Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Jordan Riders Rally kicks off

26 Apr 2018

Under the patronage of HRH Prince Faisal bin Hussein, the 2018 Jordan Riders Rally will kick off tomorrow from the Dead Sea. Around 350 motorcyclists are taking part, including 300 from Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Palestine, Lebanon, UAE and Egypt, in addition to local and international participants.


According to Rally Director Mustafa Shaaban, “The 2018 Jordan Riders Rally is the most important since its launch in 2014, because this year the event is listed by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, or International Motorcycling Federation.  This means that the Jordan Riders Rally is world-class”.


"The Jordan Riders Rally is not only a sporting event; it is also a tourism event attracting riders from across the Arab region and the world. It contributes to the tourism sector and serves to promote Jordan in the countries of participating riders, who on return to their countries may encourage friends and family to visit Jordan.”


For the fifth consecutive year, the rally has been supported and sponsored by Zain Jordan as an exclusive strategic partner. The USAID Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism (BEST) project is supporting the rally to facilitate its work in promoting Jordan as a motorcycle tourism destination regionally.


The rally begins on Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Dead Sea, with participants making their way to the city of As-Salt to take in Al-Khader Street, Al-Hammam Street and Al Ain Square. After that, the rally will continue towards the Jordan Valley and end back at the Dead Sea hotel. On Saturday, riders will head to the central region of Jordan, passing through Madaba, Hidan and Mount Nebo before returning via the Panorama Road to the Dead Sea. A closing ceremony will be held that evening with performances by Jordanian musicians.


The Jordan Riders Group organizes the annual rally in cooperation with the Royal Motorcycle Club of Jordan and with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board. The Jordan Riders Group also coordinated rally efforts with the Tourism Police, the Jordan Traffic Institute, Customs Service, Border Guard, Royal Medical Services and Civil Defense.