Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, a cool drive in the desert

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, topping out at an elevation of 1.219m (4,000ft) 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.

Jabal Al Jais

Jabal Al Jais, one of the greatest roads on Earth

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 strips of asphalt on Earth. 

Road to Yasab

Yasab Road

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, the world's scariest highway

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.

Al Hada Road

Al Hada Road, one of the most beautiful roads of Saudi Arabia

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.

Wakan Village

Wakan Village

Wakan Village is a high mountain town at an elevation of 2,000m (6,561ft) 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.

Jebel al-Harim

The Wild Road to 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 Sabir

Jabal Sabir, a steep paved road with 55 switchbacks

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

Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.908m (6,259ft) above the sea level, located in the Al Hajar mountain range, in the Ad Dakhiliyah region of northern Oman.

Jabal Yibir

Jabal Yibir, an absolute must for road lovers

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 Shaharah

The remote and isolated road to Jabal Shaharah

Jabal Shaharah is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.525m (8,284ft) above the sea level, located in the Shaharah District, Amran Governorate of Yemen.

Jebel Shams

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 dubbed the "Highway of Death" during the Persian Gulf War

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.

Lawdar Pass

Aqabat Thirah: a hairpinned road to the summit

Aqabat Thirah is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.267m (7,437ft) above the sea level located on the boundary of Al Bayda’ and Abyan Governorates, in south-western Yemen.

Wadi an Nakhur

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

Highway Empty Quarter, built through the moving sands

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.

Mount Nebo

A road trip to Jordan’s Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is a mountain pass at an elevation of 680m (2,230ft) above the sea level, located in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Known locally as Siyagha, Mount Nebo is the highest point in this part of the ancient kingdom of Moab.

Khor an-Najd

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).

Road N6

N6 in Yemen, one of the most hairpinned roads in the world

The winding N6 is a very exciting road located in south-western Yemen. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not adviced night drive.

Highway 85

Highway 85 is one of the longest straight roads in the world

Following the heart of Saudi Arabia, the Highway 85 is one of the longest straight roads in the world. 693 miles (1.116 km) of straightness close to the border with Jordan.

Wadi Arbaeen

Wadi Arbaeen

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.

Tal Mireb-Moreeb Dune Road

A scenic paved road to Moreeb Dune

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

Al Baha's 25 Tunnels

Al Baha's 25 Tunnels

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.

Road to Quran

Quran Road

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.

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.