The UAE boasts some spectacular terrain, with Jebel Hafeet being one of the most popular landmarks in The Garden City. It is the second highest peak in the UAE, rising 1,240m and formed from craggy limestone. Most of its visitors take the drive up to its peak, although some fitness fans choose to cycle or even run up the 11km of winding road to reach the summit. But once you’re at the top, you’ll be breathless either way thanks to the stunning views of Al Ain city and Oman over the border. At the peak, you’ll find a small café that sells refreshments and light snacks to help you refuel before your descent. The area is also home to the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Hotel, an upmarket four-star venue 3km from the mountain itself. The silence and views go hand in hand, making this a peaceful stay for any family or couple. Archaeologists are also drawn to Jebel Hafeet and over the years they have discovered more than 500 burial tombs in its foothills, some of which date back 5,000 years or more, while the unearthing of fossils keeps adding to the area’s intrigue.