Welcome to Ta'izz

Ibn Battuta, the great 14th-century Arab traveller, once described Ta’izz as ‘one of the largest and most beautiful cities’. It’s still large – Yemen’s third-largest city – but for beauty you need to look a little harder. The city has suffered heavily from unplanned urban growth, which has left it without any real central soul. It played a major role in the increasingly violent protests of 2010–11. These reached a... Read More

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