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Welcome to Yemen, for people who's love to visit Yemen

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Republic of Yemen

Yemen is Arabia's Undiscovered gem. It is a country where you can find the world's oldest skyscrapers, spectacular mountaintop villages, pristine coral reefs, and stunningly gorgeous trees unseen anywhere else on earth. You can journey through one of the world's largest expanse of sand, or marvel at greenery so lush you'd wonder if you were in Arabia.

This is a country that breaths history through every pore, not only through its ancient ruins and monuments, but also through its traditions and culture which remain a part of everyday life.

Yet so little is known about the Real Yemen, that when visitors travel across the country, it is almost always a beautiful voyage of discovery.

From the breathtaking ancient skyscrapers of Shibam to the traditional Suqs of Sana'a and the unspoiled natural beauty of Socotra, you will learn a lot about what Yemen has to offer.

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Entry Ports:

It is possible to enter the Republic of Yemen through all international airports of Sana’a, Aden, Al Hodeidah, al Rayan and Taiz. You can also inter through the main seaports : , Aden port (the free Zone and it is the biggest port in Yemen) ,Al Hodeidah on the Red Sea, Al Mokha on the Red Sea and Al Mukala on the Arabian Sea.

It is possible to enter to Yemen through land entries, such as Haradh and Al Buqa’a in the North ( from Saudi Arabia 's borders) and Hadnut in the East (from Oman's borders).


The total area o f Yemen is approximately 555,000 km2, excluding Al Rub al-Khali (The Empty Quarter Desert).

Geographical divisions:

In view of its topographical structure, the Republic of Yemen is divided into five regions:

1. Mountains

2. Highlands

3. Coasts

4. Empty Quarter

5. The Yemen Islands

Mountain region with heights ranging between 1000-3666m. High

The western mountain range represents a large area of the country. It is the range called Al-Sarat Mountains stretching longitudinally from the north to the south and transversally from the west to the east, which resembles the letter "L". These heights go down in different directions. They descend sharply westwards to the Red Sea, southwards to the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, and eastwards and northwards to the interior desert areas. In the mountain heights, stretching from the north to the south, there are a number of basins (beds), of considerable agricultural importance with large populations, such as Sana'a basin, Yarim basin, Jahran flatland, Sa'da flatland, Alboun flatland, Aqwat Hadhramout bed and Si'aith bed in Mahara. The most prominent mountains in these heights are the mountains of Attaq, Bayhan, Mukairas, Al-Dhalie', Yafie', Sabra, Hadhour Alsheikh, Miswar and Prophet Shu'aib which at 3766m above sea level is the highest mountain in Arabia.

The Highland region

This area lies to the east and north of the mountainous heights going in parallel to the heights towards the Empty Quarter. The maximum height of this area is 1000m gradually descending. Such area is represented by the highlands in Sana'a, Al-Jouf, Shabwa, Hadhramout and Mahara. The out- skirts of this area in the north overlap with the Empty Quarter.

The Coastal Area
This area includes the coastal plains overlooking the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea. They are connected to each other forming a coastal strip that extends from the Oman border south- westward to Bab Al-Mandab. This strip then changes its direction northward to the borders of Saudi Arabia, thus making it more than 2400km. long. The width of the plains ranges from 30 to 60 km.

The Empty Quarter

This area consists of desert plains covered with gravel, sand and sandy dunes, Evolving in some parts desert plants and vast oases that were formed due to the collection of the seasonal water. The wandering nomads because of its pastoral land inhabit it.

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