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5 incredible Self-drive getaway roads in UAE 2021

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Road trips are one of the best ways to satisfy the travel freak inside you. They don’t only satisfy the craving of your adventurous activities but also to get a break from life hustles. One of the best things about road trips is that they help you to get refreshed from your daily life routine and enjoy stress-free days.

UAE is a small country but, if you haven’t experienced the road trips of UAE then you have experienced nothing yet. The beautiful beaches, amazing landscapes, tall mountains, and beautiful deserts are worth spending time at. So, if you are in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, just pack your bags and head towards the best self-drive getaway roads to enjoy an amazing trip.

Here are the 5 incredible self-drive getaway roads in Dubai to visit in 2021. Also, contact any Rent A Car Dubai company to book your dream car according to your stay duration.

1- Kalba Village

This beautiful but small fishing village is located just 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Dubai. Kalba is located in the Sharjah Emirate. This place is highly recommended for you if you love to stay close to nature. The lush mangroves and diversities are protected by sanctuaries. Kalba is also the home of 2 of the rarest birds in the world. Enjoy the amazing road trip and book any tented suite at Kalba and head towards the village to enjoy fun-based activities. You can visit a mangrove forest, Arabian art, or an old heritage house that is full of Islamic collectibles.

2- Liwa Oasis

Liwa oasis is the largest area on the western side of Abi Dhabi. This place is best to enjoy with your friends and family. It is almost 220 km away from Abu Dhabi and 290 km away from Dubai. It is the perfect place to visit if you are trying to get rid of the city hustle and bustle. Just book an SUV, play your favorite song, and head towards the Liwa oasis. This road is constructed in the heart of a vast desert and named “The empty quarter”. You don’t have to drive back to Dubai or Abu Dhabi as you have an option to spend your night at hotels or while sitting at the edge of the desert.

3- Jebel Hafeet (Al Ain)

If you are anywhere near Al Ain then you should not skip the road trip towards Jebel Hafeet. It is the second-largest mountain located in UAE and it is well-reputed for providing the best driving experience. This carved and beautiful road is almost 170 km away from the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. It is declared one of the best roads of the world by different travelers with its amazing 3 lanes and 60 turns. We recommend you to visit this place on weekdays because it is quite crowded on the weekends.

4- Hatta

If you are looking for something in a budget-friendly option, then you should visit Hatta. This place is just 132 km away from Dubai so you can drive easily if you are staying in Dubai. It is filled with beautiful awe-striking mountains that make it the best getaway for road trips. After an amazing road trip experience, you can enjoy a number of activities here like Mountain Safari, kayaking, Hatta hill park, Hatta Dam, and Hatta rock pool, etc.

5- Jebel Al Jais (Ras Alkhaimah)


Enjoy a winding yet clear day with your folks by visiting Jebel Al Jais. It is the second biggest mountain in UAE that stands at more than 6000 feet and offers mesmerizing views from the top. This road-trip is close to the Oman and UAE border. The rough and rocky terrain offers the perfect experience for the adventure seeking drivers. You are going to love the turns and twist while driving on the height. If you are in Dubai then you must experience the road trip towards Jebel Al Jais as it is just an hour’s drive from the city of gold. For the best experience, book any SUV to enjoy a thrilling road trip.

Here we will wrap up our collection of the 5 best road trips in Dubai. Make sure to pack all your essentials for a convenient trip experience. Also, make sure to book your car from any Monthly car rental Dubai agency according to your stay duration. Your personal car is highly recommended to enjoy your road trip at your own pace.


Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at

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