Yemen Sightseeing Places

Yemen Sightseeing Places

Best time to go to Yemen The best time to travel depends on which region in Yemen you want to visit. If you travel to Tihama, Aden or Hadhramawt, don’t go in July – the heat is unbearable. December nights can get very cold in the highlands. From October to February most regions of the country are dry and dusty, in March, April and August the temperatures are pleasant but…

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Yemen Knowledge and Culture

In Shibam there are more than 500 tower houses

Music in Yemen The music traditions are characterized by Islamic culture. The forms and instruments of art music reflect Arabic theory and performance practice. The folk song (caravan songs, welcome songs, lyrical songs in strophic form with chorus, etc.) is performed soloist and in alternation between groups or between songs and groups. Many songs include clapping and dancing. On festive occasions, poet musicians entertain with epic songs. Of folk instruments,…

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Yemen

The city of Tarim

Yemen is a republic in Southwest Asia (Middle East). The country is located south of the Arabian Peninsula and also includes a number of islands, including Sokotra in the Gulf of Aden and the Hanish Islands in the Red Sea. The country borders Saudi Arabia in the north and Oman in the northeast, and with its control of the Bab al-Mandeb strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of…

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Geography of Yemen

A small village in the mountains of Yemen

Plant and Wildlife in Yemen The vegetation in Yemen varies with the height of the sea and the water supply. Along the coast there is desert and salt steppe with salt-herb species and small-grown grass (Panicum turgidum). The highlands have steppe vegetation with scattered trees, i.a. acacia species, tamarind, screw palms, perennial Primula species and 4-5 m tall Euphorbia species. In the highest mountain areas there are grass plains and…

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