The 2020 Dakar Rally was the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition to be held in the Middle East, hosted by Saudi Arabia.

As scenes of the mosaic of landscapes of Saudi Arabia lit up Times Square, Trafalgar Square, Boulevard du Montparnasse and the Burj Khalifa, millions of people were afforded a rare and unique glimpse into the country, drawing viewers from across the globe.

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