About 70 afrobeat fans will win a trip to Dubai courtesy of ‘Afrozons Dubai Sound off’, a premier, one-of-a-kind, travel experience, courtesy of Dubai Tourism and AfroZons Radio (USA). The campaign has been sponsored by AfroZons together with Sheila O’ and Dubai Tourism.
The Sound-off promotion which starts on October 1, 2021, will culminate with a trip to Dubai for seventy (70) winners and celebrity hosts in March 2022. The winners of the giveaways will receive flight tickets, hotel accommodation, tours, airport transfers, and visas (where necessary).
Mwalimu Rachel will be among celebrity radio hosts who will join their fans to see the beauty of Dubai and experience the grandeur of the Dubai Expo 2020. The other celebrity hosts will include, the Host of the lead sponsor show, Sheila O from Chicago – USA, Toolz of Beats FM – Lagos, Nigeria, Loni Love of Café Mocha – USA, Headkrack of Power 103.5 – USA, Big Tigger of V103 Atlanta -USA, BayBay of K104FM – Dallas, USA, ChiChi Daisy Lups of Kwithu FM – Zambia, Bola Ray of EIB Network – Ghana, Meena Ally of Cloud FM/TV – Tanzania and Eva Cruzeiro of MFM Radio – Angola.
Speaking during the announcement, Sheila O, Host, and producer of the AfroZons with Sheila O Show said, “In the spirit of ‘Power to the People’ and ‘giving back to the people’, AfroZons is gifting a culturally rich and diverse global experience in Dubai! Lucky winners of the AfroZons Dubai Sound Off, will travel to Dubai with celebrity personalities from African & USA countries for a week-long event to help promote Dubai Tourism. This Sound Off is to showcase Dubai as a destination of choice for all Africans in the diaspora.”
Issam Kazim, the CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “The AfroZons Dubai Soundoff is a very exciting project for us, and we have great confidence in working with AfroZons as a partner. The African and the US markets are very important for Dubai, and by working with AfroZons, we can reach travellers across Africa and the US, which makes this campaign unique and interesting to us. We will also be able to invite the incredible number of 70 lucky winners to a trip to Dubai, where they will get to experience all highlights of our destination such as EXPO, which opens on 1 October 2021, as well as in Dubai, and many more.”
He added: “Dubai recently marked one year since the re-opening in July 2020 and received 4.1 million visitors during a 12-months period. This positive performance reinforces the leading role Dubai is playing in global tourism recovery, and we are looking forward to welcoming many more travellers from the US and Africa in future.”
In collaboration with travel agencies in the participating countries, there will be awesome discounted travel packages for sale within the period, for those who don’t win a giveaway trip. The packages will give additional Afrobeat lovers an opportunity to be part of this experience at the best possible price, with lots of freebies.
Some of the travel agencies that are part of this project include, Express Travel Group – Kenya, Diva Getaways – USA, Majestic Dreams Vacations – USA, Sherry Destinations – USA, Wakanow – Nigeria, Fidol Trip and Travel Services Limited – Nigeria, Skylink FCM – Tanzania, Tour Brokers International – Nigeria and some other top travel agencies across the globe.
The AfroZons show is the first-ever Afrobeats show on a major US radio FM network. AfroZons, is the hottest weekly US nationally syndicated radio show created by Sheila O.
Media Mogul, Sheila O, every week, covers the latest trends and new music throughout the African Diaspora, including Hip-Hop. The number one place in Afrobeats to hear the latest conversations about the hottest topics from celebrities, influencers, tastemakers, world leaders, and more is AfroZons! AfroZons is here to bridge the social and cultural gap between Africans, African Americans, and all the people of the African Diaspora.
With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate.
Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development, and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.