Mimi (inset) won a share of the Dh1 million prize in Mahzooz.


British expat wins Dh500,000 in Mahzooz draw


DUBAI – A 42-year-old British expatriate in Dubai took home Dh500,000 after winning in the weekly Mahzooz draw, organisers disclosed on Wednesday.

Mimi (full name withheld) was one of two winners to share the secondary Dh1 million prize in the draw on Saturday (January 9).

A resident of the UAE for almost 16 years, Mimi said she is going to use the prize to cement her future in the UAE.

“I may be from London, but I consider the UAE my home and I want to stay here the rest of my life. I feel very patriotic and grateful to live in such a wonderful country,” said Mimi. “I am extremely lucky and it’s a fantastic feeling. I’m just so thankful.”

Having taken part in the weekly draw since its in 2020, Mimi has continued to play each weekend while not on duty as an office manager.

“Money doesn’t buy happiness, but I would say that money can bring comfort and some element of security to a person’s life. That is what it’s going to do for me and my family,” she said.

When asked about the first thing she will buy with her winnings, she immediately answered: “Prada Adidas Limited Edition trainers!”

How to participate in Mahzooz draw

Entrants can participate in Mahzooz by registering via and purchasing Al Emarat bottles of water. Each bottle of water purchased for Dh35 provides eligibility for one line in the draw and the donation is channelled through Mahzooz’s partners to hydrate those in need.

The next draw will be held on Saturday (January 16). ICA/Expat Media


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