An expatriate in the UAE became the grand prize winner of Al Fardan Exchange's largest-ever raffle draw, walking away with a prize equivalent to 10 years' salary.
The major money transfer and currency exchange firm in the UAE held the draw on April 27 as part of its biggest Ramadan Campaign. Winners of the draw took home a variety of prizes, including a brand new Nissan Patrol car, over half a kilo of gold, and the grandest of them all, a decade's worth of salary.
"This is undoubtedly, the largest draw we’ve ever done. We have always been committed to enhancing the customer experience with us," stated Hasan Fardan Al Fardan, CEO of Al Fardan Exchange, reflecting on the success of the campaign.
The company sought to understand what would truly make their customers happy during the holy month of Ramadan, leading to the decision to offer a prize equivalent to 10 years' salary.
The fortunate winner of this top prize is Mohammed, an Egyptian sales manager at a pharmaceutical company who has been a loyal Al Fardan Exchange customer for over a decade. Overwhelmed with surprise, Mohammed shared his astonishment at the news, stating, "We were completely speechless for a while, as never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that we would be this lucky!"
Mohammed plans to use the unexpected windfall to buy a house in Egypt, travel for Umrah, and eventually start his own business in the UAE.
Other prize winners include Rachel, a Filipina HR professional who won the Nissan Patrol. A regular customer of Al Fardan Exchange, Rachel sends money to her father in the Philippines and other family members. Upon learning of her win, she confessed, “I cried when I first found out that I won the Nissan Patrol. I’ve never won anything before, and I can’t wait to go home and celebrate with my brother!”.
Hasan Fardan Al Fardan, reflecting on the company's commitment to giving back to the community, said, "As the oldest exchange house in the country, giving back has always been part of our philanthropy and is deeply embedded in our roots."