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Few countries in the Middle East can lay claim to a track record for hosting major international events like Jordan.
Its location in the heart of the region has positioned it as an ideal venue to host regional and international conventions in world-class venues across the country.
As a bedrock of stability, Jordan has been chosen time and time again to host major international political summits while in 2003 it hosted the World Economic Forum for the first time, welcoming world leaders and decision makers to the banks of the Dead Sea.
Such was the popularity of that first Forum, a multi-million dollar convention centre has been built on the Dead Sea which hosted the World Economic Forum once again in 2004 and has done so several times since.
Jordan’s world-class sporting facilities have hosted numerous Arab, Asian and World Championships but the highlight came in 1999 when more than 5,000 athletes from 21 countries competed in the Pan Arab Games at venues throughout the country.
Venues were packed and the Games were hailed as an overwhelming success as sport captured the Jordanian public’s imagination like never before.
It has encouraged the country to welcome more events and to date it has hosted World Championships in rallying, cross country running, triathlon, snooker and fencing. It also hosted the IOC World Conference on Women and Sport in 2009.
Sport is seen as a vital component by the country’s visionary leaders to develop the nation and 44 sporting federations have been democratically elected to represent each and every sport with the objective to increase the standards and raise the country’s profile in the international arena.
While the FIA World Rally Championship represents one of the country’s most exciting sporting projects, more high profile events are expected in the coming years.
Jordan’s geographical location makes it a perfect destination for staging events. Amman’s international airport is connected to more than 100 countries worldwide and more than 2.2 billion people live within a five-hour flight away.
Jordan represents a gateway to the new Middle East, a Middle East crying out for change and global acceptance and sport has an important role to play in winning over the hearts and minds of the outside world.

2005 marked the dawn of an exciting new era for motor sports within Jordan.

Coinciding with the Monte Carlo announcement of its efforts to become the first Middle East country to host the FIA WRC, the Royal Automobile Club of Jordan also unveiled a specialist motor sport company called Jordan Motorsport.
Chaired by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, its initial mission was two-fold: to further develop and sustain motor sport within the Kingdom and to bring the FIA WRC to Jordan. The one could not go without the other and proved successful when the FIA confirmed that Jordan would host a WRC event in 2008. The FIA WRC bid was used as a catalyst for a whole range of motor sporting development and awareness campaigns that reached out to all corners of the community.
The technical department works tirelessly to improve the standards and entry of rallies, speed tests and karting events while the marketing specialists work closely with the private sector to bring more investment into motor sports and to carry it to a wider audience through carefully planned and executed public relations campaigns.
2004 was a turning point for motor sports in the region. Bahrain held a magnificent Formula One Grand Prix for the first time while Qatar welcomed the region’s debut Moto-GP. On a more local note, the Jordan Rally admitted a record entry and received a glowing FIA Observer’s report.
While unstinting support for the FIA World Rally Championship comes from the King himself, it is the people of Jordan who crave to see the best the sport can offer and it is this passion and enthusiasm that has made the Kingdom such a popular rally destination.

To increase participation in motorsports and establish World Class events whilst ensuring safety in competition
  • To become established as the Arab World’s home for the FIA WRC


  • Raise awareness for motor sport by “Taking the sport to the people”


  • Manage and organize world class motor sport events in Jordan sanctioned by the FIA


  • Develop Motor Sports in Jordan on a grass roots and professional level


  • Garner general public, government and private sector support for motorsports



Board Members
  • HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein, Chairman


  • Amer Al-Basheer, First Deputy Chairman


  • Ahmad Tantash, Member


  • Akel Biltaji, Member


  • Dr. Sami Al-Majali , Member


  • Raja Ghargour, Member


  • Eng, Sami Halaseh , Member



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karting Before reaching the dizzy heights of the FIA World Rally Championship or Formula One, most of the world's leading drivers have learned their trade in go carts. details
rallies There are four national rallies organized annually in addition to the Jordan Rally, the leading round of the FIA's Middle East Championship since 1982. Participation has increased over the years. details
alhusseinn Jordan's Al Hussein Rumman Hill Climb is one of the Middle East's longest standing sporting events and has become a highlight on the Kingdom's social and sporting calendar. details
speed tests With the rallying scene booming, speed tests were introduced to the motor sport calendar in 1964 and have been held at various locations throughout Jordan since. details
speed tests Drifting has taken the world by storm over the past 10 years and 2014 will see the introduction of Jordan's first Drifting National Championship. details
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