Saudi Dakar Rally 2020 to kick off on January 5th

Sunday 1441/1/9 - 2019/09/08
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Riyadh, Sep. 08, 2019 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to host Dakar Rally 2020, on the fifth of January 2020, a historic event to be held for the first time in Asia.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the General Sports Authority, said: hosting the world's toughest race for many years, the Dakar Rally, is a confirmation that the Kingdom welcomes the world to see stunning views, vibrant cities and vast desert through which they converge the sand dunes with the sea.
The Saudi Dakar Rally will show the world the true image of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at all levels: sports, entertainment, cultural, heritage and tourism, he said, adding that the Rally will promote the Kingdom's ability to compete with the world's most advanced countries in organizing world events.
-- SPA
20:55 LOCAL TIME 17:55 GMT