Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and Etihad Airways donated 50 per cent of the total revenue of the Abu Dhabi International Airport online auction campaign to Zayed University Financial Aid fund, it was announced yesterday.
The campaign was launched in February this year to commemorate the airport’s 30th Anniversary, whereby bidders were able to win 60 tickets through an online bid and simultaneously enter a draw to win half of the grand total from all the 30 winning bids.
The grand prize draw was held in a ceremony at ADAC headquarters this week. The overall winner, Ezzeldin Othman, an Egyptian national, received a cash prize of US$18,700, and the remaining half was donated to Zayed University.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operating officer at ADAC said: “Abu Dhabi International Airport is delighted with the generated interest in this unique online auction, which saw over 1,300 bids placed, resulting in a contribution to Zayed University to make a difference to the education of young Emirati’s.
“ADAC would like to take this opportunity to thank all the bidders for making this auction campaign such a success, and to thank Etihad Airways for their continuous support of its initiatives. Congratulations to all winners, and we look forward to more exciting competitions and promotions to benefit the community in the future.”