Four women. One country. A journey full of excitement.
On the blessed occasion of Ramadan, Samsung Gulf gave a mother and her daughters a chance to enjoy an emotional and action-packed family reunion and trip as part of its Hala B Hali (Embrace Family) initiative. Manal and her daughters – Noor, Haya and Suhad – enjoyed a family adventure in Turkey, with plenty of opportunities to bond, re-kindle memories, engage in various activities and spend a wonderful time together.
Hala B Hali encourages young people to make time for family and take ownership of and lead Ramadan traditions. This Ramadan, Samsung wanted to reward the family spirit and give a chance to people to have a memorable family adventure.
As part of the initiative, it had invited people to share screenshots of their family WhatsApp groups, mentioning the countries the members lived in, for a chance to win a family trip to Turkey and the stunning Galaxy S6. 15-year-old Noor posted the photo of her WhatsApp group and clinched the opportunity to get together with her family in beautiful Istanbul. Ten other lucky winners walked away with a Samsung Galaxy S6:
- Femid Najeeb
- Adel Taoru
- Haya Aref
- Zainab Ali
- Thanzeem Kassim
- Reem Abdulfattah
- Passant Rabib
- Lorain Correia
- Marah Saab
- Aseel Sherkawi
The family trip
The winning family's journey began at the train station in Istanbul where Noor was given a few clues to solve in order to locate and reach the first destination, where she was surprised by her mother in a pink convertible.
The emotional journey continued with more surprises in store. From selling pretzels to visitors and tourists at the central square near the Blue Mosque, to whirling with Dancing Darwishes in front of Topkapi Palace, the women performed various tasks and challenges to meet their next family members and advance to the following rounds.
Their first day ended with a beautiful boat ride around the Bosphorus, with shared laughs, endless conversations and family selfies with their newly-owned Galaxy S6.
"I feel like I'm 16 years old again," said Manal. "I really feel like my childhood and teenage years have come back to me."
Episode 1 of Hala B Hali aired on 28th June, 2015 across Samsung Gulf's social media channels. Stay tuned for the second episode, where the family has an adventurous road trip!