Old Walled City of Shibam

2018-09-03T12:23:49+08:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture|

Surrounded by a fortified wall, the 16th-century city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. Its impressive tower-like structures rise out of the cliff and have given the city the nickname of ‘the Manhattan of the desert’.

Historic Town of Zabid

2019-01-24T10:09:05+08:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture|

Zabid's domestic and military architecture and its urban plan make it an outstanding archaeological and historical site. Besides being the capital of Yemen from the 13th to the 15th century, the city played an important role in the Arab and Muslim world for many centuries because of its Islamic university.

Old City of Sana’a

2018-09-03T12:24:02+08:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture|

Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. In the 7th and 8th centuries the city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before [...]