|As mentioned above, travel at this time to Yemen is not recommended, and there is no indication of when this situation is likely to change.
Yemen’s international airport is situated in the capital city, Sana’a, in the highlands of Yemen. Due to this fact, Sana’a is the main entry point for many visitors to the country. Although a busy city, which is growing at a great rate of knots, Sana’a is worth spending a day or so in.
This is an ancient city, and the Old City has actually been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in order to help preserve it. The Old City features interesting architecture with distinctive windows. The souk is said to be one of the best on the whole of the Arabian Peninsula, and the Great Mosque, built in the 7th century, is one of the oldest in the Muslim world.
The city of Aden is located in the coastal plains of Yemen. This is a popular destination because of its unique location – the ancient city was built in the crater of an extinct volcano, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walking around the city and taking in the mix of interesting architecture is recommended. Particularly interesting sights include the Cisterns of Tawila, Sira Fort, the Palace of the Sultanate of Lahej and the National Museum, and the historic British churches, built by the Brits during their rule.
Aden also has a number of very good beaches to attract tourists with, plus there is an active nightlife and many good points above the city to admire the views from.
Red Sea Islands
Around the coast from Aden, the waters become those of the Red Sea. As well as mainland Yemen, the country also includes over a hundred small islands in the Red Sea. These attractive islands are often popular with tourists.