Mercedes-Benz Challenge 2017 -

Event Overview

Dubai's Thrilling Adventure Race is back with Season 6. 100 teams will compete to conquer 7 challenges in style, win the grandest prize of all - a Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe! The Mercedes-Benz Challenge powered by Rush-A-Way is an exhilarating adventure around Dubai, taking place on Friday, 27th October 2017. 100 contesting teams of 2 - 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-star 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, driving skills, 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 how fast they complete it. The team with the highest score at the finish line wins the grand prize – A Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe! Find out more about it.

The Grand Prize


Register Your Team

Can’t wait to join the fun? Neither can we! Pick a team size of 2-4 members and find your teammates above 19 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.

Register Your Team

About the Challenge


    The contesting teams will navigate through 7 unique challenges. After each challenge, teams will earn points based on how fast they complete it and the location details for their next challenge. The team that completes all challenges and scores the highest points at the finish line wins the grand prize – A Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe! All challenge details, location clues, time-keeping and other communication during the challenge will be through the Rush-A-Way interface which 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.


    Well, that information is classified. Some of our past challenges included paddle-boarding, archery, go-karting, running, logical escape games and even sushi making. Check out our 2016 challenge page, to learn more about past challenges. Just remember, whatever we make you do – make sure you RUSHHHHH.

    1. Each team needs to have between 2 – 4 members. Rushers have to form their own team before registration as 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 19 years or older. The driving member of the team needs a valid driving license for UAE
    4. Teams need atleast one smart phone with 3g/4g connection

    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 booking, we suggest booking early, to ensure a spot and to avoid paying more. Currently the Regular Registrations are open, and fees are as follows: Team of 2 Members: AED 648 Team of 3 Members: AED 970 Team of 4 Members: AED 1295 (+ 5.5% convenience fee)           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 GLC Coupe

    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:

    1. A class @ AED 252
    2. C class @ AED 285
    3. E class @ AED 390
    4. GLC @ AED 350
    5. GLE @ AED 450

    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 A or C class and over 25 if renting an E, GLC, ML/GLE class. The  driver must have a license that is over a year old. (You can also include if your driver’s licence from your home country is more than 1 year then it is valid.)


    Here is the Challenge Schedule: 7:30 to 8:45 – Registration and breakfast 8:45 to 9:00 – Challenge Briefing 9:00 – Challenge kick-off 13:30 onwards – Lunch at a 5 star property 15:00 – Event Finale and Prize Distribution Details about the starting location: The starting location will be sent via e-mail to all participants. It will also be updated on our website two weeks prior to the challenge day.


    There is no special preparation required! But keep in mind some simple tips for the day of the challenge:

    1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Report on time at the starting point.
    2. 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.
    3. Make sure to fuel up your Mercedes-Benz in advance.
    4. Teamwork and communication with your teammates play an important role in your performance. So choose your team members wisely.
    5. 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.

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