Bear Grylls Survival Academy is to open the world’s first Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (BGEC) on Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates.

For the first time ever, adventurers participating in one of Bear Grylls renowned survival courses will be able to stay in specially-designed accommodation.

The camp will feature 20 recycled and redesigned containers for a truly sustainable experience. The 20-container, self-catering accommodation is designed to host up to three guests. Guests can stay on the mountain and experience instructor-led survival courses.

The BGEC caters for what is now considered the “new normal”, with small groups gathering in open and natural environments with social distancing and other health and safety protocol in place.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy has been a huge success in Britain. The popular Survival Academy along with the world’s first Bear Grylls’ branded camp accommodation will make its debt in the Middle East in 2021.

Paul Gardiner, managing director of Bear Grylls Survival Academy, commented: “Bear Grylls Explorers Camp and Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, will offer a blend of adrenaline-packed activities in an ideal environment. We are delighted to partner with RAK Leisure in making the Explorers Camp a must-go destination for adventure and nature seekers alike and we look forward to welcoming the first explorers!”

The opening of the BGEC is testament of the tourism recover in the Ras Al Khaimah region of the UAE.