Aden, Yemen

Aden is a seaport city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 kilometres east of Bab-el-Mandeb. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a long and complex history.

Aden's cultural highlights today include stately Al Airdrus Mosque and the National Museum, housing fine pre-Islamic statuary and coins. There is plenty of old-style Arabia - from spicy souqs to presumptuous palaces. One of the most striking features of Yemen is its astonishing architecture. The country is covered in ancient skyscrapers - eight-storey buildings made from stone and mud and mosques, sultans' palaces and villages take their place perched on top of seemingly inaccessible mountains.

Things to See & Do

* The Sira Fort
* The Palace of the Sultanate of Lahej/National Museum
* The Zoroastrian Temple
* The beaches of Aden
* The Cisterns of Tawila

Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Yemeni rial (YER)
Language – Arabic
Population – 1,000,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 967

Port Location – The port of Aden is located in Front Bay, in Tawahi, a sub-center of Aden.

Transport Links - The city is served by the Aden International Airport, an ex RAF Station and is 6 miles (9.5 kilometres) away from the city.

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