Mercedes-Benz Challenge 2019

Event Overview

Gargash is back with Season 8 of the Mercedes-Benz Challenge!

100 teams with 2- 4 members each will compete to conquer 7 challenges around Dubai in a Mercedes-Benz, 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, 1st November 2019.

During the challenge, teams will test their mental and physical fitness, quick thinking and teamwork, all while having a blast!

The participation includes registration fees, breakfast, entertainment and lunch at a 5-star Hotel.


The Challenge Objective

100 teams will face 7 amazing challenges set up around Dubai. Each team of 2 to 4 members will compete against other teams to win the Grand Prize.

The Challenge Objective


Decoding the 7 Challenges

The 7 challenges are designed to test participants on a variety of skill-sets like speed, logic, fitness, accuracy, perseverance and teamwork. The challenges are not revealed before the event, although you can have a fair idea on what to expect by seeing the video of the previous season.

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 Team

Can’t wait to join the fun? 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 great rental offers.

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

Form Your 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 web app that can be accessed via any browser on a smartphone.

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

  • What are the different challenges?

    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 genres, 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.

    And remember, whatever we make you do – make sure you RUSHHHHH.

  • What is the Rush-A-Way app?

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

    It includes all challenge details, challenge locations, scores and 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. Choose you team size before registration. Registration for solo participants is not available.
    2. The contesting team needs a Mercedes-Benz car, to travel between challenge locations. Teams are free to borrow from family and friends or avail the special SIXT rental offer prices, available exclusively for this event.
    3. Each participant must be 18 years or older. The driving member of the team needs a valid UAE driving license.
    4. Teams need atleast one smart phone with 3G/4G data connection.
  • What is the Registration fee & what does it include?

    Various registration categories are available until the event day. Due to limited spots, categories generally get sold out prior to their last date. Since team details are not needed at the time of registration, we suggest booking early to secure a spot and to avoid paying more.

    Currently, the Registrations are open at just AED 329 per person only!

    • Last Minute: AED 329

    (All above prices are including tax)

    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?

    For this event, every participating team must drive in a Mercedes-Benz during the challenge.

    If you don’t own a Mercedes-Benz, you can borrow from a friend or avail the special rental rates from SIXT, available exclusively for this event.

    The car list and the rental prices will be updated soon.

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

      Rental Conditions: The driving member should be over 23 years of age if renting an A-class or a C-class.
      Over 25 years if renting an E-class, GLC-class, GLE-class.
      The driver must have a license that is over a year old. If your driving license is from home country and a year older you can still avail the offer.

  • The Event Agenda

    The Mercedes-Benz Challenge Schedule:

    • 07:15 Hrs to 08:00 Hrs – Registration and breakfast
    • 08:00 Hrs to 08:20 Hrs – Challenge Briefing
    • 08:25 Hrs – Challenge kick-off
    • 13:30 Hrs onwards – Lunch at a 5-star Hotel
    • 15:00 Hrs – Event Finale and Prize Distribution

    Details about the starting location: The starting location is Gargash Mercedes-Benz Customer Service Centre, Al Quoz

  • How do I prepare for the Event?

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

    • Report on time at the starting point.
    • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
    • Your smartphones assist you during the challenges and are also required for receiving all location and challenge instructions. Make sure your smartphones are charged. You could also use a car phone charger or carry a power bank with you.
    • 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.
  • 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 and will receive all communication from us.
    • The team anchor is responsible for completing the online registration process.

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