DUBAI // An Indian expatriate from Dubai and a Saudi national both won $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion drawn on Tuesday at the Concourse C, Dubai International Airport.
Noushad Mohammed Usman has been trying for years before he finally struck gold in the promotion.
The news reached the lucky winner while on holiday in his home city of Edavanna, India.
Mr Usman, 47, has a restaurant business in Dubai and his family is arranging their return trips to Dubai to visit Dubai Duty Free and receive the cheque.
The other dollar millionaire announced on Tuesday was Ali Al Suhaibani, 48, a Saudi from Dhahran.
“It is a very emotional moment for me and my family. I am a regular participant of the Millennium Millionaire promotion and thrilled that I finally got the lucky ticket!” said Mr Al Suhaibani.
Thushara De Silva, a Sri Lankan living in Mombasa, Kenya, was presented his million-dollar cheque.
Two more winners were unveiled on Tuesday in the Finest Surprise Promotion, one of the world’s longest running duty free promotions.