Best road trips in the GCC

With the summer heat winding down, it’s time to get back out on the open road and discover the splendour of the region. With breathtaking views, gorgeous endless roads and a treasure trove of landscapes, there is an adventure waiting at every turn.

Here are our road trip destinations in the GCC

1. Abu Dhabi to Al Quaa

Drive through dunes that come in every colour of the sun and make your way from the urban jungles of Abu Dhabi to the hidden gem in the heart of the UAE desert. Our recommendation is to make your way there closer to the night because this is the only spot in the UAE for an uninterrupted view of the Milky Way galaxy.

2. Muscat to Sifah

Winding roads that make their way through the unique mountains of Oman to reveal the most breathtaking beaches of the country. The trip from Muscat to the beach village of Sifah is always a memorable one that offers incredible mountainous and seaside driving experiences.

3. Tabuk to Alula

A trip through a natural paradise. Make your way through one of the most breathtaking routes in Saudi Arabia that takes you from the heritage town of Tabuk to the historical gem of Alula. A dichotomy of desert and awe-inspiring greenery that leads up to perhaps the most astonishing historic architectural achievement of the region.

4. Damman to Kuwait

The smoothest drive you could ask for. The stunning Arabian Gulf on one side, and the Saudi desert on the other. It doesn’t get any better than that. With countless spots for the perfect picture along the way, this is a trip meant to be shared on social media.

5. Dubai to Khor Fakkan

A cross country trip that takes you through sweeping dunes, endless plains and soaring hills. This is a quick drive that is just as refreshing as the delicious fruits sold along the way by local vendors. In about 90 minutes the landscape changes from urban skyrises to a quaint town that is home to some of the best beaches of the country.