About Rally Jameel

Saudi women

driving history in Saudi Arabia

❯ In September 26th 2017

King Salman Al Saud issued a statement recognizing women rights to drive cars in Saudi Arabia. By June 24th 2018, Saudi women were driving on the streets of Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

❯ KSA Vision 2030

Recognizes that a successful, modern nation must encourage and empower all members of society, especially women. That is why Women Empowerment takes a huge part of the vision.

Empowering women in Saudi Arabia covers all aspects where sports is a very important field. Not only sports but Motorsports also.

From that vision and objective

This project was born

❞ The first women’s only navigation rally

  • Rally Jameel the first navigation off-road rally for women in Saudi Arabia and the region
  • Rally Jameel is an off-road Navigation Rally that does not require speed in which teams of two ladies each will use a state of the art navigation equipment and a digital road book to compete on a pre-defined route in the beautiful deserts of Saudi Arabia using normal off road cars through hidden Waypoints to collect points. The team that accumulate the most points win the Rally.

Supported by

الاتحاد السعودي للسيارات والدراجات النارية Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation

FIA Women in Motorsport

Supported by

Supported by

Dr. Thuraya Obaid

Dr. Thuraya Obaid

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HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud

HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud

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Dr. Thuraya Obaid

Dr. Thuraya Obaid

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Eng. Aseel Al-Hamad

Eng. Aseel Al-Hamad

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Event Information

The first women only off-road navigation rally taking place in Saudi Arabia

Date: 07-11 March 2023

Over 5 days

8 March is Int'l. Women day

1st desert stage will start on Women International Day

Cars allowed to participate

All wheel drive or 4X4 (unmodified)

Location

3 major cities in Saudi Arabia, passing through their historical landmarks

Each team will have

2 ladies, driving manufactured 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles

Competition depends

On navigation, checkpoints and planning skills, not speed

  • The rally is designed as a competition to test navigation and skills, not speed, through traveling on a predefined route between checkpoints where points will be accrued.
  • The route may vary from 300 to 500 km per day and is kept confidential until the night before each stage.

The Route

  • 1600 km

    3 major cities in Saudi Arabia, passing through their historical landmarks
  • Competitors' Safety

    Safety comes first so we will be using a state-of-the-art Tracking System and Helicopter medics

How to Rally Jameel

training program for all participants

About Preparation

Day in the Life – schedule

Vehicle selection & preparation

Teammate selection & fundraising

Skills needed

Desert Driving Skills

About Navigation

Navigation skills needed

GPS operation

Entering latitude and longitude on a GPS

Reading notes/tulip in the road book

Route planning & Knowing how to use a compass

Training Presentation