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Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road

The Jabal Hafeet Mountain Road is one of the greatest driving roads in the world. Located on the outskirts of Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the road extends for 7.3 mi (11.7 km) up the mountain, rising at an elevation of 4,000ft (1.219m) above the sea level. Thanks to the two lanes going up the mountain, you can take the 60 bends as fast or slow as you like, enjoying views of the desert.

Sinjar Mountain road

Sinjar Mountain road is an asphalted road located in the Sinjar Mountain, a single ridge of mountains located in Nineveh Governorate in northwestern Iraq. The road has 90-100 hairpin turns over a distance of 20 km (12 mi).

Road to Yasab

Yasab is a high mountain town at an elevation of 1.200m (3,937ft) above the sea level located in the Al Batinah South Governorate of northern Oman. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver.

Highway 1

Highway 1 is dubbed as the world's scariest highway. On the expressway between Jordan and Baghdad, drivers have to brave ISIS fighters and air strikes to bring supplies to Iraq. It might be the most hairy truck route in the world. The number of trucks crossing into Iraq from Jordan has plummeted from 2000 to 30 on some days.

Jabal Al Jais

Jabal Al Jais is arguably the UAE’s tallest mountain. At an elevation of 1.925m (6,315ft) above the sea level, the road to the summit is one of the greatest strip of asphalt on earth. There are eight hairpins and countless corners on the upper part of a road that runs over 35km and rises 1700m, and as well as being scenically spectacular, it is a driver’s delight.

Wakan Village

Wakan Village is a high mountain town at an elevation of 2,000 meters above the sea level in the Western Hajar Mountains of Oman. The mountainous road to the town is narrow and steep. It should only be attempted in a 4WD car.

Jabal Yibir

Jabal Yibir is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.527m (5,010ft) above the sea level, located in the Hajar Mountains, in the United Arab Emirates.

Jabal Sabir

Jabal Sabir (also called Jabal Saber) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 9,458ft (2.883m) above the sea level, located near Ta'izz, a governorate of Yemen.

Jabal Akhdar

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.

Jebel al-Harim

Jebel al-Harim “Mountain of Women” is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.087m (6,847ft) above the sea level located in the Musandam Peninsula of Northern Oman.

Jabal Shaharah

Jabal Shaharah is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.600m (8,500ft) above the sea level, located in the Shaharah District, Amran Governorate of Yemen.

Jebel Shams

Jebel Shams ('mountain of the sun') is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.009m (9,872ft) above the sea level, located in the Al Hajar Mountains range, in northeastern Oman.

Highway of Death

Highway of Death is a six-lane highway between Kuwait City and the Iraqi city of Basra via the border town of Safwan. It was dubbed the "Highway of Death" during the Persian Gulf War after U.S. aircraft bombed a retreating column of Iraqi tanks and trucks, destroying 2,700 vehicles in all.

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is a mountain pass at an elevation of 817m (2,680ft) above the sea level, located in Jordan, an Arab kingdom in Western Asia. Known locally as Siyagha, Mount Nebo is the highest point in this part of the ancient kingdom of Moab.

Wadi an Nakhur

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

Highway Empty Quarter

Opened in 2015, the Saudi Arabia - Oman highway, known as Highway Empty Quarter, directly connects both countries through the Rub’ al Khali desert, also known as The Empty Quarter, the largest and most barren sand desert in the world. The road has been called an engineering marvel as it was built through the moving sands of the vast Empty Quarter.

Lawdar Pass

Lawdar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.267m (7,437 ft) above the sea level located in the Lawdar District, in south-western Yemen.

Khor an-Najd

Located in the remote and still pristine wilderness area of the Musandam Peninsula, in Oman, Khor an-Najd is the only khor accessible by vehicle (only 4WD).

N6

N6 is an asphalted road located in central Yemen, with a length of 52,1km. The road (also called R4234) climbs up the Lawdar Mountain Pass, at an elevation of 2,267m above the sea level. The road has 34 switchbacks. It’s one of the most hairpinned roads in the world.

Al Hada Road

Al Hada is a high mountain town at an elevation of 1.975m (6,479ft) above the sea level located in Makkah Province, in western Saudi Arabia.

Rustaq - Nakhal road

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

Tal Mireb / Moreeb Dune road

Tal Mireb road is a stunning asphalted road in the Rub al Khali desert south of the Liwa oasis, in United Arab Emirates.

Mountain Road to Quran

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.




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