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Dubai International Rally 2015 Flags-off on 19 November with Ceremonial Start

18 November, 2015

Dubai-UAE: 18 November, 2015 - Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee, the 37th edition of the Dubai International Rally gets underway tomorrow (Thursday) with a ceremonial flagging-off at 1:30pm from Dubai Men’s College, at the Higher Colleges of Technology campus in Dubai International Academic City.

To commence proceedings, the UAE’s longest running international sports event will host a press briefing at 11:00am to provide the media with additional information and insights about the route forthe two-day speed stages in Maliha, Al Dhaid, and Kalba areas.

The press briefing will be headlined by Mohammed ben Sulayem, President Automobile & Touring Club UAE (ATCUAE) and FIA Vice President, and Dr Hashim Al Zaabi, Director of DMC, in addition to a number of rally drivers including Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, Sheikh Abdullah Al Qassimi, Michel Saleh, Mohamed Al Mutawaa and Abdulaziz Al Kuwari.

It is worth noting that the entry list for the Dubai International Rally 2015  comprises eight UAE rally drivers from a total line-up of 17 entrants that include Rashid Al Ketbi from UAE, Khalid Al Suwaidi from Qatar, Salah Bin Eidan and Mishari Al Thefiri from Kuwait, and Omiros Terezopoulos from Cyprus.