Work Hard. Play Hard.
Being hard working, fun loving staff members at Artaaj means that when we leave the phones and escape the office, we are ready for some serious play time. Work Hard, Play Hard right? And after all the hard work, what better place to live out the “Play Hard” mantra than a paintball field!
With everyone pitted against each other anonymously, and dressed in the mandatory overalls, it was everyone’s chance to let their inner Rambo out (and settle any office revenges!). Captain Fiona started off with the first choice for her Blue team, followed by Captain Hadi picking for the Khaki team. Teams chosen, then strategy, shooting styles and enemy targets became the only, and very serious, topics of the afternoon.
For anyone that hasn’t played paintball before there is a fair bit of strategy that can come into the game..or, in some cases, not too much strategy. But hey it’s about the fun after all right? Some people however, whether there was strategy or not, preferred to believe that rules are made to be broken (or at least mutely ignored).
But hey, I guess there are no rules in warfare right? But invincible, indestructible soldiers…maybe just in the movies.
Though not organized as a team building day, we also learnt that the way we played on the field could be taken back to the office and used in our own professional strategy.
With a few bruises and some sweaty, dusty faces we moved next door to Dubai Creek Park where we were treated to a fully catered professional BBQ and an evening of cricket, badminton, tag, soccer and rug time. Now that’s some real relaxing time.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this month’s staff event the success that it was. Stay tuned for the Dubai World Cup!