Arabian Peninsula

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 Yibir

Jabal Yibir is 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.

Highway 1

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.

Jebel al-Harim

The Wild Road to Jebel al-Harim

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

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.