Flights to Yemen: practical information
Cheap airlines to Yemen
Is Yemen calling? This small country on the Arabian Peninsula is a crossroads for culture. Start planning your Yemen holiday with cheap flights to Yemen’s main airport: Sana’a International Airport (SAH). Emirates, Lufthansa, Air Arabia and Qatar Air all offer cheap flights to Yemen.
When to book flights to Yemen
Yemen is mostly desert with seasonal monsoons in the mountains to the west. In higher altitudes temperatures can drop below zero during the winter. The best months to travel are without a doubt in the fall/winter. Book your flights to Yemen at least 4-5 months in advance.
- Peak season: Fall/Winter.
- Low season: Summer, due to extreme heat.
Flights to Yemen take 16 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Yemen: what to see, what to do
Since civil war broke out, Yemen has been a bit forgotten. Sitting at the crossroads of two cultures, Yemen has plenty to offer curious and adventurous travellers. The capital is romantic with old charm while Wadi Hadramawt remains and heavenly oasis.
Essentials in Yemen
Sana’a: Arguably the world’s oldest city, Sana’a is incredibly romantic, founded by the son of Noah, Shem. It’s a city of many layers, from modern to mystical visitors won’t be disappointed they chose to start their Yemen holiday here.
Wadi Hadramawt: Travel across the desert and you will hardly believe this place is real. Ochre brown turns to vibrant green as you approach this place. It’s best reached with a rental car and a local guide to show you the way.
Zabid: Zabid is one of Yemen’s three UNESCO sites and one of the hottest cities in the world, literally speaking. Zabid was built around AD 819 and was the centre of Islamic learning in the 13th century. The walled city is on the UNESCO Danger List for fear of disappearing.
Find more information on Yemen Tourism.
Accommodation in Yemen
There are good, standard hotels in Yemen’s bigger cities: Sana’a, Aden and al-Mukalla. Hotels in Yemen outside these cities tend to be very basic, usually with shared toilets. If you are looking for accommodation upon arrival, just about every city has at least one tourist hotel.