Dark Skies Challenge and Dark Skies Extreme 2018: 22nd/24th February 2018

It’s time to launch THE long-distance point to point challenge of the season!

  • 150kms for Dark Skies Challenge
  • 200kms for Dark Skies Extreme

The 2018 event will be our fifth edition!

  • October 2014 – Oasis Offroad teams only – 28 cars including sweep – a bit hot but overall nice weather

  • February 2015 – Open Event – 53 cars including sweep – this was the “sandstorm edition”

  • February 2016 – Open Event – 73 cars including sweep – the “foggy morning delaying us for 3 hours” edition

  • February 2017 – Open Event – 81 cars including sweep – the “dark skies during the day” edition – cloudy, windy, night-time lightening storm and heavy rain on the saturday morning!


  • February 2018 – Open Event – ?

Reserve Your Team’s Place!

This year we are asking for team pre-registration as soon as possible.  The early bird price has been set at 1200 AED and is for registrations received and paid for no later than 20th January 2018.

Full information can be downloaded here

Team registration form below

Note – we do not need to know your team members or vehicles at this time, just that you will be fielding a team from your club for the event.

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*Priority for entries for the Dark Skies Extreme will be given to teams/leaders who have participated in either the DSC or the DSE before.

**We do not recommend the Dark Skies Extreme for Extra Long Wheel-Based Vehicles such as the F150 etc.


  • Register for the event now!
  • We don’t need to know which cars/drivers at this point, unless you have never entered the Dark Skies Chalenge before and intend to enter the Dark Skies Extreme
  • To reserve a place for your team a deposit of 250aed is required and this should be paid by credit or debit card; an electronic invoice will be raised on receipt of the form.
  • Deposits are non-refundable should you decide at a later date you do not wish to participate.
  • PLEASE WHATSAPP ME ON +971 509 478 563 after you complete the form – we have had cases of them going missing in cyberspace before!
1st January – 20th January 2018
Registration available at the special Not-So-Early-Bird-Booking price of 1200aed per team.
20th January 2018
Balance payable
21st January – 15th February 2018
Subject to spaces available, registrations will be accepted at the standard price of 1320aed per team.
1st February 2018
Full details of team members, cars, telephone numbers and of course passengers should be supplied
22nd February 2018
Meet at Arada from 5pm onwards!

Queries and feedback – please email marina@desertdivaevents.com

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