Draw of luck

THE FIRST DSS summer raffle draw held at Dubai Outlet Mall on June 26 saw the distribution of prizes worth more than Dh650,000 in an evening featuring musical performances and a live stage show.

The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) Mega Raffle, the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group Raffle, and a draw for Emarat were held at the mall. A total of nine draws are slated for this summer.

Delighted winners of DSMG Mega Raffle “This is one of the most pleasant surprises I have received in my life,” says a stunned Makram Aridi, 24, one of the five lucky winners of the DSMG Mega Raffle. “When I received the call from the DSS office I thought it was a prank. In fact, I still cannot believe I have actually won the raffle,” exclaims Makram.

A Lebanese national, Makram has been in the UAE since August 2006.

“Shopping is my hobby, but I have never won a raffle as I rarely fill raffle coupons. I am thankful to the outlet salesperson who insisted that I fill the raffle coupon on this occasion,” he states.

Chris Saad, an American national, was equally excited when informed that she had won Dh100,000 in the DSMG Raffle. “Shocked, surprised and thrilled are the only words that describe my state of mind.

I had read about shoppers winning huge raffles, but never really thought I would ever be one. It is an exhilarating feeling and one that I will treasure for a long long time,’ she exclaimed.

The other winners include Khalid Abdul Hadi from KSA, Mustafa Najeeb, a Canadian national and UAE citizen Khalifa Khalid.

On a minimum purchase of Dh200, customers will automatically receive raffle coupons and be eligible for entering the raffle.

Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group Raffle winners The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group Raffle picked nine winners in the first draw. The winners are as follows: Neesha, Bhuvanendra Nair, Prakashan Nair, Mohammed Hisham, Lineon, Madhu Ramesh, and Mudassir, all from India; Joey Collis from New Zealand, and Meera Abdul Aziz from UAE.

A prize of Dh25,000 and a 42-inch television were also given away as part of the Emarat draw.

The raffle draw was accompanied by a fun filled thirty minute stage show narrated and hosted by TV presenter Hanane with performances by Kristy Gentz, the star of City 7 TV, and multi award winning international illusionist Daniela Maxova.

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