Modern Sanaa Tour (Self Guided), Sanaa

Sanaa, a beautiful Arabian city with a heavy concentration of unique architectural landmarks, as the capital of Yemen contains the country’s best mosques, parks and attractions. Take the following tour to discover Sanaa’s modern district, see Yemen’s most beautiful mosque and other popular sites.
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Modern Sanaa Tour Map

Guide Name: Modern Sanaa Tour
Guide Location: Yemen » Sanaa (See other walking tours in Sanaa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Author: Ella
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Al-Saleh Mosque
  • Al-Sabeen Square
  • Fun City
  • Al-Seteen Square
  • Al-Saba'een Park
  • Al-Shaibani Super Deluxe
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Al-Saleh Mosque

1) Al-Saleh Mosque (must see)

The Saleh Mosque or Al Saleh Mosque is the largest and most modern mosque in Sana'a. Inaugurated in November 2008, it is named after Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It can hold up to 40,000 worshippers and cost nearly 60 million US dollars to build. At the time of construction and opening, it was criticized for being too expensive in relation to Yemen's general impoverishment.

The mosque was built in a Yemeni architectural style and includes wooden roofs, 15 wooden doors which are 22.86 meters (75 feet) in height and include engraved copper patterns as well as 6 large minarets, 4 of which are 160 meters (525 feet) in height. It is surrounded by sprawling gardens.

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Al-Sabeen Square

2) Al-Sabeen Square (must see)

Al-Sabeen Square, a place for Sanaa’s significant events and celebrations, is named in honor of the seventy day siege in 1967 and 1968 when the Republican Armed Forces were victorious and the Yemen Republican Government was established. On this square you will find the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, beautiful lighting, lawns and flowerbeds.
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Fun City

3) Fun City

Fun City is a popular attraction with rides that children and the entire family will enjoy. Located near Sabeen Park, it also features several playgrounds and a bowling alley. Admission is quite reasonable, equivalent to about one American dollar.
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Al-Seteen Square

4) Al-Seteen Square

West of Fun City at the intersection of 60 Meters Road and Hadda Street you will find the beautifully designed Al-Seteen Square. In the center of this square is a large white arch, a modern landmark that attracts the attention of passersby.
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Al-Saba'een Park

5) Al-Saba'een Park

Al-Saba'een Park, a beautiful green space, hosts a variety of festivals and concerts. Located on 45 Meters Road near Fun City, it is Sanaa’s largest public park. A great place to relax, both locals and tourists come here to admire its lovely scenery and elegant landscaping.
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Al-Shaibani Super Deluxe

6) Al-Shaibani Super Deluxe

Serving delicious Arabian and Yemeni cuisine, Al-Shaibani Super Deluxe is one of Sanaa’s most popular restaurants. Located on Hadda Street near the Al-Kumaim Trade Center, its interior design is a blend of traditional Yemeni and modern elements. Be sure to try the dessert of bananas with honey.

Walking Tours in Sanaa, Yemen

Create Your Own Walk in Sanaa

Create Your Own Walk in Sanaa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sanaa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sanaa Bir-al Azab District Tour

Sanaa Bir-al Azab District Tour

Bir-al-Azab, within Sanaa’s Old Town, appeared in the 14th century as a place for state institutions and residences for the city’s aristocracy. This district’s central point, Al-Tahrir Square, is surrounded by museums and a number of cafes, restaurants and shops. Take the following tour to discover the fascinating attractions in Sanaa’s Bir-al Azab district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Sanaa Old Town Tour

Sanaa Old Town Tour

Dating back to the 10th century BC, Sanaa is one of the world’s oldest cities. Its historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its astonishing architecture, including houses originally decorated with friezes and beautiful stained glass windows, are unique. Take the following tour down the ancient streets of Sanaa’s Old Town and discover thousands of years of history.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Sanaa Daily Life Tour

Sanaa Daily Life Tour

Sanaa, an ancient city and the capital of Yemen, is home to a number of cultural, historical and commercial sites, including business offices of major world corporations. Learn more about the daily lives of this cosmopolitan city’s residents in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles