Babel Yemen (ancient city), Wadi Dhar, Sana’a (Dar al-Hadschar Palace – also known as the rock house). Sana’a is located at a height of approximately 2,200 meters (7,200 feet). The ancient city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a mysterious and beautiful location. One of the world’s oldest cities, the streets are lively and buzzing around gingerbead-like homes many stories high.
Socotra: An beautiful island off the south coast of Yemen, unspoiled by modern civilization and home to numerous rare species and flora. The waters are turquoise blue, and the beaches are white and pristine. One of the most expensive islands in the world, and often characterized as the most alien-looking location on the planet. Its beaches are similar to those in the Caribbean, and its highlands and Yemeni mountains are covered with 300 species that are unique to Socotra. This is a must-see.
Kawkaban: A 3,000-meter-high fortress-city northwest of Sana’a, featuring beautiful ancient structures and artifacts from the 2,000-year-old Himyar civilisation. Himyaric inscriptions may be found, as well as ancient Stars of David from Himyar’s Jewish origins. A beautiful view of a plain studded with ancient mud-brick villages may be seen under the mountain.
Sa’dah: Yemen’s northernmost significant city, with an ancient city built completely of thick mud that maintains the interior temperature warm throughout the harsh winter. Its surrounds are well-known for its delectable grapes, raisins, date palms, and other delicacies.
Al Mahweet: Al Mahweet is a lovely and wonderful village atop a mountain where the lush landscape and excellent architectural examples of Yemen are at their finest. It is located northwest of Sana’a. It is located in the western highlands, where rain may be heavy and clouds can be seen below the mountains throughout the summer.
Bura’: A protected region in Yemen’s Al Hudaydah governorate, this location is a 2,200 m (7,200 foot) mountain covered in natural woods mimicking African rainforests. Bura’ has a diverse range of flora and animals found exclusively in Yemen and its ancient borders (Najran, Jizan, Asir, Dhofar, and ar Rub’ al Khali). It is one of Yemen’s most beautiful locations.
Manakhah: A big ancient town atop a 2,700 m (9,000 ft) high mountain renowned for its daring position and stunning views. This town exemplifies life in medieval Yemen.
Ma’rib: The Sabaean Kingdom’s capital, constructed about 3,000 years ago, with the renowned Ma’rib dam, one of the world’s engineering marvels. The beautiful dam was believed to have helped produce some of the world’s greenest regions thousands of years ago, a concept backed by ancient writings like as the Qur’an. The Queen of Sheba is said to have had her kingdom here, and relics and temples from her rule have been preserved and are currently on display.
Ibb: Yemen’s lush heartland, with an annual rainfall of approximately 1200 mm. It is surrounded by mountains that rise to a height of 10,000 feet or more. The city of Ibb, on the other hand, is located in a valley, yet waterfalls are known to be present and magnificent. Jiblah, a medieval town, is situated near Ibb. With the freshest climate on the whole peninsula, it’s no surprise that it’s known as Yemen’s Green Heart.
Al Khawkhah: In one of the hottest locations on the planet, you need a beach, and Al Khawkhah boasts one of Yemen’s finest. The beach is extensive and backed by plam tree farms and a little charming village. The Red Sea is generally quiet and cold, which is ideal in an area where summer temperatures often exceed 48°C.
Ta’izz: Yemen’s cultural center, as well as the most liberal and friendliest city in the nation. It was Yemen’s capital during the reign of the final Imam and is a historic city. The 3,000 m (10,000 foot) Jabal Sabir, which towers above Ta’izz, is famous across Yemen for its breathtaking climb and view from the summit. This mountain is extremely fruitful, and it is home to tens of thousands of people who live on and around it.
Shibam: Known as the “Manhattan of the Desert,” this town in Wadi Hadhramaut boasts the world’s first skyscrapers. Hundreds of adobe houses varying in height from 5 to 11 storeys are packed into a magnificent walled area. The tops are covered with gypsum, a material prevalent in Yemen. Some of the structures date back more than 700 years.
Tarim and Say’un: These neighboring settlements are nearly completely constructed of adobe. Each town is well-organized and beautiful, with renowned palaces and mosques.
Al Mukalla: The gem of the Arabian Sea, Al Mukalla is maybe Yemen’s most developed metropolis. Beautiful beaches surround it, but the finest in Yemen are said to be at Bir Ali, a 100-kilometer journey that is well worth it.
Hauf National Park is the Arabian Peninsula’s sole natural forest since it is impacted by the periodic monsoon rains that also affect India. Mountains and hills are covered with a crown of green for miles, with wildlife like that of a rain forest; this forest also extends to the Omani side of the border, from Qishn, Yemen to Salalah, Oman.