Official Starting Ceremony for Dubai International Rally Kicks Off Thursday

The official starting ceremony of Dubai International Rally candidate event begins on Thursday, 7th of December 2016 at 8 pm, at Saih Al Sallam Area, near Bab Al Shams Resort.

Upon a successful delivery of the candidate event, Dubai International Rally will join the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies and the FIM Baja World Cup in 2017, the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) have announced.

”We are pleased to announce the starting ceremony of Dubai International Rally candidate event next Thursday the 8th of December 2016, we are looking forward to an exciting and safe event for everyone” said Mohamed Ben Sulayem, President of the ATCUAE and the Emirates Motor Sport Federation (EMSF).

This candidate event will consist of 2 stages over one day, with the competitive length of each stage approximately 110 km. The first stage will be scheduled early in the morning on Friday 9th December, with the second taking place that afternoon. 

The Dubai International Rally headquarters will be based at Bab Al Shams Resort, allowing everyone to enjoy the spectacular desert scenes. The closing ceremony will start at 17:00 on Friday with the prize giving ceremony taking place Friday evening.