UAE’s Hatta included in world’s top 10 most ‘Instagrammable’ road trips

A road trip to Hatta in the UAE has been ranked as one of the most “Instagrammable” in the world. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 July 2019

UAE’s Hatta included in world’s top 10 most ‘Instagrammable’ road trips

  • More than 12 million Instagram posts from the past five years analyzed
  • The drive from the UAE’s coast through mountain passes and epic desert landscapes to Hatta included

LONDON: A road trip to Hatta in the UAE has been ranked as one of the most “Instagrammable” in the world, according to a top 10 list released this week.
More than 12 million Instagram posts from the past five years with the hashtag “#roadtrip” were analyzed by Dubai-based company wecashanycar.
The drive from the UAE’s coast through mountain passes and epic desert landscapes to Hatta came in at No. 7 on the firm’s top ten list, which also included iconic routes like Australia’s Great Ocean Road or Route 66 in the US.
See the ten contenders below:

1. Great Ocean Road, Australia — 87,190 posts


2. Route 66, USA — 62,680 posts


3. Australia’s Outback — 42,918 posts


4. The Big Sur, USA — 33,416 posts


5. Monument Valley, USA — 31,332 posts

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Pacific Coast Highway, USA — 28,107 posts


7. Hatta, UAE — 25,929 posts


8. Tuscany, Italy — 21,277 posts


9. Sicily, Italy — 14,628 posts


10. North Coast 500, Scotland, UK — 12,674


What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Updated 11 December 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.

It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother— his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life, according to review published on goodreads.com.

The 18 personal essays collected in this book are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.

His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.