DSF 2017-18

Emirati woman wins gold in Dubai Shopping Festival draw

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on January 23, 2018 | Last updated on January 23, 2018 at 02.32 pm
Emirati woman wins gold in Dubai Shopping Festival draw

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She received the news only one week after her daughter was wed

An Emirati woman truly has more reasons to celebrate during this year's Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). One week after her daughter got married, the Emirati woman had her joy doubled when she received a call from Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), informing her that she had won a kg gold prize in this year's DSF promotion run by the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group.

"We have been participating in the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) raffle draws for the past 17 years, and now our win comes at the beginning of the new year, the Year of Zayed, whose generosity was well known. This makes us particularly optimistic about 2018, which we hope will be another year of peace, prosperity and stability for our beloved country," says the Emirati winner, who has requested that her name be withheld.

She added: "My husband and I were preparing for my eldest daughter, Sarah's wedding. She is the first from our four daughters to get married, and we're so happy that she will be marrying a fine young Emirati man from a good family. We had promised to support with the wedding costs as we know how expensive weddings are, especially for a young couple starting a new life."

She continued: "On this occasion, I went with my husband to one of the jewellery shops taking part in the special promotion during the DSF season. I have been going to that shop for about four years, and it has top-quality gold-work jewellery. So, we chose a nice piece to make our daughter and the bridegroom happy. When making the payment, we received coupons for the draw, one of which turned out to be our winning coupon."

Sarah's mother received the news about her winning the gold only one week after the wedding, and she says she considers the prize a gift from DSF to her daughter, which made everybody happy. She adds: "I can only thank Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment and Dubai Tourism for the efforts they put into making this shopping festival such a distinguished event, full of attractive promotions, amazing entertainment activities, and valuable prizes."

Staff Reporter

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