(MENAFN Press) United Arab Bank (UAB), the fastest growing bank in the Middle East and voted the "No.1 Domestic Retail Bank in the Middle East," recently awarded 24 lucky salary transfer customers all-expense paid trips to see FC Barcelona play live in Spain this January.
The 24 winners selected this month comprised the first group in an ongoing promotion which will run through April 2014. During the promotion, customers who transfer their salary to United Arab Bank or who apply for the exclusive FC Barcelona credit card are automatically entered into a draw. Winners will receive flights, accommodation, transfers and hospitality, in addition to VIP match tickets.
As part of UAB's three year partnership with FC Barcelona, the bank will send hundreds of fans to Barcelona for a once in a lifetime experience to see the world's greatest football club play at the legendary Camp Nou stadium.
Commenting on the promotion, Tony B. Graham, Executive Vice President in Retail Banking said: "Seeing FC Barcelona play live at Camp Nou is truly an electric experience and we're thrilled to be able to share this with our salary transfer customers. We have also recently launched the region's first FC Barcelona co-branded credit cards which offer cardholders additional chances to win with each transaction."
Upon being notified of winning tickets in the promotion, Artur Tsaturyan, said: "I am really excited to have won. I always watch FC Barcelona's matches at home but it is a dream come true to be able to watch them play at Camp Nou. It will be a rare experience and I still can't believe it."
Another winner, Muhammad Fareed said: "I'm so happy that United Arab Bank gave me this opportunity to see Barcelona, the world's greatest football club, play in Camp Nou."
The FC Barcelona co-branded Visa Signature and Visa Platinum credit cards, as well as the Visa Platinum debit cards, were recently launched. The cards are linked with exclusive "Barca Rewards", which allow customers to earn points to redeem for official club merchandise, along with "UAB Rewards" points, redeemable with over 900 airlines, 200,000 hotels and for thousands of electronic items.