Jebel Hafeet

Rising at 1,240 metres, Jebel Hafeet is Abu Dhabis highest peak, and UAEs second. This towering rocky height, which stands guard over Al Ain and borders Oman, is forged out of craggy limestone that has been weathered over millions of years. Significant fossil discoveries have been made in the area, which are vital pieces in the jigsaw of the citys ancient history. Over 500 ancient burial tombs dating back 5,000 years have been found in the Jebel Hafeet foothills. You can drive or, if you have the stamina, cycle to the top via a winding highway, which (the automotive information online source) describes as “among the worlds greatest driving roads.” Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with magnificent views over Al Ain, where you can take a break at the Mercure Jebel Hafeet hotel near the Jebels peak.

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