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Win a three night stay at the luxury Address Boulevard hotel in Dubai with U By Emaar and HFP

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Head for Points readers who came to our Christmas party last year might remember that one of the prizes we gave away in our raffle was a three night stay for two at the brand new luxury hotel from Emaar Hospitality “Address Boulevard” in Dubai.

Unfortunately the winner of this prize won’t be able to make it to Dubai before the voucher expires and has kindly offered to give it to someone else.  With U By Emaar’s permission, we are re-offering the prize – worth around £1,000 – in a competition which will run today and tomorrow.

Address Boulevard

Address Boulevard is the newest Emaar hotel in Dubai. Located in the Opera District in Downtown Dubai, it is just a stone throw away from The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall Metro Station.  And you can reach them all via an air-conditioned travellator!

The hotel has a large focus on spa and leisure with a whole floor dedicated to the spa and indoor pool as well as three outdoor pools.  This includes a family pool with slides.

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The prize

The prize generously donated by U by Emaar, Emaar’s loyalty scheme, is:

Three nights for two people including breakfast at the brand new – opened 1st March 2017 – and luxurious Address Boulevard hotel (airfare not included!) which is worth c £1,000.  In addition, the winner will receive a U By Emaar Gold membership and 5,000 Upoints, which will get around £100 of credit to spend at a participating restaurant or Emaar attraction in Dubai.

The prize must be used by 30th November 2017 so please only enter if you can fit it into your travel plans.

Given the relatively modest flight time to Dubai, it would make a perfect long weekend or you could add additional nights to make a longer holiday.  There are plenty of day flights to and from Dubai and Abu Dhabi so even if you are low on Avios or Virgin miles, economy flights – which can be as low as £325 – shouldn’t be too painful.

How to enter

We are using the same entry system we’ve been using for competitions in the past. Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post (or by clicking through to the Gleam website) and leave your name and email address.

Your details remain confidential and will not be passed to Emaar (unless you win!).  Head for Points will not use your email address for any other purpose.

It is one entry per household.  The winner must be the guest.

The rules

Here is a summary of the rules. The official version can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget below.

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the United Kingdom and must be accessing this website from inside the UK

Entries are limited to one submission per household

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Tuesday 20th June 2017

The winner must complete their stay by 30th November 2017

The winner will be selected automatically by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details within 48 hours.

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.  Good luck!

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (23)

  • Aron says:

    Entered. 🙂

    Thanks for rerunning this.

  • James says:

    OT: my IHG account was hacked this weekend with 26,500 points redeemed. I never even received an email saying points had been used. Searches online reveal this is quite common (with some losing hundreds of thousands of points) owing to the weak 4 digit password. I am very careful with my passwords and have absolutely no idea how this could happen. Just wanted to share this with HfP community as my account has now been locked for an indefinite period of time and IHG could not confirm I will get my points back. I now can’t take advantage of any IHG deals and my accelerate run is likely not achievable now.

    • Joe says:

      surely they can follow the money? (or in this case, the points, thus easily audit where/how they were redeemed)

    • Dave says:

      This has also happened to me around 50 points went on iTunes vouchers. After a short investigation points were returned to my account by ING.


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  • David says:

    Has the last (Qatar) competition winner been announced yet, or did I miss it?

    • Rob says:

      We’ll do it tomorrow – we were waiting for Qatar to contact the winner with full details of how to claim the prize, but that is now done. But that means it wasn’t you 🙂

  • Amy Anderson says:

    An another amazing competition – thank you Rob and thank you to the kind reader to passing it on to someone else.

    I have entered and have my fingers crossed – Dubai is on my bucket list. I’d love to take a hot air balloon ride over the desert!

    • Graeme says:

      And a very worthy winner you would be!

      But it’s my birthday tomorrow…..

  • Mike says:

    Rob – must be some regulations/red-tape around this, but why are some of these competitions only for UK residents? I’m UK nationality/passport holder but not-UK resident…

    • Rob says:

      Various reasons:

      * it stops mass spamming from China etc which we would get if the prize was ‘more liquid’ (eg a gift voucher)
      * 80% of readers are UK based anyway so it has minimal impact
      * most competitions – not this one, admittedly – are for a flight starting in the UK or for a hotel or event in the UK, which means it is logistically easier to restrict it to UK residents
      * the prizes are generally funded from the UK marketing budget of the company involved (not so in this case, admittedly) and they prefer to see it targetted at UK residents
      * there are legal issues in some countries – but this includes Northern Ireland and I don’t (can’t) block it from there

      Apart from the first and last one, I admit that none of the these really apply with this one. The person organising it for us at Emaar also couldn’t access it 🙂

      Tunnelbear is your friend if you want to get around the IP issue, and I doubt Emaar would be physically posting you anything if you won ….

  • Cheers for yet another great competition Rob 🙂

    Great prize, great hotel, great opportunity.

    #toptip – check out the Entertainer app for loads Buy One Get Free offers around Dubai, and Guzzle and Cheers apps for drinks deals and promos. Drinking is pretty steep in Dubai, moreso after Brexit!

    • Sam Goss says:

      Also check out Groupon – particularly the spa deals on there if you can go in the week (Sun-Thur)

      • Mark LLL says:

        Good tips, thanks.

        I was at DXB in transit with EK just as the Brexit vote was happening last year. Meal service on the flight was sub par and left me in need of refreshment. Bought a light meal in a restaurant (Could have eaten in a lounge but my travel companion has a strong aversion to airport lounges – which is exasperating but I accept it).
        Nearly 200 UAD for a Caesar salad (for one), a Danish pastry and two coffees. The salad was very nice.

  • Mark LLL says:

    Great free competition. The prize wouldn’t fit in with my holiday plans so have not entered, but the draw is just the right sort of incentive to get new subscribers to HFP.

    I frequently recommend HFP to my friends but the ninnies can not usually be bothered to check out the site 😉