If you work in the corporate world, you know the value of team building exercises to build relationships and grow stronger and more productive as a team. Plus, team building activities are a memorable and fun way to reward people for their hard work so they’re a win-win. If you’re planning your next team building day, here are 15 of the top team building activities in Dubai to consider. We promise your team will have a lot of fun, regardless of which option you choose!
An escape room is the one of the most classic corporate team building exercises, but it’s so popular for a reason. You work together as a team to solve riddles and challenges and escape from a room. They’re often themed so you get to pretend you’re a detective solving a case or stuck in a haunted room. There are plenty of escape room providers in Dubai to check out if this is what you’re interested in.
If you’d like something more non-traditional than an escape room, why not try cooking? Places like the School of Culinary and Finishing Arts in Dubai offer team building cooking programmes where the food preparation is divided in the group and involves task. You need communication, teamwork and leadership to complete the challenges, and you even get some food to eat afterwards.
Aventura is an excellent choice for team building activities in Dubai. Making your way through this obstacle course as a team requires trust, bravery and helping each other out, which is exactly what you want from a team building exercise. It’s also a lot of fun.
If you have a daring workforce willing to do something a bit bold for team building, why not try scuba diving in Dubai? It’ll be like nothing you’ve ever done before and can help you identify the strengths and weaknesses in your team, while building confidence and improving stress management. Dubai is also one of the best places in the world to try scuba diving, with beautiful coral reefs and fascinating marine life to explore.
There are companies in Dubai that offer dragon boating as a team building exercise, and it’s honestly the perfect activity for team building. A dragon boat is a long narrow boat powered by your rowing, and it only moves forward if everyone works in unison. It’s definitely a challenge, but it’s a great way to work on your communication and work towards a common cause with your team.
If you want something a little different that doesn’t feel like the UAE, visit Ski Dubai for a selection of snowy corporate team building exercises in Dubai. Your options include physical and mental challenges like a treasure hunt or the snowman challenge, so there’s plenty to choose from.
Bounce is one of the world’s largest indoor trampoline parks. Hey, who said you have to be a kid to enjoy trampolines? Everyone’s bound to enjoy these 100 interconnected trampolines, as well as team building activities like a dodgeball tournament, zipline, bouldering and more.
If you’re willing to leave Dubai and head out into the desert, you have even more options for fun team building activities. Companies like Platinum Heritage facilitate team building exercises that include building a tent, the bonfire challenge, a treasure hunt, blind pentagon, the sand challenge and more. It’s the perfect way to take advantage of the environment in the UAE.
Here’s an activity you aren’t likely to find outside of the UAE: camel polo. Camel polo used to be an exclusive pastime for Arabian royals, but now you can enjoy it as a team building exercise too. Your whole team will get their own costumes and every camel comes with a trainer, and together you’ll learn all the ins and outs of this unique sport.
Is hanging out in the desert or on the backs of camels a bit too hot for you? Why not go paddleboarding instead? This is one of the many water sport team building activities that event planners in Dubai offer to corporate teams. Head down to the beach for a day of fun out on the water as your team takes on a paddleboard challenge suited for their experience levels. Seeing as you are already down at the beach why not pair paddleboarding up with some coral reef scuba diving, the UAE is perfect for it!
VR Team Building
The Infinite Loop is a VR team building activity in the form of a business management game, where you work together in the real and virtual world to solve problems. It’s a modern and innovative take on team building that was invented by BizGroup, and it offers a great alternative to more physical activities that require a lot of travel and larger budgets.
Hopping on trampolines or spending the day paddleboarding isn’t for everyone. Instead you could get creative and make some art. The Art Room by Hungarian Games allows you to work together and create masterpieces with the guidance and feedback from art teachers. It’s much more relaxing than some of the more adrenaline-filled activities on this list.
Treasure hunts are another one of those classic team activities in Dubai that you’ll find many providers and different versions of. They’re also great fun and really require you to use your problem solving skills and solve riddles and challenges together, growing as a team and learning new skills along the way.
If you have a tighter budget or limited time to get the team together and you’d prefer not to even leave the office, you can do your team building through an app. Quickfire is an app-based team building activity where each team starts off with a box of equipment and has to solve as many challenges as possible during a limited time period. There are hundreds of challenges to choose from, so you’ll definitely never grow bored.
Building a Race Car
Last but not least, why not have your team build a race car and then race against each other? The Crazy Car Team Building Challenge is great for developing your skills to be creative under pressure, as teams compete against each other to build the craziest but also raceable car.
These are some of the best activities in Dubai if you want to give your team a fun day out whilst also working to build trust, improve morale, and enhance communication among your valued team members.
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