Our powerful award-winning courses delivered either in the desert, mountains or at one of our three National Training Centres in Oman are designed to challenge and shape the lives and thinking of thousands of people each year.
From running courses for the emerging talent of leading organisations, to courses on employability and work ethics for job seekers, to courses for people experiencing mental wellbeing or drug related issues we deliver unique and innovative learning experiences for a diverse range of organisations and individuals from every region of Oman, and beyond.
Our creative team are always delighted to work with you, to help turn your needs and thoughts into reality.
Courses for young people in Oman
Working closely with the Ministry of Education’s National Careers Guidance Unit, The Ministry of Social Development and The Ministry of Higher Education, we work with schools, colleges, universities, training institutes and with young people from all over the Sultanate of Oman. All of our courses are designed to help embed the key pillars of Vision 2040, the government’s roadmap for future Oman.
We closely monitor latest thinking from The World Economic Forum to ensure our courses capture the key skills for future jobs, many of which do not yet exist, so preparing young people for the 4th Industrial Revolution, and an increasingly artificial intelligence led, entrepreneurial economy.
Get in Touch
If you are a young job seeker who wishes to increase your employability on one of our Next Generation courses, or an individual or teacher who would like to join or find out more about an Outward Bound course, please keep an eye on our social media, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +968 24539788 for more information.
Courses for Corporate and Government Sectors
From PDO and Omantel, to Oman LNG and Majid Al Futtaim, we work with and design courses for many of the leading companies and government organisations in Oman to deliver a range of outcomes suited to employees at all stages of their careers. From courses that work with new employees that have a focus on work ethics and behaviour, to developing the capacity of emerging talent, to providing unique time away from mobile phones and distractions for leadership teams that need an unbroken, focused opportunity for clear, strategic thinking. Our courses continually receive great feedback, and for participants make a refreshing change to normal, hotel or head office based training courses. See the Corporate and Government section of this website for more information.
For schools doing the International Award
From St Christopher’s in Bahrain, to Sherborne School in Qatar, to the British School in Riyadh and Brighton College in Abu Dhabi, many of the leading schools in Oman, and throughout the GCC send their students to us to deliver the expedition element of the award, at bronze, silver and gold level.
Many of our instructors have attended supervisor and assessor training courses delivered by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation in Dubai, and Muscat.
Excellent course, good planning, timing and provisioning. Different activities kept students occupied. Staff very professional, enthusiastic and approachable. Worked together well and consulted with staff to ensure a well-targeted programme.
I have organised many trips in my time, and accompanied many more and I can honestly say that this was the best and most amazing trip I have ever done. The two instructors we had made the trip unforgettable for our students and I cannot fault them at all. They gave my students an adventure that they will never forget and one that they have most definitely learnt from.
Bespoke Courses-for Groups, Charities and Individuals
Whether you are a charity such as Walking with the Wounded planning an event in Oman, a private group or an individual with a dream, we have the resources and flexibility to work with you to design and deliver a course to suit your needs. We have designed courses to act as a catalyst and thinktank for groups of young entrepreneurs, for special needs schools who work with young people with specific behavioural needs and have hosted multi-day international conferences at our desert training centre for more than 100 people.
We have the resources and the flexibility to design and deliver a whole variety of courses, from special needs schools in the UK, to young Omani entrepreneurs, to people undergoing drug rehabilitation, to courses recognised in the international arena by UNESCO that focus on intercultural understanding and dialogue.
Get in touch, and let us know what you would like to do.
How to book a course
Give us a call on +968 24539788, or email email@example.com
telling us what you’re thinking, and we’ll work with you to make something happen.
Mobile phones and all electronic devices are a big no no with us! We want you to make the most of your experience and be fully present in the moment without distractions. Do bring your own cameras so you can capture some memorable moments, and your watch so you can be punctual!
Being a multinational organization, we are very aware of religious and cultural sensitivities and needs. Breaks are given for prayers, and other religious practices.
They can be whatever you want them to be. Whilst many of our courses for international schools and corporates are for mixed groups, our courses for Omani youth are run separately, for either male, or female groups.
No; all food is provided. You are requested to let us know about your specific dietary needs should you have any and we will try our best to meet them.
We can provide all the equipment that is needed for the course. You are requested to bring your personal clothing such as socks and hats, sturdy hiking shoes that cover your toes, personal medication and a torch to help you see at night. For a full list of what to pack, please see our equipment list form in the downloads section of the website, located in the footer of each page.
We can run our courses in English and/or Arabic – even Swahili! Some of our instructors also speak French, Spanish, German and Urdu.
If you are coming on a course with us, you will need to fill out your enrolment and medical forms as completely and as honestly as possible. Your answers will only make us better prepared for your requirements. The only pre-requisite we have is that you are enthusiastic – physical fitness helps, but is not essential! You can find the enrolment form in the downloads section of the website, located in the footer of each page.
There are very few medical conditions that should stop you from joining us. If you are uncertain in any way, just let us know before-hand so we can be better prepared for you and your special needs. We work with a diverse set of individuals with special needs, and our instructors are trained and experienced on this.
No specific level of physical fitness is needed. However, you should expect a physically challenging experience. The better prepared you are, the more enjoyable it will be.
Yes of course! We just need to make sure we have an available slot for you. As the quality of our courses is very important to us, we make sure we don’t overload our resources and have a maximum of 4 groups out per week. Let us know when you can join us as soon as possible so we can book a slot for you – a lot of our courses are booked a year in advance. You can find a course booking form in the downloads section of the website, located in the footer of each page.
There is no straightforward answer to this question. The costs related to each course depend on a number of factors such as how many days, the location, special requirements, number of participants vs. instructors etc. Once you get in touch with us with your requirements, we can design a programme to suit your needs.
Safety is a priority on all of our courses; with respect to Covid-19, we closely follow and adhere to government advice. Whilst being out in the fresh air and in the great outdoors is a good place to be, we have worked hard to adapt our courses to help deal with Covid-19 in a number of ways. Amongst other things we will maximise physical distancing and avoid physical contact, and for the foreseeable future our courses will run with smaller numbers. Courses will have plentiful water, soap and hand gel available, and also face masks and gloves should you need them. Please do get in touch through the contact section of this website if you’d like to know more.
Our long-standing reputation for safety is one of the most often-stated reasons for using Outward Bound, and having evolved over 75 years, we are considered as one of the most experienced in our field.
All of our stakeholders demand the highest standards of safety, and we recognise the importance of this. In addition to our own internal systems, policies, reviews and risk assessments, every two years Outward Bound Oman undergoes an external examination by Outward Bound International.
You will have to let your families know that your mobile phones and all electronics except cameras will be taken away from you into our safekeeping for the entire duration of your course. For any emergency, they can contact our office on 24539788, who will be in touch with the instructors during the course. All our instructors on the course will also have the emergency contacts of your family members should we need to contact them.
Our instructional staff undergo intensive training, both here in Oman, and through visiting Outward Bound schools elsewhere in the world, in Singapore, UK and South Africa. All are police cleared, and hold up to date wilderness first responder and first aid certificates. All undertake defensive driving and child psychology courses, and undergo a programme of continuous professional development to ensure they operate at the highest possible levels.