R. Jarrar (second from right) and her family couldn’t believe it when she was presented with a cheque for Dh1 million by the Yas Island authorities as the winner of its #Say Yas grand prize draw, at the end of an unforgettable day filled with ‘a million things to do on Yas Island’. Image Credit: Courtesy: Organisers

Abu Dhabi: A Jordanian mother of two living in the UAE has won Dh1 million in #SayYas grand prize draw conducted by Yas Island in Abu Dhabi as part of its summer promotions.

The lucky winner was revealed at the end of a whirlwind of bespoke VIP experiences for both the winner and her family, according to a press release issued on Sunday.

The winner identified as R. Jarrar was invited to spend a day filled with “a million things to do on Yas Island” accompanied by her husband and children, none of whom had any idea that she was in fact the winner.

“I just can’t believe it! I don’t know what to say — I’m truly speechless” exclaimed a stunned Jarrar as she embraced her family with tears of joy. “Today’s adventure has been absolutely incredible for all of us and never in my wildest dreams did I think that we’d also win the 1 million dirham grand prize. Now, I have one million reasons to love every single thing on Yas Island and the UAE, I’m so grateful and can’t thank Yas Island enough for making this dream come true,” she said.

Kicking off her Yas Island adventure with a luxury breakfast in the presidential suite at the Yas Viceroy hotel, the winner and her family were greeted by popular Emirati social media influencer, Khalid Al Ameri who accompanied the family as their host for the day. After visiting Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the winner got a beautiful pearl as a gift at a traditional pearl diving demonstration at the Hairat Yas Pearl Diving Tank.

They had a thrilling ride at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s (FWAD) Driver Experience and their lunch included a live cooking session at Italian eatery, Mamma Rossella. The family enjoyed a retail experience at Yas Mall and had fun at Yas Marina Circuit on a passenger drifting experience and a relaxed sunset yacht cruise at Yas Marina.

Little did they know, they were about to be in for the surprise of a lifetime as host Khalid started to wrap-up the day’s events — they were presented with a cheque for Dh1 million in the winner’s name.

Congratulating Jerrar, Gerardo llanes, Executive Director of Destination Yas Island said: “We hope it makes a treasured impact on her life and the lives of her loved ones. We also extend our sincere thanks to everyone who visited Yas Island throughout the summer and who participated in this exciting campaign, including those who won a daily, instant or monthly prize.”