A Sri Lankan digital advertising specialist will soon be flying off to Dubai on a dream holiday with Emirates after participating in a competition conducted by the airline on Facebook.
“This is a dream come true,” said Kushan Sameera Wickramasinghe, Assistant Manager Brand Communication at Seven Media, a full service digital media agency in Colombo. “I have not been to Dubai before, and am excited at the prospect of experiencing the city as well as the service of Emirates.”
Sameera was presented with his prize of two return air tickets and an accommodation package in Dubai by Chandana de Silva, Emirates Area Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Conducted as part of a promotion of new Dubai stopover packages unveiled by Emirates in the market, the competition invited participants to tell Emirates in 35 words or less, why they want to visit Dubai.
Hundreds of Sri Lankans sent in a collection of eclectic responses, ranging from wanting to visit the Emirate in search of romance to experiencing some of the exciting new activities and attractions that Dubai has to offer.
Designed to give both transit and turnaround travellers who have a confirmed and paid for a reservation with Emirates a great-value vacation in Dubai, Emirates’ new stopover packages start at just Rs 31,900 per person twin-sharing for four days at two-star properties and at Rs 42,000 at five-star hotels and apartments, and are valid for two adults. A total of 99 hotels, resorts and apartments offering a wide range of room types are participating in the Dubai Stopover programme.
Unique to the Dubai Stopover package are 24-hour check-in and check-out at all participating hotels and apartments, and a 72-hour cancellation policy – the entire package is 100% refundable, up to three days prior to arrival.
A global connector of people, places and passions, Emirates operates 34 flights a week from Colombo to Dubai and a daily flight to Singapore, linking Sri Lanka to a vast global network of 150 destinations on six continents using state-of-the-art Boeing 777 aircraft.