Destination: Yemen

Yemen – the land of friendly people, unique culture and several World Heritage Sites. Discover a city with the oldest skyscrapers in the world, try jumping over the backs of camels or go to Socotra Island and study its rare flora and fauna.

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Yemen – A Journey to Discover

Yemen – A Journey to Discover

Chris Grad

Yemen is one of the last countries in the Arabic world untouched by western influences. The landscapes, the people and their culture are without a doubt a discovery for anyone visiting Yemen. It is a country that offers everything: the world's oldest skyscrapers, spectacular mountaintop villages, pristine coral reefs, desert and stunningly wonderful nature. Yemen is a country that breathes history through every pore, not only through its ancient ruins and monuments, but also through its traditi...
Huge Potential and Great Challenges

Huge Potential and Great Challenges

Chris Grad

Yemen, country of hundreds of faces, is for tourism industry still an undiscovered treasure. Nowadays, when the travelers are becoming more and more discerning, they seek authentic places in a globalized world, which Yemen certainly is. What Makes Yemen So Special? First of all there are several exceptional sites, unique in the world – the old town of Sana’a with fabulous, decorated houses, Shibam with the first skyscrapers in the world, the endemic Island of Socotra and others. Nature lov...
Euromonitor International: Travel and Tourism in Yemen

Euromonitor International: Travel and Tourism in Yemen

Daniel A. Tanner

Huge potential starting to be rediscovered Yemen is a potential tourist paradise, with many unique historical, cultural, landscape, beach, desert and mountain attractions. However, it has remained off the beaten track for many years due to its tribal instability and harsh geography, with few visitors except backpackers and exclusive tour groups. However, Arab visitors have recently become more numerous and European, Asian and American visitor numbers are also growing, albeit somewhat sporadical...
Festivals of the Happy Arabia? Camel-Jumping & Much More...

Festivals of the Happy Arabia? Camel-Jumping & Much More...

Joe McClain

While exploring Yemen’s rich cultural history through a visit of its diverse landscapes and charming people is an enchanting experience in its own right, partaking in one of the country’s festivals can turn a simple visit into a unique celebration. Some festivals have sprung from ancient traditions while others are more recent developments created to please the expanding tourist market, but all of them afford an opportunity to delve a little deeper into this country’s mystery – not to mention a ...
Yemen’s Island of Untouched Beauty

Yemen’s Island of Untouched Beauty

Pat Hyland

One of the Yemen’s greatest attractions is the remote Socotra Island, which is not used to crowds of tourists at all. Some 6 million years ago, Socotra got separated from the mainland, and ever since, the life has been developing here in its own way. According to scientific research, there are 700 species of plants and animals which are not to be found anywhere else on the planet. The coastal plains tend to be fairly arid and vegetation is sparse. The foothills of the mountains display a shrubb...