Yemen is one of the least developed and poorest countries in the Middle East and has endured a bloody civil war since at least 2011. Yemen is a difficult country to get around, but the rewards for the persistent visitor are an unforgettable experience, with very friendly and open hosts.

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is the capital of Yemen, located in the and generally the first destination for travellers to that country. Photo: yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0.

The are the often-narrow strip of land between the Red Sea and Arabian Sea, and the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a city in the , on the Gulf of at the southern end of the Red Sea. Photo: T3n60, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is an archipelago consisting mainly of one large island and three smaller islands in the , an offshore territory of Yemen, near the "horn" of . Photo: Rod Waddington, CC BY-SA 2.0.


The are the rugged region between and the inland, forming an "L" following the shape of the coastline. Photo: Mufaddalqn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Yemen is located in Southwest Asia, at the southern tip of the , between and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


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