A 27 years old Dubai resident has won one of the ultimate prizes of any competition, his very own six acre island. In the “Win A Private Island” competition run by Liv., the digital lifestyle bank from Emirates NBD, Brendan Lopes won the island in Canada. Along with the unique piece of land, the 27 year old also picked up a cheque for Dhs 100,000.
The competition was launched in April this year, and to qualify, entrants had to be regular users of the mobile banking app earning loyalty points, and the top 20 were entered into a final competition to decide the ultimate winner.
The new land owner now owns Hollpoint Island, which is around the size of 5 football pitches and is surrounded by natural beaches and close to a small fishing village. The value of the island is unknown, however similar islands in the area have been sold recently for around Dhs 200,000 and upwards.