Roads of the Arabian Peninsula
Plan the perfect driving adventure with this helpful guide! Learn more about the things to consider before driving the most spectacular roads in the Arabian Peninsula.
Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road is a cool drive in the desert
Located on the outskirts of Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jabal Hafeet Mountain Road is one of the greatest driving roads in the world.
Jebel Al Mebrah is an absolute must for road lovers
Jebel Al Mebrah is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.527m (5,010ft) above the sea level, located in the United Arab Emirates.
The Wild Road to Jebel al-Harim in Oman
Jebel al-Harim (Mountain of Women) is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.056m (6,745ft) above the sea level located on the Musandam Peninsula of Northern Oman, bordering the United Arab Emirates.
Highway Empty Quarter was 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.
Highway 1 of Iraq is 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.
Highway 80, the "Highway of Death" during the Persian Gulf War
A paved highway running from Kuwait to Basra in Iraq 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.
Driving the defiant Al Baha's 25 Tunnels
Al Baha's 25 Tunnels is a sharply winding zig-zag road located on the south west of Saudi Arabia. This tourist drive consists of 25-tunnels at different lengths and elevations.
Highway 85 is one of the longest straight roads in the world
Following the heart of Saudi Arabia, 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.
Al Hada Road is one of the most beautiful drives of Saudi Arabia
Located in the Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia, Al Hada Road is the name of one of the most spectacular drives in the country, with 93 bends.
Driving the hairpinned N6 Road to Aqabat Thirah in Yemen
Aqabat Thirah is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.283m (7,490ft) above the sea level located on the boundary of Al Bayda’ and Abyan Governorates, in Yemen.
Jabal Al Jais is 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jabal Sabir is 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.
Driving the curvy road to 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.
The Road To Wadi Arbaeen Has it All!
Located in the Al Sharqiyah region in northeastern Oman, Wadi Arbaeen is one of the most amazing Oman wadis. Drive slow and safely as some heights and curves are sharp.
The road to Jebel Shams is not for the faint of heart
Jebel Shams ('Mountain of the Sun') is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.970m (9,744ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Al Batinah South and Ad Dakhiliyah governorates in northeastern Oman.
Ultimate 4wd destination: 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.
Travelling through the 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.
Don’t glance down at your phone on the 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.
Jebel al Lawz: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide
Jabal al-Lawz ('mountain of almonds') is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.391m (7,844ft) above the sea level, located in Tabuk Province, northwest Saudi Arabia.
Khor an-Najd, the only khor accessible by vehicle
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 (4WD only).
Driving through 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.
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