Jabal Jais

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Jabal Al-Jais
Jabal Al-Jais is located in Oman
Jabal Al-Jais
Jabal Al-Jais
Location in United Arab Emirates (near the border with Oman)
Highest point
Elevation 1,911 m (6,270 ft) [1]
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 25°57′11″N 56°11′02″E / 25.95306°N 56.18389°E / 25.95306; 56.18389Coordinates: 25°57′11″N 56°11′02″E / 25.95306°N 56.18389°E / 25.95306; 56.18389
Geography
Location Oman - United Arab Emirates
Parent range Al-Hajar Mountains

Jabal Jais, Jabal al-Jays or Jabal Bil Ays is a mountain on the border between Oman and United Arab Emirates, with an elevation of 1,911 m (6,268 feet).[1] The highest point of this mount is located on the Omani side, but a secondary hill (in the same mountain) west of this peak is considered the highest point of the United Arab Emirates, at 1,892 m (6,207 feet) above sea level.

Temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius[2] have been measured at the top of the mountain in winter, with plans in place to build a hotel, cable car, paragliding launch ramp, golf course and ski slope following the opening of a road scaling the mountain from Ras Al-Khaimah.[3]

View from Jabal Jais

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  1. ^ a b "Jebel Jais" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 26 November 2016
  2. ^ Report, Gulf News Web (3 February 2017). "Look: It's -5°C and it's snowing in the UAE". GulfNews. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Great driving roads: Jebel Jais Mountain Road, Ras Al Khaimah | The National". Retrieved 2015-08-16. 

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