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WIN A FREE ENTRY ! The first great news: the winner of the Open category for Cars will win a free entry in Open Category for the coming OiLibya Rally of Morocco, stage of the 2017 FIA Car World Cup scheduled from October 4th to the 10th. Register now at the Oman Desert Challenge; promotional prices are valid until March 15th. Read More


From 04 to 09 of May 2017

- 04 of May: scrutineering

- 05 of May: prologue

- From 06 to 09 of May: 4 Special Stages

- 09th of May: prize giving ceremony


Who we are


Our organization Pharaons Rally Jvd has grown an impressive experience in desert races and travels. Our passion for action and fun blends with the profound respect and love we have for earth and nature. Motorsport and nature exploration have been the significant skills that we now expand in Oman. An ancient yet modern country with an extraordinary desert scented with the flavor of spices and the breeze of the sea, right there to enchant you. New challenges are ready for you as an outcome of more than 30 years ongoing legend ran by Pharaons Rally Jvd!!! The beginning goes back to 1982 when the Pharaons Rally was launched in Egypt, a magic competition based on friendship and desert passion. This passion turned into a challenge in 1998 turning it into an international standards race. Motivation and repeated efforts led the organization to be fully recognized worldwide with registration on the calendar of the FIM Cross Countries Rallies World Championship and FIA World Cup. In 2016, our organization decided to start a new adventure in the magnificent desert of Oman with the creation of a series of Baja races and International Cross Country Rally. This Oman Desert Challenge is ready for racers from all over the world.


Oman Automobile Association is the first and only entity in Oman that governs and organizes motor sports activities. The Association was founded in 1979 and is officially affiliated with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Federation International de Motocyclisime (FIM). The aim of the Association is to develop and promote motor sports disciplines and activities around the Sultanate. OAA is starting a new Cross Country Rally Championship for the first time on Omani territory in association with JVD, with the aim of putting Oman on the international calendar of Cross Country Rallies. The Cross Country Rally Championship will vastly contribute in the development of a new segment in Tourism.

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