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Travel Guide Yemen Arab Republic Shibam

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Introduction

Shibam dates back to the 16th century and is called 'the Manhattan of the desert' and not without reason. The towns has some fine and impressive high rise buildings which tower above other buildings in the city. Shibam is surrounded by a fortified wall and is one of the best examples of historic urban planning in Yemen. Therefore it is placed on the Unesco World Heritage List.

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Sights and Activities

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Events and Festivals

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Getting There and Around

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Eat

There are no restaurants within Shibam.

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Drink

A small cafe on the square at the entrance to the city serves tea. You can also smoke a water pipe or play dominoes. A lot of locals usually sit in this square, making it a great place to get the feel of the country.

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Sleep

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

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This is version 2. Last edited at 9:19 on Aug 4, 17 by Utrecht. 4 articles link to this page.

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