Yemen Tourist Traps

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Yemen Tourist Traps

  • No Traps

    Tourism is a word that is under constraction to Yemen.They just now take the meaning of tourists. As for traps, is not a word in to the local vocabulary. You maybe find people hwo try to sell alchool, 4 euros a beer.Also plastic, for acbar-kehribari-helectron.Thats all. For now.In the next 5 or 10 years, all the things will be exeption...

  • Alcohol is illegal in Yemen

    However several places in Sana'a offer alcohol. One is the Russian club wherever that is in Sanaa. What I know is that it is quite expensive and offers other things apart from alcohol. I never went there because I wanted to live Yemen not to get pissed. Think for yourself and use your intelligence. You do not have to get drunk to live through the...

  • Not many places

    Yemen is off the beaten track so there is no 'real' tourist traps in the country. Old Sana'a and Shibam etc get a high volume of visitors but nothing in comparison to Dubai or Egypt. You will hear occasional 'see or look' comments from shop owners but most people even in Sana'a cant speak English so you will be rarely harrassed if at all. You can...


    Any good Travel Guide who take you to see Wadi Dhar will first take you to a high cliff overlooking the Palace. This is where the Falcon Man will find you. He will insist on putting his hunting bird on your shoulder, even offer to take your picture. You know what is coming next..... You really can’t escape him, so be prepared with some small...

  • Getting cash can be a headache

    The current guidebooks are a little out of date when they claim that there are no ATM's in Yemen. But it is worth doing some research before you go so that you know where they are as they are still very limited.Check out These machines would only spit out USD when using a foreign card, but you can easily exchange to local dosh...

  • Not exactly a tourist trap,...

    Not exactly a tourist trap, but Al-Mokha is certainly a let down. It is the original coffee port, although there is precious little evidence of it nowadays, and what little does remain is difficult to photograph because of the military presence (might have something to do with the Eritrean refugees in the area). The remains of a minaret bizarrely...

  • Buying a Djambia which is very...

    Buying a Djambia which is very old and trying to take it with you when you leave the country is not a good idea. The Djambia is the pride of every man. You will scarcely see a man without one. It is stricktly forbidden to take such a piece of antiquity with you. Moreover, old and some new Djambias are made of the horn of a rhino. Even when you get...

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