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Dubai labourer wins $210,000 McLaren supercar

Balvir Singh, an Indian national living in Dubai, won a McLaren 570S Spider after he renewed his expired ID with UAE teclo Du

Dubai labourer wins $210,000 McLaren supercar
Balvir Singh pictured with the McLaren 570S Spider.

An Indian labourer was picked from hundreds of customers of UAE telco Du to win a McLaren 570S Spider.

In line with UAE Registration Policy, the telco invited customers with expired ID registrations to renew the registration of their numbers before January 31 to avoid their services being cut-off. Those who did so were entered into a competition to win a car. 

Balvir Singh, an Indian national living in Dubai, was one such customer and was rewarded with the supercar, which is valued at an estimated $210,000 (AED776k).

“Thanks to Du, this unexpected prize has improved the future of my life and also the lives of my friends and family,” he said.


Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO – Telco, EITC pictured with Balvir Singh.

“It is truly life changing and I am blessed and overwhelmed at the opportunities this has provided me. I have been in the UAE since the last ten years and will continue to be here. I thank du for making my life beautiful.”

All customers who renewed the ID registration before that period entered the draw to win the luxury car.

“At Du, we strive to spread happiness and joy amongst our customers. And, this is a testament to what we are trying to achieve. We congratulate Balvir on winning this prize and encourage our customers to partake in our upcoming competitions,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO, Telco, EITC.

Du customers can renew the registration of their number online or via the du app to avoid having their line suspended. They can also check their ID registration status by sending an SMS to 6664 with message ‘Status’.

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