Dakar Rally 2024 route: Dates, stages, distance and more
The 46th edition of the Dakar Rally will take place in Saudi Arabia, starting on 5 January. It will be the fifth time the event is held in the country and is expected to be the most challenging with twelve special stages and a 48-hour challenge. During the 584-kilometer timed marathon, competitors will start in the morning, stop in the evening, and continue the next day. The total distance of the rally is 7,891 kilometers, with over 4,700 kilometers under the pressure of the stopwatch. The rally will begin in Al-Ula and finish in Yanbu, with a final 175-kilometer stage. 778 competitors in various categories will participate in the rally.