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WORLD’S FIRST- BEAR GRYLLS EXPLORERS CAMP TO OPEN THIS MONTH ON UAE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

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By Danni Levy

Bear Grylls is known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Famed for hit TV shows such as World’s Toughest Race, Running Wild, You Vs Wild and Man Vs Wild, SAS trained Grylls has taken a US President (Barack Obama) and many of Hollywood’s biggest names on survival journeys through the wilderness.

For those who fancy a piece of the action, RAK Leisure has announced that the world’s first Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (BGEC) will open in Ras Al Khaimah this month.


As travellers across the globe navigate through the ‘new normal’, the opening of BGEC aligns seamlessly with travel experiences set in expansive, open and natural environments and that are curated for smaller groups with safety protocols and social distancing measures fully in place.
 
The survival courses will be run by UK experts trained at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy and will include half-day (3 to 4 hours), 8 and 24-hour options designed for adults and families and team building activities for corporate companies. 48-hour and instructor courses for outdoor enthusiasts will follow later in the year. Participants will be exposed to practical and extreme survival techniques necessary to survive some of the toughest terrain in the wilderness.
The element of surprise will be a key feature of all the courses but activities may include how to make a fire in the wilderness, build emergency shelters, learn the best ways to use a knife for survival as well as dedicated practical instruction on remote medical trauma treatment, navigation techniques and extreme weather survival.
“We are thrilled to debut this one-of-a-kind experience. 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,” said Alison Grinnell, CEO of RAK Hospitality Holding.

Bear Grylls Explorers Camp in Ras Al Khaimah will operate in accordance with the highest global safety standards, with professionally trained instructors ensuring the health and wellbeing of participants at every stage. Social distancing measures will also be adhered to in the expanse of outdoor space offered on Jebel Jais.

The Survival Academy courses are planned to start in October with the accommodation available in 2021. All packages are featured on beargryllscamp.ae with prices starting from AED 450 per person for the half day survival experience.

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