Cheap Flights to Yemen
Flights to Yemen
Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country in Southwest Asia, at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the peninsula's second largest country, with an area of 527,970 square kilometers. It shares a border with Saudi Arabia to the north, and Oman to the east, with the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south and the Red Sea to the west. The capital and largest city is Sana'a, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
What to see & do
Old City of Sana'a - The old walled city is elevated up to 2,200 meters high, and has been inhabited for over 2,500 years. Filled with ancient ruins, historic sites, and architectural gems, the old city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cisterns of Tawila - The Cisterns of Tawila, also known as Tawila Tanks, are a historic site in the seaport city of Aden. The site contains tanks of varying shapes and capacity, which are connected to one another. There were originally approximately 53 tanks, but only 13 remain. The tanks were designed to collect and store rain, to protect the city from periodic flooding.
Ghumdan Palace - Ghumdan Palace, also known as Qasir Ghumdan or Ghamdan Palace, is an ancient palace and fortress located in the capital. The ruins of the palace are part of the Old City of Sana'a.
Yemen Military Museum - The Yemen Military Museum, next to the National Library of Yemen, features ancient artifacts and objects from the British occupation and subsequent revolution.
National Museum of Yemen - Founded in 1971, the National Museum of Yemen protects and displays numerous artifacts relating to the history of Yemen. It contains artifacts of ancient Yemen from various archaeological sites, artifacts of Yemeni Imam, artifacts from Marib, ancient Kingdoms of Yemen, and others. The museum's ever-growing collection comprises of over 30,000 antiquity pieces.
How to get around
Unfortunately, Yemen is not the easiest country to get around. Some parts of the nation cannot be travelled independently, while others require foreign nationals travel permits. If you're sticking around in the capital, you can ride the mini vans (called Dabaabs), which essentially run as cheap public buses, the risky motorcycle-taxis, or regular taxis. If you going out of the capital, it would be better to rent a car, usually 4x4s or pickup trucks. Many also choose to hire a driver through a local travel agency. There are also bus lines that provide local intra-city bus service. A slower option, but the fare is cheap and the journey is fairly comfortable. Again, travelling outside of Sana'a will require a travel permit from the tourist police.
How to get there
The primary air passenger gateway into Yemen is the Sana'a International Airport. The airport is served by the airlines Egyptair, Felix Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and Yemenia, with regular passenger service to Yemen from various locations such as Cairo, Djibouti, Doha, Jeddah, Istanbul, Abu Dhab, Addis Ababa, Dubai, Frankfurt, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, and a few others.
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