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Dar al-Hajar, the Rock Palace 

Perched atop a rock pinnacle at the famous Wadi Dhahr Valley, some 15 km away from the capital city of Sana, Yemen, is Dar al-Hajar, better known as the Imam’s Rock Palace. It is an iconic symbol of Yemen, whose picture you can find on postcards and magazines to bills and water bottles.

What makes the building so attractive is perhaps because it is exemplary of Yemeni architecture. It seems to grow out of the rocks on which it is constructed, and it has the characteristic painting of its windows and edges. Furthermore, it stands all alone in an oasis of green and quiet, which is the wadi.

Back in the day, Yemen didn’t have a king or a president. Instead, the leadership of the country rested on the shoulders of an Imam (Islamic spiritual leader). Yahya Muhammad Hamiddin (1869-1948) became Imam of the Zaydis (an Islamic religious sect) after his father’s death in 1904, then Imam of Yemen in 1918 and remained in that post until his assassination in 1948. The palace was built in the 1930s by Imam Yahya as his summer residence. The palace was restored for visitors, but and turned into a museum of a sort.

Bab Al-Yemen is a historical and tourist landmark that is more than a thousand years old. The main entrance to the old city of Sana’a is the southern side, and the only remaining one of the four other sections is known as the entrance to the city. Namely, Bab Khuzaymah and Bab Lashkarif. [1] This section is one of the oldest doors in Yemen.

Building of Bab Al-Yemen The historic moorings indicate that the old wall of Sana’a with its four gates, most notably the door of Yemen, was found during the reign of the state of Isfariyah (439-532). Other sources indicate that it was built during the reign of the Sulayhid state in the fifth and sixth centuries AH, After their control of Yemen in 569 AH.

Bab-al-Yemen or Yemen Gate

Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is the oldest inhabited place in the world, and according to popular legends, the city was founded by Shem, the son of Noah. Sana’a is home to the ancient Ghumdan Palace, a 20 storey building, sometimes acknowledged as the world’s first skyscraper. Today, only a few ruins remain of the Palace. It is believed that the Great Mosque of Sana’a was mostly built from the materials of the Ghumdan Palace in the seventh century. The Great Mosque is one of the oldest mosques beside Mecca and Al-Madina in Saudi Arabia. Among the city’s other notable features are 103 mosques, around a dozen bathhouses or hammams, and more than six thousand houses all built before the 11th century.

In the Old town of Sanaa, a square near Bab-al-Yemen or Yemen Gate, with ancient skyscrapers 

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Famous Yemeni AqeeQ
(Aqeeq Stone) silver and gems 


It is one of the most important types of precious stones that have been associated with Yemen, since it is famous since ancient times, it is one of the most important wealth in the country, and the Yemeni agate is a popular product at the level Due to its artistic characteristics, high aesthetic qualities, colors, sizes and drawings, as well as precious stones that are characterized by their high non-scratchable strength.

The most famous types of stones of the Yemeni agate.

Red Garnet Agate

This is the most valuable type of Yemeni agate

Tiger Stone

This stone consists of three colours: black, white, gray, and features a dark colour

The Devil's Stone

This stone is characterized by its gray colour, its curved shape, and its full-bodied surface, which resembles stars

Garnet Garnet

This stone is also known as agate, because of the presence of sediments, pictures, names and drawings inside. This stone comes second only to the red sandstone in terms of price and importance


This stone is characterized by its colour, which tends to white, and the shape of small, incandescent and glittering, and this stone is used mainly in the manufacture of ornaments

Turquoise Stone

This stone is made of four colours: gray, green, blue, white, and is characterized as transparent, believed to be the stones that bring happiness to the heart of its holder


Named because of the characteristic of the sparkle it possesses, which made it as bright as the sun, and it is characterized by its ability to retain heat, and if exposed to sunlight during the day, it is maintained throughout the night, and this stone is transparent and tends to white, It is curved in shape

Stone Onyx

This stone is the first stone discovered in Yemen, and is characterized by lines, and transparency, which is in white, and black


This name is called because of the belief that it is beneficial in blood retention, and this stone is characterized by its lack of transparency

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Genuine Yemeni Aqeeq Misbaha with Silver Fringe

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Manhattan Skyscrapers 

It is not surprising that such a giant clay city is located in the southernmost part of the Arabian Peninsula in the heart of Wadi Hadramout. Yes, it is Shibam Hadramout. The mud skyscrapers are planted in the desert. It was likened by archeologist Dr. Salma Al-Safi ..

As soon as the longing for the visit of Shibam, you will inevitably move from the complex industrial and electronic renaissance to the era of bright old civilization and when one of the main gates of one of its houses will smell the incense will take you to that scene and the gate carved with the finest inscriptions and the refreshing smell to 1000 BC where ancient history A bright civilization that has lasted for centuries.

Simple in living with the art of construction and construction decorated by humility, dream and generosity What do you want more than this?
Breathe the fragrance of history and be inspired by the civilization of the centuries and the kingdoms of old Yemen all this in the house of the houses of high Shibam.

Location ..

The view of Hadramout Valley shows that the location of the city was chosen very carefully. It lies between Jabal al-Khabh (south) and the continent (Al-‘Al-‘Aziz) to the north, so that it does not run from east to west or vice versa.

The site was chosen to be the capital of the valley and the meeting of caravans laden with the treasures of that time incense, frankincense, salt, palms and feathers coming from the east of Dhofar land of frankincense and the old port of Hadramout, which brings to India and China, and from there to the city of Shibam and Shbuh capital of the Kingdom of Hadramout and Sham and also from Qena also the second port of Hadramout

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