January 22 2024  |  Retailers

Emirati National wins DDF draw at Hero Dubai Desert Classic

By GTR Magazine Staff

Dubai Duty Free officials are seen here with golfer Rory McIIroy holding the winning ticket to the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise promotion

Number two golfer in the world Rory McIlroy was on hand to conduct the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw for a BMW XM (Mineral White Metallic) car, following his record fourth time win at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club.

The Northern Irish player drew the winning ticket number 1356 in Finest Surprise Series 1862 and announced the winner as Hamad Suhail, a 40-year-old Emirati national based in Al Ain.

Rory was accompanied by Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi, Salah Tahlak, Joint COO and Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing.

A regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free promotion for six years now, Suhail, a freelance real estate agent, purchased his ticket on December 13, 2023, on his way to London.

“Thank you Dubai Duty Free. As always, apart from being at the top of customer service, their promotions such as this are never to be missed,” he said.

Tickets for the Finest Surprise promotion were on sale at Dubai Duty Free counters at the Emirates Golf Club throughout the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, which was held from January 18 - 21.

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