Dubai: It was double joy for an Emirati mother who won a quarter kilo of gold only a week after her daughter’s wedding.

The woman, who had purchased gold as a present for her daughter’s wedding, became a lucky winner in the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group’s promotion during the 23rd Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).

The Emirati mother said her husband and she were preparing for their eldest daughter’s wedding, and on the occasion, went to one of the jewellery shops taking part in the special promotion organised during the DSF season.

“We have been going to that shop for about four years, and it has top-quality gold jewellery. So, we chose a nice piece to make our daughter, Sara, and the bridegroom happy. When making the payment, we received coupons for the draw, one of which turned out to be our winning coupon,” she said.

She added: “Sara is the first of our four daughters to get married, and we’re so happy that she will be marrying a fine young Emirati man from a good family. We had promised to support with the wedding cost as we know how expensive weddings are, especially for a young couple starting a new life.”

She says she considers the prize a gift from DSF to her daughter, which made everybody happy. “We have been participating in the DSF raffle draws for the past 17 years, and now our win comes at the beginning of the new year, the Year of Zayed, whose generosity was well known. This makes us particularly optimistic about 2018, which we hope will be another year of peace, prosperity and stability for our beloved country,” said the mother, who has requested that her name be withheld.

Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group offers shoppers the opportunity to win 33 kilograms of gold throughout DSF. A shopper receives one coupon that will be entered into the daily draw upon spending a minimum of Dh500 at any participating gold and jewellery shop in Dubai. The shopper will receive two coupons when spending a minimum of Dh500 on diamond jewellery.

Three winners of gold prizes are announced every day of the festival, with the first winner given half a kilogram of gold, while both the second and third lucky shoppers will each receive a quarter kilogram of gold as their prize. On the final day of DSF, one lucky shopper will receive 1kg of gold. The raffle draws during the weekend are held at Global Village and the draws during the week are held at the Gold Souq in Deira.

Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment is organising the 23rd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival from December 26, 2017, till January 27, 2018. DSF aims to offer residents and visitors unmatched shopping experiences, excellent promotions, the opportunity to win valuable prizes, and exciting entertainment events at shopping malls and other locations.