About Us

Established in 1997, North Star was the first schools provider of adventurous and outdoor education activities in the Middle East Region. Having provided a broad range of regional and international services to over 100 schools and youth organisations since our inception, we are still the leading provider of educational, cultural, sport and adventurous activities for young people in the Middle East.


We at North Star hold ourselves accountable to our clients for the services we provide. We do not ask clients to sign an unreasonable waiver or indemnity forms to substitute a shortfall in the insurance policies we offer.  In all of our activities and services, there is a full range of insurance options available to each participant that provides full and clear coverage.


Safety is paramount and overrides all other considerations. Our core team of professionals are constantly reviewing safety standards and updating risk assessments to prevent, insofar as we can, the risk of accident/injury to our clients.  All our staff are trained in emergency first aid and response procedures; and are always on hand to deal with any incident. Additionally there are two external independent organisations invited annually to conduct safety reviews, specifically at our residential center. This ensures that the highest level of safety is offered and maintained.

Our Team

Our director, Paul, has more than 40 years of experience in many areas of the outdoors; half of which was spent in the British Army where, in his final years, he served as a senior SAS instructor teaching in extreme environments. He is instrumental in overseeing our staff to ensure they are specifically trained in the disciplines required for our particular activities and ensures they are generally qualified to internationally accepted standards.  In additional to their skills, staff are chosen for their experience working with children and young adults.

Our Activities for Schools

Over our history of almost two decades we have covered a broad spectrum of adventure, education, culture and service projects, globally. Our clients come back to us time and again because of our personal and professional approach, highly competitive pricing, and proven track record of operating exciting, rewarding and, first and foremost, safe trips!