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Why Visit Yemen?

Yemen, a nation located in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, spans approximately 527,968 square kilometers and is known for its ancient history, unique cultural heritage, and rugged landscapes.

Yemen’s history is intertwined with the kingdoms of Sheba and Himyar, Islamic influences, and trade along the ancient spice routes. Its culture reflects a blend of Yemeni traditions, tribal customs, and Islamic values, seen in its ornate mosques, traditional music, and the qat chewing tradition. Yemen’s diverse landscapes range from the deserts of the Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter) to the dramatic mountains of the Haraz region.

a traditional architecture built integrated to the rocks of a hill on a desert area, seen during the best time to visit Yemen.


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Climate in Yemen

Summer Season Climate
Summer Season in Yemen

Yemeni summers are hot and dry, especially in the coastal plains and desert areas, with temperatures often rising significantly. The highlands experience milder temperatures due to their elevation but still remain warm. This season is characterized by intense heat, particularly in the low-lying areas and the eastern deserts.

Rainy Season Climate
Rainy Season in Yemen

Yemen experiences its primary rainy season from July to September, coinciding with the summer months, especially in the western highlands and the southern coast. These rains are crucial for agriculture and replenishing water supplies. Rainfall during this time can vary in intensity and frequency, with the highlands receiving more precipitation compared to the coastal and desert regions.

Winter Season Climate
Winter Season in Yemen

Winters in Yemen are generally mild, with cooler temperatures, particularly in the highlands and western regions. The coastal plains and eastern desert areas experience warmer winters but still with cooler temperatures compared to the summer months. This season is characterized by less rainfall and is considered a comfortable time for travel and exploration within the country, offering a break from the extreme heat of the summer.

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