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Majid Al Futtaim shoppers win once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, courtesy of Visa


Majid Al Futtaim - the Middle East, Africa and Asia’s leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer – has partnered with Visa, the world’s leading digital payment provider, to send seven lucky shoppers for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.

With the aim to create unforgettable moments for shoppers with exclusive winning opportunities, Majid Al Futtaim collaborated with Visa from 25 November – 25 December 2017 to give Visa cardholders across the region the chance to win this trip of a lifetime.

Abdullah Humaid, Pach Ang and Moin Shariff, who shopped at Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in the UAE; Eman Al Madani, who shopped at City Centre Bahrain; Suad Al Kalbani, who shopped at City Centres in Oman; Eva Fayyad; who shopped at City Centre Beirut and Khaled Mohamed who shopped at Mall of Egypt have won this spectacular all-expenses-paid trip to catch the live action of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The prize includes flights and accommodation for two people to stay in Russia for up to four nights, plus tickets to attend either the opening match, group stage matches, quarter final games or the semi-final.

This exclusive promotion was available at Mall of the Emirates; City Centres Deira, Mirdif, Me’aisem, Al Shindagha and My City Centre Al Barsha in Dubai; City Centres Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, My City Centre Nasseriya and Matajer Al Quoz, Al Khan, Al Mirgab and Al Juraina in the Northern Emirates; City Centres Muscat and Qurum in Oman; City Centre Bahrain as well as City Centre Beirut in Lebanon and Mall of Egypt in Egypt.   

This will be the 21st FIFA World Cup™, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. More than one billion fans tuned in to watch the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with the competition reaching a global in-home television audience of 3.2 billion people, according to final figures from FIFA and Kantar Media. An estimated 280 million people around the world watched matches online or on a mobile device, as a sign that more and more fans are embracing new technology for sports content.