Survival in the Arid Mountainous Desert: 24 Hour Adult Course

Location: Hajjar Mountains in the Musandam Peninsula,  UAE
Price: $551 per person (Adults)
Duration: 24 hours

Would you have what it takes to survive 24 hours in the arid mountainous desert?


The mountains of the Musandam peninsula is the location for our 24hr Adult Survival Course in an arid, desert environment. In this unforgiving terrain participants will find themselves challenged in every way.

During the course our team of experts will teach you how to survive and travel in this harsh but stunning environment.

Techniques taught will include surviving the desert sun, how to build and light a fire, purifying water, dealing with snakes and scorpions, using a survival knife and crossing difficult terrain.

A night spent under the stars in the mountains will be an unforgettable experience to round off day one. Day two is action packed, fast paced and will see you climb, abseil, scramble, crawl and run back to civilisation. Would you have what it takes to survive?


This Course takes place in the Hajjar Mountains in the Musandam peninsula. We operate from our base in Dibba which is a 2 hour drive from Dubai. Participants will be surrounded by high peaks, dramatic cliffs and crags and dwarfed by giant boulders in the winding Wadi beds. It is a brutally harsh but utterly stunning environment.


Activities and inclusions

These are just some of the many activities you will take part in during the 24hr adult Desert Survival Course from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

  • Travel in the desert mountains
  • Surviving the desert sun
  • Techniques of purifying water
  • Navigation
  • Fire lighting and staying safe at night
  • Rope skills – crossing difficult terrain
  • Dealing with wild animals



As you would expect, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy is challenging both mentally and physically. So, in order to get the most out of the course, applicants should be fit and healthy.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I active?
  • Am I determined?

If you have any questions about Health and Fitness for the course, please contact our team in the office.


Kit List

Please arrive wearing :

  • Robust Mountain boots or shoes
  • Good walking/trekking socks
  • Light but tough trekking trousers
  • Wicking T shirt or Trekking shirt
  • Sun hat

Additional Kit:

  • Spare casual clothes to travel home after course finish
  • Wash bag and towel
  • Shoes
  • Camera
  • Suncream/glasses

Provided for you

  • 25 ltr rucksack
  • Head torch
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bladder


Available course dates are listed in the booking form

Please note – all activities are weather dependent and may be affected by other factors beyond our control. The course schedule and content may be re-arranged or amended as of short notice and cannot be guaranteed. Due to the location and the lack of any natural water sources we will provide all participants with plentiful water.

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