January 19 2022  |  Retailers

Emirati National Wins US$1 Million in Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Draw

By Wendy Morley

This Millennium Millionaire draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free's Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, COO Ramesh Cidambi, Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing

Dubai Duty Free has announced the latest US$1 million winner in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw. The winner is a 52 year-old UAE national based in Sharjah named Mr Ali Al Owais. He purchased the winning ticket online on 25th December 2021.

Mr. Al Owais, who has participated in Dubai Duty Free's promotion for three years, is a father of five and runs a real estate business. He is the 12th Emirati national to have won US$1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999.

The winner, who had purchased four tickets for this draw, commented, “Thank you very much Dubai Duty Free! I’m so happy to have won in your amazing promotion.”

Joining in the line-up for the Finest Surprise draw was Mona Al Ali, SVP - Human Resources, Michael Schmidt, SVP – Retail, Sharon Beecham, SVP – Purchasing and Zayed Al Shebli, SVP - Loss Prevention and Corporate Security

Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, the Finest Surprise draw was conducted for four luxury vehicles. Following are the winners, all of whom are regular participants:

Mr. Mohamad Al Salem, a 56 year-old Saudi Arabian national based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia won a BMW X6 M50i. A regular participant in Dubai Duty Free's promotion since 1992, Mr. Al Salem previously won a BMW 750Li (black) car.

Mr. Saood Ahli, a 37-year-old UAE national based in Dubai, won a Mercedes Benz S500 (Diamond White) car. “Thank you Dubai Duty Free! This is the best opportunity and I encourage everyone to participate,” he said.

Mr. Nawwaf Al Husseini, a 41-year-old Saudi Arabian national based in Dubai, won a Harley-Davidson Pan America RA 1250.

Lastly, Mr. Adil Sardar Nazjr, a 37-year-old Pakistani national based in Dubai, won a BMW R nineT Scrambler (Kalamata Metallic Matt) motorbike

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