Yemen

Yemen Overview

Yemen is a country in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. The Gulf of Aden borders Yemen on the south and the Red Sea on the west. Most of the people of Yemen are Arab Muslims.

Sanaa is Yemen’s capital and largest city. Aden is an important port and oil center. Most of Yemen is hot and dry, though there are a few fertile areas where the land can be farmed. The high interior of northwestern Yemen is the most beautiful and best-cultivated part of Arabia.

CLIMATE

The country as a whole is hot and humid, Temperatures range from 68 °F to 130 °F (20 °C to 54 °C).

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Sanaa
POPULATION: 23 million
LANGUAGE: Arabic
CURRENCY: Yemeni Rial
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220/230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or three thin pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: YE
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +967
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +3

TRAVEL WARNING

We advise against all but essential travel to the Governorates of Sa’dah, Ma’rib, al Jawf, Shabwah and Hadramaut due to the threat of terrorism and tribal violence. We also advise against all but essential travel to Sana’a. You should take all necessary steps to protect your safety; this includes having confidence in your personal security arrangements.

There is a high threat from terrorism in Yemen. You should avoid places frequented foreign travellers, including in Sana’a and other urban centres. We believe that terrorists continue to plan attacks.

Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk