Sana’a

 

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 12 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 13 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 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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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 10 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 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Villa Bahar Resort

Villa Bahar Resort

Offering an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre, Villa Bahar Resort is located in Jizan. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this resort. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$67

$67-
Kadi Apartments

Kadi Apartments

Featuring air conditioning, Kadi Apartments is set in Al Mikhlaf, in the city of Najran. Free WiFi is featured . The accommodation features a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$67

$67-
Crystal Blue Baish

Crystal Blue Baish

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Crystal Blue Baish is situated in Shariyah. All units have a satellite flat-screen TV. There is a private bathroom with slippers in each unit. Towels are featured. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$67

$67-
Tourist Home

Tourist Home

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Tourist Home is located in Jazan, 1.1 km from Mohammed Bin Naser Park. Al Khazzan Park is 2 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$67

$67-
Kadi Jazan Furnished Aparthotel

Kadi Jazan Furnished Aparthotel

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Kadi Jazan Furnished Aparthotel is situated in Jazan. Al Rashid Mall is 900 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$67

$67-
Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Offering a garden, Peace of mind is set in Z̧ahrān. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Featuring a balcony, the accommodation is equipped with a dining area and seating area with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$67

$67-
Fifa Star Hotel

Fifa Star Hotel

Fifa Star Hotel is set in Jazan, 2.1 km from Mohammed Bin Naser Park. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

$69-
Faifa Hotel

Faifa Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Faifa Hotel offers accommodation in Faifa . Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$72

$72-
Hyatt Najran Hotel

Hyatt Najran Hotel

Hyatt Najran features an indoor pool, a fitness centre and restaurant serving international cuisine, just 5 minutes’ drive from Al Ukhdod. It offers non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$72

$72-
Jazan Inn Hotel

Jazan Inn Hotel

Overlooking the Northern Corniche, Jazan Inn provides 24-hour room service and a free minibar in each accommodation. Its Pearl Shell Restaurant offers panoramic views of the Red Sea. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$72 - $2000

$72-
Snob Hotel

Snob Hotel

Situated 10 minutes’ drive from Najran Traditional Museum, Snob Najran Hotel offers modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It boasts a restaurant with a 24-hour room service. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

$75-
Maskan Khyal 2

Maskan Khyal 2

Maskan Khyal 2 offers accommodation in Jazan. Al Khazzan Park is 600 metres away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The accommodation features a flat-screen TV. Some units also have a kitchen, equipped with a microwave and fridge. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$77

$77-
Maskan Khayal

Maskan Khayal

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Maskan Khayal is situated in Jazan, 200 metres from Al Rawda Dst. Park. Al Khazzan Park is 300 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$77

$77-
Al Fakhriah Suites

Al Fakhriah Suites

Featuring free WiFi, Al Fakhriah Suites offers accommodation in Najran. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is air conditioned and comes with a TV. A fridge and kettle are also provided. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Al Okhdood Rest Furnished Units

Al Okhdood Rest Furnished Units

Al Okhdood Rest Furnished Units is situated in Al Mikhlaf, 7 km from Najran. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. A fridge and kettle are also available. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-

Highlights:

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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.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Islamic Landmarks
Natural
Lowland Mountains

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