Dubai International Rally

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The Dubai International Rally is an international rally racing event based in Dubai but held in Sharjah[1] in the United Arab Emirates close to the border with Oman. The rally, a gravel and sand event, dates back to 1984 and has long been final event of the Middle East Rally Championship each year and is one of two events (along with Qatar International Rally to have been held in every year of the MERC. The rally changed its name to the Emirates Rally in 1989 but changed back the following year.

The rally has been dominated by Emirati driver Mohammed bin Sulayem who has claimed 15 victories including twelve consecutive wins from 1991-2002. Eight wins have been taken by Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah, including a run of six straight from 2007-12 while Emirati driver Khalid Al-Qassimi has won twice.

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List of winners sourced in part from:[2][3]

Year Winner Car
1984 Qatar Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1985 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica TCT
1986 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica TCT
1987 West Germany Reinhard Hainbach Opel Manta 400
1988 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica TCT
1989 Sweden Björn Waldegård Toyota Celica GT-Four
1990 United Arab Emirates Suhail Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1991 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica GT-Four
1992 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica GT-Four
1993 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1994 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1995 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1996 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1997 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1998 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort WRC
1999 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2000 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2001 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2002 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2003 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRC
2004 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2005 United Arab Emirates Khalid Al-Qassimi Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2006 United Arab Emirates Khalid Al-Qassimi Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2007 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2008 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2009 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2010 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2011 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2012 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2013 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2014 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC

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