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General information on Yemen


ytpb YEMEN TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD (YTPB) This site has specifically been created to promote tourism in Yemen and as such provides useful information for the foreign visitor. It contains a picture gallery, music, video, maps and much more on Yemen.
Their brochure is downloadable here.

bab-al-yemen GATEWAY TO YEMEN (BAB AL YEMEN)
This is the site you really should be visiting if you are in any way interested in the country. It has an abundance of (links to) articles on any subject you might dream of. The site groups articles and links around themes like history, politics, economy, food and drink, arts en culture, qat, etc. etc.
Sources then are various: foreign and national individuals, artists, organizations, researchers, magazines, newspapers, radio and TV stations, press agencies and politiciens.
The site is well organized and a pleasure to the eye. It's a real gateway to Yemen (BAB by the way, is Arabic for GATE).

cia
FACTBOOK ABOUT YEMEN

Issued by the CIA. This is an excellent site to check the bare facts of the country.

wikipedia
Wikipedia on Yemen
britannica
Encyclopedia Britannica on Yemen

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Qat and its effects

qat The qat page in the Bab al Yemen site.

What would Yemen be without its green leaves? Some more or less poetic articles on this drug that has such a deep impact on Yemen Society

logo An article written by Yamanat Tours

The article is mainly based on:

  • information in the Bab Al Yemen site
  • information on qat (or khat) in Wikipedia
  • a report in The Yemen Times December 2008, about a study carried out by The Worldbank on the use of qat and its negative side effects in Yemen

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The latest news: Yemeni newspapers in English

Both papers appear once a week but have daily updates on their site.

yemen-times yemen-observer

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