There are plenty of things to do and sights to see in the UAE. Beyond the bustling city of Dubai, there are picturesque beaches, mountains, sand dunes, and deserts to behold and explore.
You won’t get to see or experience the grandeur and beauty of these sights unless you opt for luxury car rental in Dubai or other parts of the UAE. If you’re hankering for something new and exciting, you’re in luck. We’re about to give you a little peek into well-loved destinations, beyond what the crowds of tourists have visited.
Included in this list are six of the coolest places to drive through with your car rental in the UAE. So, pack your bags, grab your snacks, load up your favorite tunes, and get ready to put the pedal to the metal.
1. Jebel Hafeet
Jebel Hafeet is one of the highest points in the UAE, second only to Jebel Jais that borders Oman. Walk or take your bike there, if you have the energy and stamina for the ride, although we recommend bringing your car up for a more comfortable ride. Long recognized as the best road for drivers in the world, the road to Jebel Hafeet is best explored by car than any other method.
Enjoy remarkable views of the Al Ain and the Oman border from the peak of this mountain. However, that’s not all there is to this area. In and around Jebel Hafeet are various forts, tombs, and museums – a haven for people who love learning about local culture and history.
Skip the crowds and spend hours just exploring the magnificent architectural structures here. With no ticket costs, it is the ideal spot to check out alone, with your partner, or a small group, or you could bring your entire family along for the ride.
Another treat for those who love driving is the Fujairah area in the UAE. There is so much to see here that staying a few hours is not enough to appreciate its beauty. Even if you are not the one taking the wheel, there is something fun for everyone.
Check out Snoopy Island, Khor Fakkan, or Sandy Beach, if you are someone who loves the beach and feeling the sand in between your toes. Explore life beneath the water’s surface while snorkeling or diving. After a day of activities, drive up to one of the many 5-star hotels in the area for some rest and refreshment.
If your idea of having a good time is roughing it, check out the Hajjah Mountains. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the UAE,” it is a great place to step out of your car and lose yourself while walking along the rugged trails. Bring your binoculars along as you don’t want to miss the birds and wildlife that you can only find in this part of the globe.
3. Jebel Jais
Situated in the nearby emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah is the mountain named Jebel Jais. Accessing this area has gotten more convenient over the years as more roads have been built. The result is hours of fun driving your vehicle along the slightly curved roads while taking in the breathtaking views of the mountain ridge.
Once you are at the peak, look around at the surrounding mountainous areas and the sea. For adrenaline junkies, you can try out the longest zipline in the world. Covering a distance of two kilometers at speeds of almost 120 kilometers per hour, it is a ride that will send your heart thumping and your body rocking for several minutes.
Looking for a place where you can drive for hours on end? Head over to Liwa. Located almost 300 kilometers from Dubai and 220 kilometers from Abu Dhabi, you can drive to your heart’s content while being surrounded by a seemingly endless pile of sand dunes.
Only got a day or two to play? Go on a day trip to Musandam.
Located approximately two and a half hours from the busy city of Dubai, the area offers magnificent views of the nearby mountains. Not only that, you can also sign up for the unique experience of swimming with the dolphins or riding on traditional vessels known locally as dhows.
Do you prefer a shorter ride? Escape for a few hours by driving to Hatta, Oman. With a distance of almost 140 kilometers from Dubai, you can enjoy spectacular views of the vistas.
Go on a road trip any time during the week. With the roads deserted during the weekdays, you have the lanes all to yourself, providing you with ample opportunities to see how fast your luxury rental can go.
The UAE is more than a country of skyscrapers and man-made architectural wonders. Sign up for a rental car from UAE Driving and experience joyful driving, even just for the weekend. With the scenic driving destinations on this list, you are bound to find one that suits your fancy.