MT. JEBEL HAFEET

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Jebel Hafeet (Arabic:  (variously translated Jabal, Jabel and Jebal)
 is a mountain primarily in the United Arab Emirates on the outskirts of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
the radar station at the mountain top
 The mountain actually straddles part of the border with Oman. The mountain rises 1249 meters and offers an impressive view over the city.
 Jebel Hafeet was a well-known landmark throughout the area's history and is a contemporary tourist attraction. An extensive natural cave system winds through Jebel Hafeet.
sunset at the summit
It is often incorrectly labelled U.A.E.'s highest mountain (as it is certainly the most well-known); this honor actually belongs to an unnamed mountain  just across the border from Jebel Bil Ays in Oman. Jabal Yibir is the U.A.E.'s highest named peak
The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road extends for 7.3 mi (11.7 km) up the mountain, rising 4,000 ft (1,219 m). With 21 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 .
 
 
 ... before the summit is the only hotel in this mountain, Mercure Hotel , 
 and a palace belonging to the country's rulers.
Jebel Hafeet Road is the challenge for cyclists who frequently come over to train.

More Mercure Hotel photos below:
 
 
 
 
 


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