GITEX Shopper launches FC Barcelona dream-trip prize draw

Five pairs of football holidays available to win

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GITEX Shopper launches FC Barcelona dream-trip prize draw Each winner will receive two return economy-class air-tickets from Dubai to Barcelona, two nights in a four-star hotel, and two tickets to watch FC Barcelona play at their home ground. (Getty Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 23, 2014

Footie fans who have an eye for the sizzling skills of Camp Nou stars such as Messi, Neymar and Suarez, will get a chance, at GITEX Shopper, to win a trip to see them and their FC Barcelona teammates in action.

United Arab Bank is sponsoring the giveaway, to be run at the region's largest consumer tech show, which will be held this year between 27 September and 4 October at Dubai World Trade Centre's Convention Centre.

Five lucky winners will be selected from those who buy a AED30 entry ticket to the eight-day show. Each will receive two return economy-class air-tickets from Dubai to Barcelona, two nights of accommodation in a four-star hotel, and two tickets to watch FC Barcelona play at their home ground. Each evening at 9pm, over the last five days of the show, from 30 September to 4 October, a draw will take place and a winner will be announced.

"We are delighted to be partnering with United Arab Bank to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to GITEX Shopper visitors," said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Dubai World Trade Centre, event organiser. "Lovers of football, whether on the field or on a gaming station, will jump at the chance to travel to Spain to watch FC Barcelona in action." 

"We are proud to continue our participation in GITEX Shopper as the official bank partner," said Tony B Graham, executive vice president, Retail Banking, UAB. "We're also thrilled to leverage our sponsorship of FC Barcelona to offer 10 lucky GITEX shoppers the football experience of a lifetime. Winners will be flown to Barcelona and receive match tickets to see the world's greatest football team play at the legendary Camp Nou stadium."

DWTC said "millions of dirhams worth" in prizes will be offered through promotions, raffles and giveaways, including a Limited Edition Honda Accord to be won every day of the show. Students visiting GITEX Shopper 2014 have the chance to win one of eight scholarships being awarded by Amity University, each worth AED 35,000.

GITEX Shopper 2014 will take place from 27 September to 4 October and will open from 11am to 11pm every day. Tickets are priced at AED30 per person and are available at the venue and at select Emarat outlets. A promotional entry ticket price of AED10 is available for students pre-registered in groups over 50. Entry is free for children below the age of five.

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