Use public transport and win gold, Apple Watch and more

Use public transport and win gold, Apple Watch and more
Dubai Metro. File photo

Dubai - Exciting contests in store for 10 days leading to Public Transport Day.

By Staff Report

Published: Wed 14 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 15 Oct 2015, 3:31 AM

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled activities and contests with expensive prizes to mark the sixth Public Transport Day on November 1. Events along with a series of prize draws will begin on October 20.
Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA's Public Transport Agency and Head of Public Transport Day Committee said: "This year, we are keen to ensure that the events of the day are unique. Prizes will be given to 50 winners, with 10 winners selected in each prize category. Winners will be selected from the most frequent users of RTA's public transport means who would be identified through NoL cards."
The first winner who will collect 1,000 points or more will win a gold bar weighing 100gm. The runner-up, who has to amass 750 points or more will be rewarded a Mac Computer; the third, who collects 500 points or more, will get an Apple Watch; the fourth winner who collects 350 points or more will get a headphone; and the fifth winner who will collect 250 points or more will win a Gold NoL Card. Points will be computed at a rate of 50 points per trip.
The RTA will conduct a daily draw on two gold bars, each weighing 50gm at metro stations starting from October 20 up to November 1.
"This year's edition will be totally different, and for the first time the RTA is inviting government entities to nominate team representatives to take part in a contest about a specific route involving all means of public transport. Questions will be thrown to these teams who will be engaged in a variety of events en-route till arrival at the final destination. This contest is run, thanks to the Dubai Sports Council (the Sports Organiser and Supervisor of the event).
RTA has offered a cash prize for the winning team amounting to Dh20,000, followed by Dh10,000 prize to the runner-up, and the third place finisher will get Dh7,000. Winners will be honoured in a ceremony to be held on November 1 at Burj Island Downtown, Dubai.
"This year, Public Transport Day's events require all users of public transit means to personalise their gold and silver NoL cards by registering their card numbers via the Public Transport app on smart-phones (RTA Public Transport), or use their personalised Blue NoL Cards to qualify for winning various prizes during daily draws.
Hidden envelopes contest
The RTA has also unveiled the Hidden Envelopes contest (Find it. Share it. Find it) where 30 envelopes will be concealed in public transport. A draw will be made for 10 of the most frequent users of mass transit means who capture selfies aboard public transport means and post them along with the hashtag of the event (#PTD2015). The winner will be contacted to collect the prize instantly.
Public transport users who are unlucky in the Hidden Envelopes Contest can take selfies with any public transport means and post them along with the hashtag of the event (#PTD2015) to qualify for a draw for 10 winners. Winners will get fantastic prizes such as GoPro Cameras, Beats Headphones, smart wrist watches (Fitbits), and self-balancing scooters. The public will be briefed about the locations of these envelopes on board the public transport means through RTA's pages on social media channels.

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