Iraqi-born Haider Issa was named the lucky winner of the NIVEA FOR MEN Rugby 7s Raffle Draw, bagging a trip for two to watch the Hong Kong Rugby 7s, due to take place March 25-27.
Issa was on holiday in New Zealand – where he has lived most of his life – when he received the call from NIVEA FOR MEN informing him of his win. “It’s nice to win a holiday when you are already on holiday,” says Issa, adding that he immediately emailed his wife to tell her that they would soon be flying to Hong Kong.
“I’ve visited Hong Kong before, but because of the SARS scare I didn’t see much of the city,” says Issa. “I’m looking forward to seeing the new airport, the islands and of course, cheering the New Zealand team during the 7s’ tournament,” says Issa. “My wife is looking forward to watching the New Zealand team perform the Haka before the games begin,” he adds.
Issa filled out the winning ticket at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s in December, which he attended to cheer on the New Zealand team. A regular user of NIVEA FOR MEN shaving balm, body lotion and deodorant, Issa says he must have “walked past the NIVEA booth 10 times” before finally deciding to try his luck in the raffle. “I’m definitely keen to try out the new Silver Protect Range after this,” he adds.
NIVEA FOR MEN has been a sponsor at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s for the past 5 years. The raffle draw for the ‘Trip for Two’ to the Hong Kong Rugby 7s was one of the promotional activities the male grooming brand held during the Dubai Rugby 7s. The raffle prize includes 2 round-trip tickets from Dubai to Hong Kong, a 4-night stay at a 5-star hotel in Hong Kong and entry passes to the Hong Kong Rugby 7s for the three day duration of the event.