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    • Poling's Profile Photo

      Socotra Island without going via Yemen mainland

      Yemen May 8, 2015 at 2:52 AM

      Is there any air route to Socotra without the need to transit in Yemen mainland? Now even Sanna is not safe just for transit.

      1 Answer May 8, 2015 at 7:48 AM
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      Still the question: safe?

      Yemen Nov 3, 2014 at 6:24 AM

      I planed about the trip to Yemen, long time ago since 2013. When I checked the local travel agency for a trip in Feb 2014, they did not recommend me to travel to mainland Yemen, except the Socotra Island. (I asked if they organized tour in the mainland with their guide provided.)
      As I fly all the way from Hong Kong to Yemen which is too costy, I decided to delay the trip. Recently I checked again for a trip in early 2015. One agency said they have the tour, another one (the one I asked last year), still said not recommend to go beyond Sanaa. It's hard for me to know the true picture. May be the first one just want to do business so take little care of tourist safety? May be the second one they don't have the tour so discouraging me to go?
      From Hong Kong, government is not recommending people to travel to Yemen now (but so did Russia, where I went in 2012 and found no problem). There is so little news/information about the middle-east and thus I really don't know much. I don't mind delaying the trip but Yemen is always on my top list so I am eager to know more if possible. Thanks.

      6 Answers Nov 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM
    • Good hotels in Socotra

      Socotra Jun 23, 2014 at 2:58 AM

      I'm looking for a good hotel in Socotra that meets western standards and is clean with good services. I've heard about the Summerland hotel but I'm wondering if there's anything better than that or thats the best hotel there. And if its the best hotel there is there any internet connection phone service etc.

      7 Answers Jul 7, 2014 at 4:05 PM
    • Sanaa or Kabul ? Which is safe

      Sanaa Jun 6, 2014 at 2:29 AM

      Hi, I am a Telecom Engineer and I have got 2 offers but I am confused as both the places are not safe to work. I have got Kabul and Sanaa, please suggest me to choose the right and safe place where I can take my family also. By Nationality I am Indian.

      Brijendra Rana

      3 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 12:27 PM
    • Has Socotra Dream tours changed

      Socotra May 28, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      so i was considering socotra dream tours because I saw a lot of positive reviews from the last couple years. Now, however, there seem to be people warning against it. Is managed differently than it used to be?

    • Safety Of Sanaa Airport

      Sanaa May 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      Is it safe to change planes at Sanaa Airport? Travelling from Djibouti to Eritrea

      2 Answers May 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM
    • How dangerous is Sana'a nowadays?

      Sanaa Mar 30, 2014 at 6:58 PM

      My family goes on holiday to Sana'a almost every year due to a lot of my relatives and immediate family living there. But I'm very worried because of hearing all the news about Yemen, which is getting much worse nowadays, after Houthis and Dammaj and Al-Qaeda. But how dangerous is it whilst being there currently? Should I be worried?

      1 Answer Mar 30, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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      Have you been to Socotra island yemen?

      Socotra Nov 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Have you been to Socotra island yemen?

      9 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 5:55 AM
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      Itinerary of Socotra

      Socotra Jul 8, 2013 at 3:22 AM

      I need the tour details & itinerary of Socotra. Anyone will help?
      Pls any one guide me how to go to Socotra from Bombay, India & how much approx it will cost including everything.

      3 Answers Jan 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM
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      Practical travel tips for Socotra needed

      Socotra Dec 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      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?

      4 Answers Nov 3, 2014 at 5:24 AM
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      Flights to Socotra

      Socotra Oct 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      Besides from Yemen, I know Sharjah of UEB also has flight to Socotra. Is there other place that flight can go to Socotra? Thanks.

      13 Answers Dec 13, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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      Updated flight information for Socotra

      Yemen Oct 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM

      Which city(ies) in Yemen has flight to the Socotra Island and which airline? Thanks.

      1 Answer Oct 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM
    • safety in Yemen

      Yemen Oct 25, 2012 at 12:24 AM

      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

      3 Answers Dec 11, 2012 at 5:43 PM
    • need bus trip

      Yemen Dec 3, 2011 at 2:26 AM

      i need to travel to abu dhabi from tareem yemen by bus, can someone help me with contacts on transportation, fare or schedule. please

      1 Answer Dec 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM
    • flights?

      Yemen Jul 18, 2011 at 2:17 AM

      Hi, i want to travel to hodeidah and then to Mukalla.Can I get flight from hod to Mukalla and Mukalla to saana?

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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      Should I travel to Yemen this month???

      Yemen Feb 16, 2011 at 1:23 AM


      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.

      16 Answers Mar 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM
    • What's it like for women there?

      Socotra Oct 7, 2010 at 8:37 PM

      ..... ...........

      12 Answers Nov 26, 2011 at 12:01 PM
    • Maratime link from Yemen

      Yemen Aug 21, 2010 at 6:24 AM

      Is there a ferry from aden in yemen to djibouti ?


      5 Answers Oct 30, 2010 at 10:20 PM
    • Price: Mukalla - Socotra (Yemenia Airways)

      Socotra Mar 11, 2010 at 3:45 AM


      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?



      1 Answer Mar 14, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    • veg food

      Yemen Mar 6, 2010 at 6:23 PM

      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?

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2010 at 2:31 PM
    • safety january 2010

      Sanaa Jan 4, 2010 at 2:49 AM

      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!

      10 Answers Jan 16, 2011 at 4:36 AM
    • visa

      Yemen Oct 27, 2009 at 4:02 PM

      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

      4 Answers Jan 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM
    • Visiting Sanaa in 2010

      Sanaa Oct 15, 2009 at 2:35 AM

      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.

      8 Answers Dec 22, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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      Hiking around Sana'a

      Yemen Oct 10, 2009 at 2:02 AM

      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!

    • the british club

      Sanaa Sep 17, 2009 at 12:41 AM

      How does one become a member there....and is it open during Ramadan?


    • peteriffic's Profile Photo

      Travelling in Yemen

      Yemen Aug 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

      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.

    • Hotels in Sanaa

      Yemen Jul 3, 2009 at 6:59 AM

      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

      2 Answers Jul 26, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    • hotel rates and another hotels in Al-Mahwit

      Al Mahwit Jun 6, 2009 at 5:44 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Jun 8, 2009 at 12:18 PM
    • Best way to plan Socotra trip

      Socotra Mar 22, 2009 at 5:44 PM

      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!

      2 Answers Apr 21, 2009 at 6:48 AM
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      Hotels in Aden

      Yemen Feb 16, 2009 at 3:22 AM

      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?

      7 Answers May 12, 2012 at 6:22 AM