There are hotels you can find in Yemen that will be a satisfactory accommodation for nearly everyone. Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East, but they still have enough hotels and a business sector that can make a trip to this far off place a lot of fun. They have luxury hotels, which are owned by the big companies looking to expand their already successful businesses. They have hotels in traditional buildings that weren’t originally designed to be hotels. Those are quite fun because they are usually owned by some pretty down to earth people. Travellers and tour groups seem to like to frequent these establishments.
Because there is not a lot of money in Yemen, there is also a lot of danger. People who are used to the city life, looking to spend some time in a far off land could pick a much better place than Yemen, but if there is something in Yemen you want to see, the business sector isn’t all that bad. Matter of fact, they run their big company businesses much like they do in the United States. Same rules, same regulations, same cash flow.
The city of Sana’a has the most hotels and the biggest business district by far. You can find nearly 50 hotels of all different sorts. You will be sure to find one that meets all your needs and provide adequate comfort for your dollar.
The food in Yemen is said to be quite delicious, and without a lot of money, they have to be sure and prepare their meals perfectly. Although the food doesn’t cost much, most people say it’s quite good. Frankincense, Mirh, and spices of every kind dominated the economy of Yemen in the past. This allowed the people of the land to prosper and develop their own unique forms of cuisine. Foods prepared with cardamom, caraway, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, saffron, turmeric, and more are well revered for their potency in using food as a therapy to help the body thrive. Yemeni people are also very fond of spicy foods, mint, and all of the herbs that make bland foods more palatable.
Meat makes up a great portion of their diet. Both necessity and the benefits of consuming protein rich meat sources led them to include meat in a great majority of their meals. Lamb is the most favored meat, and is usually grilled or boiled. Although it is one of the most expensive items on the menus, for those who can afford it, it’s always readily available.
Burghul, greens, dried beans, lentils, rice, eggplants, okra, tomatoes, and sorghum make up the diet of the less financially fortunate people. Coffee is served, but not like you would expect. Instead of brewing the coffee from the beans, coffee is instead brewed from the husks. This makes for a drink with much less caffeine than what we drink. They also make it as strong as can be and like to add lots of ginger. Hope you learned something about Yemeni food, and enjoy your trip if you decide to visit this far off land.