Dhow Runners

Pearls of Wisdom


What is it?

Dhow Runners tells the story of the local pearl fisherman from years gone by. This activity is a strategic business simulation where teams must plan their approach, decide on provisions (resources) to take on their journey and then constantly monitor their progress, negotiate with the other trading teams and adapt their strategy to maximise the return for their team.


Companies that select this program have a focus on strategy. The activity was designed for companies running strategic planning conferences (last year review, next year actions) to act as a catalyst for discussions on next year actions. The activity also highlights the importance of team members managing numbers, aligning on information and forecast planning.




Number of Attendees: 12 - 600

Time Frame: 2 - 4 Hours

Location: Indoors

Classification: Communication, Competitive, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic