JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The Saudi Post has issued a postage stamp and a postcard on the occasion of the Kingdom’s hosting of the Dakar Rally.
The two riyals category stamp and the five riyals category postcard were issued as Saudi Arabia prepares to host the 2nd Dakar Rally on its soil.
One of the most challenging and exciting race in the world, the rally will be held in January 2021.
The Dakar started in 1977 as a race from Paris and across the Sahara desert to the Senegalese capital in West Africa and long been regarded as the world’s toughest motorsport challenge.
It has been staged in South America since 2009 after leaving Africa for security reasons.
The move to Saudi Arabia marks the first time rally is held in the Middle East.
Veteran Spanish driver Carlos Saniz won the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia earlier this year.