The UAE is known for its charismatic lifestyle and futuristic buildings. It is also known for its roads that seamlessly connect the Emirates. Apart from connecting the cities, the roads in the Emirates a perfect for road trips. Driving on such smooth roads with stunning sceneries all around is a unique experience.

While in the UAE, apart from exploring cities, you should take at least one road trip. The stretch from Dubai to Al Ain, and then on to Jebel Hafeet is undoubtedly the best route to drive on as it provides one of the most amazing road trips in the UAE. It is often compared to Italy’s Stelvio Pass and Australia’s Great Ocean Road.

Jebel Hafeet is located at an altitude of 1,240 meters in Al Ain. This mountainous terrain overlaps the border with Oman. It’s 170 kilometers away from Dubai and can be reached within three hours. You can opt for a car rental in Dubai and take it straight to Jebel Hafeet.

The 11.4 kilometer stretch of road in Jebel Hafeet can be a tough task master if you don’t have the right car. With 21 turns along the way, you can expect tight hairpin bends and fast sweepers too. The road is super smooth, so you won’t have to worry about adding any wear-and-tear to your car. If you’re in the mood to indulge, you could rent a supercar from Dubai and drive it up here. Apart from this, the stark contrast of the rocky terrain and the smooth road is a visual treat all on its own.

Apart from the amazing driving, here are a few other things you could do while in Al Ain:

Go Go-Karting!

The Al Ain Raceway is one of the best karting arenas in the UAE. It’s well-lit with huge flood lights and has arrive-and-drive karts. Al Ain Raceway has karts for both kids and adults and organizes open races for die-hard karting enthusiasts.

Rejuvenate at Green Mubazzarah

Located at the base of Jebel Hafeet, Green Mubaazarah is the best place to stay at to enjoy the spellbinding view of Jebel Hafeet. This beautiful oasis has hot springs, a lake, swimming pools, and beautiful chalets to stay in.

Get Close to Wildlife

The Al Ain Zoo houses more than 4,000 animals that wander in enclosures resembling their natural habitat to a large extent. The zoo gives you a feeling of being in a safari while maintaining a safe distance from the animals.

Take a Sneak-Peak into the Life of Sheikh Zayed

The Al Ain Palace Museum was once home to Sheikh Zayed and his family. It was later converted into a museum and now serves as a reflection of the former president’s life.

Settle in Style

Jebel Hafeet is dotted with several hotels including Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Hilton Al Ain, and Mercure Grand, which is located at the top of the mountain. You can choose a hotel that suits your tastes. Make sure to also carry a camera during your mesmerizing trip to Jebel Hafeet.

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya Dubai Airport Terminal 1 Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Dubai Motor City Dubai Marina Dubai Festival City Abu Dhabi Airport Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi Al Reem, Abu Dhabi Al Reef, Abu Dhabi Sharjah Airport Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya

Address

Um Ramool, Rashidiya,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2060206

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 09:00-22:00

Dubai Airport Terminal 1

Address

Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2245222

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Address

Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2203013

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Motor City

Address

Shop 8, Ground Floor, Foxhill 8, Motor City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4273200

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-20:00 Saturday; Closed

Dubai Marina

Address

Hertz - Dubai Marina City Premiere Marina Deluxe Hotel Apartment ,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4226775

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-20:00 Saturday Closed

Dubai Festival City

Address

InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 7011239

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-17:00 Saturday; Closed

Abu Dhabi Airport

Address

4th Level, Sky Plaza Park, Abu Dhabi Airport,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 5998939

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi

Address

Etihad Plaza, Al Raha, Etihad Village,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 55 69130

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reem, Abu Dhabi

Address

Marina Square, Al Reem Island,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 6320494

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reef, Abu Dhabi

Address

Al Reef Downtown, ,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 645 8488

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Sharjah Airport

Address

Inside Arrivals Terminal, Kiosk 2, Outside baggage claim area, Sharjah Airport,
Sharjah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 6 5528290

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 08:00-20:00

Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Address

Unit 52, First Floor, Al Hamra Mall, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd,
Ras Al Khaimah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 7 2434386

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 10:00-21:00

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