The official shipping partner for the event is Gulf Agency Company Ltd. (GAC), who are headquartered in Dubai, and industry renowned experts in logistics.

They will provide a full logistics service from your port of origin, including Insurance, shipping and customs clearance. For details on their Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), please see HERE.

GAC, and their associate offices, are the only official logistics partner for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, and we cannot guarantee cooperation with any other companies.

GAC have committed to providing shipping options from the following destinations:


  • Genoa, Italy,
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Marseilles, France
  • Felixstowe/Southampton, UK
  • Hamburg/Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Perth/Freemantle, Australia


For the Contact Info of GACs agents in these ports, please see the document HERE. GAC can also offer shipping via sea or air from any location around the world.

For details of estimated shipping times and departure dates from each location, please see the document HERE.

For a shipping quotation, please contact the GAC Project Manager Mr. Sudesh Chaturvedi in Dubai at,  who will be able to put you in contact with the GAC agent in your region.

For those flying vehicles into a UAE airport and requiring assistance with customs clearance, please note that GAC can assist. See HERE for their procedures.