The Social Development Department of SOCAR provides for recreational services for the oil workers and their families.
The Department arranges regular recreational events for the oil workers and their families, other groups of Azerbaijani citizens, especially the youth intended to provide for appropriate spending of their leisure time. Oil workers and their families are entitled to have their leisure time at Geofizik and Nabran recreational centers of Khachmaz region, Shahdag recreational center at Anikh village of the Khachmaz region and also Gubek Hotel at the Balakan region.
The leisure of oil workers for two and five days is pursuant to the schedules approved by SOCAR and Social Development Department. All four recreational centers have strict rules and regulations in relation to internal discipline, safety, anti-fire, disinfection, sanitary and hygiene. The doctors of Oilmen’s Central Hospital are seconded to the recreational centers and are equipped with all relevant equipment and medicine.
The cost of daily rest is 45 Azerbaijani manats (AZN) and the cost of leisure of employees and their family members are deduced at 15% from their salaries. Leisure at Gubek Hotel is 20 AZN per person on a discount price. The transportation is conducted by cars and trains.
There are best suitable conditions for leisure of tourists at such centers. In addition, tours are organized to beautiful places and historical monuments at the adjacent regions and diverse and delicious national foods are served. The tours to Ilisu disctrict of Ghakh region is a special case. Also, bus tours from Gubek Hotel to Georgia are arranged.
Various quiz games and competitions, as well as disco parties are organized at the centers. The artistic-musical groups of Social Development Department’s Culture and Recreation Division visit all recreation centers and perform interesting programs there.