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Jabal Akhdar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.908m above the sea level, located in the Al Hajar mountain range, in the Ad Dakhiliyah region of northern Oman.

 

Jabal al-Lawz is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.391m above the sea level, located in northwest Saudi Arabia.

 

Located in the Al Batinah Region of northern Oman, the road is a very scenic journey. The road is asphalted with breathtaking views.

 

Located within the Hajar Mountains of Oman, the international mountain road linking Murbah and Masafi is an epic adventure.

 

Wadi an Nakhur is the deepest canyon in the Middle East. It’s located in northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town.

 

Located in Wadi as Shatan, in northeastern Oman, the Al Mahda dead end track is a very steep and scenic drive.

 

The Madaba - Al-Karak road (part of the Route 35) is one of the most scenic drives in Jordan. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy.

 

Quran is a cliff-hugging village located in the Ad Dakhiliyah Region of Oman. The route to the town is one of the most memorable drives in Sharqiya The route is strictly 4WD and is not for the faint-hearted as the last part of the ascent is a near-vertical climb with sharp hairpin bends.

 

Located in the Al Sharqiyah region in northeastern Oman, Wadi Arbaeen is one of the most amazing Oman wadis. Drive slow and safely and some heights and curves are sharp.

 

Qiyut is a high mountain town at an elevation of almost 2.000m above the sea level, located in Ad Dākhilīyah, Oman.

 

Al Baha's 25 Tunnels is a sharply winding zig-zag road located in the south west of Saudi Arabia. This tourist drive consists of 25-tunnels at different lengths and elevations.

 

Wadi Bimmah (aka the Snake Canyon) is a very scenic canyon located near Balad Sayt in Wadi Bani Awf, in the South Batinah Governorate of Oman. The road is extreme. Only 4x4, and even these cars can not make it sometimes if you are not a good driver.

 

The Baljurashi-Mekhwa road is a very scenic drive in the heart of the Al Bahah Region, in south-western Saudi Arabia.




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>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

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