Sana’a

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Sana’a is the capital and largest city of Yemen, located in the Yemeni Mountains in the western part of the country.

The city has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years and a major center for the promotion of Islam in the 7th and 8th centuries. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century.

Sana’a’s is perhaps best-known for its many-storied tower-houses that are built of rammed earth. Their exteriors include strikingly decorated with geometric patterns made from fired bricks and white gypsum.

 

NOTE: The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level posed by ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.  The level of instability and ongoing threats, including the threat of kidnapping, in Yemen is severe. In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition initiated an air campaign in support of the exiled Yemeni government. While a nationwide cessation of hostilities has largely held since April 10, pockets of violence persist and the country remains deeply insecure.  Periodic armed conflict and shelling continues in certain areas across the country. There are reports of land mines being placed in areas vacated by withdrawing forces. The military conflict has also significantly damaged infrastructure, limiting the availability of electricity, clean water, and medical care, and causing travel by internal roads to be dangerous. This instability often hampers the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver critically needed food, medicine, and water.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 
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Located in Jizan, Best Western Jizan offers modern accommodations. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. Kadi Mall is a 5-minute drive away. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Al Borg Al Watheer

Located in Jazan, Al Borg Al Watheer is within little walking distance from the sea, and less than 5 minutes by car from the downtown. It offers a fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, and a restaurant with room service. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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LA Fontaine Raiyana

Located in Ḑamad, 27 km from Jazan, LA Fontaine Raiyana features a restaurant and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$84

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Grand Valley Hotel

Grand Valley is located on King Saud Street. King Fahad Park is only 10-minutes away while the fountains are only a 5-minute away from the property. There is a 24 hour front desk which allows guests to store their luggage. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Jazan

Located in Jazan, Residence Inn by Marriott offers self-catering accommodation with a small kitchenette. It includes an indoor pool and a gym. Room service is available 24/7. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
LA Fontaine Raiyana

LA Fontaine Raiyana

Located in Ḑamad, 27 km from Jazan, LA Fontaine Raiyana features a restaurant and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$84

$84-
Park Jizan Hotel

Park Jizan Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Park Jizan Hotel offers accommodation in Jazan. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower and bidet. There is a 24-hour front desk at the... Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$84

$84-
Levant Hotel

Levant Hotel

Levant Hotel is set in Al Mikhlaf in the Najran Province Region, 14 km from Najran. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$86

$86-
Al Borg Al Watheer

Al Borg Al Watheer

Located in Jazan, Al Borg Al Watheer is within little walking distance from the sea, and less than 5 minutes by car from the downtown. It offers a fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, and a restaurant with room service. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$87 - $307

$87-
Nawaress Hotel

Nawaress Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a fitness centre, Nawaress Hotel offers accommodation in Jazan, 1.3 km from Mohammed Bin Naser Park and 2.9 km from Al Khazzan Park Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$88

$88-
Best Western Jizan

Best Western Jizan

Located in Jizan, Best Western Jizan offers modern accommodations. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. Kadi Mall is a 5-minute drive away. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$88

$88-
Oasis Najran Hotel

Oasis Najran Hotel

Oasis Hotel is located in Najran and offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Najran Mall shopping center is just a 3-minute drive from the property. Hyper Panda supermarket is located just 4 km away from the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$93

$93-
Jazan Royal Suites

Jazan Royal Suites

Just a 5-minute drive from the Corniche promenade, Jazan Royal Suites offer modern accomodation with free Wi-Fi. Newspapers and ironing services can be arranged by the 24-hour front desk. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$93 - $120

$93-
Lotus Hotel

Lotus Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a fitness centre, Lotus Hotel offers accommodation in Al Mikhlaf. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$93

$93-
Grand Valley Hotel

Grand Valley Hotel

Grand Valley is located on King Saud Street. King Fahad Park is only 10-minutes away while the fountains are only a 5-minute away from the property. There is a 24 hour front desk which allows guests to store their luggage. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$104

$104-
Intour Jazan Hotel

Intour Jazan Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Intour Jazan Hotel offers accommodation in Jazan, 1.2 km from Mohammed Bin Naser Park. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$113

$113-
Gloria Inn Najran

Gloria Inn Najran

Surrounded by date farms and mountains, Gloria Inn Najran is located in King Abdullah Aziz Road. It offers an outdoor pool, sunlit gardens and 4 restaurants. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$117 - $427

$117-
Holiday Jazan Hotel

Holiday Jazan Hotel

Offering free WiFi and a fitness centre, Holiday Jazan Hotel is located in Jazan city centre. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. Al Rashid Mall, North Corniche and the Kadi Centre are a 5-minute drive away. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

$120-
Courtyard by Marriott Jazan

Courtyard by Marriott Jazan

Situated 10 minutes’ drive from downtown Jizan, this 4-star hotel offers 2 swimming pools, a restaurant and a gym. Al Rashid Mall is a 2-minute walk away. Air-conditioned accommodations provide a flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and electric... Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$125

$125-
Radisson Blu Resort Jizan

Radisson Blu Resort Jizan

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Radisson Blu Resort Jizan is located in Jāzān. Free WiFi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with air conditioning, a minibar and a seating area. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$149

$149-
Residence Inn by Marriott Jazan

Residence Inn by Marriott Jazan

Located in Jazan, Residence Inn by Marriott offers self-catering accommodation with a small kitchenette. It includes an indoor pool and a gym. Room service is available 24/7. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$156

$156-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Mud-Based Highrises

World Heritage Sites describes the historic mud-based highrises: “As an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble reflecting the spatial characteristics of the early years of Islam, the city in its landscape has an extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality. Its many-storied buildings represent an outstanding response to defensive needs in providing spacious living quarters for the maximum number of residents within defensible city walls. The buildings demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship in the use of local materials and techniques. The houses and public buildings of Sana'a, which have become vulnerable as a result of contemporary social changes, are an outstanding example of a traditional, Islamic human settlement. Described by historians, geographers and scholars of the early Islamic and medieval eras, Sana'a is associated with the civilizations of the Bible and the Koran.”
Historic Landmarks
The Old City of Sana'a is is the place to see the uniquely Yemeni style of architecture - multiple-storey tower houses with the distinctive qamariya windows. Within the Old City is the Souk al-Milh, among the best souks (markets) in the Arabian Peninsula.

Bab al-Yemen. One of the city's most important landmarks, it is the gate leading into the Old City, which is surrounded by ancient walls. The souk and many excellent restaurants are located nearby.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Islamic Landmarks
Natural
Lowland Mountains

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