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We invite you to a journey through Arabia.
Our comprehensive guide will assist you traveling in Yemen and through the other Middle East countries.
The ancient traveler, the hoopoe, will show you a region which jumped recently from an old civilization to the modern age.
You will find travel information about the most important sights of Yemen and all Arab countries, useful travel notes, places to stay, suggested tours and more...!

مرحبا بكم في اليمن!
حن نعزكم على رحلة حول اليمن. دليلنا السياحي سيساعدكم أثناء السفر في اليمن. الهدهد - المسافر القديم - يعرض لكم بلاد الذي دخل من قريب من حضارة قديمة إلى العصر الحديث. سوف تحصلون معلومات عن أهم المناطق السياحية، نصائح للسفر، فنادق، رحلات سياحية مقترحة و أشياء كثيرة أخرى ...!

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Sights and places of interest in Yemen
Sana'a click for picture Hababah click for picture Al-Makha click for picture Wadi Hadhramaut click for picture Bir Ali click for picture
Bait Baus click for picture Manakhah click for picture Taiz click for picture Shibam click for picture Aden click for picture
Wadi Dhahr click for picture Al-Hajjarah click for picture Al-Djanad Mosque click for picture Sa'yun click for picture Marib click for picture
Al-Raudha click for picture Beit Al-Faqih click for picture Yufrus click for picture Tarim click for picture Baraqish  
Shibam - Kaukaban click for picture Zabid click for picture Wadi Dhahab   Wadi Doan click for picture Habban  
Thula click for picture Al-Khokha click for picture Djiblah click for picture Al-Mukalla click for picture Hajjah  
Saada click for picture Shaharah click for picture Al-Tawilah   Al-Mahweet   Mountain Burra  
One of the oldest urban settlements of mankind, probably founded by Sham - son of Noah, since 1984 declared by UNESCO as "World Heritage of Mankind", sightseeing of the old city, the souk (old city market) with its different branches and caravansaries, visit of the National Museum and the Folklore Museum. Worth an excursion to:
Bait Baus, an old fortress village in the South of Sana'a, the former Jewish silver-smith family Bausani is originated from there
Wadi Dhahr
Leisure place of the people of Sana’a, famous for its rock palace of the Imam and its fruit gardens, every Friday wedding dances on the plateau, visit of the palace, small walking trip through the Wadi and the village Al-Gabel
Literally the garden city of Sana’a, interesting the architecture of the Imam Gasim Mosque from the 17th cent. and the rural clay houses made in the Sana’a style and the vineyards, every Sunday - market
Shibam - Kaukaban
Together with Thula Himyarite capital of the Yafur dynasty until the beginning of Islam (7th/8th cent.), retreat place of the imams in the 16th cent. during the First Ottoman Conquest, visit of fortress town Kaukaban, from there marvelous open view over the whole surrounding area, small walk downhill to Shibam 
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Thula - Hababah
Fortress town of the imams in the 16th cent., 2800m high, visit of Thula, archetype of the Yemeni stone architecture. Near to Thula, village Hababah with its impressive cisterns 
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Manakhah, Al-Hoteip, Al-Hajjarah
Walking to / from Al Hoteip, pilgrimage place of Ismaeli sect, and passing the village Kahel to / from fortress Al Hajjarah, Manakhah is center of the Haraz region with the 3000m high mountain Djabal Shibam 
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Beit Al-Faqih
Fridays, biggest weekly regional market of the Yemen in the Africa-like coastal plain of Tihama 
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Former capital and first university of Arabia in the 9th cent., in the 16th cent. seat of the Ottoman governor, visit of the old city with its mosques and citadel
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Fishing village with palm woods along the Red Sea, swimming is possible, facultative boat cruise in the Red Sea, diving possible 
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Former coffee port of the Yemen, impressive landscape along the coast between Al-Khokha and Al-Makha 
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Situated on the foot of the 3000m high mountain Djabal Saber; famous for its beautiful mosques from the 13th / 14th cent., visit of the Ashrafyah-mosque, the souks and the National museum, drive upon the mountain Djabal Saber 
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Al-Djanad – Mosque
This mosque was built in the lifetime of the Prophet Mohamed. It is a courtyard mosque and together with the Great Mosque in Sana’a one of the oldest mosques of Islam. Both mosques are built after the model of the Kaaba-mosque in Mecca 
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Ibn Alwan, a holy person and teacher of Sufism, built this courtyard mosque with a Quranic school in the 13th cent.. The mosque has an impressive architecture and stands majestically in the landscape. This holy place is together with Al-Djanadyah -mosque a place of pilgrimage, both are near Taiz
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Wadi Dhabab
This fertile subtropical oasis is situated between Taiz and Yafrus. Every Sunday the villagers of this region meet each other here at the market.
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Capital of the Yemen in the 11th cent. under the rule of the unique queen in Islam, situated in the green Mountain-Yemen, walk through the 1000 year old town, visit of the perimeter of the Queen Arwa Mosque 
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Wadi Hadhramaut
In ancient times the Hadhramaut was called the "Holy Land". Many graves from pre-Islamic prophets (ex. HUD in Quran = Eber in Old Testament) and other saints still reflect those times. The Wadi Hadhramaut can only be entered through Rub Al Khali desert/Marib and the mountain plateau Al-Djol /Al-Mukalla -is a fertile oasis surrounded with date-palms and majestic sand-rock mountains. Situated in this cultural landscape are the three cities Shibam, Sa’yun and Tarim
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Capital of the ancient kingdom Hadhramaut after the fall of the town Shabwah, founded in the 3rd cent, a town with unique clay houses and impressive art work on wooden doors and windows, visit of the town, before sunset a walk along the mountain situated opposite the town in order to enjoy the skyscraper-silhouette of Shibam in the evensong 
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Center of the Wadi Hadhramaut and former residence of the Kathiri sultans, The palace of the sultan has a folklore and an archaeological museum, visit of the market, the handicraft market and the palace with its museums 
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Spiritual center of the Hadhramaut since the 10th cent., romantic town with many palaces and mosques, walk through the city, visit of the Ahgaf library which has old manuscripts of the Quran.  go to top of page

Wadi Doan
Tropical valley deriving from the Wadi Hadhramaut - surrounded by date-palms, the two old clay towns Khoreibah and Al-Hajjarein are the end-points of the Wadi. Visit of both cities  go to top of page

Capital of the governorate Hadhramaut, situated on the Indian Ocean, visit of the old city and the souks. The old houses still have artistic work on the wooden doors and windows 
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Bir Ali
Former ancient incense port Qana on the Indian Ocean, possibility of swimming.  go to top of page

An urban settlement since ancient times. The legends say, that Cain and Abel founded Aden, natural harbor and economical center of the Yemen in the future. Visit of the impressive ancient cisterns. "The Tanks", the palace of the sultan, the Aideroos-mosque, the house of Rimbaud, the Tawahi quarter, the Gold Mohur coast and the market, boat cruises are offered by the big hotels there 
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Situated on the beginning of the Rub Al-Khali desert, former Capital of the ancient empire of the Queen of Sheba, Now capital of the governorate Marib near the big oil fields, visit of the old city, the temples, the remains of the 3000 years Old Dam and the new dam. 
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Former capital of the ancient kingdom Ma’een, caravan station on the ancient incense road, 2400 year old city wall with inscriptions, excavation of an temple, sightseeing of of the remains with many ancient inscriptions 
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Former Jewish silversmith settlement in the outer Hadhramaut, impressive old clay houses, visit of the old city. 
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Fortress of the imams in the 16th and 20th cent., one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes of the Yemen between Kohlan and Hajjah. 
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Foundation of the Imamate in 892, interesting clay architecture, walk on the city wall, ancient rock drawings and picturesque clay villages in the surrounding of Saada. 
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A place of escape for the imams in the 19th cent., 2800m above sealable, walk downhill over the famous bridge which connects the two peaks Fish and Amer. 
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Al-Tawilah - Al-Mahweet
Once famous centre during Turkish rule, fortressed town built upon a mountain, surrounded with one of the most beautiful terrace landscapes of the Yemen until the capital of the province Al-Mahweet, visit both cities with interesting old stone houses and souks. It is worth to make an small excursion to the mountain peak Al-Rayadi - very close to Al-Mahweet. You will feel like an eagle above the clouds. 
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Mountain Burra
the last remaining tropical forest in the mainland, nice trekking terrain