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  • Yemen Overview

    Enticing travellers with its pre-Islamic and Islamic architecture, Yemen is a wonderful travel destination that also boasts of stunning sceneries and varied landscapes.

  • Zabid - The World Heritage Site at Yemen

    Established in the 9th century, Zabid was a town of Islamic learning and was home to the famous University of Zabid. Zabid is also believed to be one of the oldest towns in Yemen. According some sources, it is the first town in Yemen to come into Islam in the…
  • Ta'izz Overview

    Ta'izz enjoys a dramatic setting on the Yemeni Highlands close to the Mocha port on the Read Sea.Ta'izz is located at the base of the Sabir Mountains and has numerous ancient and beautiful sections with houses made of brown bricks and the masaajid featuring white exteriors.

  • Sana'a Overview

    A fascinating city, Sana'a is the capital of Yemen and still an undiscovered destination. The unique architecture and enthralling landscape are very inviting. Sana'a is listed among the cities that are regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited areas in the world along with Aleppo and Damascus.

  • Aden Overview

    One of the premier natural ports in the world, Aden is located on the eastern shore of the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden. The ancient natural harbour of Aden lies in the crater of an extinct volcano, which is the site of the old city. This area now forms…
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Yemen Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Sana'a

GEOGRAPHY

Yemen is situated on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula between Oman and Saudi Arabia. It has an area of 527,970 square kilometres and a number of Red Sea islands.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 24 Million. Muslims account for about 95% of the population.

CLIMATE

In the coastal regions the temperatures are generally high. With rainy summers, the average temperature is about 21 °C in the highlands while cool and dry winters with temperatures occasionally dipping below 0 °C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic the official language. Mehri and Soqotri are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+3 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 3 PM
General: 8 AM to 5 PM
(Saturday to Wednesday are the working days of the week. Thursday & Friday are considered as weekends)


HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: November 30th
May Day: May 1st
National Unity Day: May 22nd
Revolution Day: September 26th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi
Islamic New Year

CURRENCY

Yemeni  Riyal

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 194
Medical/Fire: 191



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