Yemen is one of the least-visited states in the Middle East, and as such retains a charm that few countries can match. Lavish palaces, beautifully-preserved towns and mazy souks all add to the appeal of this undiscovered gem.
Its troubled history has kept the rugged landscape relatively unspoilt, but getting around can be a challenge. Buses run on the major roads, and cars can be rented - usually coming with a driver - but a 4x4 is recommended. Travelling on land anywhere outside Sana'a requires a free permit from the Tourist Police.
- Probably the most beautiful Middle Eastern country
- Little competition from other teachers
- Good benefits offered by employers
- Good salaries but low cost of living
- Friendly locals
Things you might not know about Teaching English in Yemen
- Yemen is full of beautiful scenery and fascinating Islamic architecture. And the best thing is: there are hardly any tourists to ruin the moment!
- Yemen was only formed in 1990.
- 75% of the population lives in villages of 500 people or less.
- You will probably be woken up every morning by very loud chanting! This is the Fajr, a Muslim prayer that is performed every morning by Yemenis.