The combination of ‘challenging to drive’ and at the same time ‘captivating’ is what makes UAE freeways so special. In fact, this is a major reason we find seasoned drivers from all over the world flocking to the UAE to experience driving on its freeways.
The top 5 freeways in the country include:
Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta
This is a freeway with no unique name attached to it. It is the winding nature of the roads here that render them to be such an incredible draw. There are challenging curves and sharp bends all along the way. You simply take a left turn before Hatta Fort Hotel’s location and you will be on to this road. It may be small in length – about 10 or 11 kilometres, but the thrills it offers are completely priceless!
The road to Kalba in Sharjah starts off on a rather timid note with nothing exciting to offer but once you have completed the first 50 kilometres, things take a dramatic turn with really sharp curves and bends. There is an enthralling 1.27 kilometre tunnel that you will especially enjoy driving in, particularly since it leads on to Fujairah’s enigmatic natural beauty.
Al Taween, Ras Al Khaimah
Located in the Hajar Mountains, this freeway draws its charm from the fact that it is completely off the beaten path and you will find few cars driving here. Bear in mind that the roads here are really steep so you need to be sharp and agile – along with being a really capable drive, to drive on the mountainous paths of Al Taween.
Jabel Al Jaes, Ras Al Khaimah
This is UAE’s highest peak and the drive till here is both enthralling as well as immensely challenging. The curves and hairpin bends here are particularly very sharp so you will not only have to be really agile while driving, you will also need to be an especially skilful driver from the outset. If you can overcome these challenges, this is a freeway you will relish driving on.
Jabel Hafeet, Al Ain
The UAE’s second highest mountain offers some really captivating views from the top. The drive till here from Abu Dhabi is one that is really enjoyed by many. If you are on a leisurely trip to the UAE and would like to embark on a fun road trip, then this is a drive we wholeheartedly recommend.
At Speedy Drive, we encourage you to hire any of our numerous cars and take off on a memorable road trip along the above mentioned freeways.