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Dibba Outdoor Activities Trip

DES has successfully ran Outward-Bound trips to Dibba for many years through Dubai Based North Star Expeditions.  The trips are popular with both the pupils and their parents as it gives the children opportunities to travel beyond Qatar and experience activities that are unavailable here.  Up to this point, we have taken pupils from the transitional years 5-8 and this has worked extremely well, but after this year’s trip the accompanying teachers had a debrief where we discussed ways we can improve on this successful formula.  Therefore for 2108 we are hoping to run two trips:

- The first will be a mixed group for Years 5-8 which will be to the Dibba camp in Fujairah.  

- The second will be a trip for girls in Years 8-10 to the Desert Camp in Ras al-Khaimah. 

The purpose of these visits is to introduce students to outdoor pursuits and to develop their problem solving skills, their aptitude to work in small groups and of course to have an enjoyable and adventurous time. The visits allow the children to experience various outdoor activities including canoeing, raft building, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling and snorkeling.  The second trip has the added aim of allowing girls the opportunity to further these skills in a single gender environment – all the staff and instructors and support staff on the course will be female and the compound is removed from public view.

My Dibba Trip (2017)

By Gara Stait-Gardner Mendez, Year 6

I loved the whole trip but some parts stick more in my mind. One was abseiling. I was the first to go in my group and it was all the scarier for me because I could only use one arm because I had a broken collarbone. Looking down from the top of the very high climbing wall made my heart beat very fast. But with the help of our brilliant Dibba climbing instructor, Brighton, I was able to lean back and abseil down. I enjoyed it.

It was also fun to be able to make friends with girls from Year 8 who would never think to talk to me at school. I had fun sharing a cabin with the Year 8 twins, Halla and Hala, and they helped me a lot.

On the last night, we also did a Talent Show and I loved it. People showed what they were good at and I loved the magic tricks, singing and dancing. I sang with the Year 8 girls and it was great. We rocked.

The whole trip was fun.