Nine year old improves her future with National Bonds o Winners of Hajj and Umrah packages announced

Published November 18th, 2008 - 12:33 GMT

Nine year old improves her future with National Bonds o Winners of Hajj and Umrah packages announced

The global financial markets might be in turmoil, but nine year old Emirati Amal Al Daheri can look forward to a safe and secure future. The young UAE national recently joined the fast growing ranks of millionaires under the National Bonds saving scheme.

Amal herself might be a little too young to know exactly what to do with her newfound fortune, but her parents see a world of opportunity for her. “Like all parents, we want our children to be financially secure. Amal will now have a head-start to follow her aspirations and be able to pursue any education or career that she wishes. We are grateful that this is now possible thanks to National Bonds,” said Mrs. Al Daheri at the prizing ceremony honoring the winners. 

“We have always taught our children to be careful with money and the National Bonds saving scheme has been an ideal way to show our children the value of saving from a very early age said Mrs. Al Daheri. “The fact that National Bonds is also Sharia compliant and 50% owned by government of Dubai has made it the favorite place to save for us and our family,” she added.

“I am especially pleased that this month’s winner is so young and that we can contribute positively to the pursuit her future ambitions.  National Bonds encourages instilling the values of saving in our young people and Amal’s case proves that you are never too young to start saving,” Mr. Mohammed Qasim Al Ali, CEO of National Bonds Corporation said.

In addition to the AED 1 million winner, two winners of AED 100,000 each were Mrs. Fidenzia Gonzalo from the Philippines and a corporate investor - National Association of Freight and Logistics.

“The National Bonds saving scheme is open to everyone, regardless of nationality or age and can be purchased by either individuals or corporations. The fact that we have winners from all parts of society really re-affirms the diversity of our investors,” says Al Ali.

National Bonds also announced the draw results of the Hajj and Umrah packages recently. The promotion was launched during Ramadan, offering bondholders the unique opportunity to embark on a holy voyage.

All National Bond winners are randomly selected by an internationally used computer program, assuring each Bond holder an equal chance of winning every month. The algorithms and techniques used by the computer have been subject to extensive expert examination and scrutiny, the entire draw is carried out under the supervision of the Dubai Economic Department and by independent, international auditors Ernst & Young.

National Bonds can be purchased from over 320 outlets nationwide, including exchange houses and banks. These include Emirates Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank, Dubai Bank and exchange houses: Al Ansari, Al Fardan, Al Ghurair, Redha Al Ansari, Al Rostamani International, UAE Exchange, Wall Street Exchange, Lari Exchange, Saad Exchange, Al Razouki International Exchange and Habib Exchange. In addition, National Bonds can be purchased online at

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