Ballybofey woman, Ann Dunnion and her husband, Brendan, had no set plans for a holiday this year...but they do now!
Last Friday, she got the call that she had won the break of a lifetime - a five star holiday to Dubai. She had collected the twenty-five tokens from the pages of the ‘Donegal Democrat’, ‘Donegal People’s Press’ and ‘Donegal on Sunday’ over the past few weeks and she’s now the lucky winner of a trip to absolute luxury.
“When I got the call I first thought someone who knew I’d sent in the tokens was taking a hand at me, but then when I realised I was delighted. I can’t believe my luck,” said Ann as she received the coveted tickets which include return flights from Dublin and accomodation in the award winning 5-star Bonnington Hotel, owned by Donegal man, Jim McGettigan, and located in the heart of the Jumeirah Lakes Towners district in Dubai.
“I’ve never been there before but my daughter, Aine, was there on her honeymoon five years ago and said it was lovely,” Ann revealed.
“She showed me the hotel itself on the laptop and it’s absolutely beautiful and very modern. I’m very excited about it,” - an excitement shared by husband, Brendan, who’ll also be boarding the flight in September for the five day break.
On Tuesday, Ann was finalising details of the holiday in Liberty Travel in Letterkenny who sponsored the flights.
Apart from a selection of quality restaurants and bars, the Bonnington Hotel offers amazing views of the Dubai skyline. Ideally situated, the hotel provides a shuttle service to the airport and to the main shopping malls as well as Jumeirah Beach Residence.
“I still can’t quite believe it - it’s really only beginning to sink in now,” added Ann.