29. March 2007

World's Greatest Driving Road

Just have a look What they have created in a desert…The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the greatest driving road in the world. Stretching for 7.3 miles and climbing nearly 4,000 feet, it boasts 60 corners and a surface so smooth that it would flatter a racetrack. It could easily be described as the eighth wonder of the world, but almost nothing is known about its creation.

The road is cut into the Jebel Hafeet mountain, the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates , the oil-rich Persian Gulf state. 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.

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1. Dug From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote on 22. May 2007 at 8:39 pm

I have got to go there…

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2. Misha From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote on 26. March 2008 at 6:26 am

What a great road! Makes me thinking hard about visiting UAE just to drive on it πŸ™‚

Misha
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3. Davo From PHILIPPINES (PHILIPPINES) Wrote on 31. May 2011 at 4:25 pm

Haven’t heard this as one of the greatest wonders of the world. I was just outdated with this. Anyway, the road seems to be long and wide. Is there many vehicles passing here or there’s a payment to enter? Just wondering why it becomes the best driving road.

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