Jiblah Travel Guide

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Jiblah Things to Do

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    by janiebaxter Written Mar 10, 2008

    Queen Arwa Mosque was built in 1088 and has twin minarets.
    It contains the tomb of Queen Arwa, which we didn't see as we were not allowed inside.

    Queen Arwa Mosque
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    by janiebaxter Written Mar 10, 2008

    Built under Queen Arwa's reign between in the 11th century, Queen Arwa’s palace had 365 rooms – one for each day of the year.
    It is not possible to visit because it is in a bad state of repair.
    You can get a good view of it from the steps of the mosque.

    Palace of Queen Arwa
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    by Nansen Written Apr 20, 2005

    In the top of a rocky hill, you can find Arwa´s mosque, builded by this famous queen. The mosque has a wonderful mirhab, and inside it is placed the tomb of the queen. It´spossibel to visit the mosque if you are accompanied by a guide. You can find some english spoken guides in the entrance of the town.

    View of Queen Arwa Mosque

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Jiblah Transportation

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    by janiebaxter Written Mar 10, 2008

    Jiblah has extremely bad traffic jams. Its old narrow streets were not designed for cars and are barely wide enough for one car let alone two.
    This doesn't prevent people from stopping at the side of the road or parking though - even with the police directing the traffic.
    It took us about half an hour to get a very short distance through the town and park. You just have to be patient.

    Traffic in Jiblah
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Jiblah Local Customs

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    by janiebaxter Written Mar 10, 2008

    You pass through Al Qaidah Town on the way from Ta’iz to Jibla.
    The main road goes straight through this small town and we were surprised to see the sign with its name on. The story is that Osama Bin Laden married a girl from there before the main road was built, when it was just a small village.
    When the road was built and the town got bigger the town was renamed Al Qaidah which means "The Base."
    This is an Islamic Fundamentalist area.

    Al Qaidah Town
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