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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Ellen DeGeneres sends entire audience to Dubai

On Day 13 on her famous 12 Days of Giveaway, the host surprised her 425 audience members with the adventure of a lifetime

Ellen DeGeneres. AP file
Ellen DeGeneres. AP file

Ellen DeGeneres hasn’t been shy when it comes to giveaways on her show.

On Day 13 on her famous 12 Days of Giveaway as part of The Ellen Show, the host surprised her 425 audience members with the adventure of a lifetime.

Wanting to try a “social experiment,” she made them promise to stay silent for five seconds before revealing the surprise gift: an international holiday.

Citing the spot as a place she’s been and loved, she then revealed her audience members would be heading to Dubai for a six-night, all-expenses-paid stay at Atlantis the Palm.

“Let me tell you about this amazing place, it’s a melting pot of culture with over 200 nationalities living there,” she praised. “They are welcoming to all. There is so much to do, the nightlife is insane.”

This isn’t the first time the 59-year-old has offered her audience members a chance to experience the UAE.

In 2016, she partnered with Emirates to send her audience members to Dubai while the year before, as part of a tie in with the Furious 7 film release, she gave away a luxurious trip to Abu Dhabi to one audience member.

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