Red Sea Global and Amaala have announced that the world-famous Bear Grylls Survival Academy is coming to Saudi Arabia. The academy will offer adventure tourism and help promote wilderness education and survival skills.
An Exclusive Partnership
Red Sea Global and Amaala, two prominent developers behind ambitious regenerative tourism projects in the region, have become the exclusive agents for the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. This partnership is expected to offer an array of outdoor survival and wilderness education courses, all meticulously designed by Bear Grylls himself.
With an emphasis on team-building and survival skills, the courses are designed to cater to all ages and fitness levels. Moreover, the collaboration aligns with Red Sea Global’s commitment to inclusivity, aiming to provide exceptional experiences that cater to guests with disabilities and special needs.
Bear Grylls: The Man Behind the Academy
Bear Grylls, a recipient of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a former SAS soldier, has made a name for himself as one of the world’s most well-known adventurers. His achievements include being one of the youngest climbers to conquer Mount Everest, winning a BAFTA Award, becoming a bestselling author, and serving as an honorary colonel of the Royal Marine Commandos. His survival television shows, particularly the acclaimed Running Wild expeditions, have attracted a broad audience.
The Red Sea: A New Venue for Adventure
The Red Sea region in Saudi Arabia, known for its diverse natural environments, is set to host the new branches of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. The region’s steep mountains, deep wadi valleys, dunes, canyons, and coastlines offer the perfect setting for outdoor adventure and survival training.
The Red Sea, a regenerative tourism project initiated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017, is on track to welcome its first leisure passengers by the end of the year. When fully completed in 2030, the project will feature 50 resorts and 8,000 hotel rooms spread over 22 islands and six inland sites, making it one of the most ambitious regenerative tourism projects in the world.
Amaala: The Jewel of the Project
Following the Red Sea, Amaala, another key part of the project, is set to welcome its first guests in 2025. Known as the “jewel” of the project, Amaala is expected to offer upscale accommodation options and a variety of unique experiences.
Job Creation and Local Growth
In addition to providing unique outdoor experiences, the partnership between Bear Grylls Survival Academy, Red Sea Global, and Amaala is set to create hundreds of jobs in Saudi Arabia. The plan is to recruit and train local outdoor enthusiasts in survival skills and expedition leadership, thereby contributing to the development of a new industry in the Kingdom.
With the establishment of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy in Saudi Arabia, a new era of adventure tourism is set to begin. Whether you’re an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a beginner looking to learn survival skills, the academy promises an unforgettable experience.