The sun was doing what it did best: SHINE. But then, this is the desert, so the sun should shine better than it should in other parts of the world. It was not one of the best days to spend outdoors (unless you enjoy baking your skin to a golden – hopefully not burnt – crisp) but The Husband and I had to. Their company invited their employees and their families for a day of fun under the desert sun at Mina Siyahi. And so I slathered on some sunscreen on my face for good measure, put my sunglasses on and foolishly left my cap at home for a day of mingling with fellow strangers to this land.
Aside from knowing the scorching temperatures, I knew there’d be food…lots of it. I knew that there’d be games. But I did not know that the company’s big bosses would be dunked into a small vat of water.
For the employees, this was a fun experience, perhaps a chance to get back at the bosses for putting on a crazy sh*t load of work. Hehehe! For the bosses, it could be a downright innocent fun experience or it could be a gauge to see how your employees loved, feared you or loathed you. But it was for charity anyway (each person had to pay 50AED per ball throw), so I hope them bosses didn’t take it THAT seriously.
In as much as I’d want to write more about the experience, this time around I’d let the photos speak for themselves.
I went home toasted. Literally. My arms are still warm from the overexposure under the desert sun. Good job Mister Sun. But no matter how well-done my skin is, I came home a happy camper with a brand new 8GB iPod Touch, which I won from the raffle 🙂