Jebel Hafeet

Jebel Hafeet (Jabal / Jabel / Jebal / Jebel Hafeet / Hafit) – a mountain (1249 m) in the Tawam region, considered as an outlier of Al Hajar Mountains. The sole and therefore the highest peak in Abu Dhabi Emirate. It is located on the border of the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi Emirate) and Oman, nearby Al Ain city (UAE) and Al-Buraimi (Oman). The name “Jebel Hafeet”, which means “empty mountain” in Arabic, comes from the Hafit Period, a period in UAE history in the Bronze Age. At Jebel Hafeet foothills over 500 beehive tombs from that period had been found.

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, a 11,7-km-long road, with 60 turns, up to 1200 m, built in 1980. Along the road there are few viewing terraces, the last one almost at the top of the mountain. The road is described by the automotive experts as one of the greatest driving road in the world*. It is a great place for cyclists’ training. The road is a location of road cycling competitions: Jebel Hafeet Mercure Challenge, a part of Abu Dhabi Tour and a part of UAE Tour.

Jebel Hafeet and Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road were location for Bollywood movie “Race” and leg 3 of reality TV show “The Amazing Race 23”.

Jebel Hafeet is a part of a national park under the Sheikh Zayed Network of Protected Areas.  At the foot of Jebel Hafeet there are Green Mubazzarah Park and Mubazzarah Dam.

*Jebel Hafeet at “Visit Abu Dhabi” webpage



Jebel Hafeet at “Visit Abu Dhabi” webpage


See also:

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road

Jebel Hafeet sunset

Green Mubazzarah Park

Mubazzarah Dam


UAE on 40thousandkm

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