Language of Yemen


The official language of Yemen is Modern Standard Arabic, and it is spoken throughout the country in the Yemeni dialect. The Yemeni dialect is most closely related to Saudi and Omani Arabic.

The south eastern part of Yemen is home to some of the only remaining southern Arabian languages that are not Arabic. There remains to this day around 70,000 speakers of Mehri and 57,000 speakers of Socotri (found on the island of Socotra) which belong to the southern semitic language group.




Example Tours

The Real Yemen Tour
Come explore the wonders of mainland Yemen as we road trip through Hadramout from Oman.

April 23, 2024
6 days
US$3100.00
The Real Yemen Tour
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The Real Yemen Tour
Yes, that's right, this tour isn't Socotra - this is the real Yemen. Starting and ending in Salalah, Oman, we'll cross the land border and embark on this pretty epic roadtrip through one of the trickiest countries to travel in.

Jan. 25, 2025
6 days
US$3100.00
The Real Yemen Tour

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