The world’s first Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (BGEC) is set to open in Ras Al Khaimah in October.
The camp, set to open on October 16, will offer visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to learn some of the British adventurer's top tips and techniques, via a selection of courses set on the Jebel Jais mountain.
The courses will be run by experts trained at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy in the UK, and will include half-day options, lasting three to four hours, as well as eight and 24-hour options. Later in the year, 48-hour and instructor courses will follow.
Those taking part in the course will receive training in practical and extreme survival techniques necessary to tackle some of the toughest terrain in the wilderness. While the courses will come with an element of surprise, participants can expect to learn how to make a fire, build emergency shelters and how to use a knife for survival, as well as receive dedicated practical instruction on remote medical trauma treatment, navigation techniques and extreme weather survival.
In 2021, Bear Grylls-branded accommodation will open at the camp for overnight stays, made up of 20 recycled and repurposed shipping containers. These will be able to host up to three guests with basic self-catering, including a private BBQ on a private outdoor terrace to prepare meals.
Bear Grylls is known worldwide as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Famed for TV shows such as World's Toughest Race, Running Wild, You Vs Wild and Man Vs Wild, SAS-trained Grylls has taken Barack Obama as well as some of Hollywood's biggest names on survival journeys through the wilderness.
"Following on the announcement of the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp last year at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), we are thrilled to debut this one-of-a-kind experience in October. Within a larger global context, the launch of BGEC represents both innovation and resilience during what has been a very challenging year for the travel and tourism industry," says Alison Grinnell, chief executive of RAK Hospitality Holding. "Under the expert guidance of our RAK Leisure division, BGEC will further enhance the growing adventure offer on Jebel Jais and raise the profile of Ras Al Khaimah on the world stage."