Dare to dream with the Dubai Duty Free Raffle!
What would you do if you became a millionaire overnight? Buy a house? Plan a vacation? Get that sports car you’ve always wanted? Or, make sound financial investments for your future? Let’s face it, everyone has fantasised about winning the lotto at some point in their lives. And the Dubai Duty-Free Raffle draw has made that dream come true for many in the UAE and abroad.
The popular lucky draw has been running for over two decades and has made numerous residents and travellers millionaires. Want to find out more? Here you go!
ALL ABOUT THE DUBAI DUTY FREE RAFFLE
The Dubai Duty Free (DDF), with a covered area of 40,000 sq. m spread across two airports, is one of the biggest travel retail operations in the world. Year-round, you will find many ongoing and attractive campaigns at DDF. The Dubai Duty Free Raffle is one of the longest-running and most awaited campaigns of the well-known brand.
Launched just before the turn of the millennium, the Duty Free Raffle is also known as the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire. One out of 5,000 ticket buyers gets the chance to win USD 1 million.
This draw happens every two to three weeks at the Dubai Duty Free Shopping Complex. All tickets are placed in the raffle box, and one winner is selected, with the proceedings recorded on camera.
You can win DDF Raffle prizes in three different categories.
Millennium Millionaire is the biggest prize and the winner takes home USD 1 million. Those who wish to participate must buy the Dubai Duty Free Millionaire Raffle ticket for AED 1,000. One can buy the Duty Free Raffle ticket online via the official website or from the Dubai Duty Free at the Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport.
FINEST SURPRISE CAR
DDF launched the Finest Surprise Car 10 years before the Millennium Millionaire started. With tickets priced at AED 500, you have a chance to win a Porsche, BMW or Mercedes Benz.
FINEST SURPRISE MOTORBIKES
DDF also launched the finest Surprise Motorbikes in 1989. The ticket costs AED 100, and there are a total of 100 entries. Participants can win the latest models of BMW or Indian motorbikes. The tickets are limited to 1000 in each series, but you can purchase multiple tickets at a time.
FAQS ABOUT DUBAI DUTY FREE RAFFLE
I AM NOT TRAVELLING FROM DXB AIRPORT. CAN I STILL TAKE PART IN THE DRAW?
Yes, you can. Just visit the Dubai Duty Free website to buy the tickets. Don’t forget to check the drop-down menu in the list of eligible countries for confirmation. One can also use a debit card to buy a ticket if the issuing bank permits.
WHERE CAN I BUY THE TICKETS?
Dubai Duty Free Raffle ticket online purchase is one convenient option. Tickets are also available at DDF dedicated counters in Departures and Arrivals of Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports. If you’re a resident of Dubai, you can purchase the ticket from The Irish Village Shop (Garhoud & Studio City), Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, the Aviation Club Pro Shop and Hatta Border Shop.
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE DRAW?
You can watch the draw live on the DDF Facebook page. Moreover, the recording is uploaded on multiple social media channels. Details of winners are posted on the official Facebook page and the DDF website. And Dubai Duty Free Raffle Draw winners will be contacted using the details provided during ticket purchase.
HOW WILL MONEY BE TRANSFERRED IN CASE OF A WIN?
The money is transferred to the Duty Free Raffle Draw winner’s bank account. This process typically takes three to four weeks.
WILL MY MOTORCYCLE BE DELIVERED TO MY HOME COUNTRY?
Yes, the winning motorcycle is delivered free of cost to the home country at the nearest seaport. However, the relevant duties and taxes will have to be paid by the individual.
HAVE THERE BEEN DOUBLE WINNERS?
Seven individual winners were lucky enough to win the prize twice. While there are thousands of participants per draw, every individual has a great chance. It is all about taking a risk, and who knows what will happen. The first step, however, is to buy the ticket.
And this brings us to the end of our guide! The Millionaire Raffle is a major attraction, but Dubai Duty Free is also an incredible place for shopping. There are also tons of luxury stores at Concourse A Terminal 3 of the DXB International Airport.
Besides the Dubai Duty Free Raffle, those in the UAE can also participate in the Mashreq Millionaire draw. So, why miss out on opportunities to make quick money, right? Especially on days when you feel a bit lucky!