The Roberts Constructions team celebrated the Hindu festival of lights called Diwali.
While the presiding religion in the UAE is Islam, many of the Roberts Constructions team come from Hindu regions, including India.
Diwali is one of the most popular Hindu festivals, spiritually signifying the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
The Roberts team celebrated by dressing in bright, traditional clothing, decorating the entrance to the office with a Rangoli design using coloured powder, and sharing lunch together.
According to Roberts’ Chief Executive Graeme Robson, the company culture is one that celebrates diversity.
“One of our company values is ‘A Fair Go’. We foster a culture of respect and we tell our people they can be themselves at work. Celebrating important festivals like Diwali, Ramadan, Christmas and Easter is all part of that ethos,” said Graeme.