Ever watched survivalist Bear Grylls’ TV shows and thought ‘I could do that’? Well, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. The world’s first Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (BGEC) is now open close to the Via Ferrata on Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah. Survival courses at the facility are run by UK experts trained at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy and include half-day (three to four hours), eight and 24-hour options designed for adults, families and team building. The element of surprise is a key feature of all the courses but activities include how to make a fire in the wilderness, building emergency shelters, learning the best ways to use a knife for survival as well as dedicated practical instruction on remote medical trauma treatment, navigation techniques and extreme weather survival. Prices start from Dh450 per person for the half-day experience.