Road trips are the best when it comes to unwinding at the end of a hectic week. From rugged terrains to twisting roads, you can take your car to scenic landscapes in the UAE and make a day of it. Here are some of the best roads in the UAE you can head over to.

Jebel Al Jais, Ras Al Khaimah
If you are an adrenaline-seeking car enthusiast, this road is a must visit for you. Located one hour away from Dubai, this is the highest mountain peak which stands at 6,268 ft. It is filled with sharp turns and hairpin twists. Once you reach the top of the mountain, you get a view of the mountain range on one side and the RAK port on the other. The ride downhill might be challenging but worth it.

Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain
One of the most famous roads of the UAE, Jebel Hafeet is the second highest mountain in the country. It’s situated 170km away from Abu Dhabi. After the two-hour ride from Abu Dhabi, there are 60 twists and turns. Also, the night view from the top is amazing. On the ride up, you can stop to see the view along different platforms. This road attracts a lot of tourists and bikers, which is why heading there on a weekend might not be very calming.

Kalba – Sharjah Road
A better option is the Kalba-Sharjah road. As you travel from Dubai, it goes evenly till about 50km after which you get a sneak peak of the mountains ahead. The thrill starts when you cross the 1.27km tunnel and are greeted by Fujairah’s scenic beauty.

Liwa Oasis
The UAE is well-known for the beauty of its deserts. Liwa Oasis will make you experience that beauty. It is a peaceful road to travel as you take in the beauty of the Rub Al Khali desert. With no steep turns or uphill climbs, this is a road you should travel to relieve yourself from all worries.

Driving on these roads will make you calm and collected. So, what are you waiting for? Get a few friends or family, get your camera and just go on  a road trip.

The writer is a marketing executive at CarSwitch. Views expressed are his own and do not reflect the newspaper’s policy.

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