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5 Best Virtual Team Building Activities in Dubai

Virtual team building in Dubai

With many offices now adapting to remote and hybrid work settings, companies are now struggling to find ways of bringing their teams together.

This new workforce norm has changed the concept of team building — teams can’t come together as easily, attend breakrooms, or even take part in traditional in-person company events.

But who’s to say these teams can’t still socialise, have fun, and engage with each other?

Virtual team building easily solves the issue of teams working remotely. It makes them feel as tight-knit as on-site teams while introducing a whole new and unique experience.

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

5 Best Virtual Team Building Activities

Not sure where to start looking for the right activity for your team?

Here are 5 of the best virtual team building activities:

  1. Kahoot!
  2. Virtual Scavenger Hunt
  3. Blooket
  4. Quizizz
  5. Sketch Your Neighbour

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

1. Kahoot!

Want to bring out your team’s competitive spirits?

Do it with a fun trivia activity where you need both speed and accuracy.

Kahoot is an online platform with quiz-style games, such as multiple choice, to test your knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

You are given different categories of questionnaires to choose from, but you also have the option of customising and creating new quizzes from scratch!

To play the game, participants can either play individually or be grouped into different teams.

The host then shares their screen to flash the questions, while players answer through their own devices.

The catch is, the questions have a time limit.

The team or player who answers fastest gets the highest score while those who answer last get fewer points.

This is great for getting your team excited and engaged, despite meeting online.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
30 – 45 minutes10 – 150+ people– Improves team cooperation
– Tests collaboration skills
– Showcases healthy competitiveness
– Fun and engaging

2. Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Tired of your work-from-home setting and just pacing around your house all day?

Now, what if we could make it more exciting?

For this game, team members are given a list of items to search for around their home or their workspace.

These items can be general in nature like office stationery or a drink, or something very specific like a t-shirt with stripes on it.

Participants will have to search around for these items and take a picture of them.

Whoever sends in their photos first, wins!

This is a great activity to get your team up and moving while adding a little photography fun.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
30 minutes10 – 150+ people– Practices goal-setting and role assigning
– Practices delegation
– Trains to give and receive feedback
– Promotes collaboration and communication

3. Blooket

Quizzes are always fun and Blooket takes it to a new level with its various options.

This is an excellent starter game to get everyone excited and in a playful mood.

The game involves participants answering a series of questions on the Blooket platform.

The questions can be on multiple topics ranging from entertaining trivia questions to tailored questions on different topics, and even company-related questions.

Being creative with the questions can add different dimensions to the game.

The pace and questions can make this an excellent team building game.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
20 – 30 minutes10 – 150+ people– Assertiveness
– Teamwork
– Communication
– Listening
– Problem-solving
– Negotiation
– Trust and self-awareness

4. Quizizz

Who doesn’t like a good quiz? This online activity is sure to bring out some smiles and get participants charged.

Participants are scored based on their answers, giving a competitive spirit to the game.

The questions play an important role here.

Questions can be customised to include topics that are relevant to the participants like company-related questions or questions related to work.

For example, if you’re hosting customer service teams for the event, asking questions related to customer service will be interesting and spark competition among teams.

This is a wonderful activity that can get participants ready for a training session.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
30 minutes10 – 150+ people– Assertiveness
– Teamwork
– Communication
– Listening
– Problem-solving
– Negotiation
– Trust and self-awareness

5. Sketch Your Neighbour

This activity can bring out people’s artistic side and you might even find your company’s next Picasso.

‘Sketch your neighbour’ is a fun and easy activity that can be done online, and is played in pairs.

This game works even if the participants don’t know each other.

The twist is, apart from sketching, you then need to fill in a few questions based on the assumptions of your partner.

Questions typically include:

  1. Things they are really good at
  2. Subjects they failed in school
  3. Their most expensive possession
  4. What they wanted to be when they were young

Once they’ve finished this, they share the portrait of their neighbour and the answers to the questions with the group.

The reactions from this activity are priceless and this game always gets people in a cheerful mood.

Duration# of ParticipantsBenefits
20-30 minutes10 – 150+ people– Observation skills
– Team skills
– Ability to follow instructions

Virtual Team Building Events

Setting up a virtual teambuilding event and executing it can be confusing and difficult, but it can be a bonding experience if done right.

Teams that work fully remotely can benefit from these activities.

So regardless of where your team is based, you can always count on these activities and more to engage and build co-worker relationships.

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