Following the UAE’s aspirations for sporting excellence on the world stage, Emirates Draw is delighted to announce that it is the Main Sponsor of the FIBA U18 Asian Championship GBA Qualifier, which will take place from July 29 to August 6, 2022. This association is in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership to promote a culture of participation in various community initiatives. In addition to the organisation’s expanding efforts to build on its vision, as the beacon of hope with the power to transform lives and create a sustainable economy for a better tomorrow.

Emirates Draw’s sponsorship was revealed during the tournament’s official press conference today at the UAE Basketball Association Headquarter. The event was attended by senior representatives from FIBA Asia, the UAE Basketball Association, Dubai Sports Council, the General Authority of Sports and Emirates Draw in the presence of local, regional, and international media.

“Our participation in this key sporting tournament, considered to be among the strongest championships in the Middle East, is derived from our firm belief in giving back to individuals and the society as a whole. Following the UAE’s aspirations for a Better Tomorrow, we take genuine pride in our support of our nation’s youth team as they represent our country in the FIBA Asian Cup. Basketball is truly an exciting sport with a growing following across the UAE and beyond and as such we hope to touch as many lives as possible through this collaboration,” pointed out Paul Chader, Head of Marketing at Emirates Draw.

The organisation’s determination to support communities in the UAE and beyond continues to be reflected in its weekly draws, which has changed the lives of more than 23,000 winners by distributing over Dh31 million in just over ten months of operation.

Emirates Draw is also an active participant and supporter of the UAE's sustainability agenda through its ‘Coral Reef Restoration Programme’. The Programme is led by experienced divers and volunteers who are passionate about preserving the UAE's rich marine life. So far, multiple locations have been surveyed and over 4,000 coral polyps planted at different sites across the country, and plan to intensify planting efforts is in line with the government’s conservation mandate to further support the UAE’s leading role in the efforts currently underway to preserve coral reefs across the region.

Recently, Emirates Draw distributed Dh682,003 to 339 winners during its latest draw round. Along with the raffle draw’s seven guaranteed winners,1 participant in the main draw matched 5 out of 7 digits to win Dh77,777 and 2 participants matched 4 out of 7 digits to win Dh7,777. Moreover, 27 participants matched 3 out of 7 digits to win Dh777 each, 302 participants matched 2 out of 7 digits and each won Dh77, and finally, approximately 10% of all participants matched 1 out 7 digits to become instant Dh7 winners.

The Dh100 million Grand Prize, the largest in the region, remains up for grabs to be claimed by a single person or group of people who match all seven numbers from right to left, at which point the grand prize resets to Dh77 million. Optimistic participants have another chance to try for the life-changing prize during the next draw round, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, 31 July, 2022, at 9pm UAE time.

How to play?

Entrants can choose to participate in the weekly draw by purchasing an Dh50 pencil, part of which goes to support the environment through the planting of coral polyps along the coast of the UAE and as part of Emirates Draw’s main corporate social responsibility programme to support the UAE government’s vision. After registering online at www.emiratesdraw.com or through the mobile application, participants can select their seven-digit number or have the system choose their number randomly.

With their purchase, participants are entered into two separate drawings, the first a raffle draw where every week seven lucky participants are guaranteed Dh77,777 each. In addition, all participants have the choice to be entered into a second draw with 7 prize categories that start at Dh7 and include the Grand Prize of Dh100 million when all seven numbers are matched.

The next draw will be live streamed across its digital platforms, YouTube, and Facebook. Be the next lucky winner and book your numbers early!

For more information, please call the toll-free number 800 77 777 777.