A team that works well together makes a more effective, productive, and successful  organisation.

Not to mention a happier working environment, giving your company a competitive edge.

Team building activities help create this type of environment because they build rapport among colleagues while having fun.

In this article, we’ll be looking at the best team building activities in Dubai.

Team Building Events in Dubai

Not sure where to start?

Here are some of the best, structured team building activities you’ll find in Dubai.

  • Eldorado
  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • RollaBall!
  • How to Rob a Bank
  • Ski Race

Each activity focuses on improving different aspects of your team, like communication, productivity, trust, collaboration, and more.

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    In a city known for its endless possibilities, Dubai is filled with fun and engaging team building activities to get your team excited and ready for anything.

    Let’s take a closer look at each of these team building activities.

    #1 Eldorado

    Everyone loves a good treasure hunt, especially with a twist. 

    In this activity, each team will receive a folder containing the treasure map and a team brief to guide them with specific tasks. 

    The team will have to solve a riddle, find clues, and complete six tasks. 

    Once they’ve succeeded, they’ll have to locate the position of the treasure on the map and find the right key to open the chest.

    This is a great way to build trust within the workplace and get rid of interdepartmental rivalry (which is a lot more common than you think). 

    The game requires teamwork and creates a more unified environment in the company.

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    Duration

    # of Participants

    Benefits

    90 minutes

    10 – 500+ people

    • Improves team cooperation
    • Practises how to better share information
    • Promotes honesty and integrity
    • Improves problem-solving skills

    #2 Begin with the End in Mind

    Have you ever tried creating a makeshift tower by stacking water bottles? 

    Or maybe an art project where you had to recreate a tall building? 

    Now, let’s take that challenge up a notch.

    For this team building activity, teams play against each other to build the tallest and most cost-effective tower. 

    They’ll have a store where they can purchase materials, but the catch is that they’re all given a limited budget. 

    In addition, they also have specific time frames to adhere to. 

    Lastly, the tower needs to pass the quality test and penalties will be given if procedures aren’t followed. 

    Very similar to working on a project with a team in real life where time, scope, budget, and even personality conflicts need to be addressed.

    Duration

    # of Participants

    Benefits

    90 – 120 minutes

    10 – 150+ people

    • Improves team cooperation
    • Practises how to better share information
    • Promotes honesty and integrity
    • Improves problem-solving skills

    #3 Rollaball!

    Another very popular team building activity is the classic called “Rollaball!”.

    Three teams work together in constructing a runway that allows a ping-pong ball to travel from one end to the other by using gravity alone.

    The tricky part is that each team needs to construct one-third of that runway and later connect them, hopefully creating a sturdy path for the ping-pong ball to follow. 

    However, before getting into the construction work, teams must answer questions to obtain the building resources they need. 

    Communication skills are tested since teams must ensure the interfaces between sections are built to the right height and width. 

    The fun comes in when a few mishaps happen here and there but eventually, in a tense finale, the ball completes the course!

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    Duration

    # of Participants

    Benefits

    90 minutes

    10 – 500+ people

    • Improves planning and organising skills
    • Practises strategic thinking and innovation
    • Practises open and clear communication
    • Promotes collaboration with role identification
    • Improves one’s ability to work under pressure
    • Develops strong team skills
    • Improves leadership
    • Improves problem-solving skills
    • Practises accountability and responsibility

    #4 How to Rob a Bank

    Ever wondered how TV shows like Money Heist pull off these huge, elaborate bank robberies that seem almost impossible to do? 

    Through this activity, teams get to experience it themselves. 

    Without actually having to steal money, of course. 

    Each team must plan a bank robbery with a mastermind behind it all. 

    They’ll be given a team folder containing all the information they’ll need to plan the heist including staff, resourcing, scheduling, financing, and risk analysis. 

    This fun little roleplay not only challenges the team to better plan and organise, but also improves their communication skills. 

    It covers small details like how they share information, approach problem-solving, and make their final decisions.

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    Duration

    # of Participants

    Benefits

    90 – 120 minutes

    10 – 150+ people

    • Improves organising and planning skills
    • Practises how to better share information
    • Promotes honesty and integrity
    • Improves problem-solving and decision-making skills

    #5 Ski Race

    Picture this: Ski racing without the snow and having to share those skis with a few other people. 

    How would that go?

    For this team building activity, teams are challenged to walk together on two planks (or “skis”) with rope handles as their support. 

    It’s typically chaotic for the first few steps having to match each other’s rhythms, but that’s the fun in it.

    This leads to teams communicating, agreeing on procedures, and being prepared to accommodate one another, all for the sake of finishing the race first.

    It tends to peak everyone’s competitive sides.

    Duration

    # of Participants

    Benefits

    40 – 60 minutes

    10 – 150+ people

    • Practises open communication
    • Promotes working towards a common goal
    • Develops strong team skills
    • Practises strategic thinking and implementation
    • Improves decision-making skills
    • Improves listening and collaboration

    Team Building Events in Dubai

    There are plenty more activities you and your team could participate in. 

    Remember, these team building activities are created to improve your team’s skills and build rapport with each other. 

    The more fun the activity, the more engaging it’ll be.

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