Out late, Russian style
Basic bar and dancing, but hey...where's the competition*? Beer and vodka. Mixed audience of Russians, expats, Yemeni men, some women from across the Red Sea. Recently introduced entry fee - for men only, women are free - of YER 2000 (EUR 8), also good for one drink.
*British Club (Hadda area), but in principle for members and their guests only; Movenpick nightclub (similar to Russian Club, but obviously a lot more fancy); Oasis restaurant at the Taj Sheba hotel (dinner, alcohol and a cheap trio of singers from Latvia or the Philipines). No dress code.
*Movenpick and Taj Sheba should be smar casual or even a little more formal.
Other stuff than handicrafts
Books on Yemen: Taj Sheba hotel (available in the business centre)
Western goods: Yemen Mall (on Da'iry Street [Ring Road] close to the intersection with Hadda Road, on the side of Al-Rowaishan BMW/LandRover) and Sana'a Trade Center (aka Libyan Trade Center on Al-Jazair [Algiers Street], close to Tehama Trading Nissan/Peugeot) for watches, perfumes, shoes (Bally's), iPOD, lingerie, jeans (Diesel), Baskin Robbins icecream.
Stationery/office supplies: Maktabati on Hadda Road (almost across from the BMW/LandRover dealer) and one in Hadda on Hadda Road (between 60 Metres Road and Medina Zakaniya/Beirut Street on your rgigt habd side).
Clothing: Jamal Street (very popular shopping street West of Tahrir Square); CityMaxx (huge shop for women's, men's and children's day and night wear on 60 Metres Road, on your right hand side coming from Hadda Road, just before the Yemen Petroleum Corporation). Largest supermarkets: Shumaila Hari (the biggest, also a bit of a department store for clothing, shoes and other stuff upstairs; located off Hadda Road: travelling South it's the first right after the intersection with Djibouti Street); Al-Huda on Zubeiry Street (travel North on Hadda Road, turn left at the end onto Zubeiry Street, on your right hand side after a few hundred metres; good bakery next door; not too far from the Taj Sheba hotel); Al-Jandool (corner of Hadda Road and Iran Street)
In Aden: Aden Mall (the biggest and newest of the country; a/c). Not very interesting for the traveller, except for Lulu Hypermarket which offers the best selection of products (like cheese, fruits and vegetables as well as non-food) in the country. (Upstairs there's a little department store, but this has nothing special to offer). Lulu (a regional chain of more than 50 hypermarkets) is planning on opening malls in Sana'a and Mukallah in the near future.