There's nothing quite like the rumble of four wheels across the untamed wilderness, dust choking the air. If you get your thrills off road, you'll definitely want to blaze a trail to these four dirt-track destinations.
Egypt: Pharaons Cross Country Rally
When the Pyramids of Giza were constructed around 2560 BC, they were envisioned to be the burial sites for Egyptian royalty. Little did these pharaohs know that centuries later their peaceful rest would be interrupted by a sea of spectators drawn to the roar of engines leaving their tracks along Cairo's desert trails.
As the home to the Pharaons Cross Country Rally truck drivers, bikers and car races congregate in the Egyptian capital to take their marks at the foot of the pyramids with intention of leaving competitors in their dust at this FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship rally. On May 10-17, all are invited to witness an adventurous event held on one of the world's most legendary sandy carpets.
UAE: Dubai Off Road Adventure Show
Thanks to a Dubai's desert landscape, the Dubai Off Road Adventure Show kicked into gear for the first time last year and makes no attempts to slow down long. This world-class event brought everyone from sport vendors to adrenaline junkies out to enjoy Dubai's diverse outdoorsy activities, which included hiking, motocross and off-roading.
Even visitors who were less experienced with navigating along the city's sand dunes were encouraged to co-pilot an ATV, watch exciting demonstrations and hop on a motorbike while DJs spun hits to liven the atmosphere. With this year's extravaganza already a hot topic of discussion, guests can expect the Dubai Off Road Adventure Show to be one awesome outdoor party.
Russia: Baja Russia- Northern Forest
While many of us dread driving on icy roads during winter, competitors are eager to slide along Russia's powdery landscape during the Northern Forest, an annual off-road adventure and the only one of its kind to welcome snow.
On Feb. 20-22, this competition is expected to be an action-packed spectacle since two new routes are in development. Although the most skilled driver is anticipated to become the victor, only the most durable vehicles can survive this "dash through the snow."
South America: Dakar Rally
Visitors from around the world have enjoyed exploring South America's rustic landscape, but attempting to drive along the region's toughest terrain brings on a unique experience that every thrill seeker craves.
The Dakar Rally, which once took place from Paris to Dakar, has found a new home in South America since 2008 and draws inexperienced and quality drivers to undertake the world's most challenging landscapes in order to be dubbed renowned champions. Consisting of three different teams made up of motorcycle, car and truck drivers, the race not only proves the durability of the competitor's vehicle but the willpower to overcome the difficult obstacles that come across their paths.
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