Mercedes-Benz Challenge 2018

Event Overview

Gargash is back with the Season 7 of Dubai's Thrilling Adventure Race.

100 teams will compete to conquer 7 challenges in style, to win the grand prize a - Mercedes-Benz - SUV!

The Mercedes-Benz Challenge powered by Rush-A-Way is an exhilarating adventure around Dubai, taking place on Friday, 2nd November 2018. Contesting teams of 2-3 or 4 members will drive around the city in a Mercedes-Benz, tackling 7 unique challenges.

In their endeavor, teams will test their mental and physical fitness, quick thinking and camaraderie, all while having a blast!

The registration fee is inclusive of participation, breakfast, entertainment and lunch at a 5* hotel.


Decoding the Event

Each team will constitute 2-4 members who will work their way up the task-list. A total of 7 challenges await the participants, who will earn points on each challenge based on time of task completion. Each task is designed to test the teams on their navigation skills, communication, physical endurance and quick thinking.

Decoding the Event


Decoding the 7 Challenges

The challenges are designed to test participants on a variety of skill-sets like speed, logic, fitness, accuracy, perseverance and of most importantly, teamwork. So if you’re a jack of all trades, this is your chance to thrive. The 7 challenges are not revealed before the event, although you can have a fair idea on what to expect by seeing the last year’s event page.

Decoding the 7 Challenges


The Grand Prize

At each challenge, teams earn points based on the time taken to complete the challenge successfully. The team with the highest cumulative score at the finish line wins the Grand Prize Mercedes Benz SUV!!

The Grand Prize


Form your "A Team"

Can’t wait to join the fun? Neither can we! Pick a team size of 2-4 members and find your teammates above 18 years of age. Your team will need to travel in a Mercedes-Benz during the event.

If you cannot arrange one, we have tied up with SIXT for unbelievable rental offers.

Team details are not required at time of registration, so ensure your spot and register your team NOW.

Form your "A Team"

About the Challenge

  • How Does the Challenge Work?

    The contesting teams will navigate through 7 unique challenges.

    After each challenge, teams will earn points based on how fast they complete it. The team that completes all challenges and scores the highest points at the finish line wins the grand prize – A Mercedes-Benz SUV!

    All challenge details, location clues, time-keeping and other communication during the challenge will be through the Rush-A-Way interface. The team members can access from the Rush-A-Way website, through their smart phones.

    Teams are free to use GPS or access the internet, to navigate between locations.

  • What are the different challenges?

    Well, that information is classified… Our challenges are not revealed in advance, but none of them are extreme and each one helps you discover a unique experience and sometimes even a new side of you.
    The 7 challenges are of different genre, each designed to test the teams on various life skills like quick thinking, fitness, stamina, working under pressure and team-work.

    Some of our past challenges included stand-up paddle-boarding, archery, go-karting, calisthenics & parkour and escape games.

    Check out our 2017 challenge page, to learn more about past challenges. Though do not expect the same challenges to be featured. Each event has new sets of challenges, helping you discover new experiences in your city. And remember, whatever we make you do – make sure you RUSHHHHH.

  • What is Rush-A-Way app?

    Rush-A-Way app is our web-interface which helps the team receive all the information during the RACE.

    Including all challenge details, challenge locations, scores and even the vouchers from our partners.

    The App does not need to be downloaded and can be accessed from our website. Teams need to use their login email id and password that they create during the registration process.

  • What Is the Participation Criteria?
    1. Each team needs to have between 2 – 4 members. Rushers have to form their own team before registration. Registration for solo participants is not available.
    2. The contesting team need to participate in a Mercedes Benz car, to travel between challenge locations. Teams are free to borrow from family and friends or make use of our SIXT rental offer prices, available exclusively for this event’s participants.
    3. Each participant must be 18 years or older. The driving member of the team needs a valid driving license for U.A.E.
    4. Teams need atleast one smart phone with 3G/4G connection.
  • What is the registration fee & what is included?

    Registrations are open now. Due to limited spots, tickets generally get sold out prior to their last date. Also, prices rise from 27th October 2018. Since team details are not needed at the time of booking, we suggest booking early, to ensure a spot and to avoid paying more.

    Currently the Registration are open, and fees are as follows:

    • Team of 2 Members: AED 658
    • Team of 3 Members: AED 987
    • Team of 4 Members: AED 1316

    The above fees are exclusive of (+ 5% VAT + 5% Processing Charges.)

    Other inclusions in the registration fee are:

    1. Breakfast
    2. Lunch at a 5-star hotel
    3. Entertainment
    4. Welcome Kit including T-shirts
    5. Chance to win a Mercedes-Benz SUV!
  • Mercedes-Benz Rental Prices From SIXT?

    In this Rush-A-Way event every participating team, must drive in a Mercedes-Benz during the challenge.

    If you don’t have a Mercedes-Benz, either borrow from a friend or make use of the amazing rental rates from SIXT, available just for this event.

    The rental prices are:

    • C class @ AED 295/per day
    • E class @ AED 399/per day

    (All above prices are excluding taxes)

    After you complete your team registration, you can opt to rent a Mercedes-Benz of your choice.

    Note: If renting a car from Sixt, the driving member should be over 23 years of age if renting a C class. Over 25 if renting an E class.

    The  driver must have a license that is over a year old. If your driving license from home-country is an year older you can still avail the offer.

  • The Event Agenda

    Mercedes-Benz Challenge Schedule:

    • 7:30 to 8:15 – Registration and breakfast
    • 8:15 to 8:30 – Challenge Briefing
    • 8:30 – Challenge kick-off
    • 13:30 on-wards – Lunch at a 5 star property
    • 15:00 – Event Finale and Prize Distribution

    Start Location: The start location for the challenge is Jebel Ali Recreation Club 

  • How do I prepare for the Event?

    Keep in mind some simple tips for the day of the challenge:

    • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Report on time at the starting point.
    • Make sure your smartphones are charged. Your smartphones assist you during the challenges and are also required for receiving all location and challenge instructions. You could also use a phone charger in your car or carry a power bank with you to keep your phone charged.
    • Make sure to fuel up your Mercedes-Benz in advance.
    • Teamwork and communication with your teammates play an important role in your performance. So choose your team members wisely.
    • Read the clues closely before starting a task. Don’t worry if you take longer on some tasks. You can always catch up on the other tasks.
  • Who is the Team Anchor?

    The person who books the ticket, by default becomes the Team Anchor.

    • This person becomes our main point of contact for that team for the event and will receive all communication from us.
    • The team anchor is responsible for completing our online registration process and updating the details of the team.

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