Rally Jameel has officially started: Here's all you need to know

The second edition of Saudi’s first-ever all-women navigation rally has started…

Rally Jameel has returned for the second year in a row this March, coinciding with International Women’s Day, this time passing through some of the Kingdom’s iconic landmarks: starting from AlUla to Hail and ending in AlQassim.

The all-women off-road rally, taking place from March 7 to March 11, will cover a 1,600 km route between 300 to 500 kilometres a day. The event was open to everyone – all you needed was a driving partner and a four-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Registration for the rally has ended, and the female-only event has piqued the interest of 82 participants from 25 nationalities. Vroom vroom.

Rally Jameel is focused on testing participants’ navigation and driving skills, not speed, through some of Saudi Arabia’s beautiful heritage sites, as well as empowering women in the Kingdom.

Ready, set, go…

Registration to take part in the rally cost SAR15,000 per team of two and included preparation and navigation training sessions, plus camping.

Additionally, participants are also given half-board food and drinks, a t-shirt, towels, bags, two gala tickets, and the award ceremony.

Last year, the event saw 34 teams from 15 countries including well-known rally racers and motorsports champions, as well as beginners.

“We are thrilled to be backing this stellar initiative, designed to empower women in the Kingdom further. Rally Jameel is a platform for mavericks who want to express passion and expertise in a radically changing and rewarding motorsports environment.” His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation said.

“We are committed to encouraging women from a diversity of cultures and broad experiences to take part in the excitement of this event.”

Rally Jameel, from AlUla to AlQassim. until March 11. SAR15,000, sign up: rallyjameel.com

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