THEY improv now operates throughout the United Arab Emirates to provide team building on behalf of our clients. With a variety of American-styled corporate events and training programs, we can help to bridge the cultural divides, as well as to bring a little bit of home to employees working abroad in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or elsewhere in the Persian Gulf region.

team building


We help your teams to remove the borders that separate them from one another. We help them to bridge the cultural divides and work together towards common goals.

client appreciation


We can engage your clients and get them to bond with your sales staff. They are much more likely to purchase your products after entertainment that makes them feel like stars!

business consulting


We provide a variety of business consulting services to better identify the causes of problems to root out the difficulties and come up with innovative ways to enhance the culture and processes that will enable your company to become stronger.

corporate event


We can provide improv comedy, game shows, magic shows and murder mystery dinners to entertain your company party for milestone events that will help your employees to bond and feel appreciated.

private parties


For families and friends getting together, we have private party entertainment that can help make your special occasions even more special. We consult with you to come up with the best options for your group.

keynote speaker


We can bring a wide range of keynote speakers to liven up your events and to help bring to light subjects that you would like to address. These can be experts, people who have experienced amazing adventures, authors or comedic characters.

A Bonding Workshop is a great way to bring employees together and get them to see each other as individuals rather than job titles. We are also able to use these to teach a variety of other lessons including presentation skills, sales, communication, electronic communication, conflict resolution and mental agility. Ask us today how a bonding workshop can help you accomplish your goals!

Consult with us to better determine how to achieve your corporate goals without anyone knowing that you are doing anything other than providing entertainment. Our Murder Mystery Dinner Shows, Game Shows, Teambuilding Workshops, Scavenger Hunts, or Improv Comedy Shows can all be used for bonding your employees to provide team buliding throughout the State. We serve Dubai, Abu Dhabi and elsewhere with the goal of bringing people together. It is our goal to help our clients while facilitating understanding between the peoples of the Emirates and the employees of our clients.

food venue

We do not have our own venues. We come to any restaurant, hotel, resort, cruise ship, club, or home. We can work with groups of any size in whatever location you want. The specific location may impact the cost and we will discuss this with you.

We can now consult for our clients throughout the United Arab Emirates, though there may be some legal hurdles in some locations that should not prove that difficult to surmount. Hiring THEY improv allows the best that the US has to offer for our American multi-national companies working within the State, and to help companies to understand and respect the cultural differences of their hosts. This allows for familiar programs to be brought to their locations at potentially a fraction of the cost of some other more expensive options. This protects our clients from costly situations that a cultural faux pas may cause.

We lead the way for murder mystery shows to get people to bond as they work together as groups solving a series of problems. By doing so, they develop relationships with coworkers while determining the culprit. We have versions with our actors, and others using your executives as the suspects. This can also be done virtually to allow interrogations to occur overseas and in several locations at the same time. Contact us to determine how we can help you bond with your employees and partners without them even knowing! Likewise, we have mysteries that do not involve a murder.



Never Rush a Conversation

Meetings take a lot longer in the UAE and are often interrupted in the middle. Often people offer food or drink before getting down to business. It is meant to be more polite and makes the priority be about working together rather than just the business.

Never Commit Treason

This is not the US. Speaking out about politics or religion can land you in jail. While one should not expect prosecution, completely breaking relationship with religion is considered a capital offense. So, don't joke around. This is NOT a free country and you will PAY for any failure to unerstand that.


Eating Habits

Never eat with your left hand. Even more so when not using utensils. The left hand is often used for personal hygiene and so using it with finger foods, especially shared plates, is quite gross and inconsiderate. Don't offer someone alcohol unless you know they drink. Offering food prior to eating yourself is considered a polite gesture. And don't eat during the day during Ramadan where someone might see you.

Gestures to Avoid

Certain gestures are problematic. Don't point to gesture to someone as that is how one might command a dog. Taking someone's picture is considered a compliment in the West. Here, it is considered rude to do so without permission. Don't act angry or move quickly. Consider others before yourself.

Improvisational comedy is a great way to have an ensemble entertain your group. Catching the lightning in a bottle, you experience moments that can never be repeated because everything is made up in the moment. The audience shares the creative process and can be active participants in the fun. We are quite congnizant of the need to maintain the dignity of your employees and executives during the process. Simply put, we make them look like stars!

Game shows invite your group to participate more directly through actually coming up on stage, and being put through TV Show-styled game shows to compete for not-very-expensive prizes (we wouldn't want anyone unhappy that they didn't win). This includes many of television's more popular shows along with more customized shows for your group. Truth Be Told is an offshoot of a popular import. This involves your people defending statements about their past which may or may not be true. Trivia Nights, similar to the popular pub games, gets teams to bond with one another and find out more about their coworkers outside of work. Our Audience Olympiads splits your group into two or three teams and have them compete in simple and fun feats of bravado. This can be Human Horseshoes or Face the Cookie, as examples. And if you don't know what those are, we look forward to a fun conversation!


WE CARE FOR YOU! We care for you and your guests. We will discuss your desires for safety measures regarding Covid-19 and want you to feel secure in the knowledge that we are looking out for you, our client.

If you want to have a high-quality show for your friends and family, we can help you with unique performance options. We can provide a private party that they will remember! Talk to us and we can come up with ideas you may never have been able to think of without our help.

The UAE has rapidly transformed into one of the richest countries in the world. Powered by the energy of fossil fuels, it has become an international destination for businesses. The government has embraced this ideal and works hard to attract investment from the outside. Maintaining its conservative roots, however, makes those who enter the country constrain themselves to local law. This has created an interestingly diverse population who all subscribe to fairly rigid dogma. There is a dedication to bring their country closer together. To achieve this, the country is in the process of connecting more and more of the population centers by rail. This should create a unification of spirit that will serve the people and businesses alike.


We Can Literally Speak Your Language



Most of our Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf Team Building Events are conducted in English. It tends to be the shared common language, though may need some adjustments for varying cultures and backgrounds. Pop culture, for instance, might not be as shared. We discuss your needs and adjust.



We can operate these corporate events in a bilingual environment. You would let us know your concerns and we can incorporate these into your program. We will go over rates and fees and determine the best approach.



We do have facilitators from all over the world who can operate for your group remotely or in-person in a variety of languages. Simply reach out and ask and we can work on developing options for your needs.



Dubai is the largest city in the country, has one of the busiest airports in the world, and is a major source of commercial business. There are many popular tourist locations and beaches. This makes it a popular location as a central meeting spot fo join with people from around the country as well as those from the rest of the world.

Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi is the Emirite providing most of the oil production in the country. International companies operating in the oil industry focus in this Emirite, which is also, by far, the largest in terms of area. Besides the regular workers, executives from around the world visit to oversee operations.



Sharjah is the third largest city and borders Dubai. It is the home of the SAIF Free Trade Zone which is the home of companies from more than 80 countries. With the cargo airport providing jobs and great people, there is no wonder that it has become a popular location for companies looking to work internationally from a convenient location.

We serve the entire United Arab Emirates with Team Building options to enhance employees through our processes. This includes Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah as well as the other areas of the country and elsewhere in the Persian Gulf region. Our goals are to bond employees, to help reduce employee turnover by improving working conditions of those operating far from home, and to bridge the cultural divides between transplanted workers and local hires. Simply contact us to find out how we can help!


We service the entire region from the THEY improv HQ in the United States. The best way to contact us is by email at Later, we can set up Zoom or Teams meetings or phone calls.

These are some useful links for sites that can help you with your business in the country.

Government Website
US Department of State Website
Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Some of Our Clients

Our clients include a Who's Who of international business and feature major players including over half of the Fortune 500. These are just a few of our high-profile clients whose companies have been improved by hiring THEY improv to enhance their businesses with our programs.