Ellen DeGeneres sends 400 people to Dubai - video

Time Out wants you to watch as Ellen DeGeneres sends 400 people to Dubai as part of a competition on her chat show. Watch it here

Ellen DeGeneres, America’s favourite stand-up comedian, is many things. Funny, witty, incredibly clever, talented and, true to her name, ridiculously generous.

While she may have surprised her guests with many freebies in the last 12 years of hosting her eponymous chat show, her latest giveaway was a little more close to home for us.


The daytime chat show host overwhelmed her entire audience with a return ticket to Dubai in collaboration with Emirates. The over 400 audience members were left ecstatic as they found they had won an all-expense paid trip to the emirate, as seen in the video below.

This giveaway was part of the launch of The Emirates Big Take Off campaign which features special roundtrip fares for two to destinations across the Middle East, Africa and India, starting from $999 (Dhs3,669). As part of this giveaway, a round trip to any Middle Eastern city for two people from 10 US cities is valued at $1399 (Dhs5,140).

“I love Emirates, it’s my favourite airline. I flew with them the last time I went to Dubai. They really take care of you,” announced DeGeneres on the show. The TV personality last visited Dubai in May 2015 where she was photographed attending a private dinner at The Act Dubai in Shangri-La Hotel.

A very warm marhaba to all the Americans due to arrive in Dubai, but a disclaimer, our glorious city is about to turn into an outdoor oven; please reconsider travel dates for some time after September.


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