MUSCAT: Oman Sail welcomed Omantel’s female employees and their children to the beach at Musannah Sports City last week as part of the company’s employee engagement activities.

The day was one of several corporate events held by Oman Sail in partnership with Omantel to give employees the chance to interact with each other and enjoy the range of activities on offer at Oman Sail’s Musannah sailing centre.

More than 40 women and their families took to the water for a day of special activities and an introduction to watersports that had been especially crafted by Oman Sail for their enjoyment and entertainment. Guests took part in ‘Try Sailing’ sessions to show them the basics of sailing and how to make a boat glide through the water.

One of the most popular activities proved to be the Banana Boat and Ringo rides, with no shortage of thrill-seekers wanting to be towed around the marina, and ending up in the water to the amusement of their female colleagues.

Kayak trips in single and double kayaks provided guests with their first ‘paddle’ experience while the powerboat joy rides, taking up to seven guests at a time in the Oman Sail Rib Eye, gave them a taste for speed. In between, the families were treated to lunch on the beach at the Millennium Resort Mussanah where they received a warm welcome by officials from Omantel, Oman’s leading telecommunications company, and Oman Sail.

“Our Omantel Women’s Day was a huge success and it was great to see so many of our employees making full use of the amazing facilities and having so much fun,” said Magda al Riyami, Omantel, HR career and development.

“We support Oman Sail’s programmes and understand the value of sport as a great way of encouraging people to become active and healthy. Omantel is leading the way in bringing employees and their families closer together, and organising days like this allows us to get to know each other in a fun and sociable environment and reaffirm our commitment to Oman’s progress and national development.”

Omantel is the title sponsor of Omantel Youth Programme run by Oman Sail to promote sailing among the sultanate’s youth.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily