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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2015
Socotra Island without going via Yemen mainland  (1 Answer)

Is there any air route to Socotra without the need to transit in Yemen mainland? Now even Sanna is not safe just for transit.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2014
Still the question: safe?  (6 Answers)

I planed about the trip to Yemen, long time ago since 2013. When I checked the local travel agency for a trip in Feb 2014, they did not recommend me to travel to mainland Yemen, except the Socotra Island. (I asked if they organized tour in the mainland with their guide provided.)
As I fly all the way from Hong Kong to Yemen which is too costy, I decided to delay the trip. Recently I checked again for a trip in early 2015. One agency said they have the tour, another one (the one I asked last year), still said not recommend to go beyond Sanaa. It's hard for me to know the true picture. May be the first one just want to do business so take little care of tourist safety? May be the second one they don't have the tour so discouraging me to go?
From Hong Kong, government is not recommending people to travel to Yemen now (but so did Russia, where I went in 2012 and found no problem). There is so little news/information about the middle-east and thus I really don't know much. I don't mind delaying the trip but Yemen is always on my top list so I am eager to know more if possible. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2012
Updated flight information for Socotra  (1 Answer)

Which city(ies) in Yemen has flight to the Socotra Island and which airline? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2012
safety in Yemen  (3 Answers)

Dear travellers,
I intend to travel to Socotra island in Yemen for Christmass and i need to spend a day in Sanaa on the way in and out.
Has somebody been to Sanna lately;
How safe is considered these days;
Thank you in advance
Andreas


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2011
need bus trip  (1 Answer)

i need to travel to abu dhabi from tareem yemen by bus, can someone help me with contacts on transportation, fare or schedule. please


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2011
flights?  (3 Answers)

Hi, i want to travel to hodeidah and then to Mukalla.Can I get flight from hod to Mukalla and Mukalla to saana?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 16, 2011
Should I travel to Yemen this month???  (16 Answers)

HI,

I know its rather silly to be asking this, but after what happened to Egypt, I thought I better check out the views of VTers. I plan to visit Sanaa, Taiz, and Hodeidah early next month and what I find disturbing is the daily demonstrations in Sanaa and Taiz. I am ok with demonstrations as long as the airports and hotels are opened. Appreciate veiws from fellow VTers based in Yemen and outside. My local contacts assured me it is ok, no worries.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2010
Maratime link from Yemen  (5 Answers)

Is there a ferry from aden in yemen to djibouti ?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2010
veg food  (3 Answers)

Hi!
can you find strictly veg food (no meat or eggs) restaurant in Yemen? or any purely veg dishes from Yemeni cuisine served in regular restaurants?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2009
visa  (7 Answers)

my sister have travel document from norway and she want to go to yemen for marriage maasha allah and her father wants to go with her for the marriage the quation is can she go to yemen and get visa at the airport????????because in norway is no yemen embassy .quation nr 2 can the man who is gona marriage my sister send visa for her and father from yemen and why is that difficult???yemen is our country we love it plz can you tell me why is so difficult for muslim brothers and sister who wants to go to yemen and have europian tarvel documents not europian nationality??thamk you i hope for good answer and i hope my sister wil be happy for her marriage insha allah ma,salaama


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2009
Hiking around Sana'a

I'm working here till the middle of November and I am interested in doing one or two day hikes outside Sana'a. Naturally, I would prefer to hike in "safe" areas... Any suggestions?

I did talk to a travel agency, but their price was (to me) outrageous. I am not prepared to pay300 to hike for two days!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2009
Travelling in Yemen

Has anybody been to Yemen in the last 8 months? I am spending time in San'aa,and Socotra and need some updates from anyone.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2009
Hotels in Sanaa  (2 Answers)

we are 5 people who are travelling to yemens capital Sanaa on 27th july and need some help to find good hotels. anyone who can help me. Are there hotel information upon arrival at the airport or do we have to book in advance? thanks for the help


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 16, 2009
Hotels in Aden  (7 Answers)

I need to find a nice hotel in Aden that has a private beach.
Last year I stayed at the Sheraton, but that hotel does not seem to belong to Sheraton anymore. According to Sheraton's site the only hotel they now have in Yemen is in Sana'a.
Any suggestions for a hotel in Aden? And a website to it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2009
Itinerary questions - Aden to Mukalla overland  (2 Answers)

Hi All.

I hope to travel roughly the following route by bus;
Sanaa, Hudaydah, Taiz, Aden, Mukalla and possibly a short trip further east to Qishn or Ghayda. Unfortunatley I only have about 1 week to do it. Not particulary my style of travel.

I will be alone and hope to do it indipendently. My Arabic is limited but I'm good at making hand and feet signals.

I assume I shouldn't have too many problems with the Sanaa, Hudaydah, Taiz, Aden leg. I'm not sure about the trip from Aden to Mukalla. If I can't do it by bus is it any different with a car and driver? What about from Mukalla to Qishn or Ghayda? has anyone been recently?

The other thing that is unclear, do I need to organise all permits in Sana`a or do I arrange them as I go?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 24, 2008
Visa to yemen  (1 Answer)

Hi I want to Visit Yemen i Live in Denmark i have Aliens passport Some people says that I get Turistvisa when I come to sanca airport but some says also if i have Aliens passport i will not get Visa Is that true? Please answere my Question I want visit on 2 weeks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2008
Ferry between Eritrea and Yemen wanted  (2 Answers)

Hi,
I would like to land by plane in Asmara, Eritrea. From there I could go to Massawa. Than I want a boat/ferry-transport to Yemen.
1. I wonder whether I could get a ferry from there to any Yemeni port?
Finally I wana travel to Sana'a, the Yemeni capital.
2. So I would aslo be interested if you know any other point of departure to take a boat/ferry to a Yemen(maybe Al Hudaydah): Egypt, Eritrea, or Jiddah in Saudi Arabia?
Coz I could also travel to this countries and go from there to Yemen. Hmmm
Thank you and hope you are having a good trip.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2008
jewish traveler  (6 Answers)

hi
i'd like to visit Yemen, but being Jewish (which does not mean Israeli, i am Swiss) i wonder if it's going to be a problem. I heard that on the visa application form you have to tell your religion, and that telling Christian might be a good idea. Has anyone more information on that topic?
thx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2008
any one like to join me  (2 Answers)

planning for a short trip to sanaa hudaidah taiz adan and gaithah if any like to join me and me its my pleasure to share the cost and experience


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2008
Air fares for local fligts  (3 Answers)

what is the air fares for local flights from sanaa to alhudaidah and from sanaa to taiz?
what is the cost for renting cars in sanna or alhudaidah or taiz?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2008
is ATMs available to use in yemen?  (2 Answers)

i would like to do a short visit to sanaa, alhudaidah and taiz
is it better to take cash money and which currency or use atm machines?
is these machines available in sanaa, alhudaidah and taiz ?

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2008
Visa  (5 Answers)

Hey everybody,

i have one question referring the tourist visa.
my question: do i really need a certificate from a tour operator? i want to travel on my own and so i don`t know where i should get this certificate.

thanx a lot


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2008
Women travellers  (5 Answers)

Hi,
I'd like to know how is it with women travellers in Yemen. I know they should be decently dressed but what is decent enough? Do they have to cover hair?
thanks
Saso


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2008
Travel questions  (3 Answers)

Hello!

Me and my freind, we plan a trip to Yemen for 3 weeks in the end of November/beginning of December. We have a nice itinerary ready, but I have some questions if you can help me with...
- Is the time Nov/Dec good to travel to Yemen?What are weather conditions in main regions? How about those mosquitos?
- What areas are currently unadvisable to visit? Shahara is still closed?

Tnx for any help and suggestions,
L


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2008
how much time do we need to see most of Yemen?  (3 Answers)

would 2 weeks be enough or should we go for 3?
How much should we expect to spend a day if we are travelling on a low budget?

thanks,
Masha


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2008
10 top places - things to do in Yemen  (3 Answers)

we are thinking of going to yemen this fall. What are the 10 places or experiences we should see or do.

thanks Pete


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2008
TRAVELING FROM SAUDIA ARABIA TO YEMEN BY CAR  (1 Answer)

hello, i will be traveling from saudia arabia crossing the yemeni border heading to sanaa, are there any problem going on ? i heard situation there is bad especially the area were al hothi gangs is taking place .

i hope to hear good answers and appreciate any help because i am traveling soon .

MBK


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2008
Yemen - week of 23 June. Travel Companion wanted  (1 Answer)

Hi,

Anyone interested to travel together around Yemen during this week? Share costs + safety.

Can anyone also recommend if it is safe to travel independently or do I need to be part of an organised tour? If so, can anyone recommend a good one?

Please get in touch at [email]

Cheers

Clement


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2008
Yemen - July/August 2008  (1 Answer)

Hello,

Hello,

I'm planning to go to Yemen for 2 or 3 weeks somewhere between 26 July and 24 August. As I would like to travel around by 4wd, which seems to be the best way to get around, I'm looking for 2 or 3 travel mates who would like to join me for sharing the costs for this. Please let me know if you're interested so we can see how we get on.

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Farah


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2008
Safety  (3 Answers)

Hello,
We, 2 persons, want to visit Yemen in the next weeks.
Could anyone inform about the safety in Yemen nowadays?
(We will travel with a Yemen touroperator)
Jan



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