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Cheap flights from Yemen

Adjacent to Saudi Arabia and sharing the same peninsula as the United Arab Emirates, Yemen is a country of different culture, belief, and way of life. It is located on the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman. The landscape in the country can be easily described by narrow coastal plain, with flat-topped hills and rugged mountains. Desert plains suggest that the climate in Yemen is hot and humid. This is definitely the case along the west coast, although this can be a little playful and drop to serious chills in high areas such as the Sana’a, the country’s capital. Winter nights in Sana’a drop the temperature to a bone-chilling zero degree Fahrenheit. The country is known for its history that is no stranger to civil wars and tribal conflicts. Fast forward to the present, the country serves as a great jumping off point to neighbouring Middle Eastern countries, as well as a number of European capitals.

Where to go

Knowing how to speak even a few Arabic, as this is the official language of the country, when touring around Yemen will come in handy throughout your visit to the country. Although there will be locals who are hospitable enough to try and talk to you in other languages, a dose of Arabic will prove to be quite a saving grace. Visiting Sana’a should be an automatic addition to your to-visit list. The capital city houses the Babel Yemen, or the old city, and the Wadi Dhar, or the Dar al-Hadschar Palace, which was also known as the rock house. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old city is a mystical place that transcends time and will show you raw culture and tradition. Sana’a is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. You should also visit Socotra, a picturesque island off the south coast of the country. Untouched by modern man, the island is home to numerous rare and endemic species of flora and fauna. Pay Kawkaban a visit too. Located northwest of Sana’a, it is an old fortress-city that, up to this time, houses elegant old buildings and artefacts from the old Himyar civilization two millennia ago. Other tourist attractions like Sa’dah, Al Mahweet, Bura’, Al Khawkhah, Ta’izz, Al Mukalla, and Hauf National Parks are interesting destinations worth visiting as well.

A little over three hours by plane and you can find yourself in the equally cultural city of Cairo aboard Yemenia, the country’s national carrier. Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, with its central core consisting of various districts. The best time to visit the city is during the Egyptian winter between November and March, when day temperature stays below 65°F and night temperature dropping to 45°F. Hot desert wind covers Cairo in a thick dust that sometimes reached up to a metre deep. This occurrence is a cool change for the city and its locals and is also a remarkable phenomenon for tourists. Cairo is home to mosques, museums, and historical sites. Visit the Al-Azhar Mosque, which is one of the pillars of Islam; the Cairo Tower to have a great 360-degree view of the city as well as a nice look at the Pyramids of Giza off the west; and the Egyptian Museum to witness the world’s premier Egyptian collection of artefacts. Of course, you shouldn’t miss a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, which is the only remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This is also the country’s most famous tourist attraction.

You can also visit Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France and is one of the most populous cities in Europe. Paris is a centre of fashion, live music, opera, art, culture, food, design, and a bunch other affiliations of a highbrow lifestyle. The city is dubbed as the City of Light and the Capital of Fashion, as it is the beloved home of the world’s most luxurious fashion designers, perfumers, and cosmetic companies. Paris is sub-divided by 20 districts, each of which showcasing different brands and faces of the city. Your visit to Paris won’t be complete unless you’ve visited the Eiffel Tower. This is the greatest landmark of the city, and perhaps, the country of France. Cathedrals, great old buildings, as well as museums and galleries are sprinkled around the city and are always available to receive visitors who wish to learn about the country’s tradition, culture, and way of life.

How to get out

Yemenia, the country’s national carrier, flies to Sana'a International Airport from numerous Middle Eastern cities and few European capitals. The airline also services daily non-stop flights to Cairo. Four times a week, Turkish Airlines also serves flights to and from Sana’a and Cairo, while Qatar Air connects Yemen’s capital city to Doha, Qatar daily. Coming from Amman, you can enter Yemen aboard Royal Jordanian while Syrian Air connects Syria and Sana’a. Sana’a is also connected to Dubai by Emirates Air and the budget Airline, Air Arabia.

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