Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, has announced the winners of its Al Dana Savings Scheme campaign for the month of June 2017. Mr. Xavier ‘Xavi’ Hernandez Creus, the legendary Spanish professional footballer, who currently plays as a central midfielder for Qatari sports club Al Sadd, was crowned the winner of the mega QAR 1 million prize in this year’s third Al Dana draw.
The draw event took place at Doha Bank’s Mall of Qatar branch, in the presence of the bank’s senior management team, employees and customers, and was streamed live on Doha Bank’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social media platforms.
Commenting on the win, Xavi, who has previously played for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team, said: “Winning the QAR 1 million cash prize was an unexpected but welcome surprise. I had opened my account in Doha Bank on the 5th of December, 2016, as I had taken interest in the Al Dana program after hearing about how Doha Bank encourages their customers to save money, and get a chance to become Millionaires, as well as the opportunity to win other cash prizes. I started to invest with the Al Dana Savings program, aiming to win the QAR 1 Million. Today, I can say that I’m happy that I opened an Al Dana Savings account and invested my savings. I would like to thank Doha Bank for this opportunity and I wish the same luck unto the other Al Dana customers in the future.”
Speaking about the Al Dana Savings program, Xavi said: “The Doha Bank Al Dana Savings program does two things for the bank customer: it encourages them to save money, which is a good long-term practice, but more importantly, it rewards the customer for saving and investing in their future. I encourage others to do right by themselves by investing in the Al Dana Savings program, and give themselves a chance to become a millionaire.”
The second biggest prize of QAR 100,000 was awarded to Ms. M. Al Majid, while 15 additional winners received with QAR 10,000 each. Mr. A. Al Dosari was named the winner of the Young Savers Scholarship prize worth QAR 25,000.
This year, more than QAR 6 Million was given away in cash prizes to Doha Bank Al Dana Savings program customers. Since the start of the Al Dana Savings program, more than QAR 126 Million in cash prizes have been given away.
“Doha Bank is delighted to announce Xavi Hernandez Creus as the millionaire winner of the Al Dana Savings Scheme June draw,” said Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank. “The Al Dana Savings Scheme campaign is currently in its 13th year, and till date, the program has created many millionaires and given out cash prizes worth millions of Qatari Riyals, and we are proud to see the program continue to grow in impact – both in terms of promoting a savings culture among Qatari residents and providing them with an opportunity to win life-changing prizes.”
Gul Khan, Head of Retail at Doha Bank, said: “We are thrilled to have a famous football player as one of the Doha Bank Al Dana millionaires of 2017 and to also see so many of our customers walk away with life-changing prizes in the year’s third Al Dana draw. The most popular savings scheme in Qatar keeps getting bigger and better every year, and we are looking forward to pay back the loyalty and trust of our customers by rewarding them with special prizes month after month.”