Dubai: Woman wins gold after going shopping with boss

Another resident won 250 grammes of the precious metal after buying a gift for his mother



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A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 5:39 PM

A woman in Dubai struck gold as she helped her boss buy the precious metal for a relative. Nusrath, a pharmacist, won ¼ kg of gold as part of a Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) raffle.

"I went with my manager to purchase some gold for her relative, and they gave us a coupon. My manager told me to fill in my baby daughter's name, which I did, not expecting anything. Alhamdulillah, we won 250 grammes of gold," she said. "At first, I thought it was a prank! We have started to build our new home with this."

Nusrath is among some residents who have won gold in the raffles run by the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group.

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Zenat Khadr from Italy is another resident who has won 250 grammes of gold. Calling it a "belated birthday gift", Khadr said: "I went with my mom to the Gold Souk to get a late birthday gift and once we finalised the payment, the cashier passed me the token to fill it up. I agreed, however I mentioned that I'm not that lucky. I still can't believe that I have finally won."

Muhammad from Pakistan said he won the gold after buying a gift for his mother: "I don't know how I won, to be honest, and was very surprised as it was the last thing I was expecting … Now I can worry about other things in life, excluding gold, for some time."

The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group mega raffles are on till January 29 and offer a chance to win a total of 25kg gold. Residents and visitors who buy jewellery at any of the 180 participating outlets across Dubai will enter the raffle.

Gold is only a part of the raffles on offer during the ongoing 27th edition of the DSF. The total value of prizes is Dh30 million, including cash prizes and gold.


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