2019 Week 16 – Quiz night at DOSC

A couple of week’s ago a colleague of mine sent out an email asking if anyone would be interested in making a quiz team for a corporate night out.
Somehow I then landed up being in charge of sorting the team out (always happy to be arranging social events LOL) and so a team of 5 was put together and we all then headed down to Dubai Offshore Sailing Club for the inaugural Lighthouse Quiz night.

They had about 13 teams, each with around 5 or 6 people, so it was a fabulous, busy night.

The questions were incredibly difficult and really had us all working hard to guess (yup, most of it was guesswork) the answers.

But, we ended up coming joint third place so I have zero complaints 🙂

Sunset at DOSC

Week 40 – Toko

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a ladies night out – and it’s been even longer since I saw some of the girls I used to work with 5 years ago! So when one of them, LM, put together a whatsapp group and invited us to get together for a night out, there was no way I was going to say no!

I was glad that the place chosen was somewhere I’d never been before because then I get to tick it off as my something new for the week… and so here you go 🙂

We ended up at Toko, located at Vida hotel Downtown. They have Wednesday night ladies night – it gets extremely busy in the bar area so definitely get there early!

Unlimited grape for ladies from 7pm – 11pm, and an extra bonus is that they are in the entertainer so food is buy-one-get-one on top of the free drinks. Winning!

We were a little let down by the service on the night – a couple of things seemed to go wrong for us. Might have just been an off night for us though as I doubt the place would be that busy all the time if their service was constantly off like that.
The food was exceptional which absolutely made up for it! We ordered a few platters and just shared them – a mix of lamb, beef and chicken. Exceptionally yummy!

Definitely a good option for Wednesday ladies night if you have entertainer as it keeps the cost down drastically – hopefully you don’t have an off night like we did if you go 😉

Week 13 – Paintball!

In need of a stress-reliever?

Want to take out some frustration on your colleagues, without any ‘real’ harm done?

Feel like being a war hero for a few hours?

Or just feel like picking up a gun and being able to shoot at people / objects and not suffer any lasting damage consequences?

Then head on over to Pursuit Games, located at the Jebel Ali Shooting Club, for an action-packed paintball experience!

I recently organised a paintball social event for my work and it was such a brilliantly fun evening! Everyone got right into character; donning the (supplied) overalls and masks, and some of the guys upgrading their guns to ensure they got the most out of the game!

We had the venue booked for 2 hours. These 2 hours cover your arrival, changing into gear, a debriefing, and then 4 games of approximately 10 – 12 minutes per game, with a few minutes in-between to catch your breath, be given details on the next game, and formulate a team plan on how to approach the game.

Each game that we played had a slightly different goal to it which kept things really fun and interesting, and we got to move between 2 different courses to change things up a bit. Unfortunately, the overall winning team was NOT my team 😦 but the night was really great fun, and enjoyed by absolutely everyone!