Friday, March 17, 2023


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Why visit Yemen?
Ideal for the experienced adventurous traveler seeking to enjoy architecture, beaches, bodyboarding, camel caravans, culture, desert scenery, hiking, historical sites, mineral baths, mountain biking, mountains, rock climbing, sailing, scuba diving, trekking, and water sports.

At a Glance
  • Souvenirs to BuyDaggers, hookahs, silver jewelry, and spices.
  • Local Cuisine to TryBint al Sahn (honey cake). Fahsa (stew). Haneeth (lamb dish). Jachnun (pastry). Mandi (meat dish). Salta (stew). Shafut (appetizer).

Fun Facts
  • Shaped like an elbow.
  • Highest point is Jabal An-Nabi Shu'ayb (12,028 ft).
  • Importer of the horns.
  • Second largest Arab sovereign state. 
  • Produces honey and is considered a delicacy.
  • Host (2010) the 20th Arabian Gulf Cup (Aden & Abya)
  • Second largest Arabian Peninsula military force.
  • Television is the main source of news considering low literacy rate.
  • Traditional sport of Camel Jumping is popular. Jumpers train year round for competitions, jumping over the most camels.

Special Holidays/Occasions
  • Annual Events: (July) Sana Summer Festival and (August) Al-Baldah Tourist Festival.
  • ​Holidays​: Eid al Fitr, Labour Day, Unity Day, Eid al Adha, Islamic New Year, Revolution Day, Mawlid, Liberation Day, and Independence Day.

Good to Know
  • USA Embassy (Sana) suspended operations so protection or consular services are not available. Nearest Cairo, Djibouti, Egypt, Riyadh, or Saudi Arabia.
  • Carry your passport booklet with you at all times.
  • USA citizens are at a very high risk of being kidnapped.
  • Civil unrest is a concern.
  • Hotels and tourist facilities are very limited.
  • Poor human rights exist.
  • Landmines are of concern.
  • Southern region is not yet prepared for tourists.
  • Only Western fast food restaurant is Pizza Hut (Aden).
  • Homosexuality is illegal. Subject to death, fines, and/or incarceration.
  • Female facial tattoos are common.
  • Do dress modestly; no tight clothing, cover your arms, legs, and shoulders.
  • Avoid tap water consumption.
  • Lunch is the main meal of the day.
  • Photography of airports, equipment, government buildings, military installations, and/or troops is forbidden.
  • Offers no formal tourism industry infrastructure.
  • Freedom of the press, religion, and speech are restricted.
  • Avoid the Saudi border area.
  • Socotra Island offers one of the best surfing in the world.
  • Socotra Island is popular for bodyboarding, sailing, scuba diving, and water sports.

This international destination requires:
  • A valid passport with six months of validity upon return and one blank page for entry stamp.
  • Tourist VISA required.

Subject to mountain slides.

  • Best Time to Visit: April - October
  • Coldest Months: January - March 
  • Hottest Months: May - September
  • Peak Season: April - October

Your Must-See & Do
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Historic Town of Zabid, Landmarks of the Ancient Kingdom of Saba Marib, Old City of Sana'a, Old Walled City of Shibam, and Socotra Archipelago.

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