The Dubai International Baja is held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and organised by the ATCUAE with the backing of a number of major sponsors.
In its former guise, the Dubai International Rally was the oldest motorsport event in the UAE, being staged annually since the late 1970s and organized by the ATCUAE since 1997. Until 2015, the event was staged as a round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship, being won by such drivers as Nasser Al Attiyah, Saeed Al Hajri, Khalid Al Qassimi and Bjorn Waldegård. Current ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem holds the record for most wins, taking 15 victories between 1985 and 2002.
After 2016, the Dubai International Baja took place as a round of both the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies and the FIM Baja World Cup.
In 2018 the ATCUAE partnered with Dubai Autodrome to make the venue the main hub for all competitors, as well as hosting the opening and closing ceremonies. Following the great success of the event, the Dubai International Baja returns to Dubai Autodrome for the 2019 edition (7-9 March).
Thursday, 7 March 2019
Dubai Autodrome Grandstand (Entrance is FREE for spectators)