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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 ('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.
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.
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 is the deepest canyon in the Middle East. It’s located in northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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 road is a stunning asphalted road in the Rub al Khali desert south of the Liwa oasis, in United Arab Emirates.
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.
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.