Survival in the Desert: 24 hour family course

Location: Hajjar Mountains in the Musandam Peninsula, UAE (2hrs from Dubai)
Price: $678 for 1 adult and 1 child inclusive
Duration: 24 hours

Have you got what it takes to survive 24 hours in the desert?

slider 8The mountains of the Musandam Peninsula are host to our 24 hour Family Desert Survival Courses. In this unforgiving terrain, participants will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible.

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, water purification, 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?


The Bear Grylls Survival Academy 24 hour Family Desert Survival 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 Family Desert Survival Course from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

  • Travel in the desert mountains
  • Surviving the desert sun
  • Water purification
  • Navigation and signalling
  • Fire lighting
  • 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

In a duffle bag/rucksack

  • Extra long sleeved base layer
  • Warm fleece/jumper
  • X1 pair of spare socks and 1x underwear
  • Personal medication
  • Plenty of high factor sun cream

Separate but in the same bag

  • Spare clean T shirt
  • Spare trousers
  • X1 spare socks and underwear
  • Wash bag and towel
  • Shoes
  • Camera

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 extreme nature of the course we will provide you with plentiful food and water for the duration.
This course is suited to children aged 9-17 yrs.

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