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AL ZAHRA TOURS

  Socatra Expedition :                  The fame and historic important of Socotra dates back to the begining of holy . .  

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 Language Travel :                           An Arabic language course  in Sana'a, the "Pearl of  Arabia " !

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 Trekking Travels: 8,11,15 Days trekking program : Yemen Mountains .  . .

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 Cultural and adventure tours : mini tour, intense, scenic Yemen , compact programs . . .

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Sanaa Republic of Yemen
P.O.Box: 23132
Tel.: 00967 1 24 40 40
Fax : 009671 240393
E-Mail: alzahra.tours@y.net.ye
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Internet : www.alzahra.de
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FACTS ABOUT YEMEN

Historical background

The meaning of the word " Yemen" is different in many history  books.                          For the ancient geographers it is " Happy Arabia". It was also said that                        Yemen was named after Ayman bin Yaarub bin Qahtan. .  

 In the Arab tradition and for Yemenis, Yemen is derived  from   "Al-Yumn"                (Grace and Blessing). 

This is the euphemistic expression for "Arabia Felix" whereas others have said that it was called so because of Yemen's location on the  right hand side of the Holly Qaaba .

Historians found out that civilization developed in Yemen  at the beginning of the flourishing civilization in the 10th  century B.C. Sheba civilization flourished on the bank of Wadi  Dhana, Maeen on wadi al- jawf, Qutban on Wadi Baihan, Hadramaut on wadi urma and awsan on wadi markha. Sheba is  considered the most ancient Yemeni dynasty.

Yemen's unique architectural arts and warm beaches attract visitors who like it very much.

Yemen is famous for its tourist islands spreading along  Yemeni regional waters in the Red Sea, and Arabian  Sea.

Visitors are attracted by agricultural terraces and other  beautiful historical remains of Yemen.

Geographical background

- Yemen is situated in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. The highlands are an extention of a series of high mountains across the Arabian desert, which is known as the  "Empty Quarter " from the east. 

On its left side stretch the coastal plains overlooking the  Red Sea and Arabian Sea. The eastern plains stretch on the right side.  

Unlike the other parts of the peninsula, it rains in spring  due to the height of the mountains. But rains are not heavy,  as the torrents flow across several valleys.