Indian wins $ 1 million at Qatar Duty Free Millionaire raffle

Updated 16 September 2012

Indian wins $ 1 million at Qatar Duty Free Millionaire raffle

Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has drawn the winner of its latest dollar millionaire draw promotion, with Indian national Satheesa Babu claiming the coveted cash prize.
The draw was conducted inside the Qatar Duty retail area at Doha International Airport, presided over by senior management of the company.
Babu, a 50-year-old father of two and resident in the Qatari capital for 15 years, said after hearing of the win: “Buying a ticket to win $ 1 million has become a habit for me for the last four years whenever I go for annual vacation to my home town in India.
An aircraft technician with the Qatar Emiri Air Force, Babu bought his lucky ticket in April before boarding his flight from Doha International Airport to Thiruvananthapuram in southern India.
Congratulating the winner, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker said: “I offer my personal congratulations to Mr. Babu on being the lucky winner of the latest draw. The Qatar Duty Free Millionaire draw is a very popular promotion and has always been an exciting attraction for duty free shoppers at Doha International airport whether transiting through the airport or departing from Qatar.To those who missed out on their chance with the Millionaire draw this time, there’s always another opportunity to win.”
The US Dollar Millionaire raffle was launched in May 2006 giving passengers a great opportunity to win the bumper prize as each draw is made after 5,000 tickets are sold.
Departing and transiting passengers at Doha International Airport are able to purchase raffle tickets for $ 263 or QAR 950 each. Tickets can also be bought online by anyone from Qatar Duty Free’s website at

Hyundai hosts female Saudi drivers in Korea

Updated 24 June 2018

Hyundai hosts female Saudi drivers in Korea

Three Saudi-based female influencers have visited Korea as part of Hyundai’s outreach to women drivers in the Kingdom, and as brand ambassadors for the carmaker.

The three women include entrepreneur and lifestyle influencer Bayan Linjawi; radio presenter, travel blogger, and fashion lover, Shadia Abdul Aziz; and business-owner and fashion career coach, Reem Faisal. 

During their tour of Korea they received detailed briefings about Hyundai and its products, and toured production, design and research facilities. 

The program gave them an understanding of the innovative and advanced thinking that underpins today’s Hyundai models, and also included opportunities to experience Korean culture and heritage.

“This is an exciting moment for women and for motoring in Saudi Arabia, and Hyundai is committed to playing an active part in this historic change,” said Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East, Mike Song. “Hyundai’s models will appeal strongly to women from all walks of life, from younger more style-conscious drivers, to those who value practicality and quality. Our brand ambassadors are part of our strategy to highlight those qualities to women as they take their place behind the steering wheel.”

Hyundai has identified design and safety as key buying factors for female drivers in Saudi Arabia, and offers these attributes in a variety of segments, including sedans and SUVs. It has identified established names including the Azera, Sonata and Tucson as key products to promote, as well as the new Kona premium compact SUV.

The brand ambassadors will use a selection of these Hyundai models as they join the first ranks of Saudi female drivers, and will share their experiences with fans and followers. 

Included in their roles will be being part of digital commercials, social media postings, and event appearances under the umbrella of Hyundai’s Saudi campaign #whatsnext.