A survival academy by Bear Grylls will launch in Ras Al Khaimah in 2020

Thrill-seekers will have a chance to learn the world-famous adventurer's top techniques on the UAE mountain

Bear Grylls set up his academy to teach thrill-seekers his best survival techniques. Supplied
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Those seeking an adrenalin rush will soon have another option to get their blood pumping in the UAE.

A Bear Grylls Survival Academy is coming to Ras Al Khaimah next year, offering tourists and residents alike a chance to learn some of the British adventurer's top tips and techniques.

The academy, which will be located on the Jebel Jais mountain, will offer a selection of courses suitable for all ages and fitness levels when it opens in the first quarter of 2020.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy on Jebel Jais will open next year. Supplied
The Bear Grylls Survival Academy on Jebel Jais will open next year. Supplied

The RAK academy will join 20 other locations around the world offering courses, and will feature half-day, 24 and 48-hour options, designed to test participants' abilities to thrive and survive under extreme conditions.

While TV star Grylls won't be hosting the courses himself, the academy will be run by trained instructors who will put amateur adventurers through their paces.

Whether attending as a family, a work team or an individual, attendees will be taught survival techniques that will help them traverse tough terrain, such as rock climbing.

Every course will end with a wilderness expedition where outdoor enthusiasts can test their newfound skills, such as making a fire, building a shelter and navigation.

“As the UAE’s highest mountain with its breathtaking views and adrenalin-packed activities, Jebel Jais is the perfect choice of destination to expand our presence in the region," said Paul Gardiner, managing director of Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

The academy is the latest adventure-tourism offering to launch in the emirate, which is already home to the world’s longest zip line, which can also be found on the peak of Jebel Jais.