In the Republic of Yemen, Europcar has four locations at present, three in the capital Sana'a, including Sana'a International Airport, and one at Aden, all ready to deliver our first class car hire services. Useful options such as express pick-up and easy online booking, and extras like child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover are available. In addition, Europcar's huge fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles is always nearby, with a car to suit any budget or requirement, the convenience of daily, weekly, monthly, long and short term hire, as well as the experience and expertise that comes with being one of the world's leading car hire firms.
Yemen lacks the oil wealth of its more fortunate neighbours, which happily leaves the country as a better representative example of the authentic Arabian region. According to legend, Noah launched his ark from the mountains of Yemen, and his descendants knew the country as the land of milk and honey. Gilgamesh visited on his search for the secret of eternal life, wise men gathered frankincense and myrrh from its mountains, and the fabulously wealthy Queen of Sheba had her nation there. Yet in more modern times, Yemen has remained mostly forgotten in a seldom visited corner of the Arabian Peninsula. This is a huge shame because Yemen is an extremely adventurous and utterly unique place to spend time in. However there are problems, travelling the land has never been easy or completely safe, but if the security situation allows then the rewards of travelling here are immense.
The City of Sana'a - Today most visitors to Yemen arrive, like the interfering bird that moved the guide ropes as Noah's son Shem set about building the nation's capital, by air. Sana'a, the world’s oldest city, is the first taste of this most extraordinary of Arabian countries that visitors experience. And it’s a good place to start, for this city is one of the world’s great urban centres, and its many layers, colours and patterns give it the living, breathing energy you would hope to find in an ancient Islamic city. The national museum of Sana'a claims to be the largest on the Arabian Peninsula, and exhibits a breathtaking collection of statues and figurines from ancient Yemen, while the Souq al-Milh in the heart of old the old town is a fantastic example of the vibrant Arabian open-air market.
Wadi Hadramawt - In the vast dry riverbed of Wadi Hadramawt, lined with life-giving oases, lives the so-called 'Manhattan of the Desert' of Shibam, a huge 2500 year old city of seven and eight-storey 'skyscrapers' built entirely of mud. Nearby Sayun, the regional capital, is a relaxed desert town with the 19th century, 90 room Sultan's Palace towering over it, that is now a museum, while the former capital of Tarim was once a great centre of Islamic learning with a mosque for every day of the year. It now contains the great Al-Ahgaf Manuscript Library and the sumptuous Al-Kaf Palace.