The HCT-Ras Al Khaimah campuses’ End of Semester social gathering, held on December 18, 2017 at Al Bassata Desert Village, brought out appreciation of camaraderie and cultural diversity among faculty and staff.
With the aim of strengthening the relationship between staff and management, the relaxed setting helped faculty and staff bond in a casual environment, away from work.
The day started with a breakfast buffet, followed by different activities which were organized by the event’s organizing committee. The sunny weather allowed everyone to participate in the various team building activities organized by Wonder Lead and coordinated by Muna Al Naqbi. Side activities were planned by Tahreer Al Naqbi and Mouza Al Ali, which included kite flying, water guns, and “Ghaheef” traditional game.
Abdulla Al Abbar organized the beautiful Majlis setting, which provided a quiet area where all participants could sit and sip Arabic tea or coffee. Live Karak and Tea preparation were also part of the day’s activities.
The festive lunch was provided by Layaly Arabia and live cooking of Ghouzi was catered by Abdulla himself. Barbecued corn, chestnuts and marshmallows were also some of top favorites.
The highlight of the event was the awarding of the Faculty and Support Staff – Stars of the Semester. This semester, the Faculty Stars of the Semester were Giovanna Bejjani (RKW) and Mohammed Khalik (RKM).
On the other hand, Safeyya Al Hebsi (RKW) and Matar Al Shamsi (RKM) grabbed the Support Staff Stars of the Semester award. Recognition was also given to departing staff who have contributed towards the academic excellence of RAKC students.
The Al Bassata experience was another memorable event for RAK campuses’ faculty and staff before they head off to a much awaited winter break. Needless to say that, its success wasn’t possible without the joint efforts of the Committee’s head, Amal Al Sharqi and its active members, Muna Al Naqbi, Mouza Al Ali, Tahreer Al Naqbi, Abdulla Al Abbar and Ayman Al Safadi.