Monday, October 02, 2006

The World 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 called the greatest driving road in the world by [Edmunds.Com].

Jebel Hafeet - Cockpit

Stretching for 7.3 miles and climbing nearly 4,000 feet, with 60 corners and three lanes (two climbing and one descending), 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.

Jebel Hafeet - Mountain Road

Jebel Hafeet - Mini Cooper Action

Jebel Hafeet - Mini Cooper Action

Jebel Hafeet - Mini Cooper

Jebel Hafeet - Night Scene

Scale of Hafeet Mountain Road is extraordinary. It stretches for 7.3 miles, and it took around 8.5 minutes to complete the road's 60 corners with the Mini Cooper.

Jebel Hafeet - Mountain Road

Jebel Hafeet - Mountain Road

The road scales the mountain and ends at a parking lot of Mecure Hotel and a palace belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Ex-President of UAE.

Jebel Hafeet - Mercure Hotel Jebel Hafeet - Palace

[Tags] UAE, Driving Road, Jebel Hafeet, Mountain Road, Mini Cooper, Hotel Mercure, Palace, Edmunds [/tags]


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