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Al-Mahra/Yemen

Introducing Al-Mahra

Remote even by Yemeni standards, the far eastern province of Al-Mahra is a tough desert landscape populated by an equally tough people, many of whom continue to live a largely nomadic existence. The tribes of this area are the original south Arabians and many inhabitants still speak the ancient language of Mahric, a Semitic language which predates Arabic. It was also in this region that the camel was originally domesticated, an event that was to transform Arabia forever.

Unless you’re tackling the Omani border, there is little reason to head to Al-Mahra.

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