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5 Best Team Building Activities in Saudi Arabia

Team building activities can help companies develop and support their employees.

These activities encourage groups to work together and are an important way to keep teams engaged and motivated.

It’s important for businesses to invest in the growth of their employees, who are valuable assets and contribute to the success of the organization.

If you’re searching for effective team building activities in Saudi Arabia, this blog post can help.


Employees are a company’s most important asset and keeping teams engaged is a challenge faced by every business. .

High-performing teams are more productive, efficient and contribute towards the success of an organisation so it’s crucial for companies to be invested in their teams growth.

Team building can be any activity where groups are made to work effectively together and is one of the best ways companies can develop and nurture their staff into high-performing teams.

Best Team Building Activities in Saudi Arabia

There are many team building activities to choose from, each with their own specific benefits and goals.

If you’re planning a team building event in Saudi Arabia, here are the top 5 activities to consider:

  1. Let’s Innovate
  2. Strategy Drop
  3. Swinging Pendulum
  4. Magic Carpet
  5. 3D Bull Ring

These activities are designed to address issues within teams in a unique and enjoyable way.

Whether you’re looking to improve communication, problem-solving skills, or teamwork, there’s a team building activity that can help.

Choose the activity that best aligns with your team’s needs and goals, and watch your team grow and thrive.

Let’s take a closer look.

#1 Let’s Innovate

Let’s Innovate

In this team building activity, innovation is the key focus.

Participants are divided into teams and must come up with a creative structure that represents their:

  1. Company
  2. Innovation
  3. Digital technology
  4. Creativity

Teams are given a set of instructions and materials and compete against each other to come up with the best structure.

This activity helps teams think strategically, breaks down barriers and biases within the group, and allows employees to connect with the company culture and values.

It also fosters positive cooperation and helps teams think creatively around problems.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
60 – 90 minutes10 – 150+ people– Improves team communication
– Breaks down barriers & promotes innovation
– Builds interpersonal-relations
– Helps teams work toward common goals.

#2 Strategy Drop

Strategy Drop

A crowd favourite, Strategy Drop is a very popular activity because it tests communication, coordination and goal setting ability within teams.

One wrong move or mistake by one member can cause the entire team to fail.

Every team member has to work together and ensure constant communication, the slightest lapse in concentration can prove disastrous for the team.

This activity will help team communication and test how well they set goals and clarify objectives.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
45 – 60 minutes10 – 150+ people– Listening and setting clear strategy with role identification
– Ability to work under pressure and remain focused
– Accountability and responsibility
– Working towards a common goal.

#3 Swinging Pendulum

Swinging Pendulum

A challenging yet rewarding activity where a variety of skills need to be used.

This activity requires a large group working together to transfer 5 tennis balls from position A to position B without touching the balls, moving the pendulum while the balls are on it, not putting the pendulum on the floor or moving their feet while holding the pendulums.

If the ball is dropped, touched, or the member’s feet move, the ball goes back to the starting point

Teams have to work together, coordinate and work under pressure to ensure no mistakes are made.

This is a great activity to test a team’s ability to work in challenging situations while maintaining composure.

Team members need to closely work together and follow directions or risk making mistakes.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
45 – 60 minutes10 – 150+ people– Practices strategic thinking and innovation
– Promotes active listening
– Promotes collaboration with role identification
– Improves one’s ability to work under pressure
– Develops strong team skills

#4 Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

Your team finally gets a chance to experience the Magic Carpet ride, but the problem is it’s upside down.

The objective of this game is to turn the magic carpet over, without touching the ground surrounding the “magic carpet”.

The proximity between players and the rules make this a challenging activity.

In order to flip the carpet team members need to make sure they coordinate well, are on the same page, and decide on an approach together or else risk falling off the flying carpet.

From a spectator point of view it’s great fun to watch the confusion unfold, and teams that manage to do it right can claim bragging rights.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
20-30 minutes8 – 12 people– Open communication
– Working towards a common goal
– Developing strong team skills
– Strategic thinking and implementation
– Feedback
– Decision making
– Listening and collaboration

#5 3D Bull Ring

3D Bull Ring

Leadership, observation, collaboration, listening ability will all be tested in the game of 3D Bull Ring.

The challenge is to carry a small ball using the bull ring and multiple strings through a series of obstacles and place the ball onto the goal, a plastic stand.

Getting clarity on the role of each member while keeping in mind the end goal is key to success.

Each member has a key role to play and teams that are communicating and sharing feedback well are likely to be successful.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
20-30 minutes10 – 15 people– Open communication
– Developing strong team skills
– Strategic thinking and implementation
– Decision making
– Listening and collaboration

Conclusion

The great thing about team building activities is that it’s not only fun to participate in, but it also inevitably develops skills, enhances team performance, and improves collaboration among team members. 

With so many activities to choose from and each activity having different objectives it can be a tough decision to make. 

SELECT has been offering team building services to clients across the GCC for the past 16 years and can help you with your requirements.

To find out more more about our team building activities in KSA, click here or fill the form below and our team will get in touch.

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