Bear Grylls survival academy in Dubai

Former special forces soldier turned TV star coming to the UAE

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Former Special Forces soldier Bear Grylls has launched a new survival academy in the UAE.

The TV adventurer, who was the youngest Briton to conquer Mount Everest, will launch courses in the UAE from next month.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy courses in the mountains of Musandam Peninsula, around two hours from Dubai, have been designed by the man himself.

According to the official website, "a team of experts will teach you how to survive and travel in this harsh but stunning environment".

It added: "Participants will be surrounded by high peaks, dramatic cliffs and crags and dwarfed by giant boulders in the winding Wadi beds. It is a brutally harsh but utterly stunning environment."

Would-be explorers can expect to come away with the knowledge of surviving in the desert sun, light a fire, find and purify water, and deal with snakes and scorpions.

Climbing, abseiling and shelter building will also form part of the course, which lasts 24 hours, including a night beneath the stars.

Described as fun for the family, the experience costs around Dhs2,500 for one adult and one child (Dhs2,000 for a single adult).

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