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UAE: 3-year-old wins luxury car with Dubai Duty Free

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Dubai - It was the first time her mother decided to purchase a ticket in the youngster’s name.

By Web report

Published: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2:24 PM

Last updated: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2:25 PM

A UAE-based three-year-old is now the proud ‘owner’ of a luxury Mercedes Benz, after a ticket entered by her mother in her name was drawn in Dubai Duty Free’s latest draw this week.

Zaya Sheikh, an American national, won the Mercedes Benz GLS 580 4M car with winning ticket number 1109, which was purchased on January 8 by her mother, Anika Jahan-Chowdhury, on her way to Bangladesh for a business trip.

A resident of Dubai for three years now and a regular participant in Dubai Duty Free’s Finest Surprise promotion, this was the first time the mum decided to purchase a ticket in the youngster’s name.

Anika, who owns a startup cosmetic business in Dubai, was elated to win the dream car.

“I’m on top of the world! I’m really thankful to Dubai Duty Free for this amazing car that I really need for my business,” she said.

Meanwhile, a 36-year old Pakistani national based in Dubai, who has been struggling a lot due to the pandemic and even had to borrow money to buy a ticket, has also come out a winner.

Zaheer Abbas won an Aprilia Tuono Factory (Nero Opaca) motorbike, with ticket number 0554 in Finest Surprise Series 440, which he purchased online on January 15.

A resident of Dubai for 14 years now, Zaheer, who happened to watch the live draw on Dubai Duty Free’s Facebook page, was excited to hear his name announced on the video.

The father of two was elated over what he calls a “very timely” win. “The money that I can get if I sell this motorbike will go a long away,” he said.

Lastly, a 33-year-old Indian national based in Abu Dhabi, has also won a BMW F 750GS motorbike, with ticket number 0823, which he purchased online on January 7.

A first-time participant in the promotion, Nizar Nisu has been a resident of Abu Dhabi for 13 years now, and works as an administration assistant.

“I can’t believe I won with my first ever ticket to Dubai Duty Free. Thank you so much!” he said.

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