Shibam, Yemen
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Climate & Best time to visit Shibam

Climate in Shibam:

Best time to visit Shibam:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is generally a good time to visit Yemen. The weather is mild and pleasant, and nature is in full bloom.
  • It's an ideal time for outdoor activities, exploring historical sites, and enjoying the landscapes.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer in Yemen can be hot, especially in coastal areas like Aden, with temperatures often exceeding 35°C (95°F) or more.
  • Inland regions like Sana'a might have milder temperatures, but it can still be warm. Coastal areas might experience monsoon rains during this time.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Autumn marks a transition from the summer heat to milder temperatures.
  • It's a good time for cultural explorations, visiting historical sites, and enjoying outdoor activities before the cooler winter months.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in Yemen varies by region. Coastal areas have milder winters, while highland regions like Sana'a and Taiz can be cooler.
  • It's a suitable time

Money & Prices

Currency in Yemen:

Yemeni rial (YER)

How expensive is a trip to Shibam?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
2.90 USD
Fast food meal:
4.37 USD
Mid-range meal:
9.58 USD
Bottle of water:
0.32 USD
Soft drink:
0.46 USD
1.81 USD
Local Beer:
1.82 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.31 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.60 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

Yemen general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type D (Old British 3-pin)
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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