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YEMEN HOLIDAYS   >   MIDDLE EAST


Governorates Yemen : Abyan, Aden, Bayda, Hudaydah, Jawf, Mahrah, Mahwit, Ataq, Dhamar, Hadhramaut, Hajjah, Ibb, Lahij, Ma'rib, Sa'dah, San'a', Ta'izz.

Capitol City of Yemen : Sanaa / Sana'a.


hotels, tour operators - yemen tours, travel guides, travel to yemen

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Hotels in Yemen

   -    Hotel in Aden, Sanaa and Taizz

 

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

Travel Agencies / Tour Operators

  Responsibletravel.com   -   Take in the best sites & off-the-beaten-track places
From Marib, the legendary capital of the kingdom of Sheba to the Temple of the Moon God. All our Yemen holidays are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.


 
Create your perfect trip to Yemen   -   Flight, Hotel and Car



  AYTTA  -  Association of Yemen Tourism and Travel Agencies 

Yemen (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841622125Travel Guides Yemen / Related Books

Yemen (Bradt Travel Guide)
Daniel McLaughlin 
Yemen is shrugging off its image of being a country with a security issue, to reveal its stunning landscape and fascinating culture – justifiably worth visiting by professional archaeologists, historians, the business traveller, or those making the most of Yemen's adventure sports such as hiking and scuba-diving. All will gain thrills treading on ground which is the site of the Sabaean dynasty – the era of the fabled Queen of Sheba. Yemen is undoubtedly the choice of those interested in digging deeper into regional culture.
Paperback: 256 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (10 Nov 2007); ISBN-10: 1841622125; ISBN-13: 978-1841622125.

Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land
Tim Mackintosh-Smith (Author)
For the Classical geographers Yemen was a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves. Medieval Arab visitors told of disappearing islands and menstruating mountains. Vita Sackville-West found Aden 'precisely the most repulsive corner of the world'. Arguably the most fascinating but least known country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fictitious.
In Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land, Tim Mackintosh-Smith writes with an intimacy and depth of knowledge gained through over twenty years among the Yemenis. He is a travelling companion of the best sort - erudite, witty and eccentric. Crossing mountain, desert, ocean and three millennia of history, he portrays hyrax hunters and dhow skippers, a noseless regicide, and a sword-wielding tyrant with a passion for Heinz Russian salad. Yet even the ordinary Yemenis are extraordinary: their family tree goes back to Noah and is rooted in a land which, in the words of a contemporary poet, has become the dictionary of its people.  Every page of this book is dashed - like the land it describes - with the marvellous.
Paperback: 304 pages; Publisher: John Murray (13 Dec 2007); ISBN-10: 0719597404; ISBN-13: 978-0719597404.

Transportation / How do I travel to Yemen

  Aden International Airport

  Yemenia Yemen Airways   -   home carrier

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights   -   price comparison possible


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  Yemen Tourism

  Sanaa   -   Capital City Yemen

  North Yemen   -   before unification
  South Yemen / Aden   -   before unification

  Aden   -   city
  Hajjarain
  Shibam [ Manhatten of the Desert ]

  Arabia Felix /  trade route
The Greeks and Romans called the southern part of the peninsula 'Arabia Felix', glorified by the fabulous wealth supposedly enjoyed by its inhabitants. Since the domestication of the camel (around 1500 B.C.) large Sabaean caravans moved north along the edge of the desert, covering in 60 - 70 days the distance from Qana on the Indian ocean to Ghaza on the Mediterranean sea. The trade route, which was protected by the kingdoms along the way, became famous as the "Gold and Incense Road".
Incense
  Incense was an item of high prestige, burnt in large quantities in the temples of the Mediterranean civilizations. It grows naturally only in the lower Hadhramaut. See Arabia Felix.
  Kingdom of Saba
The ancient South Arabian Kingdoms which started out as theocracies, all developed in the mouths of large wadis between the mountains and the great desert . The kingdom of Saba with its capital at Marib was the most powerfull, at times dominating all of South Arabia.
  Marib Dam
  Qat
  Queen of Sheba
The most prominent and celebrated figure of Yemen's ancient history is the legendary Queen of Sheba [ named Bilqis in the Arabic tradition ], who visited King Solomon during the 10th century B.C. bringing with her a large retinue and an abundance of gold and spices. Challenging Solomon with riddles, she eventually had to capitulate to his wisdom and accept his God. This exotic story has sparked the imagination of countless generations and has found entry into three Holy Books: the Bible the Ethiopian Kebra Nagast and the Holy Koran.
  Jimbaya [ curved dagger ]

  Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies
The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES) is a fully accredited, non-profit college that provides students, researchers, and professionals from around the world the opportunity to develop a complex and thorough knowledge of the Arabic language and the contemporary Middle East.
The college is centrally located in Sana'a, the capital of the Republic of Yemen, in a residential neighborhood near the main square of the city and within walking distance of the historical Old City.

Cuisine   -   Yemen Cooking

  Yemeni_Cuisine [ Yemeni recipes ]

History of Yemen

Independence: 22 May 1990

Republic of Yemen was established on 22 May 1990 with the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic {Yemen (Sanaa) or North Yemen} and the Marxist-dominated People's Democratic Republic of Yemen {Yemen (Aden) or South Yemen}; previously North Yemen had become independent on NA November 1918 (from the Ottoman Empire) and South Yemen had become independent on 30 November 1967 (from the UK)

  Yemen's History   -   Wikipedia
Ancient history [  Persian period ],  Medieval history, Modern History [ Former North Yemen,  Former South Yemen,  Republic of Yemen ]

A History of Modern Yemen  -   Paul Dresch
To the outside world, Yemen is famous for its beautiful landscapes and architecture. However, as Paul Dresch demonstrates, Yemen's modern history is unique and deserves to be better understood. While the borders of most Middle East states were defined by colonial powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, a single Yemeni state was not formed until 1990. In fact, much of Yemen's twentieth-century history was taken up constructing such a state, forged after years of civil war between the North and the South. The story is a complex one, but the author handles it masterfully, employing his skills as an anthropologist to re -enact the experiences of those involved through personal encounters and a first-hand knowledge of the region. The narrative is fast-moving and interactive, introducing the non-expert painlessly and pleasurably to a little-known slice of Arab history. Conversely, the expert will find much that is new on every page.
Paperback 304 pages (December 7, 2000);  Publisher: Cambridge University Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 052179482X

Music, Arts & Culture, Events in Yemen

  Music_of_Yemen [ Wikipedia ]

  Culture of Yemen
  Yemeni Culture [ Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies ]
Yemeni culture is a combination of socially conservative Islamic ideals with local Arab character and deep tribal traditions.

Musical Anthology of Arabian Peninsula, Vol. 3 
To hear a song sample, click on the song titles.
Audio CD (December 12, 1995);  Label: Gallo;  ASIN: B000004A2E


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