If you plan a trip to Yemen’s capital make sure to consider our Sana’a car hire services. The country’s capital acts as the main gateway to the country for most travelers thanks to it being served by Sana’a Airport.
This is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and just like most other modern capitals it doesn’t show signs of stopping its history or its development any time soon. Actually the city is spreading every which way possible and having a car at your disposal is necessary in order to get from one place to another. This is a great to reason to consider our Sana’a car rental services.
Traveling around Sana’a shouldn’t be a problem however if you plan on maybe using it as a jumping off point to a road trip around the country then you need to be aware that you will need a travel permit in order to get from place to place. This travel permit is issued free of charge from the Ministry of Tourism building. You will also want to make a lot of copies of this permit as well as of some pages in your passport in order to keep your time at the various military checkpoints to a minimum. Whenever leaving or entering a city in Yemen you will be stopped in order for your papers to be checked.
One of the biggest attractions of the city is it’s Old City of course. This is a great place to see the unique Yemeni architecture represented by the tower houses with several floors and their distinctive qamariya windows.
Right before entering the Old City you will have to cross one of the city’s most important landmarks, namely the Bab al-Yemen, the gate which leads into the Old City. The souk or marketplace you find within the walls of the Old City is probably the best souk on the Arabian Peninsula.
The National Museum is located in a former palace which was restored and then converted into a museum. This is a great place where you can learn a bit about the country’s culture and history.
You can make use of our Sana’a car hire services if you wish to visit the Wadi Dhahr; this is a valley located a few kilometers outside of the city which features green fields, villages as well as the Rock Palace of the Imam of Yemen.
Staying in the city however will allow you to visit the Great Mosque of Sana’a, this is one of the oldest mosques in the world and the place where the oldest known written copy of the Quran was found.
These are just a couple of the sights that you can expect from your trip to Yemen’s capital, make sure to consider employing our Sana’a car hire services in order to see these and many more.