The Desert Challenge is the final round of the 2008 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and the 2008 FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship.
Based in Dubai, which is also the rally”s finishing point, the event has its ceremonial start in the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi.
From there, an international procession of cars, trucks and bikes go on a spectacular five-day journey across some of the most dramatic and demanding desert terrain on earth.
For four nights, the event is based at the Moreeb Hill bivouac, close to the Liwa oasis, and special stages stretch out into the legendary Empty Quarter, or Rub Al Khali, providing drivers and riders with an exhilarating test of skill and endurance.
Launched in 1991 by Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the legendary rally star and a sporting ambassador for the Arab world, the UAE Desert Challenge is a breathtaking experience that is savoured by champions and enthusiasts alike.
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