Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2023: Dubai Shopping Festival wouldn't be complete without the abundance of raffles giving shoppers great opportunities to win all kinds of prizes to take home after a successful shopping day. This year, a hundred lucky shoppers are taking home a collective 25 kilograms of gold from the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) raffles, which is taking place during the 28th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival running from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023.
Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman of Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG), said: 'Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) is proud to be part of Dubai's iconic annual shopping festival. Since 1996, Dubai Shopping Festival has transformed itself into an annual celebration that brings together millions of people. Our participation in the 28th edition of DSF gives 100 shoppers an ongoing chance to win up to 25 kilograms of gold as part of raffle draws. Not only is this year's DSF bigger and better, but it also showcased Dubai's true innovative spirit and role as a leading destination for jewellery retail.'
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: 'We would like to thank Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) for their ongoing participation in Dubai Shopping Festival and for bringing life-changing prizes to shoppers across the city. Opportunities to win are an integral part of the festival which was created to enhance the city's retail proposition and drive footfall from citizens, residents and visitors alike. Today, the festival plays a major role in supporting Dubai's economic and tourism development goals and we are grateful for all the support we get from our partners to make each year of DSF an unforgettable experience.'
Entering the raffle is easy, simply spend over AED 500 on gold jewellery at participating stores and get one entry ticket. Spend over AED 500 on diamond and pearl jewellery and get two tickets for the raffle for an even better chance to win. Shoppers have until 29 January to enter the raffle and win an unmissable prize.
We caught up with some of the lucky winners who shared stories of their wins and let us know how they are planning on using the 250 grams of gold awarded to them:
Jomon Jacob from India:
'I wanted to thank DGJG for giving me an opportunity like this. I was thrilled when I heard that I was one of the winners, this is the first time I have won anything like this. I have decided to convert the gold I want into dirhams and use the money to help my mother, who is very sick at the moment. This opportunity will help me aid her in the treatments she must undergo to get better. I am very thankful.'
Rappay Ghani from Pakistan:
'Funny story actually, I am just here on a visit, and I won coincidentally. It's an incredible opportunity, proving that sometimes you get lucky in life. My wife and I are looking to save the prize and use it for anything that may come up in our future.'
Father of Mohammed Hadi, age 12, from India:
'We have been living in Dubai for 20 years, and it is the first time anyone from our family has won anything like this. We will use this prize to give back to people in need back home in India.'
Thirupathi from India:
'I was shocked when I learned I won; I did not expect it. It is a great opportunity, and it got me thinking; I would like to use this prize to build something of value, whether it's building or purchasing property back home or giving it back to my mother.'
Amarjith Singh Notra from India:
'Of course, I was so pleased to hear that I had won something like this. I want to thank DGJG for giving so many of us a chance to win such a prize that is of great value. I will be using the gold and making it into beautiful jewellery for my mother and sister.'
The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group raffle was one of the many raffles that took place during the 28th edition of DSF, giving shoppers a chance to be rewarded as they shop. Other raffles that gave residents and tourists a chance to win amazing prizes are the DSF Mega Raffle, ENOC Grand Raffle, DSF Lucky Receipt, DSF SHARE Millionaire, The Greatest Deal of the Year, and Tickit.
Shop, win and be entertained with the 28th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) until 29 January 2023 with incredible deals, innovative events, world-class entertainment and life-changing prizes. Featuring the ultimate retail therapy from a wide range of homegrown and global brands as well as live concerts, outdoors markets, pop-up dining and more, this year’s DSF experience is not to be missed.