On behalf of the Emirates Motorsports Organization, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Dubai International Baja. It is hoped that the new baja format of the event will secure the long term future of the UAE’s longest running motor sport event, provide a better return on investment for our partners and capitalize on the growing preference for Cross Country type events among our competitors.
I would like to express my gratitude to HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Mr. Jean Todt, FIA President, for their support and encouragement in elevating the event up to a world cup status.
In addition, we would like to thank all our partners and sponsors for their trust and assistance in making this event worthy of a position in the FIA and FIM Baja World Cups.
It is a pleasure to welcome everyone to the UAE for this event, and I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable rally.
Mohammed Ben Sulayem
EMSO President and FIA Vice President
As a consequence of the rapid development of infrastructure in the UAE, the area available for traditional special stage rallying in Dubai has been greatly reduced since the 1980’s and 1990’s.