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The Republic of Yemen, known as simply Yemen, is an Arab country situated in Southwest Asia, covering the southwestern to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered to the north by Saudi Arabia, to the east by Oman, to the south by the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, and to the west by the Red Sea. Travel to Yemen is currently strongly discouraged due to its state of severe political crisis and high threat of terrorist attacks.

What to see & do

Cisterns of Tawila - The Tawila Tanks are a well-known historic site located in Aden, specifically in Wadi Tawila to the southwest of the district of Crater. It comprises of a series of tanks that vary in shape and capacity, and are connected to one another. The purpose of the tanks was to collect and store rain that flows down from the Shamsan massif and to protect Aden from flooding.

National Museum of Yemen - The National Museum of Yemen was originally located in one of the Yemeni Imam Palaces, the Dar al-Shukr or Palace of Gratefulness. It was moved recently to a nearby building, the Dar al-Sada or Palace of Happiness, which has more space to accommodate the increasing number of artefacts relating to the history of Yemen collected and exhibited.

Yemen Military Museum - The Military Museum is located on the southwestern corner of the Al-Tahrir Square in central Sana'a, next to the National Library of Yemen. The museum houses various artefects from the ancient times to the British occupation and the subsequent revolution.

Haraz Mountains - Jabal Haraz is Yemen's mountain region situated between Sana'a and al-Hudayda. The Haraz Mountains off the Red Sea coastal plains present picturesque landscapes and are, along with its fortified villages, a prime tourism spot in Yemen. Jabal Haraz was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2002 under the mixed cultural and natural category, as a site with outstanding universal value.

How to get around Yemen

Getting around Yemen as a tourist is not the easiest thing. In some regions, independent travel is not possible and you must be with a tour. Travelling outside of the capital requires a travel permit from the tourist police, with your passport, list of destinations and the time range of how long you plan to stay, and a photocopy of your visa as well as your passport. Each city and most towns have at least one shared taxi station, where you can inform anyone of your destination and they will point you to the corresponding vehicle that takes that route. There are also local travel agencies and car rental agencies that rent out cars with drivers. Otherwise, travellers can utilize the cheap yet comfortable local intra-city bus service.

How to get there

Sana'a International Airport, also known as El Rahaba International Airport, is the primary international airport serving Sana'a, the capital of Yemen. It is served by the airlines EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Felix Airways, Gulf Air, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and Yemenia, linking Yemen to Cairo, Addis Ababa, Bahrain, Istanbul, Dubai, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Mumbai, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, and other cities in Yemen as well as other nearby countries.

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