Official name

Republic of Yemen

National Day

05.23.2005 (Mon)

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Theme / Exhibition

Yemen is said to be the most underdeveloped country in the Arab world, and conversely it is a country where the traditional culture and way of life of Arabs are still well preserved. The Old City of Sana'a is called the world's most ancient skyscraper city with many-storied unique tower houses. This very beautiful city, standing out among Islamic cities, is international heritage as human culture along with the cities of Shibam and Zabid. Houses are built of adobe bricks and their windows are rimmed with white plaster and stained glass-like decorations.

The exhibition focuses on the re-creation of Sana'a streets and videos of Socotra Island, regarded as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. The island is home to an abundance of unique flora and fauna, forming its own ecosystem.