I know the monsoon season is Jun-Sep. My plan is to visit Socotra in Feb, is it okay for snorkelling/trekking/wild camping? As a women how should I dress there? Should I avoid shorts/vest?
Besides from Yemen, I know Sharjah of UEB also has flight to Socotra. Is there other place that flight can go to Socotra? Thanks.
Which city(ies) in Yemen has flight to the Socotra Island and which airline? Thanks.
Dear travellers, I intend to travel to Socotra island in Yemen for Christmass and i need to spend a day in Sanaa on the way in and out. Has somebody been to Sanna lately; How safe is considered these days; Thank you in advance Andreas
i need to travel to abu dhabi from tareem yemen by bus, can someone help me with contacts on transportation, fare or schedule. please
Hi, i want to travel to hodeidah and then to Mukalla.Can I get flight from hod to Mukalla and Mukalla to saana?
HI, I know its rather silly to be asking this, but after what happened to Egypt, I thought I better check out the views of VTers. I plan to visit Sanaa, Taiz, and Hodeidah early next month and what I find disturbing is the daily demonstrations in Sanaa and Taiz. I am ok with demonstrations as long as the airports and hotels are opened. Appreciate veiws from fellow VTers based in Yemen and outside. My local contacts assured me it is ok, no worries.
Is there a ferry from aden in yemen to djibouti ? Thanks
Halo! Anyone familiar with price of the Yemenia flight Mukalla-Socotra? (Yemen) Is it possible to rent a jeep on Socotra- only jeep, not with driver or attender? Is it possible to camp on the beach or anywhere? THNX! Papeete
Hi! can you find strictly veg food (no meat or eggs) restaurant in Yemen? or any purely veg dishes from Yemeni cuisine served in regular restaurants?
Hi! I will visit Yemen for a few days in the middle of this month (January 2010) I stayed in Sana'a exactly a year ago (and visited the surrounding villages in the Haraz mountains), but due to resent changes in the political climate, and the fact I am a Norwegian journalist, what precautions should I take? Should I wear an abaya and hijab this time? What airline and hotel would be 'safe' (went by Yemeni Air last time and stayed in Burj Al Salam. Great) How about travelling by car south of Sana'a? Pls advice. Shukran!
my sister have travel document from norway and she want to go to yemen for marriage maasha allah and her father wants to go with her for the marriage the quation is can she go to yemen and get visa at the airport????????because in norway is no yemen embassy .quation nr 2 can the man who is gona marriage my sister send visa for her and father from yemen and why is that difficult???yemen is our country we love it plz can you tell me why is so difficult for muslim brothers and sister who wants to go to yemen and have europian tarvel documents not europian nationality??thamk you i hope for good answer and i hope my sister wil be happy for her marriage insha allah ma,salaama
Hi all… Just signed up as a member of virtual tourist and this is my first post :-) I am planning to visit Sann'a in Yemen next February, travelling on my own via Dubai (ex-UK with Emirates). My plan is to spend a few nights in Sana'a (Old Town) and I have no intention of visiting other parts of Yemen. I know that Yemen has an image for not being a safe country to visit, mostly due to threat of terrorism in the northern Sa'ada region. I have visited the UK's FCO website, Yemen is included in the "against all travel to parts of the country" category, along with a dozen of other countries which also includes Thailand and Italy (!). Although I have seen lots of negative news about terrorist threats in Yemen - one of the most recent being a group of Korean nationalities being attacked near Sana'a - I wonder if there is any members who are currently living or visited the city recently? Would you be able to let me know your experience, or your impression with regards to safety in Sana'a, has the whole terrorist threat thing been exaggerated? Many Thanks in advance.
I'm working here till the middle of November and I am interested in doing one or two day hikes outside Sana'a. Naturally, I would prefer to hike in "safe" areas... Any suggestions? I did talk to a travel agency, but their price was (to me) outrageous. I am not prepared to pay300 to hike for two days!
How does one become a member there....and is it open during Ramadan? thanks!
Has anybody been to Yemen in the last 8 months? I am spending time in San'aa,and Socotra and need some updates from anyone.
we are 5 people who are travelling to yemens capital Sanaa on 27th july and need some help to find good hotels. anyone who can help me. Are there hotel information upon arrival at the airport or do we have to book in advance? thanks for the help
Hello, I would to know how much is it a double room in this hotel and if there are other hotels in the city, thanks in advance. Jasier
Can some one tell me if it's best to plan a "pre-packaged" trip with one's own highlights (if possible) or just to show up? Looking to hike and snorkel, with camping, view of highlights, possible house/hotel stay in various (best!) parts of the island. Have 8 days - two women going together (not a problem, I hope). Any advice about guides, or other is really appreciated!
I need to find a nice hotel in Aden that has a private beach. Last year I stayed at the Sheraton, but that hotel does not seem to belong to Sheraton anymore. According to Sheraton's site the only hotel they now have in Yemen is in Sana'a. Any suggestions for a hotel in Aden? And a website to it?
Hi All. I hope to travel roughly the following route by bus; Sanaa, Hudaydah, Taiz, Aden, Mukalla and possibly a short trip further east to Qishn or Ghayda. Unfortunatley I only have about 1 week to do it. Not particulary my style of travel. I will be alone and hope to do it indipendently. My Arabic is limited but I'm good at making hand and feet signals. I assume I shouldn't have too many problems with the Sanaa, Hudaydah, Taiz, Aden leg. I'm not sure about the trip from Aden to Mukalla. If I can't do it by bus is it any different with a car and driver? What about from Mukalla to Qishn or Ghayda? has anyone been recently? The other thing that is unclear, do I need to organise all permits in Sana`a or do I arrange them as I go?
Hi I want to Visit Yemen i Live in Denmark i have Aliens passport Some people says that I get Turistvisa when I come to sanca airport but some says also if i have Aliens passport i will not get Visa Is that true? Please answere my Question I want visit on 2 weeks.
Hi, I would like to land by plane in Asmara, Eritrea. From there I could go to Massawa. Than I want a boat/ferry-transport to Yemen. 1. I wonder whether I could get a ferry from there to any Yemeni port? Finally I wana travel to Sana'a, the Yemeni capital. 2. So I would aslo be interested if you know any other point of departure to take a boat/ferry to a Yemen(maybe Al Hudaydah): Egypt, Eritrea, or Jiddah in Saudi Arabia? Coz I could also travel to this countries and go from there to Yemen. Hmmm Thank you and hope you are having a good trip.
hi i'd like to visit Yemen, but being Jewish (which does not mean Israeli, i am Swiss) i wonder if it's going to be a problem. I heard that on the visa application form you have to tell your religion, and that telling Christian might be a good idea. Has anyone more information on that topic? thx
Is it better to carry USD cash or Traveler's Checks for payment in Socotra?
planning for a short trip to sanaa hudaidah taiz adan and gaithah if any like to join me and me its my pleasure to share the cost and experience
what is the air fares for local flights from sanaa to alhudaidah and from sanaa to taiz? what is the cost for renting cars in sanna or alhudaidah or taiz?
i would like to do a short visit to sanaa, alhudaidah and taiz is it better to take cash money and which currency or use atm machines? is these machines available in sanaa, alhudaidah and taiz ? thanks
Hey everybody, i have one question referring the tourist visa. my question: do i really need a certificate from a tour operator? i want to travel on my own and so i don`t know where i should get this certificate. thanx a lot