The guys over at Edmunds have labeled the Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates the world’s greatest driving road. The 7.3 mile stretch covers 60 corners, racetrack smooth straights and a 4000ft hill climb. The road crosses the UAE’s highest peak spanning the border with Oman and is roughly one and a half hours from the mega rich city of Dubai.

In a country where BMW sells more 7-Series limos than 5-Series and 3-Series sedans, taking a hot orange Mini Cooper S Convertible to the road was something out of the ordinary for the UAE locals. Like something out of a fairytale, the road ends at Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s palace at the top of the mountain. The Sheikh, who’s the current ruler of the Emirates, enjoys the world’s greatest road as his driveway. It's no surprise, then, that the road was built at an estimated cost of $100m. Fans of the roadway include Range Rover and Porsche engineers who regularly conduct hot-weather testing there.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]