Ecstatic customers thank Etisalat for their astounding Barcelona experience
Date: Tue, 06/09/2009 - 17:17
With FC Barcelona being crowned as the indisputable No. 1 team after three breathtaking consecutive wins, Etisalat, the official international partner of FCBarcelona, provided a rare opportunity to its customers to witness some of the historic moments and celebrations in Barcelona and interact with their favorite football icons - the likes of Messi, Eto'o, Henry, players that FCB fans love to see on-field
Etisalat, the telecommunications service provider in the UAE, through its "Travel with the team" campaign took many lucky winners on a fully paid trip to Barcelona that included a guided tour to Camp Nou, travel with the team to watch FCB matches live and the city tour of Barcelona.
The lucky winners came back after witnessing electrifying celebrations, along with more than 100,000 FCB fans, in the honor of FCB winning the La Liga, the Spanish Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Etisalat customers were overwhelmed as they expressed their joy and shared their memorable experience of watching FCB playing live at Deportivo.
Ahmed Al-Majed, one of the lucky winners, exclaimed," First of all, I would like to thank Etisalat, for this incredible and memorable experience! I think I am still in awe to be the lucky winner, and that it was a surreal trip traveling to Barcelona, visiting the Camp Nou, meeting and traveling with the team, and attending a game. Although it was only 3 days, it felt much longer than that!"
"FC Barcelona has been one of my favorite teams since the mid 90s, and actually getting to meet them was like a dream come true! It is especially amazing as they had just achieved an amazing treble, winning the La Liga, Spanish Cup, and the Champions League! History was made, and we were blessed to have witnessed a small part of it, "he added.
Michel Oulevay, a Swiss national, also expressed similar sentiments, "Watching FCB in action was like a lifetime experience for me. Etisalat surprised us by providing us the opportunity to travel with the team. To interact with my favorite players was a memorable experience that will always remain close to my heart. From the well organized tour of the Camp Nou, trip to the museum, to the private travel with players, we were treated like kings all throughout!
Remco Werkhoven, a Dutch national and the third winner exclaimed," Being a life long fan of FCB, it was a treat to travel with the team and watch them play at Deportivo. Given that FCB had already clinched the La Liga, the Spanish League and the Champions League, I expected a relaxed atmosphere at the stadium, but the passion and excitement of the fans amazed me. The atmosphere was simply electrifying!"
Lokesh Gidwani, one of the lucky winners from India, added," The celebrations were simply a treat to watch. After the presentation ceremony, each player gave a speech followed by amazing fireworks and the lap of honor. The entire city was overjoyed and in a mood to party and it felt that the celebrations should never end! It was a fantastic lifetime experience for me, and I thank Etisalat for such a memorable trip!"
Etisalat had earlier announced an opportunity for its customers to win the trip by subscribing to "Weyak Football alerts". This opportunity still exists for customers keen to visit Barcelona for the FCB matches, next season.
Customers who subscribe to FCBarcelona Football updates on Weyak by sending FCB as SMS to 1110 (AED 4/weekly) will get a chance to win air-tickets, paid accommodation and VIP match tickets for the upcoming FC Barcelona matches.
Mr. Haitham Kharusi, Director, marketing communications, Etisalat, said, "Etisalat is delighted to fulfill its promise of taking each and every football enthusiast closer to the excitement and spirit of the game. It is indeed delightful to watch the smiles on the face of our customers when they meet and interact with their favorite icons. The fully paid trip to Barcelona is one of our first offerings for UAE football fans and we will unveil many new surprises in the coming season.