Dakar Rally 2023: Schedule, Venue, How to Watch, and Live Stream

Dakar Rally 2023 is going live early this year with the Saudi Arabian event ready to initiate on New Year’s Eve.


The Dakar Rally or “The Dakar” is the popular annual rally raid event. Founded in 1979, the event has been hosting in Saudi Arabia since 2020. It is the calendar opening event of the World Rally-Raid Championship.

2023 Dakar Rally will be the first FIA & FIM Rally Raid event of this year. It will be held by the Amuay Sports Organization in Saudi Arabia and will be counted the first round of 2023 World Rally-Raid Championship.

This iteration of Dakar Rally will contain 14 different Stages. Stages will contain 7 different vehicles. These are –

  • Bikes
  • Quads
  • Cars
  • Light Prototypes
  • SSVs
  • Trucks
  • Classics

Detailed informations on the upcoming Dakar Rally 2023 are listed below.

When will be Dakar Rally 2023 held?

  • Start Date: December 31, 2022
  • End Date: January 15, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

The Dakar Rally 2023 will begin this December 31, 2022 with the prologue event. While the first stage of this year’s tournament is scheduled for January 1, 2023. Stage 1 will be at Sea Camp and will initiate around 06:30 p.m. ET.

Where will the event be held?

  • Location: Saudi Arabia

This year’s Dakar Rally will be held in Saudi Arabia like previous few years. The 14 stages will be hosted in 14 different locations. Races of stage 1 will begin near the Sea Camp in Yanbu. And the 14th stage will end near Dammam city in the eastern province.

Dakar Rally 2023 Schedule:

Date Stages Time (ET)
Sun., Jan 1 Stage 1 – Sea Camp 6:30 p.m.
Mon., Jan2 Stage 2 – Sea Camp to Alula 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan 3 Stage 3 – Alula to Ha’il 6:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan 4 Stage 4 – Ha’il 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan 5 Stage 5 – Ha’il 6:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan 6 Stage 6 – Ha’il to Al Duwadimi 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan 7 Stages 5 & 6 Noon
Sat., Jan 7 Stage 7 – Al Duwadimi 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan 8 Stages 6 & 7 11 a.m.
Sun., Jan 8 Stage 8 – Al Duwadimi to Riyadh 6:30 p.m.
Mon., Jan 9 Rest Day 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan 10 Stage 9 – Riyadh to Haradh 6:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan 11 Stage 10 – Haradh to Shaybah 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan 12 Stage 11 – Shaybah to Empty Quarter Marathon 6:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan 13 Stage 12 – Empty Quarter Marathon to Shaybah 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan 14 Stage 13 – Shaybah to Al-Hofuf 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan 15 Stages 12 & 13 Noon
Sun., Jan 15 Stage 14 – Al-Hofuf to Dammam 6:30 p.m

How to watch Dakar Rally 2023 on TV?

  • Eurosport
  • NBC

Dakar Rally 2023 will be available to watch on TV via Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 in the United Kingdom. However, NBC will provide only online coverage of Dakar Rally 2023 in the United States.

How to Live Stream the event?

  • Eurosport
  • Peacock

Eurosport will live stream the Dakar Rally 2023 stages through their official website and mobile app for rally raid fans in the United Kingdom. While the event will be available to watch with some additional shows related to Dakar history via Peacock in the United States.

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