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Lucky raffle winner receives two tickets to Dubai

Lucky winner Kwela Mwambwelwa and his wife Rose collect their raffle prize of two economy class tickets to Dubai with Emirates from Emirates Country manager Husain Alsafi, accompanied by Emirates staff.

Lucky winner Kwela Mwambwelwa and his wife Rose collect their raffle prize of two economy class tickets to Dubai with Emirates from Emirates Country manager Husain Alsafi, accompanied by Emirates staff.

Emirates, which flies daily direct from Lusaka to Dubai and Harare, has given a lucky shopper the chance to experience the fun and excitement of Dubai.

Kwela Mwambwelwa’s weekend trip to Manda Hill is turning into a shopping trip to remember after he won the airline’s promotional raffle draw this week, winning two Economy Class tickets to Dubai that were presented to him at the Emirates’ office in Acacia Park by Country Manager Husain Alsafi.

Mr Mwambwelwa, who is originally from Tanzania but now lives in Lusaka, plans to take his wife Rose Nayame on the trip. The couple has two children and are both businesspeople and traders. It will be their first flight with Emirates, and their first time to visit Dubai.

Shoppers and international family Anthony and Unursetseg Mwiinga stop by at the Emirates stand in Levy Junction with their daughters Oyunaa and Choolwe.

Shoppers and international family Anthony and Unursetseg Mwiinga stop by at the Emirates stand in Levy Junction with their daughters Oyunaa and Choolwe.

“I love my wife too much so we will go together. I am looking forward to exploring and finding out about Dubai, meeting different people, and for trading; I am very lucky; I used to win things. When you want to be lucky you have to be close to your family,” said Mr Mwambwelwa

Mrs Nayame accompanied her husband to receive the prize as she admitted she didn’t believe he had won. “I told him, it’s April so maybe they fooled you!” she joked.

Dozens of shoppers took part in the raffle, which was held over two consecutive weekends last month at Levy Junction and Manda Hill, where Emirates set up a stand to enable shoppers to discover more about the airline’s products and services.

The Emirates team also talked about what Dubai has to offer as a leading leisure and business destination that has something to offer everyone.

The airline flies to more than 140 destinations in 80 countries through its Dubai gateway.

Happy Mpombo (left) and his friends Paul Kampamba and Davis Tembo find out more about Emirates from Customer Sales and Service Agent Diana Snapper.

Happy Mpombo (left) and his friends Paul Kampamba and Davis Tembo find out more about Emirates from Customer Sales and Service Agent Diana Snapper.

On the Lusaka route the airline operates modern Airbus A340-300 aircraft with 256 seats: 12 luxurious sleeper seats in First Class, 42 deep-reclining seats in Business Class and 213 in Economy Class.

EK 713 departs Dubai every day at 0925hrs, arriving in Lusaka at 1435hrs. The service departs Lusaka at 1605hrs, arriving in Harare at 1710hrs. The return flight leaves Harare at 1850hrs, arriving Lusaka at 1955hrs. It departs Lusaka at 2140hrs and lands in Dubai at 0650hrs the next day.

Bookings can be made through the Emirates sales office at Acacia Park, next to Arcades on the Great East Road, online at www.emirates.com, or through any travel agent.