Abu Dhabi Duty Free launches largest-ever Dollar Millionaire Competition
Source: BI-ME , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue July 3, 2012 11:30 am

UAE. This week Abu Dhabi Duty Free (ADDF) launched the ‘Sensational Big Ticket Draw’, managed and organised by DFS, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer. The grand prize of US$1,000,000 is complemented by fourteen more prizes totalling US$200,000.

The ‘Sensational Big Ticket Draw’ is the highest ever valued draw in the region to be held over a one month period; and is a special limited edition to the monthly “Big Ticket Draw” which offers 1,000,000 Dirhams grand prize and 14 others totalling 500,000 Dirhams.

The competition will be running throughout July with the draw to be held in Terminal One on the 5th August.  Tickets are sold at AED 500 to the general public aged 18 and above, with an offer of ‘Buy Two-Get One Free” running throughout the competition.

Tickets are available online at www.bigticket.ae, also accessible via the Abu Dhabi International Airport website, and at key ADAC locations including Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain Duty Free, Ghweifat Duty Free, Abu Dhabi City Terminal, and ADNEC Expo Check-in.
 
Commenting on the competition, Dan Cappell, Senior Vice President Commercial of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said, “Abu Dhabi Duty Free is delighted to be collaborating with DFS on this incredible  initiative, as it becomes the region’s highest ever value prize draw over the period of one month. 

"This gives ADDF a unique point of difference as ticket sales will close after one month of sales only, thereby increasing the chances for one of our customers to walk away with one million dollars in only 31 days’ time. The special edition of the big ticket draw offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for the residents of the UAE and travellers through the airport.”

A previous special edition of the Big Ticket Draw was also held last year in celebration of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s 30th Anniversary. Prizes included one kilogram of gold, a Porsche Cayenne car along with a one Million Dirham cash prize.

For more information, please visit www.abudhabiairport.ae or www.bigticket.ae

About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC):
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure.

In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio.

These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 20 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

About DFS:

DFS Group Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong, is the world’s largest luxury travel retailer. With more than 200 stores in 15 countries, most in cosmopolitan and resort locations throughout Asia-Pacific, U.S. and Middle East. DFS Gallerias offer a luxurious shopping experience and incomparable services to discerning clients.

The company is majority owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, with the balance of shares held by companies associated with DFS co-founder Robert Miller.

 

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