Mahmood Al-Khaja won AED 100,000 at First Gulf Bank’s (FGB) Emirati Al Awwal saving scheme’s monthly draw held today at the bank’s Head Quarters in Abu Dhabi. The monthly draw, which was supervised by a representative of the Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi, randomly selected 151 Emirati winners. Other 150 lucky winners took home AED 10,000 in cash.
Huda Abdulla, Executive Vice President - Branch Distribution, First Gulf Bank, said: “Emirati Al Awwal was created specifically to inculcate the savings culture among the Emiratis. This unique savings scheme has already rewarded 1692 UAE Nationals, who have won cash prizes of over AED 22.6 million.”
Al Khaja said: “I am delighted to be an Emirati Al Awwal winner. I truly understand the benefits of regular saving, and have been saving with Emirati Al Awwal for months since it truly understands my needs. With this prize, I feel further rewarded for banking with First Gulf Bank”.
The next draw, which will be on April 7, 2011, will reward one Emirati Al Awwal certificate holder with AED 1 million. Certificates valued at AED 1,000 each, are automatically entered into the monthly draw 30 days after the certificates’ issuance date and into the quarterly draw after 90 days of issuance. Al Awwal certificates are fully refundable, and can be purchased at any of the bank’s branches in addition to “Larry”, “Al Fardan”, and “Al Ansari Exchange” across the UAE. For more information, visit www.fgb.ae .