"Al Hajjarayn and Wadi Doan" Al Hajarayn by janiebaxter

Al Hajarayn Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 14 photos

Stunning Al Hajjarayn

Al Hajjarayn is a stunningly high town built on a rocky outcrop in the Wadi Doan area of Hadramaut and looks as though it may topple off, taking its 400 year old houses with it.
Wadi Doan is one of the tributaries of Wadi Hadramaut, about 60km from Shibam.

Steep Winding Streets

Al Hajjarayn has steep winding streets, with small shops selling honey, which the area is famous for.


The architecture is similar to that of Shibam, except the houses are not as tall and Al Hajjarayn, being smaller, is more attractive. As you walk around you notice the lovely gold colour of the buildings and the incredibly ornate doors

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very dramatic setting, lovely architecture
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:A mini Shibam
  • Last visit to Al Hajarayn: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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