QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has given away a new Mercedes S350 in the latest round of its popular luxury car raffle. The live draw took place at Qatar Duty Free inside Doha International Airport and was witnessed by hundreds of transiting passengers.

The lucky winner was Jose Hernandez from Vera Cruz in Mexico, who purchashed his ticket in Doha while in transit to Mexico via Europe.

Speaking after his win, Hernandez said: “I couldn’t believe the news that I had won. It was a special moment. A special thank you to everybody involved in making this dream come true for me.”

Qatar Duty Free Vice President Keith Hunter (left) with Qatar National Hotels Company Group Director Marketing Tamara Khalil conduct the prize draw for the latest round of the luxury car raffle at Doha International Airport

Qatar Duty Free CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “Having these luxury cars on display at the airport draws a lot of attention from travellers through Doha International Airport. We will continue to have more exciting cars at Qatar Duty Free.

“We’ve given away over 70 luxury cars in the last few years and I’d like to offer my congratulations to Jose Hernandez, the winner of the latest car – a Mercedes S350,” Al Baker added.

Entry into Qatar Duty Free car draws is available to passengers travelling through Doha International. Future draws will see an Aston Martin DB9 and a Lamborghini Gallardo given away as prizes. Tickets cost QAR450 (US$125) for the Aston Martin draw and QAR650 (US$180) for the Lamborghini Gallardo and are limited.

Qatar Duty Free also frequently holds a US$1 million dollar cash draw where the lucky winner can become an instant millionaire. Departing and transiting passengers at Doha Airport can purchase the QAR950 (US$263) tickets for the chance to win.

A Mercedes S350 was given away in the latest Qatar Duty Free draw. An Aston Martin DB9 will be the next prize


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