.

Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, Dubai Duty Free announced 3 winners in the Finest Surprise Promotion each one taking home a luxury vehicle.

Dubai-Duty-Free-21-07-22-750x450Officials of Dubai Duty Free announce three winners in the Finest Surprise Promotion on Wednesday.

Rashed Al Shemeili, a UAE national won his dream car, a Mercedes Benz AMG GT 43 (Graphite Grey Metallic) in the Finest Surprise Luxury Car draw in Series 1810 with ticket no.0465, which he purchased online on June 25, 2022.

A 40-year-old electronic engineer living in Abu Dhabi, Al Shemeili has been a regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise promotions and now looking forward to meeting the Dubai Duty Free team and express his gratitude.

Wednesday was also a special day for Sanjeev Sharma, a 41-year-old Indian national living in Dubai whose ticket number 0668 in Finest Surprise Series 505 won him a sporty BMW F 850 GS motorbike.

Lastly, Arjun Singh, a 35-year-old Indian national based in Dubai won a Harley-Davidson Sportster S in Finest Surprise Series 506 with ticket no. 0809.

Wednesday’s draws were conducted by Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, Salah Tahlak, Joint COO, Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing and Michael Schmidt, SVP – Retail.


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