Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, a cool drive in the desert

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, 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.

Sinjar Mountain road

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 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.

Jabal Al Jais

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 strips of asphalt on Earth. 

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

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

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

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.

Al Hada Road

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.

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

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.

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 N6

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

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 (7,437ft) above the sea level. The road has 34 switchbacks. It’s one of the most hairpinned roads in the world.

Lawdar Pass

Lawdar Pass

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

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).

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.

Highway 85

Highway 85

Following the heart of Saudi Arabia, the Highway 85 is one of the 10 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.