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Eco-friendly travel guide to Yemen advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to travel in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Yemen, Middle East, Asia.

The capital city of Sana'a in Yemen

  • Air quality: 2 / 5
  • Bus connections: 2 / 5
  • Train connections: 3 / 5
  • Hitchhiking: 3 / 5
  • National parks: 2 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 3 / 5
  • Safety: 3 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$20 - $40
  • Budget per day: US$30 - $80

Responsible Travel

This desert country, Yemen is present in the Middle East and occupies around 527,968 km². The total population of this country is 2,84,98,683, according to the statistics of 2018. It has its currency called Yemen Rial, which is widely accepted all over the world. The religion which is on the dominating side in this country is Islam. There are different ethnic groups present in this country, out of which most people are Arab. Yemen is a member of the United Nations and Arab League. Yemen has been going through destruction and conflict for over six years now after a group called Houthis stormed its capital Sana'a. Most of the countries advise their citizens to not to travel to Yemen due to civil unrest, health risks, land mines, armed conflict etc.. Despite all this if you still find yourself travelling to Yemen for whatever reason then there are several precautions that you should take.

  • Stay safe: Yemen is at war, under international attack, and is heavily damaged. Extreme caution should be exercised in public places and, due to the threat of kidnapping, we recommend varying travel times and routes to avoid establishing predictable behaviour. Do not advertise your travel or other plans through social media. In addition, we strongly recommend seeking professional security advice. Security arrangements should be reviewed on a regular basis. Such measures may mitigate the risks to your safety but cannot eliminate them entirely.
  • Carry all essentials with you: Do not rely on getting any medicine or first aid when you are in the country. Have a proper stockpile of essential medication, food, water and cash with you.
  • Save water: Due to the dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall, very high temperatures in summer and a big difference between maximum and minimum temperatures, Yemen is going through a water crisis. Do not waste water and properly boil water before consuming.
  • Do not throw waste: As an eco-friendly traveler, you need to promote sustainable living as much as possible in the city to motivate not only fellow tourists but local people. When you visit any tourists attractions especially city parks, make sure you do not throw any food wrapper and do not just stop at that but if you see any trash, pick it up and throw it in the dustbin. It might look like a very small thing to do but has a huge impact on people watching especially the children present in the park since they learn and mimic the behaviour of other people around them.

Air Quality and Pollution

According to the Worlds Health Organization's guidelines, Yemen's air quality and pollution level are very 'unsafe.' The rise in air pollution is prominent in the city as most recently. The data shows that the country's annual mean concentration of PM2.5 is 50 g/m3, which exceeds the recommended maximum of 10 g/m3. Air quality worldwide is one of the most crucial factors right now; meanwhile, according to the reports, the air quality and pollution level is a concern for people living in Yemen and people going there for holidays or business trips. The main reason for such problem in Yemen includes power plants, construction, vehicle emissions, crude oil, petroleum reefing, and production which contributes to breathing problems, increased hospitalization, chronic diseases, and premature mortality. Therefore, it is important for everyone, whether it be a local or a tourist to wear protective gear like a face mask, goggles, and anything necessary to prevent yourself from harm.

Respect the Culture

Yemen is a culturally-rich country; its dance, music, tradition, and beliefs stem from Islamic times though the Yemenite Jews primarily found today's Yemen traditions. This place is linked to some of the world's oldest civilizations. The people of Yemen are overwhelmingly ethnic Arab and Afro-Arab. Yemen has acquired a very distinctive culture from its neighbours, historically and culturally, due to its unique geographic location. Yemenis pay deep respect and homage to Islamic traditions and beliefs like celebrating the traditional Islamic holidays, including Eid al-Adha (marking the culmination of the hajj rites near Mecca) and Eid al-Fitr (marking the end of Ramadan). Another common cultural practice that you will witness is of chewing 'khat' in Yemen. A leafy green plant containing two main stimulant drugs. Sitting in animated groups, men and, increasingly, women (though never men and women together – that being the tradition in this Islamic country) talk and laugh while plucking the tender leaves from the branches and tucking them into the cheek, eventually forming a wad that can bulge almost to the size of a tennis ball. Yemenis are very kind people and are known for their hospitality and generosity; also, they dearly value family, dignity, and pride. If they behave contrary to their beliefs and culture, it shows a sign of disrespect and poor manners. Therefore, every tourist and outsider must behave ethically and gracefully in front of Yemenis to show them respect and have their acceptance.

Top 10 Places to Visit

  • The Ancient Tombs, Sana'a: The Ancient Tombs in Sana'a consists of separate old graves dating back to the Paleolithic age. This whole place is dwelt by ancient civilizations and cultures before about 40,000 years. From worldwide, tourists come here to see hundreds of graves in one place, the Al-Mahwit region in western Yemen. These graves come under the most ancient historical landmarks to add to your wishlist; they are all located close to Sana'a.
  • Bottle Trees, Socotra Island: Bottle Trees are famously known in this part of the country as they develop on the rocky regions with huge forests full of them. Their typical appearance attracts visitors from all over the world to watch the stunning wonder of God. These trees are themselves a beautiful sight to watch during your trekking tour to the rocky regions of Socotra Island. When bottle trees blossom, the mountain landscape is doomed in the fascinating view of a golden sunset.
  • Yemeni Fortress, Sana'a: Al-Qahira Fortress, also known as the Yemeni Fortress, is one place you wouldn't want to miss while travelling to Yemen. It is the picturesque and photogenic mountain village in southwest Yemen where you will find one of the most captivating and renowned destinations for tourists. It is situated on an elevated rocky peak where you can see the panoramic and mesmerizing views of the fort, alluring visitors to make their trip wonderful.
  • Socotra Island, Yemen Gulf of Aden: Situated 380 km south of Yemen, Socotra Island is a beautiful sight secluded by the Arabian Sea's deep waters, containing various flora and fauna species. Several tranquil sand beaches rockily dot this island's coasts, making Socotra an attractive place to see and find new adventures with this place. This whole island is a place of infinity alluring tourists to this place while in Yemen.
  • Sand Dunes, Socotra Island: Sand Dunes in Socotra Island come under prominent destinations for visitors to see its exquisite landscape settings. These dunes are found on Arther Beach, making it one of the most glorious spots in Yemen. Other tempting things visitors find in these dunes are that they are huge and are governed by huge mountain hills and brilliant blue skies mesmerize everyone.
  • Al-Saleh Mosque, Sana'a: It is a modern mosque in Sana'a, which is also the largest in Yemen, lies in the city's southern outskirts. It is 27,300 square meters in size and is open to non-Muslims too. This place is frequented by tourists and promotes moderate Islam, which is considered a positive feature in the light of the Al-Qaeda influence because they believe that people of all religions can visit the mosque.
  • Al Mukalla Habor, Yemen: It is the key seaport of Yemen situated in the centre of the country's southern coastline and a complete harbour filled with tiny fishing boats whose usual shapes generate a fantastic atmosphere. One of the most stunning destinations is this harbour one must visit in Yemen if you go there by boat. Here, you will find several other amenities, such as countless lodging, eateries, stores, and other amusements.
  • Shaharah Bridge: For history and architectural lovers, Shaharah Bridge is one such architectural wonder tourist destination you should visit in North West Yemen. It is a village located in a hilly region where this stunning bridge was constructed in the 17th century over a deep ravine. This tourist spot fascinates every visitor because of its beautiful construction of the limestone structure here.
  • Jabal Haraz: Amid Sanaa and Al-Hudaydah, Jabal Haraz is a hilly region of Yemen whose fort's remains' structures are still present. This tourist spot is well known for its fortified villages at rocky peaks and contains the most elevated mountain in Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula - Jabal An-Nabi Shuayb. Their architecture is as such to meet two demands of the Yemeni people: leaving vast space for crops and protecting the villages. Here, each town is constructed like a fort with houses as a wall giving it a complete mesmerizing landscape.
  • Balhaf: It is an industrial port city located in Yemen's Burum Coastal area enriched with palm trees and white sand, giving it a beautiful and wonderful sight for a visitor to cherish forever. This tourist destination holds an ancient history, being a key point of exit of the Route E'Encens and key port of the ancient kingdom of Hadhramaut. It is a fishing port encompassed by a gypsum kiln and dominated by the ancient vestiges' relics.
The sand dunes of Socotra Island are a must visit on your trip to Yemen


Being a sovereign country in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen is a nation with many adventurous, cultural, and historical treasures. It was once the wealthiest nation in the Arabian Peninsula, and now it suffers from many political, economic, and social issues. From its varied culture to the most famous landmarks and historical places in the country, Yemen is such a country everyone would want to visit once in their life. From the world's oldest skyscraper to the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, from famous Caffé mocha to plenty of traditional Yemini dishes, from the world's largest contiguous sand desert covers to iconic buildings, there are tons of essential and mind-blowing historical sites and landmarks in this Arabic country. Since Yemen has a lot of history with terror attacks, civil disturbance, and many more, it is a beautiful country. Tourists might have to be careful while travelling to Yemen and follow every rule and regulation adhered to by the Arabian government for their safety.

City Parks

Yemen is a country filled with the beauty of nature in vast amounts. One such aspect is a large number of city and public parks spread across a large area of Yemen. Apart from beautiful sightings, tourists come here to relax and wander around the city, and experience every bit of the place. Here are some of the famous city parks in Yemen:

  • Garden City residential
  • Al-Kamasri Fun Park
  • Al Sabeen Park
  • Al Rayady Park
  • Little Aden Park

National Parks

Yemen is undoubtedly the most sophisticated country in the Arabian Peninsula. This country is known for its beautiful sightings and also for its nature and variety in wildlife. Yemen boasts national parks and protected areas in large numbers serving floras and faunas' in their respectful way. These national parks are spread across the overall landmass of Yemen; some of them are:

  • Ayhaft Canyon National Park
  • Jabal Bura Valley Forest National Park
  • Ras Isa Marine Park
  • Zuqur Islands Marine National Park


Yemen holds several beaches. Tourism is one such factor that serves in the country's economy and development. The beaches along the Arabian Peninsula shores are clean and beautiful, with unique flora and fauna. Tourists come from worldwide locations to experience beach life in the hottest place on earth and enjoy several other adventurous and water sport activities. Some of the best beach destinations you must visit are:

  • Archer Beach
  • Qalansiyah Beach
  • Shoab Beach
  • Dlisha Beach
Little children playing at the Qalansiyah Beach


Yemen hosts numerous properties of cultural and natural heritage. These essential landmarks lure tourists from various countries to experience and learn amazing facts about Yemen. Apart from various other activities, these landmarks' never-forgetting sites is another level of craze for history lovers. There are plenty of spots to visit; therefore, plan your trip accordingly. Some of the places you must visit are:

  • The Old City of Sana'a, Yemen
  • Bir Ali
  • Dinosaur footprints near Madar
  • Giniba Cave
  • Al-Tihamah megaliths
Bir Ali is a village in eastern Yemen. It is located in the Shabwah Governorate. The name means "Ali's Well" in Arabic. In pre-Islamic times, the port was called Qanī


Yemen has three museums overall, where you will find thousands of information and knowledge about the country's history and culture. These museums house several historical artefacts and essential documentaries in their original form. All the sculptures and antiques are of high-quality mesmerizing visitors in their respective way. These museums are:

  • National Museum of Yemen
  • House of Folklore
  • Yemen Military Museum
National Museum of Yemen



Yemen is a large and beautiful country that's part of the Arabian Peninsula. It has a rich cultural and culinary heritage sharing most of its famous dishes with other Arabic countries, but always with its Yeminis twist. Some of the best dishes one must try out are:

  • Maraq: It is a lamb broth soup defined by its rich flavour and thick broth. It is a very famous traditional Yemeni dish prepared with many healthy and nutritional ingredients. It can be served during lunches with rice during iftars with moofo.
  • Fahsa: It is a popular Yemini street food prepared in a clay pot known as a ‘madra’ and should always be given hot to customers. It's a stew dish that consists of lamb cutlets where spices are added according to the orders.
  • Matfaiya: It is a tasty Yemini dish made from Kingfish's chunks and dressed with rice and thick tomato sauce, vegetables, and spices. It is undoubtedly one of Yemen's best dishes, therefore must-try if you're in the country. One can ask for Matfaiyas anywhere in the country as it a famous street food found at every corner of the country.
  • Mandi: It is a popular Yemeni dish that includes chicken, camel, goat, or lamb together with rice. It is a fantastic dish made with loads of healthy ingredients and is extremely prevalent in most Arabian Peninsula areas. This dish is even considered a staple dish in many regions.

Apart from these traditional Yemini dishes, Yemen's popular restaurants also serve their customers the best of western foods from all over the world. One can find places for perfect dining in the following restaurants of Yemen:

  • Dar Fez Restaurant (Berlin Street, Sana’a) at the Movenpick Hotel
  • Broadway (Berlin Street, Sana’a) at Sheraton Hotel
  • Grill 101 (Haddah Street, Sana’a)
  • Al-Shaibani Modern Restaurant (Haddah Street, Sana’a)
  • Hot Hut (Gamal Abdul Nasser Street, Ta’izz)
  • Al-Khayyam Restaurant (Al-Mukalla Street, Al-Mukalla)
  • Golden Falcon Proast & Restaurant (Ar-Rayisi Street, Aden)
  • Alfasina (Mukalla Street, Al-Mukalla)


Drinks you must-try while travelling in and around Yemen are:

  • Shahi Haleeb (milk tea, served after qat)
  • Karkade (an infusion of dried hibiscus flowers)
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Qishr (a drink made from coffee husks)
  • Naqe’e Al Zabib (cold raisin drink)
  • Diba’a (squash nectar)
  • Mango and guava juices

Alcoholic beverages are considered improper and disrespectful due to cultural and religious reasons in Yemen. Still, they are available in the country; however, finding these in nearby cities is possible.


This country's capital is not fit for drinking; therefore, it is recommended that you not drink the tap water available in this country. Other than this you have to buy bottled water during your trip to this country. It is advised that you purchase a large container of drinking water and refill it from that particular container whenever you go outside. If you're staying in for a longer time, then purchasing drinking water can be very expensive as well as it will also create a lot of ways from your side. The important thing about this country's water that you must pay attention to is that water is scarce in this country; therefore, it is recommended that you not wastewater by any means. The shortage of water is that this country is present in the Middle East, a desert region, and the climate is generally hot, so a lot of water gets evaporated. Another reason for the scarcity of clean water is that water pollution is very high, resulting in less clean water availability. This country is not advanced enough. Water purification technology, therefore, the water purification plants are unable to clean all purify the water. Main reason Oscar city of order is that this country is facing our population growth results in exit if news of water. This country does not have a good rainfall rate; thus, groundwater is hardly available. Therefore you must not create water pollution by any means.


There are different activities to perform in this country. The best activities are exploring various monuments that can give you knowledge about the country and its culture. Many of the monuments can show you the excellence of the architecture of this country. Other than this, you can perform many activities in this country, such as exploring local markets where you can purchase some local or handmade jewellery and other handicraft items. Purchasing these items from the local market will also generate support for the local Stalls. There are city parks which you can explore, and even museums are present. Besides just exploring, you can visit the Sahara desert, which is the world's largest desert and is spread in many countries.


There are significantly fewer resorts and villas which offer a luxurious stay in options in any country. However, some are present near the water bodies or are beach resorts so that if you do not have anything to do in that country you can visit the beaches and refresh yourself. Villas are known for the luxurious stay in options that provide customers with extreme comfort, and they can use premium facilities provided by these villas and resorts. However, you will get a personal chef and a menu to select the dish you want to eat. Villas have spacious rooms and a large hall to arrange meetings or use for a party. There are hotels which are the most preferred type of accommodation by all the tourists who visit this country. Therefore, you can see many hotels present in this country offering different sizes of rooms that you can choose according to your budget and the size of the family or group you are travelling with. These hotels provide other facilities. Different hotels have different rental prices per room because of the area they are present in, different types of facilities they offer, and various rooms. Other accommodations are also current, but all others are less popular. Different Types of accommodation suit different situations, such as hotels are best for short-term housing. If you want to stay in a particular country for a longer time, you can stay in an apartment as they are the best if you're going to stay longer. Similarly, hostels are best when you do not want to spend much on accommodation and travelling alone. If you are a nature lover, then camping can be a good option. A guesthouse can be a good option if you are travelling with a large group.

Green Hotels

Green hotels are those hotels that do not harm nature while serving their customers. Every facility and comfort you can enjoy in these hotels are natural and sustainable. By accommodating these hotels, you can reduce your carbon footprints during your trip to this country. The rooms of green hotels do not come with air conditioners as air conditioners are very much harmful to nature As it releases certain gases that create global warming. The dishes you eat in these hotels are made up of organic fruits and vegetables freshly supplied by the farms daily. Green hotels also support local farmers as green hotels deal with a regular supply of fruits and vegetables, which the local farmers can only supply. Staying in a green hotel can make you slightly costlier than standard hotels. Still, many tourists prefer to stay in green hotels as the facilities provided by these hotels are beneficial for health and nature. You can observe that green hotels are generally surrounded by trees which keep the air fresh and cool during summer. Some of the hotels offer complimentary laundry services, and the detergent they use to clean the clothes has fewer toxic chemicals involved in them. As there are fewer harmful chemicals involved, it does not damage the clothes of the clothes, especially when expensive. The washroom's cosmetics such as shampoo etc. do not include chemicals; therefore, it does not damage the skin.

Hostels and Guest Houses

The hostel is Shared rooms which are shared by one another person which is called roommate. Staying in the hostel can save a lot of money as it offers only the necessary facilities and the charges are often very low. Hostels are best for solo travellers as they can get the right company here. The majority of the youth choose hostel rooms for accommodation. Staying in the hostel has its own merits and demerits. Some of the merits are that hostel service very much affordable. Next is that almost every hostel rooms have a kitchen where you can cook food and save a lot of money you would have to spend on food in restaurants or cafes. Hostels can help you in making international friends. Some of the demerits of staying in a hostel include that you cannot expect privacy from hostel rooms as the room will be shared by another person also. While living in a hostel, you must always care about your belongings because you might not know how other peoples in that hostel are. Generally, the rooms are shared, but many of the hostels have a shared bathroom, so it can be a problem if you are hygiene conscious. There are a few hostels available in this country. Guesthouses are placed where you can accommodate a large group as there are many rooms available in guest houses. The guesthouse can be taken on rent and is best when you all travel with a large group. Guesthouses have their benefits, such as it can provide you with a homely feeling, so even if you are far away from your home, you will not miss it. Different guest houses offer other facilities.


Apartments are flats which are available for rent. There are different types of apartments which are short-term apartments and ling term apartments. Short-term apartments are those apartments that can be taken on rent for a shorter duration. Therefore, our best option is to stay in a country for not more than 30 days. Long-term apartments can be taken on rent for a more extended period, especially when the duration is more than 30 days. Different departments have different facilities. Talking about the flats, some essential features present in every apartment are that every apartment has balconies where you can enjoy your vacation. When it's raining during the rainy season, you can enjoy that city's view while sitting on your balcony of these apartments. Every room of these apartments has its bathroom attached within the room itself, not to create any problem even if you are hygiene conscious. Every apartment has a Hall where you can party, relax, or can enjoy various activities. The best part of staying in an apartment is that you can cook your food if your favourite cuisine or dishes not available in that particular country. Many grocery stores are present near these appointments; therefore, you can purchase the essential items needed to make your dish. It will help maintain your good health and have a positive effect on your budget. Some other benefits of staying in an apartment include that these apartments are best in providing privacy.


Couch surfing is a type of accommodation in which a person stays with the local for free. This method involves Staying with the locals without paying them. Instead of paying them, you can help them in their daily household work or buy essential household items such as vegetables, standard milk, and other items. Couch surfing has its benefits: you can ask many things about the country, such as the best tourist places to visit, the best activities to do in that country, the best restaurants, and cafes, and the history of that coo try a lot of other things. By staying with the locals, you can learn their local language and experience the culture and traditions they follow. However, it can be an issue in the preference of cuisine, like if you are a vegetarian and the host is non-vegetarian, it will be a problem for you. More to this, this country's crime rate is very high, so it is advised that you must not couch surf as there are high complaints of robberies and other crimes. Other accommodation options are easily affordable.


Camping and help you release stress as the air will be pressured than the polluted air present in the city. Camping can be excellent if it is practised in the jungle. The reason behind it is that in the jungle, you will be surrounded by trees to help you release stress but my anxiety and assist you in calming your mind and body. There are other camping options, which involve camping on beaches if allowed by the higher authorities. Camping on the beaches can be very relaxing as the fresh sea breeze can release stress. There are camping tours that can be enjoyed even if you are travelling alone full stalls camping. However, you become boring after you must always have another accommodation option ready with you. Camping also depends on the weather; therefore, you must either camp in the low winter season or camp in the summer seasons. This country's crime rate is very high; consequently, you must try not to camp in this country.



  • Sana'a — capital
  • Aden — seaside former capital of South Yemen.
  • Al Hudayda — a relatively large city on the Red Sea with beautiful beaches
  • Al Mukalla — East Yemen's biggest city and bustling port, the gateway to the historical Hadhramaut region
  • Dhamar
  • Ibb
  • Kawkaban
  • Mokha — birthplace of one of the greatest things known to man: mocha coffee.
  • Shibam/Seiyun/Tarim — the three famous historical towns of Hadhramaut, perhaps Yemen's most fascinating and exotic destination
  • Ta'izz

Getting There and Moving Around

There are 26 airports in this country and an international airport responsible for receiving all the international flights. Other than this, there are no different ways to reach this country directly. There are many options for moving around in the country as this is a vast country. There are public buses which can help you to move around the city. There are no trains in this country.


There are a total of 26 airports present in this country and an international airport which is called Sana'a International Airport. This airport is currently in the capital of Yemen that is Sana. The elevation of this airport is 7216 fetes. This airport has a single runway which is of a total length of 10,669 feet. More to this, this airport had once faced around 1.7 million passengers in 2007.

Military aircrafts at the Sana'a International Airport


There are fewer buses in this country. These buses can help you to move around the city. As this city's crime rate is very high, it is advised that you should not use these buses at night. Besides this, you can also hire minibuses to help you move around the city if you travel with a large group. There are no intercity buses or international bus facilities.

Route bus, in and around Sana'a


You can choose this pathway to cover a considerable distance within the country and travel from one city to another. The charge of these trains does not cost much. There are no trains or railways present in this country. However, there had been many proposals made to the government, but none of it got approved. There are no railways because Yemen is a low-income country, so there are not enough funds.


Hitchhiking is a great travel option through which you can save a lot of money. It can be a suitable method for making new friends. Looking at the crime rate, you must not hitchhike because the crime rates are very high. Therefore hitchhiking can be very dangerous.


There are different ways to move around the country since it is a vast country. More to this, there are cycle rentals available which can help you to travel within the country. You can walk and visit some of the city parks and local markets in that particular city. Hiring a cab can cause a lot of pollution during your trip to this country, therefore try to avoid it. There is a minivan also available in this country.

Sustainable Shopping

Everything which we purchase has an impact on nature, whether it is good or bad. Certain products are sustainable and support the environment. Those are known as sustainable products, and shopping for those products is known as sustainable shopping. There are different categories of sustainable products which involve the food market where organic fruits and vegetables are sold. These fruits and vegetables can be used to make dishes if your accommodation option has a kitchen and you can cook your food. More to sustainable shopping, there are second-hand stores where second-hand products are sold. You can purchase second-hand items from these markets at a lesser price than the original products. Second-hand items have been used earlier, and now the owner is selling them to another person.


Recycling is a good activity that involves reusing the product by giving it a different shape and size, which eventually changes its use. Other raw materials can be made using recycling. The old material such as aluminium can be recycled and reused by melting and casting a different shape. Similarly, other items can be recycled, which can be used to make new and finished products. It will eliminate the need for raw material, and there are cruel ways of obtaining this raw material, such as mining, to get iron ore. Mining damages a lot of lands that can be used for agricultural purposes. Next is the production of paper involves cutting many trees, which can be reduced using recycling.


Trash consumes many lands, which is needed to dump it in the form of a landfill. Besides this, waste also creates a lot of pollution if kept untreated for a longer time. Different types of garbage create additional pollution, such as gaseous pollution creates air pollution, solid waste creates land pollution, and liquid waste creates water pollution. There are landfills and incinerators which are used to dispose of and decompose waste.

Work and Study Abroad

Education in Yemen is on a top priority list; therefore, basic education is free for students aged 6 to 14 years. After completing primary education, the student moves forward towards secondary education, wherein the second year of secondary education, the student has to choose between scientific and literary courses. After passing secondary education, the student has to enrol in colleges, and at present, there are seven public universities and five private universities present in Yemen. Here are different work opportunities current in this country which entirely depends on your skills and educational qualification.

Exchange Student

There is an exchange student program present and followed in this country called the youth exchange program. This program is beneficial for those students who can compete globally. Every university with access to this program takes an entrance exam that needs to be clear to be a part of this program. More this, a student exchange program can help you to understand the culture of different countries. Some colleges and universities offer free education in this program, and the students have to pay only for living in that country.

Au Pair

When a person stays with the locals and takes care of the child, that person is called an au pair. This type of work is the least available in this country. Many families have females who are housewives and have the work of taking care of the child. And the other thing is that the country's crime rate is very high; therefore, it is advised that you should not become an au pair in this country. However, some families still want au pairs, but it won't be easy to find a genuine family that can offer you this type of work.


Volunteering can help you to make friends internationally. Volunteering can help you to get rid of stress and boredom while you visit a different country and you will be able to get indulged with the locals and get to know the culture more efficiently.

See Also

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Yemeni Coastal Plains
The dry flat territory along the Red Sea and Arabian Sea.
Yemeni Mountains
The mountainous region rising steeply from the coastal plain.
Yemeni Highlands
The region descending slowly eastwards from the mountains of the west.
Empty Quarter
The desert, inhabited only by nomads.
Red Sea Islands
Over 100 small islands in the Red Sea.
A larger island farther out in the Arabian Sea.