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Sorry for answering my own question, but it looks like all flights currently go through larger Yemeni cities, and traveling by boat is likely to be just as dangerous due to Somali pirates. From the Australian Government's Travel Advisories for Yemen: There is a high risk of piracy in the coastal areas of Yemen. There have been attacks by pirates against ...


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I entertained the idea to spend some time in Dubai as well, considering I have to change planes there anyway. I talked to a friend last week who lived for several years in Al Ain, a city in the UAE on the Omanian border. It seems the UAE are okay for travelling by yourself, but a city like Al Ain with a population of over 370,000 and a possible gateway ...


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No. The highest mountain in Yemen (and the entire Arab peninsula) is Jabal an Nabi Shu'aib, and is 3666 metre high. Citing Wikipedia: Although the summit is not snow-capped like its counterparts in northern Lebanon and Syria, there have been reports of snow on the peak and frost in the winter is there daily. In other words, even at the highest point ...


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Just came across this question. If you fly into Qatar, it is land locked with Saudi Arabia. The only way to get into Saudi Arabia is with a transit visa. I lived in Qatar so I had a residents permit which made the transit visa easier to obtain. You do this through local agencies, I got my first one at the Saudi Arabian embassy after 7 trips but now they've ...


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The trees look amazing! According to Wikitravel: Yemania Airlines offers two flights per week on Friday and Monday: From Sana’a to Socotra Island (Friday departure time 5:00 am) From Aden to Socotra Island (Monday departure 9:00 am) Flight durations are almost three hours. Felix is a new airline and has taken over all flights to Socotra, ...



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