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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.

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.

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).

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 famous hairpinned roads in the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Qiyut is a high mountain town at an elevation of almost 2.000m above the sea level, located in Ad Dākhilīyah, Oman.

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.

Wadi Bimmah

Wadi Bimmah (aka the Snake Canyon) is a very scenic canyon located near Balad Sayt in Wadi Bani Awf, in the South Batinah Governorate of Oman. The road is extreme. Only 4x4, and even these cars can not make it sometimes if you are not a good driver.

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).

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.

Madaba - Al-Karak road

The Madaba - Al-Karak road (part of the Route 35) is one of the most scenic drives in Jordan. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy.

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.

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.

Jabal al-Lawz

Jabal al-Lawz is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.391m (7,844ft) above the sea level, located in northwest Saudi Arabia.

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.

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.

Murbah - Masafi road

Located within the Hajar Mountains of Oman, the international mountain road linking Murbah and Masafi is an epic adventure.

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.

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.

Al Mahda dead end track

Located in Wadi as Shatan, in northeastern Oman, the Al Mahda dead end track is a very steep and scenic drive.

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