In its third outing in Saudi Arabia, the Dakar continues to explore new landscapes with an even more substantial presence of sand in the specials. Whether on the tracks or surfing vast chains of dunes, the riders, drivers and crews will go head to head on all sorts of sandy terrain, knowing that the nuances of navigation in Saudi Arabia, where competitors have to avoid losing their bearings in a hodgepodge of tracks, are a real game-changer in the battle for the top honours.


Stage Date Start and Finish Race distance
Total | Special
1A Saturday, january 1, 2022 Jeddah > Hail 614 km | 19 km Stage 1A
1B Sunday, january 2, 2022 Ha’il > Hail 514 km | 333 km Stage 1B
2 Monday, january 3, 2022 Hail > Al Qaisumah 791 km | 338 km Stage 2
3 Tuesday, january 4, 2022 Al Qaisumah > Al Qaisumah 636 km | 255 km Stage 3
4 Wednesday, january 5, 2022 Al Qaisumah > Riyadh 707 km | 465 km Stage 4
5 Thursday, january 6, 2022 Riyadh > Riyadh 560 km | 346 km Stage 5
6 Friday, january 7, 2022 Riyadh > Riyadh 620 km | 404 km Stage 6
- Saturday, january 8, 2022 Riyadh Rest
7 Sunday, january 9, 2022 Riyadh > Al Dawadimi 701 km | 402 km Stage 7
8 Monday, january 10, 2022 Al Dawadimi > Wadi Ad Dawasir 830 km | 395 km Stage 8
9 Tuesday, january 11, 2022 Wadi Ad Dawasir > Wadi Ad Dawasir 491 km | 287 km Stage 9
10 Wednesday, january 12, 2022 Wadi Ad Dawasir > Bisha 759 km | 375 km Stage 10
11 Thursday, january 13, 2022 Bisha > Bisha 501 km | 346 km Stage 11
12 Friday, january 14, 2022 Bisha > Jeddah 680 km | 164 km Stage 12
The route of Dakar 2022

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