Eight Low Budget Team Building Activities to Try in Dubai

Regular team building is essential to maintain good working relationships within your team and facilitate the integration of newly recruited members.

Investing in these activities will naturally help your team become more cordial and understanding towards each other and enhance productivity.

However, team-building activities don’t need to be expensive. Low-budget team-building activities provide the same results and could be done within the budget allotted for these activities.

Assume you have a limited budget to carry out these activities. In that case, don’t worry because we’ve compiled a list of highly effective, low-cost team-building activities to try in Dubai that will significantly improve team performance regardless of team size or preferences.

So here we go…

Low Budget Team Building Activities

A successful team-building activity does not have to be costly. Numerous activities do not cost an arm and a leg.

  • Office Olympics
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Skating
  • Picnic at the park
  • Karaoke
  • Hike
  • Cookie decorating party
  • Volunteer activities

The office Olympics

Remember the good old-fashioned Olympic games you used to watch as a kid? Adapt the same idea to your workplace, organize an office Olympics, and even offer prizes if your budget allows.

Sports provide numerous advantages to your team members. It’s a great way to socialize while also getting some exercise. Stress reduction, improved mobility, motivation, and team performance are some other benefits of playing sports.

Engaging your team in sports such as badminton, cricket, football, and table tennis improves team building and friendly competition while also increasing brand loyalty and productivity.

We organize various sporting events at VIWELL, such as company sports days, coaching for weekly practice sections, and even building a sports team from the ground up. Similarly, we hold indoor and outdoor tournaments all year. And the best part is we offer pocket-friendly options for all our services.

Treasure hunt

A treasure hunt is a fun, challenging, low-budget team-building activity that creates an unrivaled shared sense of excitement.

First, form a team, devise a series of clues, and send your employees on a treasure hunt.

Include the following to make the treasure hunt more exciting for your teammates.

  • Include cues that lead to personal interaction so that even the shyest wallflowers can step out of their shell and interact with other group members.
  • Include clues revealing the team members’ unique talents to show their hidden superpowers.
  • Make use of a location outside of the workplace to encourage team members to interact with strangers and turn the outing into a networking event.

Roller skating

One of the many advantages of roller skating is the opportunity to get some fresh air. Roller skating burns as many calories as an hour at the gym and even improves cardiovascular fitness. Furthermore, it is a fitness practice that caters to all audiences––both children and adults––and is thus ideal for organizing as a family team-building event.

Organize a roller-skating party in a nearby park to enjoy the cooler winter months in Dubai. Include more options, such as hockey and cricket, so your team members can choose the most enjoyable activity. Furthermore, make some delicious hot chocolate for everyone if your budget allows.

Picnic at the park

Picnicking revolves around food, making new friends, relaxing, and enjoying green spaces with plenty of opportunities for physical activities. Your team members can catch up in a relaxed setting and enjoy a quiet day away from the stress and bustle of everyday life.

Barbeques are among Dubai’s most popular low-cost team-building activities during the cooler winter months. You can even make it a cook-off and see who can make the best hamburgers and hot dogs. It is also critical to provide vegetarian food options for your team members.

Similarly, you can reserve a large open space in a nearby park or field, set up picnic tables, serve your team members’ favorite sandwiches, salads, and chips, or turn it into a picnic potluck.


This hilarious team-building event fosters friendships, collaboration, and trust among team members in a fun and casual setting. Karaoke encourages friendly competition and confidence and allows everyone to let their guard down and shrug off their professional work attitudes for a while.

For the karaoke night, divide your staff into teams and ask them to choose their signature song. Contrarily, you can assign songs beforehand and ask your team members to prepare for their performance. (unique costumes included)


Hiking is an excellent team-building activity that also has numerous health benefits. This fitness activity reduces the risk of heart disease, improves blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increases bone density, strengthens muscles, and improves balance.

Similarly, hiking is a great low-cost activity that your team can enjoy wherever they want. All you’ll need for hiking is a map or a key to the area before you go. As team members step outside their comfort zone, they will naturally rely on others to help them progress. As a result, they grow stronger as a team.

Cookie decorating party

The main goal of this activity is to stretch your team members’ creative muscles while being fun and interactive. To begin with, select a theme for the party.

Arrange a large table with sprinkles, icing-filled piping bags, baked cookies, cookie cutters, and pretty sprinkles. Also, have some extra parchment papers laid out on a separate table to set the cookies on to dry.

Let your team members have a ball decorating their cookies. The participants will not only taste delicious cookies but have lots of beautiful memories and boxes of decorated cookies to take home.


According to psychological studies, volunteering helps people develop empathy and emotional intelligence, both of which are required in a team setting.

Volunteering as a team promotes togetherness, builds problem-solving skills, helps learn new skills, reduces stress, increases corporate social responsibility, and helps create beautiful memories.

For example, your team could volunteer locally by participating in a public space cleanup, hosting a one-of-a-kind workplace fundraiser, collecting and donating pet food, and organizing a charity team-building activity.

We have a plethora of volunteer opportunities at VIWELL, including community service, tree planting, charity runs, and many more. Some of our well-known CSR initiatives include the creation of dolls for refugee children and environmental sustainability initiatives.

If you’re looking for low-budget team-building activities for your employees, our VIWELL wellness experts are here to help. So, give us a call and watch our professionals work their magic.

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Elevating employee performance through the power of sports

Harnessing the power of sports can be the game-changer for businesses aiming for success.  

From fun-filled company sports days and tournaments to regular coaching sessions or team-building exercises, VIWELL Active is here to make it happen seamlessly.  


  • Promotes holistic health  
  • Keeps them sharp 
  • Sparks motivation across the board  
  • Fosters camaraderie and morale 
  • Amps up performance and productivity 

Supporting inclusion and raising team spirit

Team building activities have the power to boost organisational trust, morale, and performance. 

VIWELL Active can help you create team building events that support inclusion and enhance motivation.  

By incorporating both senior management and employees, team building exercises help to heal interpersonal issues, enhance rapport, and boost performance and productivity. 


  • Aligns goals 
  • Raises moral and team spirit 
  • Increases problem solving capabilities 
  • Increases performance and productivity 

Activating brands with innovation and novelty

At VIWELL Active, we’re dedicated to offering a distinctive platform for your brand. Let us help you connect your brand with health and wellbeing, leveraging the dynamic realm of sports to activate your product or service! Whether it’s product debuts or bespoke sporting-themed brand engagements, our team is committed to uncovering fresh and imaginative avenues for audiences to interact with your brand or offering. 


  • Aligns goals 
  • Raises moral and team spirit 
  • Increases problem solving capabilities 
  • Increases performance and productivity 

Exciting, entertaining, and enriching team building activities

If you are planning an event for your team but not sure where to start, VIWELL Active has the expertise to bring your vision to life.  

Whether you want a team-building sports event, a brand activation, a charity fundraiser, or a custom-made gathering, we’re here to cater to your corporate needs and cultivate to an exceptional company culture. 


  • Increases performance and productivity 
  • Better communication 
  • Enhances motivation and morale 
  • Increases confidence 
  • Improves mental and physical health 
  • Identification of leadership qualities

Energise your team with one-day events

From fostering employee wellbeing to strengthening team dynamics, advancing corporate social responsibility initiatives, or amplifying brand presence, our one-day events offer a dynamic platform to achieve your objectives.  

These events are designed to invigorate your workforce, elevate brand visibility, and showcase your mission.  

Each event is crafted based on our extensive experience and the most sought-after requests, ensuring a seamless and impactful experience for your organisation. 


  • Increases performance and productivity 
  • Better communication 
  • Enhances motivation and morale 
  • Increases confidence 
  • Improves mental and physical health 
  • Identification of leadership qualities

Make your mark: corporate social responsibility made easy

Crafting a CSR program need not be daunting. Start small with simple yet impactful initiatives like creating dolls for refugee children or organising food distribution drives.  

But if you’re seeking an electrifying CSR event, look no further. Dial +971 4510 3402, and our experts will orchestrate a remarkable sustainability campaign for you. 

We’ll infuse creativity into your noble endeavors, blending team-building activities seamlessly into the mix, so participants can engage effortlessly in a cause with a profound social impact. 

Gather your team and kick off a journey to a better society, inspiring employees to be part of something greater than themselves. 


  • Perfect way to bring your employees together 
  • Turn your employees’ energy into positive impact 
  • Motivate employees with causes they believe in 
  • An incredible way to enjoy with colleagues while doing good for the planet 
  • Contribute to the happiness & wellbeing of our community & ourselves 
  • Bond with your team and make a real difference to nature