Vogue Arabia reports on Rally Jameel, Saudi Arabia’s first-ever off-road navigation rally for female drivers, the first of its kind in the Arab world.  The event takes place from March 17-19, 2022 with a 900km route that starts in Hail, passing through Al Qassim, and ending in Riyadh.

In line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030—of which women empowerment is an integral pillar—the rally will not be a race of speed, but will test participants on their precise navigation skills. The challenging route, which is set to vary by 300 to 500km per day, will feature elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time, distance, and strategy using navigation systems, and road books. Participation is limited to 20 women drivers who will be selected by the organizing committee, with teams of two (driver and an assistant) driving unmodified manufactured four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicles. So far, 34 teams from 15 countries have signed up to take part in the rally, with drivers ranging from seasoned veterans to beginners.

The rally was announced by Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota in Saudi Arabia.

Commenting on the launch, Munir Khoja, Managing Director, Marketing Communications, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors Saudi Arabia, stated:

“We are proud today to launch Rally Jameel which will set new benchmarks for women’s motorsports in the Kingdom.” He added: “By organizing Rally Jameel we aim to achieve our higher national goals, as the event will draw the attention of motorsports enthusiasts across the globe to our cities that will host this rally — which is a great opportunity for them to see the Kingdom’s cultural and historical dimensions, and its expansive tourism opportunities.”

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