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20 world travellers win Dubai holiday


The multi-award-winning programme featured an exclusive social gamification component involving Shah Rukh Khan.

Dubai will host 40 global travellers for a ‘one-of-a-kind’ summer extravaganza as part of #BeMyGuest campaign by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The multi-award-winning programme, featured an exclusive social gamification component, inviting Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, to help him solve clues around the city in a mysterious, 6-part mini-series. With the grand finale of the contest concluding the series at the end of April, 20 winners were awarded the opportunity to experience many iconic attractions, remarkable entertainment and exceptional ‘Only in Dubai’ experiences’ along with a companion this summer for free.

With an overwhelming response of over 8,000 entries, 20 contestants from all over the world including India, the UK, the USA and across the GCC won their very own Dubai adventure with a prize package including two return tickets on the world-class Emirates Airlines, a three-night stay at the luxurious Sofitel Dubai Downtown, and two passes for the largest indoor theme park IMG Worlds of Adventure.

Grand prize winner, Anita Ghonge from India, won the bumper reward with two Emirates business-class flights, four nights at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown and VIP entrance to the IMG Worlds of Adventure Park. Excited about the chance to take her daughter on this luxurious trip to Dubai, she said: “This prize means a lot to my family – it’s very special for us and this is the first time my daughter will get to see how beautiful Dubai is. I am very grateful to Visit Dubai for this wonderful opportunity!”

Other winners also shared their surprise and enthusiasm, detailing their upcoming travel plans to Dubai this summer:

Donna So, a US traveller, plans to visit in September: “My husband and I are really excited about our trip to Dubai! We look forward to spending some time at IMG Worlds of Adventure and checking out the Marvel attractions. Other things on our list include visiting Burj Khalifa, watching the captivating shows at the Dubai Fountains, sampling Emirati cuisine and wandering around the famous Gold Souk hunting for some treasure keepsakes. Thank you Dubai Tourism and we can’t wait to see what the city has to offer.” Kirps Bhogal, from India, plans to visit Dubai in September to experience the range of themeparks starting with IMG Worlds of Adventure, and the famous Atlantis’ Aquaventure Waterpark as well as the most instagrammed attraction in the world – the Dubai Frame – among a host of other landmarks and experiences.

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