Welcome to Yemen

In days past, the sons of Noah knew Yemen as the land of milk and honey, Gilgamesh came to this land to search for the secret of eternal life, wise men gathered frankincense and myrrh from its mountains and, most famously, the Queen of Sheba called Yemen her home.

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$10.40 Tours & Sightseeing

1 Day Guided Tour in Ait ben haddou and arround the valley

Just there, that patch there, just by the side of that small hill, see it?” Well, yes, I did see it, a more-or-less round piece of bare ground completely lacking any significance other than being similar to many other pieces of ground around Ait ben Haddou. Rachid(Me) was trying to show me where the scene in Gladiator was shot, the one with Oliver Reed looking sufficiently Arab-ish as he explains to the slaves, including the disgraced general Maximus, played by Russell Crowe, that “I did not pay good money for you for your company. I paid it so that I could profit from your death”. (Cut to pile of corpses being picked over by vultures. Fortunately for Ridley Scott, Gladiator’s director, a few rough poles to act as stockades and a couple of walls plastered with adobe, and his gladiatorial village was virtually there, given the presence of the majestic Ait ben Haddou and the dessert landscape around it. (He was obviously so inspired by the location that he came back to shoot the Holy Land scenes for Kingdom of Heaven.) These are just a couple in a long catalogue of films that have used this ancient citadel as a set; Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Temptation of Christ, Kundun, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and part of the TV series Game of Thrones amongst them

$95.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Blowholes at Mughsail Beach and West Salalah Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel or the cruise ship port of Salalah, we drive towards stunning Al Mughsail Beach with a professional local guide. Passing the famous frankincense trees of Oman, and stop to smell the aroma of the holy incense before your arrival at Al Mughsail Beach.Marvel at the surrounding mountains of the beach, and see the blowholes, where plumes of water can reach over 30 meters high. Take in the vast expanse of the 6 uninterrupted kilometers of white sand. The view up the coast to where the mountains drop down to the sea is sure to take your breath away! Continue to Fazayah Beach, thought by many to be one of the best in Dhofar for its pristine white sands. Take a dip in the sea to cool down from the heat.Then, take a drive along the switchback bends of the Sarfait road towards the border with Yemen. Experience the hairpin bends first-hand as you gaze at the beautiful panoramas at every corner. Head back towards Salalah and get dropped off at your hotel or other location of your choice on the arrangement.

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