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Revealed! The 2022 Dakar Rally Route Is Out And It’s Over 8,300 KM Long

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For the third time, the Dakar Rally will be taking place in Saudi in over 12 stages from Jan. 1-14. The route was revealed yesterday and it’s over 8,375 km long. 1,065 participants aboard 578 vehicles will be partaking in the 2022 Dakar Rally. The route passes through some of the best landscapes that Saudi Arabia has to offer.

First up, the route goes from Jeddah straight to Ha’il. Here’s the otherworldly landscape near Ha’il.

 

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Then the route passes through a place called Artawiyah not far from Riyadh. Windswept sand dunes await here.

The village of Al Qaisumah was on last year’s rally as well.

 

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It will then pass through Riyadh before heading to Dawadimi. This is a city where the hilly western mountain ranges of Saudi Arabia begin.

 

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The route will then proceed to the town of Wadi Dawasir that lies on the fringes of Rub Al Khali Desert – the world’s largest sand desert.

 

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The rally continues westward till it reaches the rugged valley of Bisha, which is not the easiest of routes to tame.

 

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And, finally, the race will end in the coastal city of Jeddah. Right where it all began 14 days ago.

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