Children of DCT Abu Dhabi employees enjoy entertainment activities as part of ‘Bring your child to work day’. Image Credit: Courtesy: DCT Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: The Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) organised a special “Bring Your Child to Work Day” event this week, giving the children of employees the chance to enjoy a multitude of entertainment activities as well as the chance to explore the workings of various DCT departments.

The event at DCT Abu Dhabi’s Nation Towers headquarters was part of the wellness programme, which through diverse internal activities and activations, aims to improve staff productivity, engagement and job satisfaction, according to a DCT press release issued on Thursday.

The programme supports and promotes the ‘eight pillars of wellness’, which include social, financial, workplace, spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and environmental ‘wellness’, which encourage staff members to function at optimum levels — not only at work, but also at home.

The special event provided a day of learning and fun for all the attendees, who were split into two groups with special programmes planned for each age group.

The younger children enjoyed a ‘meet & greet’ with Abu Dhabi Summer Season’s Pink Fong and Baby Shark show characters. They also took part in colouring and handicrafts workshops hosted by the Al Marsam Al Hor team, and watched a special movie. The children also cooked with chef Ebrahim Al Zaabi, who is part of the ‘Khebraty’ programme by DCT Abu Dhabi in collaboration with 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi.

Meanwhile, teenagers were also given the chance to explore the various departments and engage in work activities at DCT with parents and their colleagues. At the end of the day, the children participated in the UAE Majlis, where they recalled the legacy of the UAE’s founding father late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his numerous achievements on both the national and international levels.