The Marib Dam: An Ancient Feat of Engineering

The Marib Dam: An Ancient Feat of Engineering

 In Yemen, specifically in the central region, you will find one of the most spectacular engineering feats of all time. This engineering feat was actually completed in ancient times, and it is called the Ma’rib Dam. This dam has stood the tests of time and has...
Yemen Coffee

Yemen Coffee

 Yemen Coffee Facts & History Yemen has been in the coffee industry since it’s inception. With Ethiopia on the other side of the Gulf of Aden, the region is known as the birthplace of coffee. In 1450, Sufi monks were among the first to cultivate and brew...
The Marib Dam: An Ancient Feat of Engineering

Yemeni Cultural Arts

To most of the Western world, Yemen is dismissed as a war-torn wasteland, riddled with the scars of multiple civil wars and religious disputes. The ongoing conflict has been the source of countless viral videos depicting terror and despair, yet while the area may be...
The Marib Dam: An Ancient Feat of Engineering

Traditional Yemeni Clothing

Yemen is a large country and the traditional clothing here varies widely. Authentic Yemeni clothing can be simple and plain, and it could also have many colorful embroideries, intricate jewelry and elegant embellishments. Yemen is a Muslim country; 98% of the...
The Marib Dam: An Ancient Feat of Engineering

Yemen: A Brief History

The birthplace of some of the world’s oldest cities and one of the first places on Earth to cultivate coffee, the country of Yemen enjoys a strategic position on the Arabian Peninsula that has allowed it to flourish for millennia. Its vast stretches of lush,...
The Tribes of Yemen

The Tribes of Yemen

Yemen is known for its tribes and they have a direct influence on Yemeni culture and society. However, analysts point out that there is a complex relationship between Yemeni tribes and the state. Many people are unaware of the significance of Yemeni tribes. Some...