Browsing the options for Team Building activities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi there are numerous choices on the market from business games to desert safaris. If you want to experience something a little more challenging however, you might consider a corporate sailing regatta, or simply a team building afternoon, sailing the beautiful waters of the Arabian Gulf.
The event can be run as part of a conference/regional meeting as an afternoon activity, or as a full day, with onshore sailing/navigation exercises built in to target particular areas of concern within the team – communication, team work or leadership skills.
Venues for this exciting day on the water are available in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The event is suitable for non sailors as well as those with experience, as the the yachts are skippered by qualified RYA Yachtmaster’s who have considerable racing experience. There are also two regular crew member onboard, but the the idea is that the corporate guests learn to crew the yacht themselves in preparation for the race in the second half of the afternoon.
Offshore photography and team colours, add some excitement to the racing, whilst the debrief and prize giving ceremony, over sunset drinks and canapes, perfectly complement a high adrenaline and challenging afternoon.
The use of yacht racing as a platform for leadership development and team building began after the 2000/1 BT Global Challenge. The race became the basis of a study to provide an understanding of what makes a high performing leader and how to sustain competitive advantage. Over time, this has been translated into lessons on successful team development, and yacht racing is now used internationally as the basis for delivering cutting edge corporate training.