Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Greatest Driving Road in the World

Look at what they have achieved in a desert.

The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the best driving roads in the world. Stretching for 7.3 miles and climbing nearly 4,000 feet, it boasts of 60 corners and a surface so smooth that it is to be experienced to be believed. The immaculate road was called the greatest driving road by automotive guide; The road scales the mountain and ends at a parking lot with a hotel and palace belonging to the country's rulers.

The road is cut into the Jebel Hafeet mountain, the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates , the oil-rich Gulf state. The road is a challenge for cyclists who frequently come to train there. The mountain spans the border with Oman and lies about 90 minutes' drive southeast of the thriving city of Dubai . It looks down upon a dusty, desert landscape that belies a nation of astonishing wealth.

About Jebel Hafeet: A mountain in UAE on the outskirts of Al Ain. The mountain rises 1240 meters and provides a lovely view of the city.

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