• Bab al-Yemen. Sana'a, Yemen.

    Bab al-Yemen. Sana'a, Yemen.

    The main gate to Yemen's capitol city of Sana'a is usually crowded.

  • Sana'a, Yemen

    Sana'a, Yemen

    The capital city's unique architecture is appreciated worldwide.

  • The Rock Palace. Yemen

    The Rock Palace. Yemen

    This 1930s palace was the former summer residence of a Yemen Imam (spiritual leader).

  • Shibam, Yemen

    Shibam, Yemen

    This mud brick city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is called the "Manhattan of the Desert."

  • Aynat, Yemen

    Aynat, Yemen

    Women stroll to a place of worship in the desert.

  • Bedouin Guide. The Empty Quarter, Yemen

    Bedouin Guide. The Empty Quarter, Yemen

    Our guide points the way across the Empty Quarter.

  • Road to Shahara. Yemen

    Road to Shahara. Yemen

    The narrow road to the mountaintop village of Sahara is treacherous.

  • Shahara. Yemen

    Shahara. Yemen

    The views from this mountaintop village are striking at dawn.

  • The Bridge at Shahara. Yemen

    The Bridge at Shahara. Yemen

    This 17th-century marvel of engineering connects Shahara with other villages.

  • Gentleman from Sana'a. Yemen

    Gentleman from Sana'a. Yemen

    This man sports traditional dress, including a jambiya (curved knife) and meshedda (head shawl).

  • Women Farmers. Shibam, Yemen

    Women Farmers. Shibam, Yemen

    Desert women wear straw hats called madhallas for sun protection and ventilation.

  • Jambiya Vendors. Sana'a, Yemen

    Jambiya Vendors. Sana'a, Yemen

    Ceremonial curved daggers, called jambiyas (or djambiyas), are made from a variety of materials.

  • Night Market. Sana'a, Yemen

    Night Market. Sana'a, Yemen

    Night markets are places where locals enjoy socializing and shopping.

  • Al-Hajjarah, Yemen

    Al-Hajjarah, Yemen

    12th-century Al-Hajjarah is located in the Haraz Mountains.

  • Al Mudhar Mosque. Tarim, Yemen

    Al Mudhar Mosque. Tarim, Yemen

    The mosque, built in the early 20th century, has the tallest minaret in Arabia.

  • Farmer with Camel. Sana'a, Yemen

    Farmer with Camel. Sana'a, Yemen

    Farmers still use camel-drawn plows in some areas of Yemen.

  • Bedouin Driver, Empty Quarter. Yemen.

    Bedouin Driver, Empty Quarter. Yemen.

    Vintage Toyota Land Cruisers have mostly replaced camels in the desert.

  • Sa'da, Yemen

    Sa'da, Yemen

    The town of Sa'da has long been known for its nearby arms market.

  • Gentleman with Jambiya, Rifle & Qat. Marib, Yemen

    Gentleman with Jambiya, Rifle & Qat. Marib, Yemen

    This man, like many in Yemen, chews qat (or khat), a mild stimulant.

  • Jewelry. Shibam, Yemen

    Jewelry. Shibam, Yemen

    Yemen's silver jewelry has been made by Bedouins for centuries.

  • Bab al-Yemen. Sana'a, Yemen.
  • Sana'a, Yemen
  • The Rock Palace. Yemen
  • Shibam, Yemen
  • Aynat, Yemen
  • Bedouin Guide. The Empty Quarter, Yemen
  • Road to Shahara. Yemen
  • Shahara. Yemen
  • The Bridge at Shahara. Yemen
  • Gentleman from Sana'a. Yemen
  • Women Farmers. Shibam, Yemen
  • Jambiya Vendors. Sana'a, Yemen
  • Night Market. Sana'a, Yemen
  • Al-Hajjarah, Yemen
  • Al Mudhar Mosque. Tarim, Yemen
  • Farmer with Camel. Sana'a, Yemen
  • Bedouin Driver, Empty Quarter. Yemen.
  • Sa'da, Yemen
  • Gentleman with Jambiya, Rifle & Qat. Marib, Yemen
  • Jewelry. Shibam, Yemen