Tourism in Yemen
Many tourists head to Yemen for many reasons. The main one is because Yemen has a long history that has been known for thousands years ago. Hundreds of civilizations have taken place in Yemen. Other tourists enjoy the Yemeni culture. People in Yemen are friendly and the Yemeni culture is interesting for many tourists. Some people like exploring Yemen; it's mountains, valleys, deserts, tribes, beaches, and cities. Some tourists love shopping in the Yemeni market, they find exotic items and lovely antiques. They also enjoy the bargaining there; whereas, other like to go for a walk in the downtown and have some chat with the people. Most of the people in Yemen are friendly and easy to make friendship with. If you are interested you can check with us about the tour packages we offer for vacations in Yemen.
Diversity of landscape, southern Arabia.
By Michael Jenner
As one travels through the regions of Yemen, from the hot coastal plain of the Tihama to the cool mountain villages of the central highlands and to the remote valleys of the Hadramut there is such a diversity of landscape, architecture, and vegetation that it is like moving from one country to another. Yet the impression of Yemen as a land of contrasts is deceptive. There are common strands of identity running through the fabric. The fiercely individualistic character of each place and its people reveals itself gradually not as a discordant factor in essence but as the way of the country as a whole. The common identity of Yemen does not exist necessarily in a sense of uniformity or consensus of opinion but rather in the vigorous defense of the small unit, be it family or tribe or village. A unified cultural
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Gateway to Yemen Electronic Project
The Ministry of Communication has recently revealed new plans aiming at the development of the internet services in Yemen, as well as the establishment of the ‘Gateway’ project. Sources at the Ministry said the project would be the first step in the establishment of the e-government in Yemen through using up-to-date information technology, newest ideas, standards, techniques, styles and establishing data processing network.
The USD 1 million project is expected to provide high speeds and other features.
In this regard, a symposium was held in Sana'a titled "Takeoff towards E-Government" in which a number of specialists and experts participated and discussed the essential technical methods to establish the Yemeni Gateway for internet and to establish information network connected to the international network.
During the symposium participants reviewed the project and its objectives, constituents, characteristics as well as its accomplished phases and horizon developments. The participants mapped out the strategic outline of the projects to be accomplished immediately, taking into consideration making of the project a success.
The project will be operated through 25 sites in Yemen and will also connect subscribers to the international internet networks through telephone lines. For the first time, the Ministry of Communication will implement this project not for profitable purposes but for providing better services for subscribers. Within the framework of this objective, the project will also provide universities and academic institutions with all the requirements needed to make advantage of this technology. The network will also provide Arabic information exchange, which facilitates transferring information among networks at the regional and international level.
Opportunities in Aden Free Zoon:
Yemen does provide opportunities to foreign companies.
With a need to increase agricultural production and improve erosion
control, farming equipment is needed. Fishing equipment producers will
also find a market in Yemen, as the government seeks to capitalize on its
natural resources. As one of the leading producers of oil and gas
equipment, U.S. producers should be able to market products in Yemen.
Finally, the tourism sector is slated for dramatic growth as the
government tries to capitalize on Yemen's attractions. Numerous resorts,
hotels and restaurants could be in the works.
With the successful start-up of the Aden Free Zone Development program,
Aden will occupy once again a leading role in international trade,
transportation and global distribution.
The Port of Aden in one of the world's greatest natural harbors and is
geographically strategically located at the crossroads of the Red and
Arabian Seas with direct access to the Indian Ocean.
The Aden Free Zone will provide an international gateway to business
opportunities in three continents – Asia, Europe, and Africa – and
access to regional market of over 1 Billion people in Middle East, East
Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Moreover, the development of modern
transportation facilities and general infrastructure in Aden will spur new
regional trade and business opportunities and economic growth.
Attracts Millions of Yemeni Audience
al-Maidan (Knights of the Yard), a very popular occasional TV program,
attracts millions of the Yemeni and Arab audience watching Yemen Satellite
Channel. The six-year-old program combines several favorable elements that
do not exist in any other program. It combines religious, cultural,
historic, and entertaining sections. It can be considered as documentation
to the tourist and historic places in the county by means of field and
recent visits and photography. The entertaining section includes the
various traditional games of the various regions, which in turn enlivens
those games that were almost forgotten.
The best aspect of the program that is directed by Ms. Nadia Hazza
was the choice of the gifted announcer, Mr. Yehya Allow, whose
presentation is highly appreciated by the public. This is clearly seen
when the audience receive him.