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Etihad Airways picks a Valentine’s winner

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent  Feb 12, 2016

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with Capital FM and Yas Island Rotana Hotel, offered Ugandans a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Abu Dhabi through a joint Valentine’s Day campaign.

The competition, which ran from January 11 to February 3, saw thousands of people try their luck at a chance to win a love trip.

Juliet Kyomuhendo, a Software Products Sales Executive with Ubongosoft Ltd., has emerged as the winner of the Etihad Airways Valentine’s competition after a raffle draw held at the Capital FM offices in Kisementi.

Elated by her win, Ms. Kyomuhendo could not hide her excitement. She stated that the win meant a lot to her, and she looks forward to experiencing a different country and culture. She also reiterated that people should actively participate in such competitions because, like her, they could potentially emerge victors.

Kyomuhendo, who will be accompanied on the trip by her brother, said: “I am so overjoyed. I cannot wait to travel. The day of the trip cannot reach fast enough. I am grateful to Etihad Airways and Capital FM for this opportunity.”

To participate in the competition, listeners had to tune in to Capital FM’s evening drive show program daily between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to answer trivia questions about Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi to stand a chance of winning the prize of 2 air tickets and a complimentary stay at the Yas Island Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi from February 12-15.

“As part of our brand promise of taking Abu Dhabi to the world, we are delighted to give Ms. Kyomuhendo an opportunity to experience Abu Dhabi at this special time of year,” said Toyin Alaran, Etihad Airways’ General Manager, Uganda, when handing over the winning ticket to her.

Abu Dhabi has become a leading destination in the Gulf and now is an increasingly popular leisure destination with a wide variety of attractions to suit all tastes.

Based on Yas Island, the Yas Island Rotana Hotel is just a few minutes away from a number of local attractions including the Yas Marina Circuit, where the Etihad Airways Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place; the Yas Links Golf Club; the Yas Marina; Ferrari World Abu Dhabi; Yas Waterworld; and Yas Beach.

Etihad Airways picks a Valentine’s winner

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