Outward Bound Oman

43rd National Day Rub Al Khali Challenge- 2 Jan 2014

The 43rd National Day journey sees three teams undertake a challenging 21 day journey through the Rub Al Khali, starting at Wadi Mugshin on January 2nd 2014. 

Rub Al Khali Challenge

Outward Bound Oman announces challenging journey to celebrate 43rd National Day

  • Rub Al Khali challenge – a 21 day journey through the world’s largest sand desert.
  • A training course in leadership and teamwork like no other for participants from HSBC Bank, Oman Methanol, Shinas College and Vale.
  • Oman challenging and developing its human resource in a unique and positive way.

Having recently celebrated the delivery of its 250th course, Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi continues its unique work challenging the human resource of Oman on an extraordinary journey through the Rub Al Khali, the largest sand desert on earth. The initiative recognises the importance of training and development for local people, whilst supporting the commitment by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to develop the nation’s human resources in accordance with Oman’s Vision 2020.

The Rub Al Khali journey, designedto celebrate the 43nd National Day, will start on January 2nd 2014, when the first of three teams of six people willstart the journey at Mugshin.

“This journey provides a unique opportunity for companies to either invest in the development of Omani youth, or challenge and develop the emerging talent within their own organisations” says Mark Evans, General Manager of Outward Bound Oman. “To achieve their goal, they will have to travel up to 15-20 km each day, overcoming problems that are continually changing and that are real-time, not the theoretical scenarios thrown up on most in-house training courses. Most importantly, they will learn that to achieve something worthwhile requires sustained hard work.” says Mark.

“With the aid of our experienced staff at Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi, participants will travel through some of the most breathtaking and remote areas of Oman; Wadi Mugshin was decribed as the Prince of Wadis by explorer Bertram Thomas in 1929, and provides the perfect starting point for our journey” explains Mark.

The three teams will be made up of young people from Shinas College, and employees of HSBC Bank,  Oman Methanol and Vale. Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi has worked with nearly 4,000 young people since its launch in May 2009, working closely withprivate and government schools, as well as leading employers in Oman.

Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi is a not-for-profit educational initiative dedicated to using the outdoor environment to develop the life skills of young people in Oman.  It was set up in 2009 by the founding partners Dentons, Shell and the Suhail Bahwan Group. 

For more information go to the Outward Bound Oman website at www.outwardboundoman.com



Press Release Contact:


Mark Evans

General Manager

Outward Bound Oman

Tel: 24539396

Email:  mark@outwardboundoman.com