Pakistani boy strikes gold at Gitex - Emirates24|7

Pakistani boy strikes gold at Gitex

Mohammed Adnan walking away with a special 25th anniversary 25gm gold coin worth Dh5,000. (Supplied)

Shopping at Gitex Shopper just got rewarding, with Pakistani school boy Mohammed Adnan walking away with a special 25th anniversary 25gm gold coin worth Dh5,000.

A student of Our Own English High School in Fujairah said he was nervous while spinning the wheel of fortune.

“When I got on the stage and saw a big crowd, I was nervous. Then, the first time I missed the spin. And, the second time, I got it right.”

Mohammed said it was too early to decide what he would do with the prize. “It still hasn’t sunk in,” he added.

Celebrate he will, with a small party for his family.

His father Ijaz Ahmed, who works as a software engineer, had bought a TV set and Xbox, and just before heading out insisted that they participated in the draw.

“This is the first time I’ve come to the Gitex Shopper,” he said, adding that it’s the two-hour drive from Khorfakkan (where he lives) to Dubai that had put him off from attending the last few years.

And, as luck would have it, his maiden trip won his family gold.

Any shopper who spends Dh2,500 at Gitex Shopper stands a chance to win the special 25th anniversary 25gm gold coin.

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