The Higher Colleges of Technology held it's Family Day at a polo club an hour drive from Abu Dhabi. Fortunately for me, it is at the same resort area at which I do triathlons every month or so. Because I've been there a number of times, it didn't seem so far away. Most of my co-workers were uninterested.
I left for The Ghantoot Polo Club at about 2:30pm. I went with a friend of mine who I do triathlons with so he was familiar with the location and effort to get there. On our way out the building we ran into a more cynical co-worker of ours that commented, "HCT must've gotten free tickets to the Polo Club and decided to call it Family Day." We were promised pony rides, camel rides, face painting, activities for the kids and a polo match. We were disappointed only with the absence of pony rides.
To be honest, I was a little annoyed that we had to pay for our hot dogs and hamburgers, especially since it was an event sponsored by my workplace. Also, the HCT promotion police taking a dozen or so photos and video footage of my wife feeding my daughter a hot dog was a little much. I suppose that we had to earn our entrance fee somehow. Overall, it was a good day out so I can't really complain.