Places to visit in Yemen

When you travel to Yemen, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Yemen, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Yemen to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Yemen things to do can include exploring Yemen attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Governor Hasan Pasha inaugurated this mosque towards the end of the 16th century. This monument is considered as one of the best Ottoman structures in the Sana’a city of Yemen. The marble ornamentation and the detailed work in the mosque are worth seeing.

This is the tomb of the famous prophet Hud. The tomb is located to the east side of the Barhour Well at the foothills of a mountain. It is almost 140 km from the Seiyun City.

Yemen does not have specific fun filled destinations for kids as such. But the country offers lots of interesting historical places and locations. Children can enrich their knowledge by knowing about the country, its history and its culture. Due to biodiversity that the place offers, children can enjoy the rich flora and fauna as well as natural splendour that the country offers. Children will also love the camel and horse racing, paragliding and diving in Yemen.

The numbers of restaurants in Yemen are increasing as people are dining out of their homes often. Though most of the restaurants serve Middle Eastern cuisines to people, some of them also deal with Ethiopian and Lebanese cuisine along with seafood. Some of the popular names include Reem Tourist Restaurant, Houmald Salta, Al-Fakher, Al-Shaibani Modern Restaurant, Leyali Al-Arab and so on.

The main food items on which Yemenis are dependent include rice, cereals, vegetables and beans. Animal protein is consumed as chicken, fish, lamb and beef. Baking is common in Yemen and so bread is an integral part of the food of the country. Salta is a popular dish in the country made with lentils, beans, lamb or chicken, various kinds of spices and coriander.

With increasing demands from people, some bars and pubs are opening up in selected cities in Yemen, though they were non-existent in older times. However, some bars are now available which are attached with good hotels in the country.

Live music in Yemen means traditional Yemeni music. There are few hotels in Sana’a where such musical performances are organized. Otherwise international bands and musicians are not seen to perform much in the country.

Flea markets in Yemen are quite common from where you can pick up varieties of items for your home or as souvenirs. Handmade silver pouches and belts can be bought in these markets. Attractive jewellery is also available in the markets and you can pick up the ones you like.

With change of time, many shopping malls and departmental stores have opened up in Yemen. The largest mall is in Aden. The Sanaa Trade Centre is an important mall in Yemen.

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