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Dania Akeel

RACE CAR Toyota Hilux | T3Max
AGE 35

Short Biography

Making history as Saudi Arabia’s first female superbike & Rally driver.

Born 26 Sept. 1988 & raised in Jeddah KSA, Dania moved to the UK during middle school, and returned to KSA after graduating with an MBA in 2016.
She began racing at the age of 30 on superbikes at the Dubai Auto drome circuit.

In 2019, Dania received the “”Rookie of Year”” award during her debut for the Ducati Cup in the UAE National Sportbike Super Series.

In 2021, Dania was the first female to participate and win an international rally, she continued in the FIA Cross Country Baja’s World cup in 2021 to become the winner of the T3 category, was the first woman globally to achieve this.

Dania was the first Saudi female to cross the finish line at the famous Dakar rally in 2022 and became the first Arab woman in history to finish in the top ten of her categories, where she finished in 8th place out of 48 T3 competitors.

Dania competes in both FIA international championships and the Saudi Rallies Championship, winning in the T3 for every competition during her previous 3 seasons.