Tuesday, October 4, 2011


The Week of Welcome (WOW) is an annual signature event  held by and in Dubai International Academic city and Knowledge Village. It is said to be one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year.

This year it will be held during October 2-6, 2011. Here is a run-down on the list of events and activities planned on a day-to-day basis.

WOW is initiated with an annual orientation event held for new and existing students that comprises a formal orientation of services and facilities on campus along with exciting activities such as desert safaris, movie nights and gala dinners.

DAY 1- Orientation and Commencement

Date – 2nd October, 2011
Time – 10am to 12pm
Venue – DIAC Campus, Student Recreation Room, Recreation Room Courtyard

Activities – Orientation, Xtreme Dance Performance, DIAC’s Got Talent, Tee & Bee Dance Performance, Movie Mania, Human Foosball, Carom, Chess, Backgammon, Shoebox Initiative collection drive.

(Movie Mania F&B Voucher AED 10)

DAY 2 – Fun Day

Date – 3rd October, 2011
Time – 9am to 4:30pm
Venue – DIAC Campus, Student Recreation Room

Activities – Comedy Workshop, Mind Exceptions Show, DIAC’s Got Talent, Tee & Bee Dance Performance, Movie Mania, Human Foosball, Carom, Chess, Backgammon.

(Movie Mania F&B Voucher AED 10)

DAY 3 – Desert Safari

Date – 4th October, 2011
Time – 9am to 4:30 – (Desert Safari from 2:30pm to 8:30pm)
Venue – DIAC Campus, Desert Camp – (pickup and drop off from DIAC Car Park behind food court)

Activities - Comedy Workshop, Mind Exceptions Show, DIAC’s Got Talent, Tee & Bee Dance Performance, Movie Mania, Human Foosball, Carom, Chess, Backgammon, Desert Safari.

(Movie Mania F&B Voucher AED 10 per session), (Desert Safari Ticket price AED 60)

DAY 4 – Freshers Night

Date – 5th October, 2011
Time – 9am to 4:30pm – (Freshers Night 7pm- 10:30pm)
Venue – Novotel Hotel (Students to arrange own transport)

Activities – Performance by the SNF Children’s Charity, Comedy Performance, DIAC’s Got Talent, Dubai Drums, Gaming World, Spaceball and Surfboard, Freshers Bash at the Novotel Hotel.

(Freshers Night Ticket price AED 50)

DAY 5 – Music & Dance

Date – 6th October, 2011
Time – 9am to 4:30 pm
Venue – DIAC Campus, Student Recreation Room

Activities – Mind Exceptions Finale, Comedy Performance Finale, DIAC’s Got Talent Finale, Dance performance by Bakhtiar of Tee & Bee, Dubai Drums, Gaming World, Spaceball and Surfboard.

Please note for more information or in order to buy tickets please contact the Student Hub (Block 7) Dubai International Academic City.

Compiled by Nazia Fatma.

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