"Yemen - unspoilt jewel of Arabia" Top 5 Page for this destination Sanaa by dutchwindmill

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A must see

Yemen has a bit of a reputation safety-wise, but not really deservedly so. It is actually one of the safest places to visit in the world. The notorious kidnappings of tourists can be avoided by checking the saftey situation through your country's travel advice (check your Ministry of Foreign Affairs' home page).
Not only is it safe, it is also one of the marvels of the world: the cultural heritage, the scenery and the people. It is claimed about many places that going there is like stepping back in time. Usually that requires quite a bit of imagination. Not so in Yemen: in the old city of Sana'a you feel like stepping back into the Middle Ages, when in the countryside it's more like biblical times.


Sana'a is a UNESCO World Heritage site and deservedly so. A beauty during daytime, magical at nighttime.


It's two or more countries in one. First of all it's the union of former (North) Yemen and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) since 1990. Furthermore it's made up of very distinct parts, such as the humid Red Sea coastal area (Tihama), the central highlands (with many peaks over 3000 metres) and the deserts to the East (Hadramawt; Ar-Rub al-Khali: the Empty Quarter).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:an amazing place
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:put it high on your travel wish list!
  • Intro Updated Jan 2, 2007
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2007 at 9:45 PM

    What an interesting place! I want to go there now. Happy Birthday from Finland!

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2007 at 8:45 AM

    The city looks a great place to spend a day or so at the end of our tour. We are staying in the Hilltown Hotel - do you know it?

  • travelinxs's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    Thanks mate. Great help.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2007 at 1:26 AM

    Hello Rudy. Very nice start to your pages here! Sana'a indeed looks like a far underestimated destination. My ratings are definitely with you. Greetings from Dubai / Jess :-)

  • anees's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2007 at 9:34 AM

    I am glad to read strong recommendation to visit Yamen. People diff why they want to travel. if they aim histroy, I am sure yamen would be a good choice. some how

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2007 at 1:44 AM

    great page nice photos and most importantly very useful tips- lived in Yemen 1985 to 87 and was back last year to visit scotra Island -- glad to see you enjoy it!!

  • mfas2000's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2007 at 12:55 AM

    nice pictures about Yemen. I agree to your mantra about Yemen (unspoilt jewel of Arabia). Make sure you visit my Yemen page

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2007 at 6:04 AM

    I had to check out this page after seeing sinterklaas makes an annual visit there - does he visit all the dutch good boys & girls all over the place??

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 5:19 AM

    precious tips for day trips... and for capuccino.. will come handy soon. thanks

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2007 at 4:52 AM

    beautiful intro pic!

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