Absolute Adventure is an award winning provider of local and international adventures, team building events, outdoor consultancy services, adventure training and outdoor experiential education.
With trade licenses in UAE, Oman and Bulgaria we have offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kalba, Dibba and Bansko. Our local activities include trekking, rock climbing, abseiling, deep water soloing, coasteering, bouldering, orienteering, mountain biking, off-road driving, archery, fencing, high and low ropes courses, kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving & dhow cruises.
Absolute Adventure was established by Paul Oliver in Dubai during 2005 to meet the growing demand for professionally run local and international adventures. The company has established numerous new trekking, mountain biking and climbing routes in the remote Musandam region and recently published a comprehensive bouldering guide for the region. Absolute Adventure Education offers schools and colleges professionally designed outdoor education programmes and field studies lessons run by qualified wilderness educators from a range of purpose built camps.
Paul has over thirty seven years experience in the Middle East & has owned a number of local & international companies. Paul is a highly qualified outdoor instructor and expedition leader. Paul was co-founder & board member of Gulf for Good a Dubai based charity that organizes charity challenge events around the world. Paul is the co-founder of Absolute Bulgaria Adventure Tours offering group and school adventures in the Pirin & Rila Mountains. Paul was the Technical Director of Syria Adventure, Syria’s first true adventure outfitter. Paul is also the Technical Director of UAE Adventure a company specializing in designing and operating luxury campsites. Paul also owned and operated Oliver Yacht Charter in the UK. Paul has created new trekking routes in Afghanistan at the behest of the US State Dept. and created Maasai Warrior Training courses in Kenya.
Absolute Adventure have worked on a number of consulting projects over the past few years. These include working on the master tourism plan for Musandam governorate for the Ministry of Tourism in Oman; developing ideas for adventure tourism in North Kerala, India; creating adventure industry standards for Fujairah emirate, UAE; developing the regions first commercial via ferrata and zip lines on Jebel Jais, RAK for the RAK Tourism Development Authority and presenting adventure industry statistics to the Culture & Tourism Authority of Abu Dhabi.
Absolute Adventure belongs to a number of organizations that share our ideals for the industry. These memberships represent our goals of delivering high quality, safe activities and align us with other companies around the world who share that goal. By building a strong community within the industry we can better promote high levels of qualification, standardized procedures, environmental stewardship and more.
At Absolute Adventure, we view our responsibility for the guests safety as the highest priority. A guide service can offer the most amazing itineraries to the most scenic destinations but, if you don't feel safe while participating then you won't fully enjoy the experience! The guide's knowledge and ability has a direct impact on how safe the experience is, as well as solid standard operating procedures put into place using years of experience. That's why we spend a lot of time and effort recruiting and training our staff, to ensure that every trip we send out will be a safe and enjoyable experience. We look for experienced guides with qualifications and experience in leading multiple disciplines like trekking, sea kayaking and rock climbing. In addition, we require a minimum of a Wilderness First Aid certification so all of our staff are ready, if there ever is an emergency.
In addition to technical qualifictions, we look for staff which embody the ideals we strive for as an organization. As a Leave No Trace member, environmental impact is important to us and we want staff who share that ethic and are able to educate others about how we can reduce our impact on the environment.