Mr. Nidal Marwan Taha, a 48-year-old Jordanian national based in Dubai became the latest US$1 million winner in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion in Series 287 with ticket number 4999. Mr. Taha, a resident of Dubai for 28 years, is the owner and president of cyber security company in Dubai – Z Services.
A long time participant to Dubai Duty Free promotion, Mr Taha bought 3 tickets for this series and couldn’t believe his luck and commented, “Just like shopping at Dubai Duty Free I never miss a chance to participate in the Millennium Millionaire whenever I travel. I always had a gut feeling that I would win one day and I am thrilled that finally my perseverance has paid off, so, keep it going Dubai Duty Free!”
Mr. Taha is the ninth Jordanian national to win in the promotion since its inception in 1999.
The draw was conducted by Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Ramesh Cidambi, Chief Operating Officer, Salah Tahlak, EVP – Corporate Services and Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing.
Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, two Indian winners were announced in the Finest Surprise promotion, each one winning a luxury vehicle.
Ms. Daphney Monsurate, a 58-year-old Indian national from Dubai has become a proud owner of a BMW 760Li xDrive (Aventurine Red) in Series 1703 with ticket number 0445. Ms. Monsurate, a retired teacher in Dubai bought her winning ticket on her way to Bangalore for a holiday.
A regular participant to Dubai Duty Free promotion, Ms. Monsurate commented, “My family and I love shopping at Dubai Duty Free whenever we travel for vacation and buying tickets to its world famous promotion has become a habit for us. I couldn’t believe that we have won, thank you Dubai Duty Free.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Kaushik Thadeshwar, a 44-year-Indian national based in Mumbai has won an Indian Scout motorbike (Burgundy) in Series 352 with ticket number 0386 he bought online.
A regular online ticket buyer to Dubai Duty Free promotion, Mr. Thadeshwar who works as an admin staff for a company in Mumbai was delighted about his win and commented. ”What an amazing day! Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free team for such a nice surprise.”
Also present at the draw was Sean Staunton, Senior Vice President – Retail Sales and Mona Al Ali, Vice President – HR Service Delivery.