There is never a dull moment when it comes to team building. The great thing about team building is it can occur in different locations, both indoors and outdoors.
Outdoor team building is a great option if the weather is pleasant and if you’re in large numbers.
Something about the outdoors makes the event feel less corporate and makes your teams feel more comfortable taking part in a more casual environment.
This post will explore the 5 best outdoor team building activities in Dubai.
Best Outdoor Team Building Activities in Dubai
There are scores of team-building activities/events you can choose from, some better suited for outdoors than others.
Here are some of the best team building activities to consider for your next outdoor event:
- Tug of War
- Water Tubing
- Ski Race
- Swinging Pendulum
- Ball Transfer
These are some of the most popular outdoor team building activities that are time-tested and loved by many.
Let’s take a closer look at each of them.
1. Tug of War
Very few things can get teams buzzing as much as a competitive game of tug of war can.
From an outside perspective, it may seem like tug-of-war is a strength-based game.
While strength does play a part, the key to winning here is teamwork and coordination. Teams that work in unison often come out on top.
Tug of war is a great way to test and improve a team’s communication and listening skills.
2. Water Tubing
This is a great activity to practice trust and communication within teams.
The objective of this game is to grab the ball sitting inside the tube by filling it with water.
Participants are given a bucket of water which they use to fill the pipe using a cup.
The catch is there are holes in the tube causing water to leak when you fill it.
Team members need to plug the holes with their fingers until the ball reaches the top.
Teams that fail to communicate and let their fingers go get squirted with water from the tube.
It’s a fun and engaging game that’s guaranteed to get your staff working together.
This activity targets the values of open communication, listening, collaboration, and their ability to work towards a common goal.
3. Ski Race
Imagine you’re skiing across the alps but you have 2 of your team members on the same skis, sounds fun right
This activity is a great one to watch and even more fun to participate in.
Ski Race is best played with multiple teams to add a competitive twist.
To ensure success, teams need to work together and walk as one to reach the finish line.
Teams need to work like they have a single mind, so they need to communicate and collaborate.
This is also a great activity to identify the leadership qualities of team members.
4. Swinging Pendulum
The goal here is to get the ball from the starting point to the endpoint.
The trick to winning is to encourage open communication and ensure teams know their roles well.
This activity requires a large group working together to transfer 5 tennis balls from position A to position B without touching the balls themselves, without moving the pendulum while the balls are on it, without putting the pendulum on the floor or moving their feet while holding the pendulum.
This one usually takes teams a while to complete because it’s trickier than it looks, and it’s perfect for getting your team focused.
5. Ball Transfer
Teams of up to 5 members each work together to pick up a foam ball and transfer it from one pole to the other pole of matching colour without dropping the ball.
All participants must touch and feel the materials so they know how the ball needs to be placed onto the ring and how to strategize getting the ball off the pole so it doesn’t fall off.
If the ball falls off the ring, you have to go back to the beginning
This can be a frustrating game, bringing out a wide range of emotions in your staff.
It’s a great bonding game for getting people to work together under pressure.
No matter which activity you choose to participate in, outdoor team building always manages to get everyone involved and build relationships.
Dubai being a major tourist destination has multiple outdoor activities to choose from and making a choice can be daunting.
Select has conducted hundreds of outdoor team building activities in Dubai for companies of all sizes.
If you want to explore more outdoor team building activities, then feel free to get in touch.