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Old 12th April 2006, 19:32   #1
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Default The World's Greatest Driving Road

hi ALL

recently i browse one website,got in touch with one article.

like to share it with you guys.

this is from article itself

The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the greatest driving road in the world. Stretching for 7.3 miles and climbing nearly 4,000 feet, it boasts 60 corners 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 Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road must have cost $100 million to build, but its origins remain shrouded in mystery. You can buy an enormous guidebook detailing the hydrogeology of the local spring, or the DNA of the resident butterflies, but info on the road itself is almost impossible to find.

here is a website link:


http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=109278


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Old 12th April 2006, 19:37   #2
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The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the greatest driving road in the world. Stretching for 7.3 miles and climbing nearly 4,000 feet, it boasts 60 corners 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.
See my BHP Garage - the Mondy pics were taken on the road and at the top. Its a good road and a nice drive, but I didnt think it was awesome enough to be described as the greatest driving road in the WORLD. In the U.A.E, yes.

And funnily enough, Jabal Hafeet is claimed to be 2,500 ft high.

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Old 13th April 2006, 16:45   #3
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Wink yeeeeeeha.......

defintely a good road.....

don't know about the height...

but love the road...

also the road to al ain where jabeel hafeet is that....

motorists can do upto 200+....

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Old 13th April 2006, 17:05   #4
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Nice roads reminds me of the twisy roads of ambey vally.... i'd like to vote for that also in the list.
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Since the topic touches on roads just wanted to share a few pics of the road which goes under water just so that ships, boats and ferries can travel from the top, something like an underwater bridge. As far as i recall its between Denmark and Sweden correct me if i am wrong. But i am sure it would be fun driving through this strech too !







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Another awsome piece of work of ART ... not autopsyche as in ... ehhh



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Smile An amazing road......have a look.

A Great Road

Have a look at this Amazing Road.


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Looks like Jabel Hafeet Mountain road here.
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Where is this road.??
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Jabal Hafeet? Its not this curvy! or this spread out either. right?
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no idea of its whereabouts.........
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there is a mini cooper in the first pic also the lamp post in the pic is a bit different than we see in india so it must be out of india......
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there is a mini cooper in the first pic also the lamp post in the pic is a bit different than we see in india so it must be out of india......
Definately, can't think of roads like this in India.
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Ok...Googled n found out this is Jebel hafeet Road in UAE...

The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road extends for 7.3 mi (11.7 km) up the mountain, rising 4000 ft (1219 m). With 60 corners and three lanes (two climbing and one descending), the immaculate road was called the greatest driving road in the world by Edmunds.com. The road scales the mountain and ends at a parking lot with only a hotel and a palace belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jebel_Hafeet

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Definately, can't think of roads like this in India.
You bet... at least not for the next 20 years.... thanks to our politicians working on eradicating their own poverty.....
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