Maya looked on admiringly as the shark swam majestically. Then, it turned and started swimming towards her. The shark’s eyes locked with her eyes, her heart started beating fast. She felt her limbs go limp.
Everywhere was dark and all she could see was the sharp piercing eyes of the shark as it swam towards her. Suddenly, the shark did not look that majestic anymore as fear seized her muscles. That was when she screamed.
She felt a hand pull her up. Her eyes opened. Her dad was beside her and looked at her strangely, like she had done something wrong. Her mum also walked in from the kitchen looking at her in the same strange way.
She felt somehow embarrassed as she stammered, “I thought the shark was coming to get me.”
“No dear. That is not possible. The shark is outside the room in the lagoon. It cannot get you. Enjoy your sleep.” Her dad said.
They were spending a special priceless night at the underwater signature suite overlooking the Ambassador Lagoon Aquarium at Atlantis, The Palm Hotel and Resort, Dubai with only floor to ceiling transparent windows separating the room from the lagoon, giving underwater astounding views of the ancient ruins of the mythical lost city of Atlantis and its 65,000 marine inhabitants. It was the perfect room.
She, her dad and mum were on the trip, courtesy UBA and MasterCard after winning in the Priceless Holiday promotion by both institutions. She was having the time of her life.
In the morning, a helicopter arrived to take them on a tour of Dubai and later in the afternoon, they also went on a guided tour of the world’s largest mall.
In the evening, she and her dad and mummy had a luxury dinning at the world famous Nobu Restaurant, and then visited the top of Burj Khalifa, Dubai, the world’s tallest building. She just wished the day will never end.
But she woke up. In her hands, held very tightly, was her UBA MasterCard. She was on her bed and nowhere near Dubai.
Then, she remembered that just before she slept, she had read about the new reward offer from UBA for customers using MasterCard. She was reading about the fantastic offer of an all expense paid trip to Dubai when she fell asleep. Now, she wished she had just continued sleeping.
She looked around the bed. Then, she found the newspaper she was reading where she had seen the news. It read: “UBA in partnership with MasterCard has launched a new promotion tagged “Priceless Holiday”. The promotion offers holders of UBA MasterCard who spend N50, 000 and above using their card on the ATM abroad, or on the Web and POS in local and international outlets, a chance to win up to 750 shopping vouchers to spend on whatever items they choose to.
Also on offer during the promotion, which ends on September 30, 2014, is a reward for one lucky winner of a breathtaking all-expense paid trip to Dubai, which comprises the following: stay at underwater signature suite overlooking the Ambassador Lagoon Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm Hotel and Resort, helicopter tour of Dubai, guided tour of the world’s largest mall, luxury dinning at the world famous Nobu Restaurant, and a visit to the top of Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
The promotion is to encourage and reward customers who use their Mastercard to pay for goods and services during this summer season. UBA MasterCard is accepted in over 210 countries and at millions of terminals across the world.
The reward scheme also encourages the use of the card for local and domestic web and POS payments.
Maya looked at the UBA MasterCard in her hand. This was the time to start using it, she said as she got up and picked up her hand bag. It was time to go shopping.