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  Local
Mahwit Governor kicks off voluntary recruiting campaign in Dawila district
[16 January 2018]
Maswar district tribesmen rally to reinforce army in fighting Saudi aggression
[16 January 2018]
Voluntary recruiting campaign inaugurated in Yemen's Hajjah
[16 January 2018]
Dhamar Governor inaugurates voluntary recruiting campaign
[16 January 2018]
Recruiting campaign kicks off in Yemen's Sanaa
[16 January 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army target mercenaries' gathering in Taiz
[16 January 2018]
Saudi warplane wages strike on Najran
[16 January 2018]
4 civilians killed in Saudi aggression air strike on Hodeidah
[16 January 2018]
Saudi aggression warplanes wage 13 raids on Saada
[16 January 2018]
3 Saudi air strikes hit Marib
[16 January 2018]
 
  Reports
Report: Army, committees killed, injured dozens of Saudi soldiers, mercenaries in attacks over Sunday
[15 January 2018]
Report: 2 Yemeni civilians injured in 19 Saudi aggression airstrikes, attacks on Yemen during one day
[15 January 2018]
Report: 23 Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit Yemen over 24 hours
[14 January 2018]
Report: 2 Yemeni civilians murdered in 19+ Saudi aggression airstrikes, attacks on Yemen over Friday
[13 January 2018]
Report: Army sniped 27 Saudi soldier, mercenaries in attacks, ballistic missile at Special Forces camp in Najran during one day
[12 January 2018]
 
  International
Yemen, WFP sign MoU to rehabilitate Hodeidah port
[16 January 2018]
Yemen calls on UAE occupation forces to stop destroying Socotra
[16 January 2018]
Norwegian Refugee Council calls for reopening Yemen's ports
[15 January 2018]
FM meets UN political affairs official
[15 January 2018]
FM meets OHCHR official
[15 January 2018]
  About Yemen
OLD CITY OF ZABID.
[19/September/2004] The old city of Zabid is one of the most prominent historical cities in Yemen. It is very famous for its unique architectural style and urban cultural heritage. Thereby, it has been classified, by the UNSCO, as part of the international community heritage.

It is situated about 100 km south of Al-Hodeidah city which is some 265km away from the capital Sana’a.

It sits in- between mountain and sea flanked by two great valleys known as Wadi Zabid and Wadi Rima'. Its history dates back to 204 A.H (819 AD).

The town is circular in shape centered by the old souq. It was surrounded by a wall of four gates, some of them are still remaining.They are : Bab Al-Shabariq from the east,Bab Al-Nakhl from the west,Bab Al- Qartab from the south and Bab Siham from the north.

The town was divided into 4 sections, each is inhabited by traders,scholars, dignitaries and artisans. Its urban cultural heritage contains 29 mosques and 53 Koran schools, the most famous of which are al-Asha'ir mosque built by Abu Musa al-Asha'iri in the 8th year A.H, and Zabid's (grand Mosque that dates back to the (16th Century.

Zabid was one of the most outstanding religious and scientific centers, not only in Yemen, but also all over the Islamic world.It had already played a pioneering role in the Arabic and Islamic culture.

Zabid was well known as a center for several handicrafts such as weaving , dyeing and tanning industries. The facade of houses tells a story of a glorious past.The dazzling, richly ornamented walls, alters, pedestals, pillars and wooden gates reveal the aesthetic aspect of architecture.

The grandeur of construction can be seen in the surviving structures of Al Nassir Palace, Nassir citadel and towers.

Tourist Attractions.
There are a number of tombs of the followers of Ismaeli sect visited by many people especially from India .

The old souq is one of the most important cites of the town. It was divided into several sections on the basis of the type of craft or product.

Al-Faza Beach.
Some 20 km to the west. It is a beautiful natural port used to be a resort for the Kings of the Rasulid dynasty. It lies in a fertile area between wadi Zabid and Wadi Rima' surrounded by high palm trees and clean beaches.

Hays.
About 130 km in the middle of Al-Hodeidah-Taiz road. Sunday, market day, brings many people into this very densely built, busy little town. It is an important center of traditional industries and it is reputed for the manufacture of various pottery utensils.
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UPDATED ON : Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:52:07 +0300